Breast reduction surgery is a procedure used to remove fat, glandular tissue and excess skin from the breast, making the breast smaller, lighter and firmer. The nipple is also repositioned in proportion to the new breast size and shape.
For best results, the breasts should be fully developed before surgery is performed. However, if large breasts are causing serious health problems in younger patients, Dr. Fortes may recommend that this procedure be preformed sooner. This surgery also should be postponed for women who are planning to breast feed.
The breast reduction procedure takes about three to five hours under general anesthesia, and the recovery period will last from seven to ten days. Most women can return to work in about two weeks but should avoid lifting or strenuous exercise for the next three to four weeks. For several weeks following surgery, use of a support bra is recommended to help reduce swelling and bruising.
For questions about the safety and health benefits of Macromastia, contact Dr. Fortes and his team in Houston to answer your specific questions or to schedule a consultation.
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"I was nervous when I first started my journey and looking for the right physician. Dr. Fortes made me feel so comfortable and I trusted him from the beginning. I had an anchor lift, reduction, and a small implant placed higher to keep my breast perky so to speak. He listens to his patients and I have incredible results. I cannot thank you enough!"