Excessively large breasts can cause physical and emotional discomfort. For many patients, breast reduction surgery can be a life-changing procedure because it helps remedy the disadvantages of sizable breasts, including back pain, shoulder tension, and unwanted attention.
Learn if this breast procedure is right for you during an in-office visit. Call 219-513-2100 to schedule your initial consultation with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. David Robinson at our Munster or Valparaiso office. At Indiana Plastic Surgery, we proudly serve patients from across Northwest Indiana.
What Is Breast Reduction Surgery?
Also known as reduction mammaplasty, breast reduction surgery is a procedure that removes excess breast fat, tissue, and skin. During the procedure, the nipple and areola are often repositioned as well. The goal is to achieve a more proportional breast size and to alleviate uncomfortable physical symptoms.
There are many benefits of breast reduction surgery, including:
- Reduced pain caused by disproportionately large breasts
- More bra and clothing choices
- Freedom from uncomfortable bra strap grooves in shoulders
- Improved posture
- Ability to exercise and perform daily tasks more comfortably
- Improved comfort while laying on your stomach
Disproportionately large breasts can be a burden. Breast reduction surgery can help you feel more comfortable and confident. Many women report an improved quality of life after breast reduction.
Is a Breast Reduction Right for You?
If oversized breasts are causing you daily discomfort and frustration, a breast reduction may be right for you. For some women, it is the solution to macromastia, a condition characterized by excessive breast growth which causes physical discomfort.
For others, it is a way to achieve a smaller breast size that better aligns with their personal preferences. Self-consciousness and emotional discomfort is as significant of an issue as physical pain
Whatever your motivations are for pursuing breast reduction surgery, arrange a consultation with Dr. Robinson to find out if the procedure is right for you. He will listen to your concerns, expectations, and goals. He will also discuss your lifestyle and medical history.
You may be a candidate for breast reduction surgery if you:
- Are physically healthy
- Are at or near your ideal weight
- Feel that your breasts are too large, cause you pain, or limit your physical activity
- Experience skin irritation beneath your breast crease
- Have realistic expectations for the procedure
- Don’t smoke or are willing to quit temporarily
Does Insurance Cover Breast Reduction Surgery?
In some cases, breast reduction surgery may be covered by your health insurance. For your insurance provider to cover your procedure, it must be deemed a medical necessity.
Ultimately, coverage depends on unique factors such as the severity of your symptoms and your specific insurance plan. Dr. Robinson and his team can help determine if your insurance is likely to cover your surgery.
If your procedure is not deemed a medical necessity, you still have payment options. Explore our flexible financing plan that can help you afford this surgery even if you are on a budget.
Schedule Your Munster or Valparaiso Breast Reduction Consultation
Call 219-513-2100 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Robinson at our Munster or Valparaiso office. At Indiana Plastic Surgery, we welcome patients from across Northwest Indiana.