Many women are finding that large breasts impact their lives in a negative way. Whether they suffer from neck, back, or shoulder pain, or they find themselves unable to perform the physical activities they would like to do, large breasts can truly inhibit a woman’s ability to live the life she wants.
If you are curious about breast reduction surgery, due to physical pain or esthetic purposes, know you are not alone. Many women come to us with aching backs, bra straps digging into their shoulders, and even frustration with not being able to find clothing that fits properly. All of these are valid reasons for breast reduction surgery. Keep reading for some frequently asked questions (FAQs) about this life-changing procedure.
Benefits of Breast Reduction Surgery
Some of the benefits of breast reduction surgery are increased health levels. By that we mean: women experience immediate relief from back pain, shoulder pain, and neck pain caused by large breasts. Large breasts have kept some women from living the active lifestyle they would like, so post-surgery they are able to enjoy activities that previously caused them discomfort. Other benefits include having higher self-esteem and being able to go shopping easier to find clothes that better fit them.
Risks of Breast Reduction Surgery
Breast reduction surgery is a surgery performed by our surgeons who take the utmost care to keep you safe before, during, and after your procedure. Rarely, certain complications such as loss of breast tissue due to inadequate blood flow to remaining tissue has been reported. Scars may also remain after your surgery. Also, if you are planning on nursing a baby in the future, you may want to wait until after you are through to get breast reduction surgery, as it may inhibit your ability to do so.
Who is a Good Candidate?
Any woman who is in good health, who has breasts too large for her frame is a good candidate for breast reduction surgery.
Will Insurance Cover It?
Often, if we are able to prove medical necessity of the procedure (due to back pain/issues for example) insurance will help cover the cost.
If you’re ready to learn more about how breast reduction surgery can change your life, give us a call at (201) 664-8000 to schedule a consultation.