Breast reductions are performed by the Breast Reduction Plastic Surgeon for both the relief of various medical symptoms and / or for enhancement of cosmetic appearance. Many women suffer from large, pendulous breasts and may experience multiple difficulties including : neck pain, back pain, bra straps cutting into their shoulders, and skin irritations under their breasts. Large breasted women sometimes feel self-conscious and limited in their ability to exercise and perform daily living activities. If you are experiencing these problems, then a consultation for a breast reduction is right for you.
The Breast Reduction Plastic Surgeon offers complimentary consultations at his state of the art surgical facility.
Your insurance may cover Breast Reduction Surgery (mammoplasty) if the size of your breasts are the cause of health problems. Check with your insurance company to ensure coverage for breast reduction surgery, and be sure to obtain proper pre-authorization for your Breast Reduction surgery.
Questions to ask your insurance include:
Does my policy cover the costs of the Breast Reduction surgery, the anesthesia, and/or other related costs?
Will there be an increase in my insurance premium?
Will future coverage be affected?
Breast Reduction Surgery is a procedure to remove fat, glandular tissue and skin from the breast and reshape them into smaller, lighter, firmer breasts. Breast Reduction Surgery can also reduce the size of the areola (the darker skin around the nipple). Many women seek breast reductions by the Breast Reduction Plastic Surgeon to relieve physical discomfort rather than for simply cosmetic improvement. The best candidate for breast reduction is a mature, well-adjusted individual, who fully understands the procedure and has realistic expectations. It is not always recommended for women who still want to breast-feed since the Breast Reduction Surgery may remove many of the milk ducts leading to the nipples. It is important to discuss your expectations and have a thorough consultation with the Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, Scott McDonald MD.