Women with large, heavy breasts can struggle with exercising, fitting into clothes, and receiving unwanted attention. Not only that but many women complain of back and neck pain which can limit your range of activity. It’s time to experience relief. Dr. David Mosier is a skilled surgeon who specializes in breast reduction surgery. He will reduce your breasts to a modest size giving you the relief you’ve been looking for.
What is Breast Reduction?
Breast Reduction, also called reduction mammoplasty, is a procedure which removes fat, excess skin and tissue to reduce overall breast size. This surgical procedure eliminates the negative issue associated with large heavy breasts. No more labored breathing, back pain, unwanted attention and countless other issues. Breast Reduction will improve the shape and proportion of your breasts to the rest of your body. In addition, Dr. David Mosier can reduce or reshape the areola further enhancing the appearance of the breast.
How does the Procedure work?
Breast reduction begins with a comprehensive consultation to discuss the patient’s desired surgical outcome. After deciding the ideal size of the new bust line, surgeon Dr. Mosier will formulate a customized plan for reducing the breasts that will result in the least amount of scarring and produce symmetrical, proportionate results. He will then evenly remove the appropriate amount of excess breast and fat tissue before carefully reforming the breasts and suturing the incisions closed. The doctor will reposition the nipple if necessary to ensure the most natural looking results.
Am I good candidate for Breast Reduction?
Breasts that are disproportionately large for one’s physique can be mentally and physically debilitating on an everyday basis for many women. For individuals experiencing this concern, our practice offers an effective solution in the form of breast reduction surgery. The goal of breast reduction surgery is to reduce the overall size of the breasts, making them more proportional to the rest of the body. Additionally, the breasts can be lifted to provide a more youthful appearance.
Common reasons why women may consider breast reduction surgery can include:
- Chronic neck and back pain
- Headaches extending from the back of the neck to the forehead region
- Deep bra strap indentations on the shoulders
- Rashes beneath the breasts
- Irritating fullness in the outer chest and armpit region
In addition, many women who have overly large breasts may seek breast reduction surgery for reasons such as an inability to participate in certain activities (e.g. exercise, particular sports, etc.), difficulty finding clothing that fits properly, and receiving unwanted attention due to the appearance of their breasts.
If you can relate to any of these concerns, or if you are experiencing any other issues associated with the size and shape of your breasts, you may be a good candidate for breast reduction surgery. To find out if this procedure would be right for your unique needs and goals, I strongly encourage you to consult with a board certified plastic surgeon who has extensive experience in performing this breast enhancement operation.
What will my scars look like after Breast Reduction?
For some women, disproportionately large, heavy breasts can often lead to severe pain of the neck and back, an inability to participate in a variety of regular activities, and even feelings of self-consciousness when wearing certain articles of clothing. Designed to reduce breast volume while providing a subtle lift, breast reduction surgery can help many individuals achieve a more comfortable and proportionate breast size and shape, typically decreasing or eliminating the discomfort related to overly large breasts.
If you are considering breast reduction surgery, it is important to understand all aspects of the procedure, including potential scarring. In general, incisions used for this operation will be made around the outside of the nipple, vertically down the underside of the breasts, and sometimes horizontally along the inframammary crease. As a result, scars from a breast reduction typically manifest in the shape of an anchor. The thickness of scarring varies greatly depending on the patient’s skin type and ability to heal, though scar creams, silicone pads, and other modalities may be used in an attempt to minimize their appearance. For the majority of women, breast reduction scars can generally be concealed by a standard bra and most swimsuit varieties.
Ultimately, great care is taken at the Plastic Surgery Center of Austin to make sure all incisions heal as inconspicuously as possible, and I have found that any hesitations patients have about potential scarring are typically far outweighed by the excellent results achieved through breast reduction surgery.
How much does Breast Reduction cost?
Breast reduction surgery is designed to reduce the overall size of the breasts while also lifting them to achieve a more proportionate, youthful appearance. The cost of this procedure will vary based on a number of different factors, including the credentials and expertise of your plastic surgeon, the geographic location and/or community in which his or her practice is located, and the particular surgical facility where the operation is performed.
If insurance does not cover the expense your procedure, the typical cost of breast reduction surgery here at the Cosmetic Surgery Center of Austin is approximately $8,500, which includes the hospital fee, general anesthesia fee, surgeon’s fee, and pathology fee. Since your breast reduction will be customized to address your unique needs and goals, supplementary costs may be added based on the complexity of your operation.
In many instances, however, health insurance may cover all or part of your breast reduction, depending on your particular plan and provider. To determine if your procedure is covered, a letter that includes photos from the neck down can be sent to your insurance company in order to obtain pre-certification and pre-determination. Should the surgery be approved, you will then be responsible for any co-pays, deductibles, and/or coinsurance(s) associated with your plan.
For a more personalized estimate of how much breast reduction may cost, I encourage you to schedule a consultation at the Cosmetic Surgery Center of Austin. During this time, a careful examination can be performed to assess your needs and goals, and a close approximation of what your procedure may cost can be provided.
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