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After a mastectomy or lumpectomy to treat breast cancer, a reconstruction can be done to rebuild the chest. When performing these procedures, Dr. Lyos's goal is to sculpt breasts that look natural and balanced - and restore your pre-cancer figure.

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 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:

Anchor

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.

Vertical

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.

Scarless

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.

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.

Spring Valley Medical Center

9230 Katy Freeway, Ste 420,

Houston, TX 77055

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10847 Kuykendahl Rd., Suite 250,

The Woodlands, TX 77382

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