Breast Reduction Surgery
A variety of undesirable health conditions may occur because of overly developed breasts. This includes sleeping issues, pain in the back, neck and shoulder, and skin conditions. Women with overly large breasts also face traumatizing emotional burden. Issues of insecurity and self-consciousness often accompany the conditions. They are usually reason enough for considering breast reduction procedures.
Breast reduction surgery, in some cases, may be covered by your insurance company in part. However, the surgery may not be covered by insurance if your BMI or Body Mass Index is above 35. Further, the procedure usually covers patients that want to reduce the size of their breasts by at least 2 cup sizes.
Symptoms Indicating Suitable Candidacy for Breast Reduction
You may be considered a suitable candidate for reduction mammoplasty if you experience one or more of the following:
- Pain in the back, neck, or shoulder because of heavy breasts
- Excessively large breasts in proportion to the body size
- Poor posture because of breast size
- Grooves in shoulders because of tight bra straps
- Significantly drooping heavy breasts with downward pointing areolas and nipples
- Unequally sized breasts
- Trouble sleeping because of uncomfortable breast positioning
- Infection or rashes that affect the skin trapped under the breasts
- Inability to participate in physical or athletic activities because of breast size
- Feeling of self-consciousness
A breast reduction plastic surgery procedure may help you attain immense relief if you regularly experience any of the above-mentioned symptoms. Your breasts will become proportional to your body size after a breast reduction procedure.
The breast reduction procedure will alleviate uncomfortable symptoms and enhance the appearance and shape of your breasts. It will also improve the fit and comfort of your clothing.
Teen Breast Reduction
Typically, teenage breast reduction is performed on young women that feel self-conscious and experience pain in the neck or shoulder. It is also for teens that have trouble finding clothes because of their enlarged breasts. Emotional and physical discomfort owing to excessively large breasts can take a toll on a young woman’s quality of life and how she interacts with others.
Studies have shown that the benefits of breast reduction cosmetic surgery in teens that are suitable candidate for the procedure far outweigh its cons. There is no ideal age for getting a breast reduction surgery performed. However, insurance providers require patients to be a minimum of 16 years old.
Who Is Not an Ideal Candidate?
Breast reduction surgery may not be right in the following circumstances:
- Undiagnosed breast lumps
- History if irregular mammograms
- Clotting, bleeding, healing disorder
- Active medical condition
Breast surgery is not recommended for women that smoke, are overly obese or currently breastfeeding. A complete examination by a qualified cosmetic surgeon will help you determine whether breast reduction procedure is a suitable option or not for you.
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