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What is Breast Reduction?

Breast reduction is performed to offer relief to women who struggle with overly large breasts. A custom surgical procedure, the process involves the removal of excess fat and tissue from the breasts, reshaping a proportional breast mound, and moving the nipple structure to be centered on the newly shaped breast. In some cases, the areola must be made smaller. The result is a balanced, proportionate bust, in balance with your frame and figure.

What is the Cost For Breast Reduction?

The average cost for breast reduction surgery varies from person to person. The price can range from $7,500 and beyond.

What Can a Breast Reduction Do For You?

  • Lighten + reshape + lift sagging breasts
  • Improve posture
  • Create a balanced + slender appearance
  • Reposition + resize the areola
  • Minimize pain + discomfort
  • Reduce limitations on physical activity + exercise

Are You Ready For a Breast Reduction?

You may be an ideal candidate for a breast reduction in Houston if you:

  • Have large and sagging breasts that are fully developed
  • Experience physical and psychological distress due to your breasts
  • Feel that your breasts are too large for the rest of your body

Your Options Which Breast Reduction is Right For You?

Dr. Lyos performs three different types of breast reductions: anchor, vertical and scarless. Here’s what you need to know about your options:


Ideal for women with very large breasts who are done breastfeeding.

The anchor approach involves an incision around the nipple, down the breast and along the breast crease. It’s a great approach for women with large breasts because it allows for maximum skin and tissue removal. However, it does result in scarring and future breastfeeding may be compromised with this approach.


Ideal for women with moderately large breasts.

With the vertical technique, Dr. Lyos will make an incision around the areola and down the front of the breast. When compared to the anchor approach, there is less scarring and a quicker recovery period. Although this approach allows for the nipple to remain attached, there is a slight chance that future breastfeeding will be affected.


Ideal for women who have more fatty tissue than glandular tissue.

A scarless breast reduction is done exclusively via liposuction. It involves a small incision in the armpit or along the crease of the breast. Through that opening, a cannula is inserted to break up and remove fatty tissue. Although it’s associated with very minimal scarring, the tradeoff is that it can only address fatty tissue – not glandular development.

What is Recovery Like After a Breast Reduction?

The surgery will require several hours to complete. You will be under anesthesia and will not suffer any pain during the procedure. After your surgery, you must be transported home by another adult who will stay with you to help for a day or two. It is normal to experience some discomfort for several weeks and will have pain medication to keep you comfortable.

You will need to sleep on your back and will be unable to stretch your arms or lift anything for at least a week, including children and pets! You should be able to return to vigorous exercise within about six weeks. The scars will fade with time, and are placed to be invisible, even when wearing a swimsuit or a plunging neckline. You may be excited to finally be able to shop for new bras, but you will need to be patient. You will need to continue to wear the compression garment until given the okay to switch to a good sports bra.

The Procedure: What to Expect

Your breast reduction will be performed under general anesthesia in the comfort of our state-of-the-art Houston surgical center. The procedure typically takes between three and four hours to complete.

To begin, Dr. Lyos will create an incision in the breast. Through that opening, he will remove excess tissue and skin, carefully sculpting a rounder and more manageable breast shape. In some cases, he will also perform liposuction to address fatty tissue in the area.

Once your breasts have been resized and reshaped, Dr. Lyos will close the incisions with sutures before repositioning the areola to a more youthful location on the chest. If you wish to learn more, contact us today and schedule a consultation for one of the best breast reductions Houston has to offer.

Why choose Lyos Plastic Surgery & Dermatology Associates?

Our luxury, private clinic serves the areas of Houston and the Woodlands and is widely known as the premier surgery center for discerning patients who demand superior results. Dr. Lyos is an acclaimed, triple board-certified plastic surgeon who has gained respect for his consistently beautiful results.

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