What is Breast Reduction Surgery? Breast reduction surgery, or reduction mammoplasty, removes excess breast fat, glandular tissue, and skin, resulting in breast size thatís proportionate to your body weight. Overly large, heavy breasts can cause neck pain, back pain, and other physical symptoms, which can be alleviated by breast reduction surgery.
Most women are very satisfied with the results of their breast reduction. During a reduction surgery, breasts are made smaller, and can be reshaped and lifted. The surgery is also beneficial for men with abnormally enlarged breasts (gynecomastia).
If you are considering breast reduction surgery, you will consult your LSU Plastic Surgeon and discuss your medical history, including any breast issues, and the medical history of your family. The reasons why youíre seeking a breast reduction, including any emotional issues, and pain associated with your breasts must be part of your consultation.
About the Procedure: Your breast reduction can be done on an inpatient or an outpatient basis, depending on whatís involved in your case. Also, length of the surgery varies from patient to patient. Your LSU Plastic Surgeon will review all surgical options, procedures and recovery time specific to your surgery.
Insurance covers breast reduction surgery in most cases, because the surgery is considered reconstructive. Get in touch with your health insurer early and make sure you understand exactly what will be covered.
We invite you to contact us today to schedule a consultation to learn more about how our breast reduction surgery can alleviate pain and result in a more proportionate figure.