Breast reduction surgery is a very important aspect of Dr. Cash’s practice. The joyous reactions she sees from patients from Humble, Kingwood, and nearby communities after breast reduction in Houston gives her a tremendous sense of satisfaction. “I have patients who are 15 or 16 years old and so shy and self-conscious that they walk into my office with their shoulders hunched over hiding their bodies. It is amazing to me to watch those same girls transformed into normal, giddy teenagers who are now excited about shopping for prom dresses,” Dr. Cash relates. “I also remember a 64-year-old patient, who after a short scar surgery, was so delighted with her results, she wondered why she did not have the procedure 20 or 30 years ago.”
This working-mom of 2 is seen in these photos before and 5 weeks after superior pedicle breast reduction with Ruth Graf autoaugmentation. This technique involves repositioning her own breast tissue to the upper portion of her breasts to deliver a full and youthful shape and profile. If you like these results, I welcome the... Read More
This patient desired smaller, perkier breasts. Prior to surgery, she was a 34G cup and desired to be a C cup. She is seen in these photos before and 5 weeks after a superior medial pedicle breast reduction. 353 grams of excess skin and tissue were removed from the right breast and 506 grams were removed from the left to addr... Read More
This 39 year old mother of 2 felt that her breasts had been too large and too heavy for her figure ever since puberty but had put off surgery until feeling certain that she had completed her family. She now felt ready to take the next steps in achieving her goals for uplifted breasts that were more proportionate in size to her 5'4 130 lb fram... Read More
This 48 year old mother of 2 desired smaller, perkier breasts to better suit her 5'3, 145 lb frame. Due to her work obligations, she aimed to have surgery around the winter holidays and made sure to schedule her consultation far in advance due to this being one of the most popular times of year for surgery.She is seen here before... Read More
This patient 5'6, 200 lb patient from Humble, TX came to see me for a breast reduction. Her large heavy breasts made it difficult to exercise or feel confident and comfortable in most clothing. She is seen here before and after inferior pedicle breast reduction. 1163 grams (approx 2.56 lbs) of excess skin and tissue were removed f... Read More
This 5'2, 155lb patient desired smaller, perkier breasts. She was able to use her CareCredit card to cover much of the cost of her procedure. She is seen here before and after a breast reduction, performed using inferior-pedicle and Wise-pattern. 269grams of breast tissue were excised from her right breast and 424grams were remove... Read More
This teacher from Cypress, Texas came to see me for a breast reduction. She felt her breasts were too large and too heavy for her frame. She is seen in these photos before and 6 weeks after a Superomedial Pedicle breast reduction. This reduction technique allowed be to add some upper pole fullness to her breasts by repositio... Read More
This patient came to see me at my Houston practice to discuss options for breast enhancement. She desired slightly smaller and perkier breasts. The surgical results of her breast reduction are seen here before and 11 weeks after. Height: 5ft Weight: 180lbs If you like these results, we would l... Read More
If you have breasts that are too large or heavy, you’re likely to have a number of complaints such as neck, upper back, or shoulder pain or even rashes between or beneath the breasts. Also, permanent grooves in the shoulders can occur from the prolonged wear and tear of heavy bra straps. In addition, you probably feel self-conscious and you may have trouble finding clothing that fits you properly. Dr. Cash performs breast reduction surgery for women just like you to resize and reshape the breast, thereby eliminating these symptoms and improving self-esteem.
How Much Does Breast Reduction Cost in Houston?
Dr. Cash personalizes each breast reduction procedure to the unique needs of the patient, so she prefers to provide a specific price quote during the consultation at her Houston office.
The procedure, known medically as reduction mammaplasty, typically involves a circular incision around the areola (the pigmented portion of the breast), a vertical incision that extends from the areola to the fold beneath the breast, and a horizontal incision along the crease of the breast. The excess breast tissue is then removed and the redundant skin is trimmed and draped around the newly shaped breast. The result is a smaller and uplifted breast.
