Your back and neck are usually sore by the end of the day. You get headaches regularly. Your shoulders have grooves in them that look like the Grand Canyon where your bra has been digging in. You struggle with rashes/discoloration in between or underneath your breasts. You want to exercise but find it difficult because of how large and heavy your breasts are. Many women who experience these problems are suffering because the size of their breasts is not in proportion with the rest of their body. Breast reduction surgery serves to correct not only physical discomfort but also self image issues caused by extremely large breasts.
Many external factors such as age, gravity, fluctuations in weight, breastfeeding, pregnancy, and genetics can cause us to be unhappy with the way our breasts look. Women often struggle with self confidence issues when they have large, pendulous breasts. It can be difficult to find appropriate clothing that fits and doesn’t draw attention to the chest. Forget about finding fashionable bras! It’s a challenge to even find a bra that fits without it costing a fortune. Reduction mammoplasty removes excess breast tissue and changes the shape/contour of the breasts. It tightens the breast tissue and literally raises the breasts to a higher position on the chest wall.
The surgery is performed on an outpatient basis so you’ll be able to go home the same day. There is no need for a hospital stay. As long as you are at a stable weight, do not have major medical problems, have realistic expectations, and your breasts are fully developed then you are a candidate for a breast reduction. Oftentimes, your insurance carrier will help you pay for a breast reduction surgery! Reduction mammoplasty is considered medically necessary when the patient is experiencing functional impairment caused by overly large breasts that has not been corrected by conservative medical treatment. Click the link at the bottom of this page for more detailed information about what most insurance carriers require in order for them to help cover the cost of a breast reduction surgery.
Whether you schedule a consultation with our office or another plastic surgeon, always be sure that your surgeon is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and is qualified to perform surgeries in accredited or state-licensed medical facilities.