Overly large breasts can cause daily discomfort and difficulty performing routine physical activities. It can also prevent you from participating in certain sports or exercises and, therefore, further impact your physical well-being. You may also be unhappy with your chest’s physical appearance and find difficulty finding flattering and comfortable clothing. A Breast Reduction at Blaine Plastic Surgery will ultimately reduce the size of your breasts, re-establishing a functional bust that is proportionate to the rest of your body.
- Who Are the Best Candidates for Breast Reduction?
The best candidates for a breast reduction are those women who feel their breasts interfere with their quality of life- whether those issues are functional, aesthetic, or both. Breasts that are disproportionately large can cause a number of physical issues including neck, shoulder, and back pain, chronic rashes, painful skin grooving from bras, compressed nerve pathways (leading to numbness in the arms and fingers), shortness of breath, and even headaches. Patients with this condition report trouble finding comfortable or flattering clothing and bras, difficulty exercising or participating in sports, and interference with day to day activities.
- How Does Breast Reduction Work?
The purpose of a breast reduction procedure is to remove excess fat, glandular tissue, and skin from the breasts and in turn achieving a smaller, more youthful and perkier breast appearance. This reduces the overall size of the breasts while alleviating discomfort previously associated with large and heavy breasts. The procedure itself involves making an incision around the areola, and then vertically down the breast crease (sometimes extending beneath the breasts in the breast fold). The nipple will be repositioned and lifted, and excess fat, skin, and tissue are removed. During this process, the breasts are reshaped and then the incisions are closed. Results of a breast reduction surgery are immediately apparent but do improve with time as swelling subsides. Aside from factors like aging, hormones and weight fluctuations, the final result of a breast reduction is permanent.
- What are the Benefits of Breast Reduction?
For women with large breasts, a breast reduction will significantly improve their quality of life. Many physical symptoms and discomforts associated with large breast size will be alleviated almost immediately! The results are life-changing and the benefits are lifelong. Patient satisfaction is extremely high and most patients say they wished they would have had the surgery sooner.
- Will Insurance Cover My Breast Reduction?
Excessively large breasts undoubtedly impact a patient’s quality of life and, therefore, may be covered by some insurance plans. The team at Blaine Plastic Surgery understands the stringent criteria set forth by insurance companies (which vary plan to plan) and will advocate for your insurance approval in cases of true medical necessity. Dr. Blaine participates with all insurances on an out of network level.
Breast Reductions with Blaine Plastic Surgery
If the size of your breasts interferes with your quality of life, Blaine Plastic Surgery is here to help. Dr. Blaine will help you achieve a healthy, proportionate breast size to allow you more comfort and ease in your day to day functions. Contact our Huntington, Staten Island, and New York, New York office today to learn about how breast reduction surgery can help you.