Breast Reduction Surgery to Relieve and Health Problems

Almost everyone who has a passing familiarity with plastic surgery knows about breast augmentation. It’s one of the most popular cosmetic procedures in the world, and it can enhance a woman’s bustline and the overall curves of her body. Yet there is another procedure out there called breast reduction surgery that can actually have a number of aesthetic and health benefits as well. By meeting with a plastic surgeon, a patient can learn about all of her options when it comes to enhancing or improving her overall figure.

We want to focus on the nature of breast reduction surgery right now so that you can understand why it is performed and how it can change a patient’s life for the better.

Back Problems Associated with Disproportionately Large Breast

When a woman has breasts that are disproportionately large, it can cause aches and pains throughout the body. This is due to the excessive weight of the breasts. A common health issue caused by very large breasts is back pain, particularly in the lower back/lumbar region, which is where much of the body’s weight is supported.

Neck Pain and Back Pain Caused By Disproportionately Large Breast

Large breasts can also lead to aches and pains in the shoulder and neck area due to the strain the excess weight places on the bra straps. Sometimes the straps will dig into the skin around the shoulders while also aggravating the muscles in the neck in the process. This means possible lacerations or just unsightly marks on the skin.

Other Issues to Consider Regarding Excessive Breast Size

In addition to the above matters, disproportionately large breasts can also lead to self-consciousness and problems with self-esteem. Patients may feel unhappy about their appearance, which can contribute to overall feelings of dissatisfaction, unhappiness, and depression.

How Breast Reduction Surgery Can Help

By undergoing breast reduction surgery, a woman is able to achieve a much more proportionate body contour. This means that the size of the breasts and their weight will be reduced, alleviating aches and pains. Self-consciousness related to body image is addressed as well, which can improve overall well-being for a patient.

How Breast Reduction Surgery is Performed

Each breast reduction is tailored to the needs of the patient, though in basic terms, the procedure will involve the removal of excess skin and glandular tissue in order to improve the overall appearance of the breasts. Incisions are made around the areolas, along the lower half of the breasts, and along the crease where the chest and the bottom of the breast meet. Rest assured that these incisions are concealed by most bras and swimsuits.

Possible Insurance Coverage for Breast Reduction Surgery

If women have especially large breasts that cause health problems, their breast reduction surgery may be covered by their health insurance. This will vary from provider to provider, and there are certain conditions that have to be met in order to qualify. Be sure to check with your insurance company to find out what is involved.

Learn More About Breast Reduction and Body Sculpting

If you would like to learn more about breast reduction surgery can how it can be of great benefit to you and your needs, be sure to contact our Santa Barbara cosmetic plastic surgery center today. The entire team here looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you achieve the best possible results with regard to aesthetics and your overall wellness.

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