The Basics of Breast Reduction Surgery
This is the article I’ve been looking for! It talks about the option of breast reduction surgery. This is a real option to some woman and not frowned upon by me at all. I love all breasts big or small.
Breast reduction surgery, also known as reduction mammaplasty, is a surgical procedure used to remove excess fat, glandular tissue and skin from around the breasts. For those with larger breasts, breast reduction surgery is a viable option to alleviate discomfort, back and neck pain, skin irritation and posture problems.
Breast reduction surgery can also help alter the appearance, especially when large breasts are out of proportion with other body measurements, and can improve self image and self confidence as well as allow for increased physical activity.
It is important to seek a board certified plastic surgeon, certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. This is because it is important to understand the nature of the procedure, possible risks and complications as well as expectations of surgery. Upon consultation with a plastic surgeon, the doctor will examine your breasts, take measurements and if needed photographs for the medical record. The doctor will then evaluate the size and shape of your breasts, the skin quality, and the placement of the nipple and the areolas.
A potential candidate for the surgery should be able to discuss their medical history with the doctor. This includes any information about medical conditions, health history, and any previous surgeries.
A typical candidate for breast reduction usually has one or more of the following conditions:
Back, neck or shoulder pain caused by the weight of the breasts.
Skin irritation beneath the breasts.
Indentations in your shoulders from tight bra straps.
Breasts that are too large in proportion to your body frame.
One breast is much larger than the other.
Restriction of physical activity due to the size and weight of your breasts.
Dissatisfaction or self-consciousness about the size of your breasts.
Breast reduction surgery usually is done as an outpatient procedure. Most people resume their normal work and social activities within two weeks, unless those activities involve heavy lifting or strenuous exercise.
Insurance coverage is available for breast reduction surgery. Many factors determine eligibility, including the terms of the insurance policy, and the amount of tissue to be removed. There are guidelines established based on body weight which outline a specific weight to be removed from each breast.
A letter of predetermination and other information may be required by the insurance company in order to approve the surgery. The majority of women who have breast reduction surgery are often extremely satisfied as they are able to live their lives without discomfort and pain.