Am I a Good Candidate for Breast Reduction?
A woman who is in good overall health and feels that her breasts are too large for her body is generally a good candidate for breast reduction surgery.
Where Will My Incisions Be Placed?
In some instances, Dr. Brenner will use a lollipop incision which travels around the areola and down the breast. With very large breasts a full anchor incision will need to be used in order to give Dr. Brenner complete access to the tissue to be removed and for breast reshaping.
What is the Procedure for Breast Reduction Like?
You will be placed under general anesthesia or intravenous sedation with local anesthesia to ensure your comfort during breast reduction surgery. Dr. Brenner will then remove excess skin, breast tissue, and fat from your breasts and recontour a smaller, rounded, attractive shape to your breasts, along with moving the nipple structure to a youthful location on the front of the breasts.
What is the Recovery from Breast Reduction Surgery?
Most patients report only mild soreness following their breast reduction surgery. Light activity may be resumed within a few days following your surgery. Heavy lifting, vigorous exercise, and sexual activity should be avoided for at least two weeks following your surgery.
Will My Insurance Cover Breast Reduction?
That varies from one insurance company to another. Most insurance companies will cover breast reduction surgery if you can demonstrate that the condition is leading to other medical issues such as back or neck pain or rashes.
Can Breast Reduction Surgery Remedy Asymmetrical Breasts?
Each body is unique, and each surgical procedure is tailored to the needs of that patient. For those with heavy, asymmetrical breasts, the problem can be resolved with breast reduction surgery.
How Much Downtime Will I Need Following Breast Reduction Surgery?
Most patients report that they are able to stop taking pain medication within a few days of their breast reduction surgery. You should plan to take approximately one week off of work following your surgery, although some patients return to jobs with little physical activity even earlier.
What is the Best Age to have Breast Reduction Surgery?
Although it is often recommended that women wait until their bodies are fully formed to pursue breast reduction surgery, some women have breasts so large that a surgery may be warranted in the late teens.
Will the Results of my Breast Reduction be Long-Lasting?
Yes. Unless you gain an appreciable amount of weight or become pregnant, the results of your breast reduction will be lifelong.
What other Health Conditions Can Be Improved Following Breast Reduction?
Breast reduction surgery can improve your overall feeling of wellbeing including alleviating back, neck, and shoulder pain, as well as an improvement in skin irritations and rashes caused by friction.