A lot of women come to us in Newport Beach interested in breast reduction surgery. Breast reduction surgery is probably more common than you think. It is often done to change the size, weight, firmness, and shape of the breasts. Many of our Newport Beach plastic surgery clients seek out breast reduction surgery to feel more comfortable. Heavy, large breasts can cause back and neck pain, skin irritation, and posture issues. The constant weight and pull of heavy breasts can also make bra straps leave painful indentations in the shoulders.
Breast reduction surgery is one of the most highly ranked procedures among patients with regards to satisfaction in numerous studies and surveys. It is a procedure that can reduce the limitations that large, heavy breasts place on participation in sports or other activities. Some physical activities can actually be more painful or awkward for women with large breasts. Breasts that are large and disproportionate to the rest of the body can also be embarrassing. Adolescents and young women with large breasts often feel self-conscious wearing swimsuits and other types of clothing due to the unwelcome attention that large breasts can bring. Finding clothes that fit well can also be a frustrating and stressful ordeal for women with large breasts.
Women who have breast reduction surgery are often the most satisfied of all plastic surgery clients. Breasts that are smaller, firmer, lighter, and more evenly proportioned almost immediately relieve the physical discomfort and pain caused by large breasts. The results of breast reduction surgery are permanent but the breasts may become larger or their shape may change as a result of pregnancy, weight gain, or weight loss.
Although many women are still able to breast-feed after having reduction surgery, keep in mind that breast reduction may make breast-feeding difficult. If you plan on having children after breast reduction surgery be sure you discuss this with your surgeon so everyone can be on the same page.
If you are thinking about having a breast reduction, contact your insurance company because some insurance companies will actually cover some or all of the costs of breast reduction surgery if surgery is being done to relieve back pain, skin problems, or other medical problems caused by large or heavy breasts. They typically will not cover breast reduction surgery if it’s done solely for cosmetic reasons because it is not considered a medically necessary procedure when done for this reason.