I need information on a breast reduction. Any suggestions? (photos)
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I recommend patients maintain a stable weight for 6-12 months prior to considering breast reduction surgery. Typically, weight gain and weight loss will also effect the size of your breasts. I would also recommend seeing a specialist to test and help regulate your hormones, as menopause has many effects on a woman’s body. Once your hormones are balanced and you have maintained a stable weight, then breast reduction surgery may help decrease the back pain you are having. Breast reduction surgery is covered by some insurance plans, but not all. The requirements for the insurance companies that do cover reductions will vary. Most require documentation of back, neck, and breast issues over a period of time, as well as trying alternative methods to relieve back pain (such as chiropractic care or physical therapy.) You should check with your insurance to make sure breast reduction surgery is a covered procedure and then find a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in your area who participates with your insurance carrier.
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Yes, I think that a breast reduction will help you tremendously with your symptoms. I would recommend an in-office examination as well as a detailed discussion with a board certified Plastic Surgeon.
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I need information on a breast reduction. Any suggestions?
“Typical” patients who present for breast reduction surgery are women who have disproportionately large breasts, causing problems such as neck/back/shoulder discomfort, postural changes, bra strap grooving, skin irritation/rashes under the breasts, and/or difficulty with activities of daily living and/or exercise etc. There may be both physical as well as psychosocial “stress” caused by the disproportionately large breasts.
Reducing breast tissue mass and elevating the breasts on the chest wall tend to improve or alleviate many of the symptoms associated with the disproportionately large breasts.
Patients considering breast reduction surgery should also consider the potential downsides (risks/complications) associated with the procedure as well. Poor scarring, for example may be associated with the procedure. Additional surgery may be necessary in the short or longer term for a multitude of reasons.
When the time is right, I suggest that you seek consultation with well experienced plastic surgeons who can demonstrate significant experience achieving the types of outcomes you would be pleased with. Ultimately, careful selection of your plastic surgeon will be the most important decision you make.
To this end, I would suggest you visit a few surgeons whose practices concentrate on aesthetic surgery. Ask to see lots of examples of their work and preferably speak/see patients who have had similar procedures done. And about the removal but it was are readily try not to worry to go to care
Once you have chosen your plastic surgeon carefully, it will be important for you to communicate her goals carefully as well. In my practice, I asked patients to use as many “visual aids”, such as goal photographs, during the communication process. Avoid the use of subjective terms; for example, "C or D cup” and/or “proportionate"… these terms can be confusing, since they may mean different things to different people.
I hope this, and the attached link (dedicated to breast reduction surgery concerns), helps. Best wishes.
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