Large breasts can cause a broad range of issues for women; breast tissue can carry significant weight and greatly impact your posture. Back, neck and shoulder pain is common. You may also run into problems with finding a comfortable sleeping position or exercising effectively. In social situations, you may be self-conscious with ill-fitting tops or have trouble fitting comfortably into booths at your favorite restaurants. At work, the office desk configuration and chair angle may be uncomfortable to endure for eight hours a day. These difficulties are not in your head – they are real…and valid.
What happens in a breast reduction procedure?
Breast reduction surgery can help with these problems, since the procedure removes breast tissue and skin to decrease each breast's weight and size. We specialize in breast reduction surgery; many patients even travel to San Antonio to undergo this procedure. So what happens during surgery? We reshape your chest around the remaining tissue, as well as your areola and nipples when necessary. You typically go in on an outpatient basis and leave the same day.
Recovery time varies by patient and procedure; generally, you experience limited pain for a few days after the surgery and discomfort for an additional few weeks. Once you're fully recovered, you enjoy relief from your current breast-size-related symptoms. Activities that were previously difficult are now possible, although you may need to wait a few weeks for particularly strenuous ones.
How to start the breast reduction process
"A breast reduction surgery may be covered by health insurance, since you're experiencing medical problems that can be alleviated by going through this procedure."
A breast reduction surgery may be covered by health insurance, since you're experiencing medical problems that can be alleviated by going through this procedure. We can help you communicate with your insurance company to learn whether they will pay for necessary reductions, and inquire about their approval process.
Regardless of where you live, seek out a plastic surgeon with a lot of experience in this procedure. It is better to travel to see the right doctor than experience ill side effects from a procedure with a poor outcome. Skilled surgeons can limit scarring, keep both breasts even and cut down on the risk of sensation loss. You don't have to live with chronic conditions caused by a large chest; remember that these problems only get worse as you get older.
If you're considering breast reduction surgery in San Antonio, we would be more than happy to answer any questions you may have. Schedule an appointment and start the process today so you're one step closer to a more comfortable life.