The cost of surgery will depend on the type of procedure and time involved. A quote will be provided during your consultation. In some cases, if your insurance company determines that breast reduction is medically necessary, the procedure can be covered by your insurance. Your insurance coverage will determine your portion of financial responsibility.
Some risks associated with breast reduction surgery include scarring, unevenly positioned nipples, breast asymmetry, loss of feeling in the breasts or nipples, and the inability to breast feed after your surgery. As with any surgery other risks include excessive bleeding, infection, blood clots, need for revision surgery and reaction to anesthesia. Your surgeon will explain… Read More
You should be able to return to your normal routine after a couple of weeks; however, vigorous exercise and heavy lifting should be avoided for three to four weeks. The scars after breast reduction surgery can usually be covered under a bra or bathing suit. They should fade over time becoming less noticeable.
After surgery, you will have gauze placed on the incision areas and an elastic bandage to compress and support the newly reshaped breasts. In some cases, a small drain tube may be placed to help drain fluid and blood. A surgical bra should be worn to reduce swelling and support the breasts while they heal…. Read More
The size of the breast, its composition, and the reduction amount determine the procedure used. Sometimes, if fatty tissue and not excess skin account for the overly large breast size, liposuction alone may be sufficient to accomplish the size decrease. Other cases require that incisions be made around the areolas, vertically down to the breast… Read More
General anesthesia or intravenous sedation can be used for your comfort during reduction mammoplasty. You and your surgeon will discuss the choice that best suits your needs.
You will be given pre-operative instructions to help you prepare for your breast reduction surgery. It is important to stop smoking well in advance of your surgery to enable good healing after the procedure. Stopping anti-inflammatory medications, aspirin, certain herbal supplements and vitamin E is necessary to reduce bleeding. A baseline mammogram is recommended. You… Read More
Breast reduction, also known as reduction mammoplasty reduces breast volume thus decreasing the discomfort, posture and self-image issues that can come with overly large breasts. The breast reduction procedure removes excess breast fat, glandular tissue and skin through incisions made in the breast. Sometimes liposuction procedures are done in combination with traditional reduction techniques.