Oversized breasts can cause a host of problems, including neck, back and shoulder pain, skin irritation, and emotional distress. These are problems that not only affect how you look but also how you live your day-to-day life. If you have macromastia (oversized breasts), you can be limited in not only your choice of clothing but also the activities in which you can participate. Some patients can also develop yeast infections and other skin irritation problems underneath the breast (within the skin fold) that may require continuing medical treatment.
Breast reduction (or “reduction mammoplasty”) involves the removal of excess breast tissue and breast fat to reshape, resize, and lift the breasts. This procedure helps the patient to achieve a breast size that is more balanced and proportional to the rest of her body. It also relieves the mental distress, physical restrictions, and painful strain on other parts of the body caused by excessively heavy breasts.
Some common issues breast reduction patients face are:
- Back, neck and shoulder pain that persists even after medical treatments such as medications, massage, and chiropractic care
- Indentations or deep grooves in the shoulders from bra straps
- Restricted physical activity, inability to run, or general discomfort being active
- Skin irritation including but not limited to yeast or fungal infections in the breast crease that may require topical creams or ointments
- Sagging, stretched breast skin
- A low breast profile where the nipple-areolar complex rests below the breast crease
- Enlarged areola caused by stretched skin
Although breast reduction surgery is frequently performed to address medical issues, it may also be done electively for patients who are simply unhappy with the size of their breasts and desire to have smaller breasts.
Our experienced and renowned plastic surgeons are available to discuss the procedure, surgical techniques and the results you can expect in more detail through a free plastic surgery consultation. Your consultation may be covered under your insurance plan – let us know if you are interested in seeking insurance coverage and we may be able to bill your insurance company accordingly. Pre-certification is often required for reimbursement or coverage, along with detailed documentation by a physician for a period of time determined by your insurance policy.
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LENGTH: 2-4 hours.
ANESTHESIA: General (asleep).
SIDE EFFECTS: Swelling, edema, altered nipple sensation, bruising.
RISKS: With any surgery, risks such as infection and blood clot exist. Our surgeons will always talk with you about potential risks specific to your procedures in your consultation. Other risks may include scarring and delayed healing.
RECOVERY: Back to non-strenuous work activity within a week; active exercise usually after two weeks.
DURATION OF RESULTS: Permanent.
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