What is Breast Reduction Surgery?
Breast reduction surgery is an extremely rewarding procedure that can help both women and men alike to rid themselves of the debilitating and sometimes embarrassing effects of overly large breasts. Women with very large, pendulous breasts may experience a variety of medical problems caused by the excessive weight-from back and neck pain and skin irritation to skeletal deformities and breathing problems. Bra straps may leave indentations in their shoulders. And unusually large breasts can make a woman or a teenage girl-feel extremely self-conscious. Men and younger boys can also be afflicted with embarrassing large breast referred to as Gynecomastia. Dr. Sasson takes a special interest in helping adolescents in need of this procedure which can be life-changing. Dr. Sasson can help you attain breasts that are a more comfortable size and are more flattering to your overall appearance. Our commitment is to safe, effective breast reduction procedures and an outcome that makes you look and feel better than you imagined.
Planning Your Surgery
In your initial consultation, it’s important to discuss your expectations frankly with Dr. Sasson and to listen to his opinion. Every patient and every physician, as well has a different view of what is a desirable size and shape for breasts.
Will My Insurance Cover My Breast Reduction Surgery?
As an end-to-end service, we strive to make the insurance process as seamless as possible for our patients. The process begins with our team reviewing your benefits and managing your insurance requirements for pre-certification and/or predetermination. From there, we also manage all insurance correspondence to ensure you receive your full benefits for your breast reduction procedure.
What is the recovery process for Breast Reduction Surgery?
Although you may be up and about in a day or two, your breasts may still ache occasionally for a couple of weeks. You should avoid lifting or pushing anything heavy for three or four weeks.
Dr. Sasson will give you detailed instructions for resuming your normal activities. Most patients can return to work (if it’s not too strenuous) and social activities in about two weeks. But you’ll have much less stamina for several weeks, and should limit your exercises to stretching, bending, and swimming until your energy level returns. You’ll also need a good athletic bra for support.
Of all plastic surgery procedures, breast reduction results in the quickest body-image changes. You’ll be rid of the physical discomfort of large breasts, your body will look better proportioned, and clothes will fit you better.
Heavy breasts can lead to physical discomfort, a variety of medical problems, shoulder indentations due to tight bra straps, and extreme self-consciousness.
Incisions outline the area of skin, breast tissue, and fat to be removed and the new position for the nipple.
Skin formerly located above the nipple is brought down and together to reshape the breast. Sutures close the incisions, giving the breast its new contour.
Scars around the areola, below it, and in the crease under the breast are permanent, but can be easily concealed by clothing.
With smaller, better proportioned breasts, you’ll feel more comfortable and your clothes will fit better.
Is there a consultation fee for Breast Reduction Surgery?
Breast reduction surgery in most circumstance is considered medically necessary and the consultation fee is usually covered by insurance and/ or waived until surgical authorization is obtained by our office from the insurance company.
Will Breast Reduction Surgery help me with back pain?
Reducing of the breast usually improves upper back, shoulder and neck pain. It feels like it is easier to stand up and exercise with more ease, self- confidence and significantly less back pain after reduction.
Will a Breast Reduction lift my breasts?
Yes, the design of the operation helps lift the breast and reposition the nipple/ areolas to give a more natural and youthful appearance.
Can Breast Reduction Surgery affect hormone/ breastfeeding?
Breast Reduction may interfere with breastfeeding but most women can still breastfeed to some extent.
Can I combine Breast Reduction Surgery with other procedures?
Breast reduction surgery can be combined with multiple other cosmetic procedures, such as liposuction of the breast back as well as abdominoplasty in addiction to some facial procedures.
How many times will I need to do Breast Reduction Surgery?
Usually one time. If significant weight gain occurs after breast reduction, the size of the breast may increase in size. Pregnancy usually results in temporary enlargement of the breast, depending on age at the time of initial breast reduction, some may desire breast lift if breast becomes droopy.