Women who have large, heavy breasts often complain of neck pain, upper back pain, shoulder strap pain, and rashes under and between their breasts. Some women with large breasts develop headaches and have difficulty breathing, and finding clothes that fit is often a problem. Breast reduction surgery, also known as reduction mammaplasty, has proven to be a very successful operation in relieving those problems, in addition to reducing the size of and reshaping the breasts.
An incision is made around the nipple areolar complex and straight down to the lower part of the breast, with or without an incision that extends horizontally along the crease underneath the breasts. Excess tissue, fat, and skin are removed, and an enlarged nipple areolar complex may be reduced and repositioned, resulting in smaller, shapelier and “perkier” breasts, with better symmetry of size. Insurance companies may cover this type of procedure as long as certain criteria deeming medical necessity are met; please contact our office for more information regarding insurance pre-determinations.