Breast Reduction Surgery May Be the Answer to Your Physical Discomfort
Sometimes a woman’s breasts are large enough to cause physical discomfort and serious health problems. Neck and back pain, bad posture, breathing problems and even skeletal deformities can all result from having breasts that are too large for your body frame.
Furthermore, breasts that are excessively large can restrict a woman’s physical activity and ability to exercise. Breast reduction for symptomatic relief of back and neck pain from large and hanging breasts will sometimes be covered by your health insurance. We work closely with your insurance carrier to obtain approval when possible.
Breast reduction surgery, or reduction mammoplasty, at Plastic Surgery Specialists of South Florida can help decrease or even eliminate these symptoms. Our doctors have had years of success helping women get relief of pain, as well as improving their self-image, by reducing the size and adjusting the position of breasts. Reduction mammoplasty is a good choice for women who:
- Experience back and neck pain caused by heavy breasts
- Experience pain and irritation from bra straps that are supporting heavy breasts
- Have skin irritation under the breast crease
- Have stretched breast skin or enlarged areolas
- Have breasts that limit their physical activity
The breast reduction procedure involves removing fat, glandular tissue and skin from the breasts. At Plastic Surgery Specialists of South Florida we commonly perform a short scar reduction and lift. That means we use a short, vertical incision. The lift is included because breasts that are too large will also generally hang too low. That is why a reduction mammoplasty with lift is the best choice to not only reduce volume, but reshape and improve symptoms with internal support. In some cases where there is excessive fat in the breast tissue, liposuction can also be employed to reduce it.
The techniques and procedures used will depend on the size of your breasts, their composition, the amount of reduction required as well as personal preferences. More women are turning to breasts reduction surgery every day to improve the quality of their lives. A consultation with your physician at Plastic Surgery Specialists of South Florida will answer all of your questions and provide you with the information you need to make the right choices for your breast reduction surgery.