Breast reduction involves removing breast tissue and skin, as well as moving the nipples up to a normal position on the chest. Many women with large breasts suffer physical symptoms. Not only does breast reduction result in an improved appearance and self-image, it can also help relieve significant medical issues.
Bigger is not always better when it comes to breast size. Many women have suffered from poor self-image, social anxiety, and limitations on their ability to participate in physical activities. Additionally, there are many musculoskeletal and skin conditions that are aggravated by overly large breasts. Breast reduction may be a good option if you:
- Have realistic expectations and are physically healthy
- Feel limited with certain physical activity
- Suffer from back, neck, and shoulder pain caused by the weight of your breasts
- Have indentations on your shoulders from bra straps
- Have skin irritation beneath the breast crease
- Have breasts that hang low and stretched skin (and enlarged areolas as a result of the stretched skin).
- Have nipples that hang below the breast crease when the breasts are not supported
During breast reduction surgery, excess breast tissue and skin is removed from the lower portion of the breast and the nipple is raised. Different incisions are used for this, which lead to different scar patterns depending on the type of reduction that is appropriate. Removal of tissue and placement of the nipple is done in a meticulous fashion in order to achieve a breast size and shape that is in proportion to your body. The particular approach will be determined after a full consultation to include physical assessment of your breasts and determination of your goals for the surgery.
Because breast reduction will help to alleviate physical discomfort and pain, insurance coverage may be available for patients who undergo this procedure. There are a variety of factors that determine your eligibility, including the terms of your insurance policy and the amount of breast tissue to be removed. Specifics regarding this matter can be discussed during your consultation.