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Breast Reduction

When is the right time to consider a breast reduction?

Kevin J. Cross, MD | Philadelphia, PA Friday, April 22, 2022

Breast reduction is a common goal for patients who feel that their large breasts are affecting their personal or professional life in a negative way. It is also a good option for patients whose breast size is causing them physical discomfort, like back pain or neck strain.


Take a load off your back with a breast reduction

Sara R. Dickie, MD | Skokie, IL Monday, January 10, 2022

Breast reduction surgery is rated amongst the highest out of all plastic surgery procedures when it comes to patient satisfaction. Not only can it reduce or eliminate upper back, shoulder and neck pain from heavy breasts, a reduction can also help enhance self-esteem, get you back to exercise and improve the fit and shape of off-the-rack clothing and bras.


Live your breast life – answers to your breast reduction questions

Samuel J. Lin, MD & Elizabeth Laikhter | Boston, MA Tuesday, May 25, 2021

Normal breasts come in all shapes and sizes, but sometimes large breasts can be bothersome and interfere with daily activities and lifestyle goals. A breast reduction is a surgical procedure that reduces breast size to manage symptoms resulting from large breasts.


What is a breast reduction and what are the benefits of this procedure?

Anthony Terrasse, MD | Lake Forest, IL Tuesday, May 12, 2020

A breast reduction offers significant benefits to women desiring smaller, more proportional breasts. There are a number of reasons, both medical and cosmetic, for women to undergo this procedure.


Which breast surgery is right for you? Explaining augmentations, lifts and reductions

Lawrence Iteld, MD | Chicago, IL Friday, September 13, 2019

Knowing what kind of procedure is needed for a specific situation can be the tricky part, especially for people who are new to the idea of cosmetic plastic surgery.


Are you a good candidate for breast reduction?

Cristiane Ueno, MD | Tacoma, WA Tuesday, September 10, 2019

If you ask a plastic surgeon who are the most satisfied patients, they will almost unanimously say that it's breast reduction patients.


What's the difference between a breast reduction and a breast lift?

Lee Daniel, MD | Eugene, OR Friday, October 19, 2018

Breast reduction and breast lift procedures can be great options for women who wish to reduce or alter the position of their breasts. Which one should you choose?


Cosmetic procedures for the nipples and areolas

Olivia Hutchinson, MD | New York, NY Friday, May 11, 2018

Many patients who are dissatisfied with some aspects of their nipples or areolas may not be aware of the cosmetic procedures designed to improve their appearance.


Is breast reduction covered by health insurance?

Stephen Chidyllo, MD, DDS, FACS | West Long Branch, NJ Friday, January 19, 2018

It is very important for patients to do their homework regarding their insurance coverage for breast reduction surgery.


Is breast reduction surgery right for you?

Tenley Lawton, MD | Newport Beach, CA Friday, September 15, 2017

Many women find disproportionately large breasts to be a nuisance – they can cause back and neck pain, interfere with sports and other activities or simply draw too much attention to one's appearance.


Breast reduction takes a load off your back

Anne Taylor, MD, MPH | Worthington, OH Tuesday, August 18, 2015

I am often asked, "What operation has the happiest post-op patients?" The answer is easy – breast reduction.


Reduction of the female breast: Obtaining insurance coverage of reduction mammaplasty

Bethanne Snodgrass, MD | Sylvania, OH Thursday, January 3, 2013

As I explained in my previous post, large breasts (macromastia) can cause physical problems that interfere with a woman’s daily functioning. If you are considering breast reduction surgery, first read your insurance policy. If your insurer lists reduction mammaplasty as a policy exclusion, you may not even get coverage for a consultation to discuss whether surgery is appropriate for your symptoms.


Large breasts causing back pain? Breast reduction surgery offers relief

Bethanne Snodgrass, MD | Sylvania, OH Friday, November 9, 2012

One of the most commonly requested and most predictably successful plastic surgery procedures is female breast reduction. Many women suffer from symptoms caused by the weight of their breasts. Unfortunately, nonsurgical treatments often provide little or no relief.


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