Are you having neck, back and shoulder pain?

Breast Reduction surgery in one of the most patient pleasing operations we perform!

Disproportionately large breasts can cause both physical and emotional distress for patients. Patients with large breasts may experience physical discomfort from the weight of their breasts. The resulting pain can make it challenging for some patients to perform common physical activities. Along with the physical, some patients may suffer from emotional distress as a result of their large breasts.

Although, breast reduction is most commonly performed to address medical issues, patients who do not have symptoms but are unhappy with the size of their breasts also pursue breast reduction as an aesthetic procedure.

Are You A Good Candidate?

Patients may be a candidate for breast reduction surgery if they are physically healthy, have realistic expectations, do not smoke, are bothered by feeling that their breasts are too large, have breasts that limit physical activity, experience back, neck and shoulder pain caused by the weight of their breasts, have shoulder indentations from bra straps, and/or have skin irritation beneath the breast crease.

Is Breast Reduction Surgery Covered By Health Insurance?

Health insurance plans may cover breast reduction surgery.  The best way to obtain insurance coverage for breast reduction surgery involves some “hoops” to jump through. If your health plan does not cover breast reduction, you may decide to pay for the surgery yourself.
Dr. Pousti does not accept insurance, but will provide chart notes, photographs, and operative reports to the patient by request to provide to their insurance to open a claim.

Where will the incisions be?

Patients who need a moderate reduction in breast size, that have more noticeable sagging are good candidates for breast reduction procedures. This technique involves three incision sites - one around the areola, and a second running vertically from the bottom of the areola to the breast inframammary fold and one under the inframammary fold. This allows the surgeon to remove excess fat, skin, and breast tissue and lift the breasts to a more pleasing position.

Author
Tom Pousti MD

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