Breast Reduction Specialist

Thomas McHugh, MD -  - Plastic Surgeon

McHugh Plastic Surgery

Thomas McHugh, MD

Plastic Surgeon located in The Woodlands, TX

While some women may desire large breasts, they can, quite literally, become a pain. If your breasts are large enough that they’re impacting your self-confidence or even your health, it’s time to consider seeing Thomas P. McHugh, MD, PLLC, for a breast reduction. Located in the Woodlands, Texas, McHugh Plastic Surgery specializes in breast surgeries, including reductions. A board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. McHugh can help you determine if a breast reduction is right for you. Call today to schedule your appointment or book it quickly online.

Breast Reduction Q & A

by Thomas McHugh, MD

Why Do People Have Breast Reduction Surgery?

Although there are many reasons people opt to have breast reduction surgery, most of the time it’s because their breasts are simply too large. Big, heavy breasts can put a constant strain on your back and shoulders, eventually leading to significant issues and pain.

Large breasts can also impact a woman’s self-esteem, especially in their youth. Young women may get teased or harassed because of the size of their breasts, causing them to become even more self-conscious.

What’s more, overly large breasts can get in the way of doing certain physical activities, including softball and golf.

What Happens During A Breast Reduction Surgery?

When you have a breast reduction surgery, also called a reduction mammaplasty, Dr. McHugh removes excess breast fat, glandular tissue, and skin to reduce the size of your breast. This permanent procedure leaves your breasts smaller, lighter, firmer, and more proportionate to your body shape and size.

Dr. McHugh conducts breast reduction surgery while you're under anesthesia. He may cut around your nipple and areola or vertically down to your breast crease. In some cases, he may use an inverted T shape or a keyhole design.

He repositions your nipple, which is still attached to its blood and nerve supply. If necessary, he may reduce the size of your areola, making it proportionate to your new breast size.

Dr. McHugh then removes excess breast tissue, before lifting and shaping the breast. He closes the incisions with sutures, skin adhesive, or surgical tape.

Are Breast Reduction Scars Permanent?

Yes, the scars from reduction mammoplasty are permanent, although they’re easily hidden beneath clothing, including swimsuits. In many patients, breast reduction scars fade quickly and are barely noticeable.

Dr. McHugh has vast experience in breast surgeries and works to leave the breast with as little scarring as possible. By following his detailed aftercare instructions, you may be able to reduce the severity of your scarring.

If you’re tired of never-ending backaches caused by your large breasts, contact Dr. McHugh to see if breast reduction is right for you. Call the office to schedule your appointment or book it easily online.

What we offer

Cosmetic & Plastic Surgery Services