If I made a list of the most rewarding plastic surgery procedures, Breast Reduction would be near the top. The outpatient surgical procedure, not only improves appearance and body proportions, but Reduction Mammoplasty also relieves the pain associated with heavy breasts.
Who Gets Breast Reduction
Breast Reduction is contemplated by women (and men) who have problems caused by their large breasts. Male breast reduction, Gynecomastia Reduction, is usually performed for cosmetic reasons, while Female Breast Reduction often relieves physical pain.
The Symptoms of Large Breasts
Enlarged breasts can lead to many symptoms. Here is a list of some of the most frequent complaints associated with Macromastia (large breasts):
- Neck pain
- Shoulder pain
- Back pain
- Breast pain (mastodynia)
- Shoulder rutting
- Recurrent rashes or infections under the breasts
- Inability to find a bra or clothing that fits well
- Embarrassment or social discomfort
Breast Reduction and Symptom Relief
Breast Reduction can help will all the symptoms listed above. Often, the relief of the neck and back pain is noticed in the recovery room, just minutes after surgery. While some insurance companies have started excluding Breast Reduction from their covered services, others offer Reduction Mammoplasty coverage with the proper prior authorization. Please consult your insurance carrier to see what is involved, as every plan is different.
Breast Reduction Video Presentation
Last month, I was on KRON4’s Body Beautiful, and had a chance to discuss among other things, Breast Reduction for women with host Janelle Marie. Body Beautiful is a live show, so anyone watching can call in and have their questions answered. The (415) number shown during the broadcast is only for the live show, but if you have Breast Reduction Questions, call my San Francisco Bay Area Plastic Surgery office directly at (925) 943-6353.
Breast Reduction as seen on TV
More Plastic Surgery Videos
There are many hours of Plastic Surgery Videos available on the San Francisco Plastic Surgery Blog. Many are available on our Plastic Surgery Videos Page too.
Links to the rest of this Body Beautiful television program are available below:
- Breast Reduction for Women – San Francisco Bay Area | Walnut Creek (You are here.)
- Breast Reduction for Men (Gynecomastia) – San Francisco Bay Area | Walnut Creek (Coming soon)
- Liposuction and Body Sculpting – San Francisco Bay Area | Walnut Creek (Coming soon)
- Arm Lifts (Brachioplasty) – San Francisco Bay Area | Walnut Creek (Coming soon)
More Breast Reduction information
More Breast Reduction Information is available on line on my main web site, DrMele.com, and my breast specialty site, SanFranciscoBreast.com. Feel free to use the contact form on the left to get answers to your Breast Reduction Questions, or give us a call at (925) 943-6353.