Breast Reduction Surgery Indianapolis
Overlarge breasts are a problem for many women. They can make a woman feel unattractive by making her appear matronly, or they can attract unwanted attention. In addition, they can lead to major health problems. For this reason, some insurance plans consider breast reduction surgery a medically necessary procedure that is covered under the plan.
When to Consider Breast Reduction Surgery
Breast reduction should be considered by women who:
- Experience pain in the shoulders, neck, and back
- Experience pain in the breasts
- See extreme sagging in large breasts
- Cannot buy bras off the rack
- Feel self-conscious about large breasts
- Get interference from breasts with daily activities
If you experience one or more of these circumstances, breast reduction may be the solution.
The Breast Reduction Surgery Procedure
Breast reduction is a procedure similar to a breast lift, in that it involves an incision in the breast and the removal of skin to reposition the nipple. However, breast reduction also involves the removal of significant quantities of breast tissue to make the breasts smaller as well as more shapely. The result is normally perkier, more comfortable breasts that allow a woman to live a normal life. The operation typically results in an anchor or lollipop type scar that goes around the nipple and down to the chest wall.
Scars tend to improve and fade with time. In some cases, liposuction may be used as part of the breast reduction procedure, and may help to reduce the length of the scars Recovery takes from four to six weeks and most patients return to work in one to two weeks with lifting restrictions.
Insurance companies all have different standards for what makes a breast reduction qualify as a medically necessary procedure. Common standards include diagnosis of shoulder, neck, or back problems as a result of large breasts and the removal of a certain amount of tissue from each breast. Whether your insurance company will cover your breast reduction procedure depends on your policy and your circumstances.
Not all women who believe they need breast reduction actually do need it. First, make sure you are wearing an appropriate bra by having a professional fitting. Wearing an appropriate bra can reduce strain on the breasts, neck, back, and shoulders.
If your pain or discomfort continues, consult with Dr. Richard Linderman at Aesthetic Plastic Surgery of Indiana. In some cases a breast lift, even a lift with breast implants, can be the right solution for women who think they need a breast reduction. Contact us today to set up a consultation and learn more.
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