I’m Considering a Breast Reduction… What Are the First Things I Should Know?
Do your breasts keep you from doing things that you love? Do your back and shoulders hurt from the extra weight? Are you limited in your clothing choices due to breast size? Breast reduction surgery can help you reclaim your life and love your body. Call us today and schedule a consultation with Dr. Waldorf.
If you’re considering breast reduction surgery, you probably have questions. This guide will address some of the most important things any patient preparing for breast reduction should know. Don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have.
Breast Reduction Can Dramatically Increase Quality of Life
Women that receive breast reduction surgery are often very pleased with their results. Studies have found that breast reduction surgery can significantly improve quality of life and can alleviate many uncomfortable physical problems associated with overly large breasts, including back pain, shoulder pain, neck pain and skin irritation. Additionally, breast reduction surgery can reduce the emotional discomfort and embarrassment that excessive breast tissue can bring.
Breast Reduction May Be Covered by Insurance
Breast reduction surgery may be covered by your insurance if certain conditions are met (and depending on your policy). If you’re struggling with the negative effects of large, heavy breasts, come see us. We can discuss your options and help you determine if the procedure might be covered by your insurance. Financing options may be available as well.
What Happens During Breast Reduction Surgery?
During a breast reduction surgery, Dr. Waldorf removes fatty and glandular tissue, as well as excess skin. She may also resize, reposition or reshape the areola. The end results of the surgery are typically a more lifted breast shape and position. Dr. Waldorf will work with you to create a surgical plan to achieve your ideal breast size and shape. Your results will be entirely customized that what you want to achieve.
What’s Recovery Like?
Some swelling, soreness, and discomfort is likely after breast reduction, but this can be managed with pain medication. Most patients miss 1-2 weeks from work and resume normal activities in about four weeks. Patients usually see the final results about six months after surgery once the breasts settle into their new position. Dr. Waldorf may ask you to wear a compression bra during healing to reduce swelling and promote an optimal recovery.
Back pain, discomfort, etc. are typically gone almost immediately after surgery.
If your overly large breasts are getting in the way of your life, come see Dr. Waldorf. Breast reduction can open up a new world of possibilities.