Woman with very large breasts experience more than dissatisfaction with body image. They may also experience symptoms of back and shoulder pain, rashes, headaches or bra strap notching due to the weight of excess breast tissue. That can impair their ability to lead an active life.

Breast reduction surgery removes excess breast fat, gland tissue and skin to achieve a breast size in proportion to your body. In general, this surgery will not only correct the functional symptoms associated with large breasts, but also result in better proportioned breasts, thus enhancing a woman’s body image and self-confidence.

Most procedures in a plastic surgery office are considered cosmetic and not covered by insurance. A breast reduction, however, can provide real relief to patients suffering due to the large size of their breasts.  If the patient meets the criteria of their insurance carrier, this procedure may be covered by insurance.

Patients will be on a lifting and exercise restriction of 6 weeks and wear a compression garment for 6 weeks.

If you would like to learn more about breast reduction, please schedule a consultation with Dr. Peterson today.

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