Breast reduction is one of our most requested operations. Breast reduction surgery can be a tremendously life-enhancing option. Having the procedure will give you far more than just smaller, firmer breasts. You’ll also get significant relief from many physical and emotional discomforts, a new sense of freedom in your exercise and physical activity, and the ability to wear a great variety of clothing styles.
Breast reduction, also called reduction mammoplasty, is a procedure that removes excess breast tissue and skin, making your breasts more proportionate to the rest of your body. The areola (the pigmented skin surrounding the nipple) may be reduced and repositioned as well.
Breast reduction can be performed at any age, but plastic surgeons usually recommend waiting until breast development has stopped. You may be a good candidate for breast reduction if you have any of the following conditions:
Some insurance companies will pay for the breast reduction to relieve medical symptoms; however, coverage may depend on a significant amount of breast tissue being removed. A letter of predetermination may be required by your insurance company prior to surgery. Our office staff will help you with insurance matters related to the procedure. If you are seeking a purely cosmetic change in your breast size, you will pay for the procedure yourself.
The specific method chosen for your breast reduction will be determined by your anatomy, your surgeon’s preferences and your desired results.
*Disclaimer: Results May Vary