Your history and
pictures indicate that you would benefit from breast reduction surgery. This
procedure would alleviate many of your symptoms and have long term health
benefits as well. The procedure would not only reduce your breast size, but
also lift your breast into a normal position.
amount of breast tissue removed from each breast can’t be determined without
knowing insurance criteria and the patient’s aesthetic goals. Both of these
parameters will effect how much tissue is removed.
It’s not unusual for
insurance carriers to require that minimal amounts of breast tissue be removed
during breast reduction. This amount varies from insurance carrier to insurance
aesthetic goals also impact the amount of tissue removed. One of the most
important decisions facing breast reduction patients is the final size of their
breast. Most patients are striving for harmony, balance, and proportion with
the surrounding anatomic structures. In other words, it’s important that their
breasts fit their bodies.
patients often have different ideas about what constitutes an attractive
breast. Some patients want a natural breast with less upper breast fullness,
while others want an artificial breast with more upper pole fullness.
ultimately determine the amount of breast tissue that will be removed with
breast reduction surgery. It’s important to discuss these issues with your
plastic surgeon before proceeding with this procedure. Your surgeon will be
able to formulate a treatment plan and give you an idea of how much breast
tissue will need to be removed.