You may be an ideal candidate for a breast reduction if 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.
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.