Why Choose Texas Children’s Hospital for your teen’s breast reduction surgery?
Texas Children’s Hospital offers pediatric plastic surgeons and pediatric anesthesiology that are dedicated to treating children and strive to make patients feel safe and relaxed.
Pediatric anesthesiology has a renowned reputation for providing excellent perioperative services and acute pain management to children at Texas Children's Hospital, one of the largest pediatric hospitals in the country and an affiliate of Baylor College of Medicine. We are proud of our long history of commitment to excellence in pediatric patient care, research and education.
Macromastia, or large breasts can cause health and emotional issues, may impair your ability to lead an active life, or may be causing you pain and discomfort.
Teens can benefit from breast reduction surgery to:
- Reduce back pain & prevent skin irritation
- Increase physical activity and participation in sports
- Improve proportion of body to find clothes that fit
- Improve confidence
Our Breast Clinic provides a comfortable environment for patients considering breast reduction surgery. We provide an educational notebook for every patient that includes general information about breast reduction surgery, surgical information, expectations, and questions you may want to ask your surgeon.
We are currently seeing female patients, ages 15-18 years, in a Shared Group Appointment (SMA) setting. This means that a small group of patients will be seen together for a 30 minute group presentation to address important surgical information, pre and post-operative instructions, and also gives the group an opportunity to ask questions, share concerns, and experiences in a supportive environment (made up of mothers/guardians and daughters). Any information shared in the group appointment will be kept confidential.
After the session you (and/or your child) will also be seen by the plastic surgeon in a private exam room for a physical exam and to discuss your individualized needs and plan for treatment.