Breast reduction surgery has one of the highest satisfaction rates of all plastic surgery procedures. After breast reduction surgery, we often hear from our patients, “I feel more comfortable in my own skin, my pain is gone, and I am more confident.”
Our plastic surgeons are making a significant impact with breast reduction surgery every day.
Women commonly feel better about their bodies, their self-esteem improves, and many of their physical aches and pains go away. Most women are so happy with their outcomes they recommend the surgery to their friends.
Aesthetic, Emotional, and Functional Benefits
While there are many aesthetic benefits to breast reduction surgery, there are certainly functional and mental ones as well. Having large breasts can take both an emotional and a physical toll.
- Physically, women have a lot of discomfort from the weight of their breasts. They often have ongoing back, neck, and shoulder pain, headaches, breathing difficulty, and uncomfortable sleep. It can be hard to find clothing that fits, exercise, or even perform common activities. Breast reduction surgery frees women of the burden of large breasts by removing excess breast tissue and skin to achieve a breast size in proportion with their body, thus alleviating overall discomfort.
- Emotionally, women feel encumbered by their large breasts and the problems they cause. They may suffer emotional distress, and their self-esteem can plummet.
After Breast Reduction Surgery
Women are elated to find their breasts are more proportionate to their frames, and because of this, physical and emotional issues improve. In addition, once breasts are lighter, women find that the strain on their back, neck, and shoulders disappears. They can also increase their physical activity by doing such activities as running, walking, and other aerobic activities comfortably. Their posture improves, as does their sleep.
Emotionally, after a breast reduction, women find that simple pleasures like shopping for clothes and wearing a more comfortable bra can change their entire outlook. Women often experience more self-confidence with their more proportioned bodies. Their self-worth increases, and they simply feel more comfortable in their skin.
Insurance Often Covers Breast Reduction Surgery
Regarding insurance covering your surgery, it’s best to check with your insurance company. While many insurance companies cover breast reduction surgery, it’s important to note that state insurance does not.
How do you qualify with various insurance companies? Generally, you must exhibit the following symptoms:
- Neck, back, and/or shoulder pain
- Rashes under your breasts
- Numbness in your hands
- A doctor’s exam that is consistent with your symptoms
- Must meet a minimum number of grams removed in each breast based on your height and weight (this number is different for everyone)
- Three-week lead time for insurance approval
When to Schedule Your Surgery
Because breast reduction surgery may be covered by your insurance, it’s a good idea to schedule your surgery this calendar year. This is especially true if you have met your deductible from other medical needs you’ve had this year.
If you want to have your surgery this year, we need to see you now to begin the insurance approval process. This can take a little while, so please schedule your consultation now.
In addition, we generally have a two-plus month lead time for surgery scheduling, so let’s get you on the schedule today!
Considering Breast Reduction Surgery?
Meeting with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons is the best way to determine if it’s right for you. We invite you to take your first step and have a consultation with one of our highly trained plastic surgeons, who is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. We’d love to help you meet your goals. Give us a call at 316.688.7500.
Put Your Trust in Us
Plastic surgery involves many choices; the most important is selecting a surgeon you can trust. Expect exceptional results when your procedures are performed by plastic surgeons certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, like Dr. Sprole, Dr. Biskup, and Dr. Spaniol. These specially trained doctors have at least six years of surgical training and experience, with a minimum of three years of plastic surgery.
Featured image is a real Plastic Surgery Center patient. Clothes are from Aspen Boutique.