Excessively large, pendulous breasts can limit participation in physical activities and even interfere with normal daily tasks. Women with very large breasts may suffer from back, neck and shoulder pain. Skin irritation can result from the bra strap indentions. Chafing beneath the breasts may also occur. Poor posture often results, causing some women to feel that they appear overweight or out of shape. Finding comfortable clothes and properly-fitting bras can become a daunting challenge.
Breast reduction (also called reduction mammaplasty) is a surgical procedure to make the breasts smaller, lighter, firmer and in better proportion to the body. With breast reduction, many women find freedom from the pain and physical discomfort caused by overly large breasts and are able to better enjoy activities and their daily life.
Breast Reduction Surgery
During breast reduction surgery procedures, excess skin, fat and tissue is removed through one of three main types of incisions and the breasts are lifted and reshaped. Breast reduction can be performed as a cosmetic or reconstructive plastic surgery procedure.
Getting Started with Breast Reduction
A breast reduction consultation at our Birmingham-Hoover, Alabama location at Greystone Cosmetic Center is the first step to a smaller and lighter bustline. After a thorough examination, your surgeon will discuss the procedure in detail, including any physical symptoms you are experiencing and your goals for a more attractive figure. We will also explain how the surgery is performed, go over the risks and possible complications and let you know what to expect during your post-op recovery period as you look forward to your breast reduction results.
Breast reduction is often covered by health insurance if the procedure is deemed to be medically necessary. Some providers may require a certain amount of breast tissue to be removed. Please contact your insurance company to determine the extent of your coverage.