Neck, shoulder, and upper back pain, bra strap indentations on the shoulders, and general discomfort are an unfortunate reality for women with exceptionally large, heavy breasts. In addition to the significant discomfort and functional limitations, women also suffer from embarrassment and difficulty in finding bras and clothes that fit properly.
Breast reduction is similar to breast lift except a significant amount of excess breast and fat tissue is removed in addition to the excess skin. The breasts are made smaller, lighter, and more proportionate to the body. Depending on your symptoms and how much breast tissue is to be removed, breast reduction is often covered by insurance. A prior authorization would be done for coverage.
You can also call your insurance company number on your card and see if we are contracted providers for you insurance carrier. If not, we can still provide Reduction Mammoplasty with in or out of network benefits depending on if there are other plastic surgeons in the region that are contracted providers.
Of note is that more and more insurance companies are beginning to write off Breast Reduction as a covered expense which would be another important question for your insurance carrier.
Contact us today to learn more about Reduction Mammoplasty.