Too much of a good thing can be a bad thing, especially when it comes to breasts. Though modern society tells us that bigger is better, there are diminishing returns with large breast sizes. We have patients coming in every day telling us that their backs hurt, their bra straps dig into their shoulders, frustrated that they can’t find clothes or bras that fit correctly.
We feel your pain. The truth is, large breasts can cause excess strain on your back, creating long-term problems for you and even affecting what you’re able to do. How many times were you hesitant or just plain unable to participate in a physical activity due to your breasts hurting or causing you stress? If that sounds like you, keep reading to see if breast reduction surgery is right for you.
What is breast reduction surgery?
Breast reduction surgery is a surgical procedure in which a certain amount of breast tissue is removed. The remaining tissue is moved higher on the chest wall and reshaped to create a natural-looking shape.
Who is a good candidate for breast reduction surgery?
If you experience back pain or shoulder pain due to large breasts, you are likely a good candidate for breast reduction surgery. If you feel your breasts are too large for your frame, then you might want to consider breast reduction surgery, as well. Good candidates should also be in good health, as determined by your physician.
What are the benefits of breast reduction surgery?
Most women experience immediate relief from the pain and discomfort they felt due to large breasts. Many women also report having an easier time shopping for bras and clothing that fit properly. Last, many women are able to participate in physical activities that they were previously unable to. Being able to buckle a lifejacket or run without pain can help a lot of women become more active again.
What is recovery like?
Because every woman is different, her needs are different when it comes to breast reduction surgery. Chances are good that you will experience soreness, bruising, and swelling for a few days after your procedure. You should rest and avoid physical activity for 1-2 weeks, and follow up with your physician to monitor your progress and healing.
Will insurance cover breast reduction surgery?
Many times, if medical necessity can be proven, then breast reduction surgery can be covered by insurance.
If you are interested in breast reduction surgery, call us to discuss the Lejour, or Vertical Reduction, technique that minimizes scarring after the procedure. Call us at (631) 424-6707 to schedule your consultation today!