For a women’s whose breasts are naturally large, the weight of these large breasts may lead to a number of physical and physiological problems. These include neck and back pains, irritation of the skin from the bra strap, skeletal deformities, and problems with breathing. Naturally large breasts may also cause self-consciousness in some women, preventing them from exercising and living an active lifestyle.
For many women, breast reduction surgery, also called reduction mammoplasty, provides benefits to both physical and mental health by surgically achieving breasts more in proportion to the rest of a woman’s body.
The staff at Twin City Plastic Surgery will collect all of the needed insurance information at the consultation appointment and beyond to submit authorization to attempt to get this surgery paid through insurance. Many times, we are seeing insurance companies paying for breast reduction surgery, but it all depends on how many grams of breast tissue need to be removed, which will be determined during the consultation with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons.
Breast Reduction Procedure & Recovery
Breast reduction works by removing unwanted fat, glandular tissue, and skin resulting in breasts that are firmer, lighter, smaller, and less saggy and in better proportion with the contour of the rest of the body. Another benefit of the procedure includes a reduction in size of the areola.
For those who do not work within a strenuous environment, they may return to work after one week, however, full healing from the surgery requires upwards of 4-6 weeks. Swelling and bruising will also occur immediately after surgery, with the swelling lasting upwards of 3 to 4 months. Patients will also be required to sleep in a manner that alleviates pressure from the treated area, and normal personal care activities like bathing and dressing will require the assistance of another individual during the early days of recovery.
Negatives of the procedure to consider are increased chance of complications with breast-feeding if a person decides to get pregnant post-surgery, as well as the possibility of decreased sensitivity in the nipples and areolas. The best candidates for the procedure are non-smokers and those who are at and maintaining a healthy weight range, helping to ensure the longest lasting results.