Older techniques required the use of very long incisions and sometimes, removing the nipple and areola and replacing them as a skin graft. For patients who are appropriate candidates, Dr. Cash is pleased to offer short scar breast reduction surgery to help minimize scarring. The use of these short scar techniques allows Dr. Cash to create a breast that is more resistant to recurrent sagging as compared to older techniques.
Medical studies have also shown that a future risk of breast cancer may be reduced (but not eliminated) after reduction mammaplasty.
In cases of breast asymmetry a unilateral reduction may be performed. For some patients, liposuction may be used to remove excess fat from the back and sides of the chest at the same time as their breast reduction. A tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) can also be performed in conjunction with reduction mammaplasty.
Camille Cash M.D.
Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon • ASPS & ASAPS MemberNo matter what procedure you undergo with Dr. Cash, one thing is for certain—it’s all about you. She takes the time to get to know you as more than a patient, creating a treatment plan that’s just the right fit.
If you suffer from physical problems relating to heavy breasts, from joint pain to insomnia, you’re likely to be a good candidate for reduction surgery. Dr. Cash also recommends breast reduction for women who find they can’t engage in the physical activities they’d like to pursue and therefore lead a much too sedentary life. If you’re like most women who suffer from physical discomfort, you also experience emotional distress from being the center of unwanted attention. All these motivators are valid reasons to seek a surgical solution.
Reduction mammaplasty is most often performed on adults, but Dr. Cash does work with younger women in physical and emotional distress. If you are young, it’s important to understand fully how your body will change and to be realistic about the outcome. For example, you’ll need to consider that although you will almost certainly be thrilled with your smaller, lighter breasts, reduction surgery won’t magically grant you the perfect body. And though you may be able to breastfeed in the future, there’s no guarantee.
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Dr. Cash typically performs breast reduction as an outpatient procedure. The surgery normally takes two hours or longer and is performed under general anesthesia. Because tissue and skin are removed, you’ll need to allow yourself several days to recover and plan for some discomfort which you’ll be able to control with pain medication.
You’ll be up and walking the day of your surgery, but you’ll want to give yourself plenty of time to rest. You’ll notice feeling tired more quickly than usual for a while. Most patients can return to light activities including work in about a week, and begin to do gentle exercise in about three weeks. The majority of your recovery will be complete in about six weeks, though pain may return from time to time for a few months and your scars will take a while to fade.
How much pain is involved after breast reduction?
Most breast reduction patients characterize their discomfort as moderate. Many take prescription pain medication for just a couple of days; some continue it a bit longer. Almost everyone resumes some activities in about in three or four days, feeling pretty good.
Will breast reduction leave scars?
Scars are inevitable with any surgery, unfortunately. There’s more than one approach to reduction mammaplasty, and the incisions (and scars) vary with each type of procedure. During your consultation, you and Dr. Cash will decide which method is best for you, and she’ll explain whether you’ll have scars just around your areolas or vertical scars as well. No matter where your scars are placed, the vast majority of patients find them to be quite acceptable once healing is complete.
Am I a candidate for the “short scar” breast reduction procedure?
You may be a candidate for a short scar reduction if the amount of breast tissue to be removed is not extensive. When you see Dr. Cash for your consultation, you and she will determine which approach to breast reduction in Houston will give you the outcome you’re seeking.
Will I lose sensation?
Dr. Cash makes every effort to preserve nipple sensation. In some cases, a portion of sensation is lost. Rarely does a patient lose all sensation.
Will I be able to breastfeed?
Depending on the extent of breast tissue removed, there’s a good chance you may still breastfeed after surgery.
What are the risks of breast reduction surgery?
Reduction mammaplasty carries risks common to any surgery, such as excessive swelling and bleeding and possible infection. These conditions occur in a tiny fraction of patients and are most often are easily resolved.
Occasionally additional surgery is required to refine an outcome. This can happen if breasts are uneven after surgery or if a patient is unhappy with the look of a scar, for example. These complications are rare.
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