About Breast Reduction Surgery
Women with excessively large breasts may experience both social and functional concerns. In addition to overly large breasts creating self-image issues and embarrassment, they can cause physical pain and discomfort. Dr. Edward Lee is a board-certified plastic surgeon who has helped countless Houston area women regain their confidence and live an active lifestyle through breast reduction surgery. This cosmetic procedure removes excess breast tissue and reshapes the breast to a smaller size. It also reduces the size of the nipple and areola and repositions them so they look natural to the new breast size. In many cases, a lift is incorporated to give the breasts a youthful, firmer appearance.
If you have very large breasts that get in the way of daily life, a breast reduction surgery may help you attain the figure you desire. Breast reduction is ideal if you experience emotional discomfort, or are unable to lead an active life that may include exercise and certain activities because the weight of your breasts are too heavy. In addition, if you have skin irritations, neck or back pain due to the heaviness of your breasts, this surgery can help eliminate these problems. It is important that you are of a healthy weight, have realistic expectations, and that you choose an experienced surgeon who not only understands your goals, but has the skill to create a breast that fits your frame and creates a natural outcome.
Breast Reduction Reviews
"I had Breast Reduction, Liposuction and Navel Hernia Surgery and I'm very satisfied with the results. The procedure went well and I feel better about myself both physically and mentally. I am satisfied with every thing that was done to form this result. Dr. Edward Lee answered all questions that I had, any time I asked he would make sure I understood the situation. Eva Austin Patient Coordinator was also very helpful answering questions and coordinating with Dr. Lee. Thank you, Dr. Edward I. Lee/ Plastic Surgeon and Eva Austin/Patient Coordinator. Thanks, Sandra L. Sowell"- S.S. / Yelp / Dec 27, 2018
"Just had surgery with Dr. Lee and I have nothing but good things to say about him. He is wonderful, listens to you and your concerns. He’s not overly touchy like other surgeons and really respects his patients. Total capsulectomy and emboloc of my breast implants. I am 100% happy with him and his work."- S.P. / Google / Jun 05, 2019
"Just had surgery with Dr. Lee and I have nothing but good things to say about him. He is wonderful, listens to you and your concerns. He’s not overly touchy like other surgeons and really respects his patients. Total capsulectomy and emboloc of my breast implants. I am 100% happy with him and his work."- S.P. / Google / Jun 28, 2019
"I had my breast reduction performed by Dr.Lee on last week. One of the absolute best decisions I could’ve ever made! Dr. Lee and his entire staff were extremely nice and professional. I was made to feel at ease throughout the entire process!! Thank you All!"- G.V. / Facebook / Apr 16, 2018
"I just happen to run across Dr. Lee on the internet searching for a Dr. to do a breast augmentation and possible tummy tuck. Had never even considered having this before and was very nervous. Went to one other consultation with another Dr. in the Houston area and found out he was actually only a dermatologist and wasn’t board certified in plastic surgery. I decided to get another quote and I am so glad that I did. Even though I lost $500 dollars that I had put down with the first Dr.. i let Dr. Lee know what it was that I was looking for and he let me know right away what I needed. He could have charged me more and even could have said that I needed more than what I did but he did not. He did not have to do a lift on me for my breast and he did not have to do lipo in me either and in both cases he could have told me I needed this and I would not have known the difference - but he didn’t. I was impressed with the fact that he has been doing this for only 7 years would be up to date on the procedures and possible new ways of doing these procedures rather than a dr that had been doing this for 20 plus years. Dr. Lee was worried due to the fact that I was a smoker. He almost seemed as if he may not even be interested in doing my surgery due to this fact. That was even impressive. He could have cared less and just seen dollar signs but he didn’t. I let him know I was super serious about this and would stop immediately if he would get me right in to do surgery so that I wouldn’t change my mind like I had in the past due to other obligations. He told me I would have to wait 6 weeks and the. He could do the surgery if I stopped smoking then. I promised. He kept his part of the bargain and so did I. I am proud to say that I have now had surgery almost 2 weeks ago and still haven’t smoked. Won’t go back. Thanks to Dr. Lee and Mrs. Eva I won’t go back to smoking. My surgery went flawlessly and the results are amazing. The Dr. knew exactly what I needed and did a perfect job. He eased all of my fears and it went way better than what I expected. Would recommend Dr. Lee to anyone wanting to enhance their looks. They offer a lot of different services and I would let them do any of them on me if I needed. Now Mrs Eva if the Drs right hand in my opinion. She was amazing and could have ignored me because god knows I ask her every question under the sun regarding my procedures and she handled me with nothing but respect. When she didn’t have too. I love her to pieces and she makes you feel so comfortable during the entire process."- M.S. / Facebook / Mar 22, 2020
Plan Your Procedure
A breast reduction is performed under general anesthesia as an outpatient procedure. Several factors will be considered including the incision type, the breast lift technique, and the degree of nipple/areola reconstruction. In addition, liposuction may be used to help remove breast tissue. With all of these factors taken into consideration, along with the size of reduction needed, surgery could take between 2 — 4 hours. During the consultation, all of these factors will be discussed. It is common to be concerned about scarring. For a breast reduction, depending on the complexity and size of the reduction, an anchor incision (inverted-T) or a vertical incision will be made. It is through this incision that the breast tissue is removed, the remaining tissue is pulled and lifted, and the size of the areola reduced to match the new, smaller breast.
What to Expect
Once surgery has been completed, you will be monitored closely and released home to recover. Most patients are sent home with a thin tube-like drain that is placed under the skin to help drain and control fluid and bleeding that may occur. The breasts will appear constricted and a medical support bra will be worn for a few days. It takes about a month for the breasts to settle and for the swelling and post-operative effects to diminish. Most of our patients remark that they feel lighter and relief almost immediately, even with the post-operative recovery. Once the breasts are healed and the scars have softened and lightened, the majority of symptoms you had prior to surgery, will be significantly reduced if not eliminated all together. You will be able to wear the clothes you desire and feel confident with your new figure. It is important to maintain a healthy body weight so the surgical outcomes are not compromised.
Smaller Breasts, Larger Life
We have helped countless women reclaim their health and live a fuller life as a result of smaller breasts created through breast reduction surgery. During your consultation, we will discuss all of the options for improvement and work together to create a custom treatment plan to fit your medical and aesthetic goals. We invite you to call our office and learn more about this outstanding body contouring procedure.
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