Women with very large, pendulous breasts may experience a variety of medical problems caused by the excessive weight. These medical problems can range from back and neck pain to skeletal deformities and breathing problems. And unusually large breasts can make a woman or a teenage girl feel extremely self-conscious. If you have large breasts that limit your physical activity and cause pain, breast reduction may be right for you. Breast reduction or mammaplasty removes fat, glandular tissue and skin from the breasts giving a woman smaller, lighter and better-shaped breasts in proportion with the rest of her body. The surgery is usually performed for physical relief rather than simply cosmetic improvement. This can also be done on patients with assymetrical breasts.
Depending on your severity, your insurance company might cover this procedure, if these symptoms occur. If not, we can talk to you about having this done cosmetically. Also, we will ask you to refrain from smoking for six weeks prior to your appointment and surgery. Smoking causes delayed healing and it is imperative that you not smoke throughout this process.
Of all the plastic surgery procedures, breast reduction results are the quickest body-image changes. Your body will look more proportioned, clothes will fit you better, and you’ll be rid of the physical discomfort of large breasts.
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