Breast reduction

Many women all around the world wish to have breast augmentation in order for their breasts to look bigger. Big breasts are considered to look nicer and more attractive. However, there are women with naturally very large breasts and this causes additional problems. These women may experience various medical problems, such as back and neck pain, irritation of the skin, skeletal deformities and even troubles with breathing. Extremely large breasts may make a woman feel unhappy about her body and looks. Breast reduction may be performed then to solve medical and esthetical problems.

What is breast reduction?

Breast reduction, also known as reduction mammaplasty, is a type of surgery, during which fat, glandular tissue, and skin are removed from the breasts. It makes the breasts smaller and better-shaped. In addition, if there is a need and a woman desires, the areola may be made smaller also.

Breast reduction surgery

There are various techniques of the procedure. Usually the surgeon makes a so-called anchor-shaped incision that is around the areola, and then moves down up to a natural fold underneath the breast. Then excess fat, glandular tissue and skin are removed. Then a surgeon moves the nipple with the areolar area (a darker area around the nipple) into a new position. Breasts are formed to have a new and better shape.

If breasts are extremely large and drooping, the surgeon may need to detach the nipples from their natural vessels and nerves, which then result in a loss of sensation in these parts of the breasts.

Stitches are then put on the incision lines. And the surgery is over.

If only fat tissue from the breasts should be removed, liposuction is an option. This type of procedure provides a shorter period of recovery and leaves with almost invisible scars.

Breast reduction cost

There is a variety of factors that influence the price of a breast reduction procedure. Total cost depends very much upon the physician, region and state. In general, bear in mind that low price usually does not include everything or offer the best value possible.

Since most of reduction mammaplasty procedures are performed in order to solve major health problems, occurring from enormously large breasts, some health insurance policies do cover the cost of surgery. Please check with your health insurance provider for more information.

Total price includes the surgeon’s fee, hospital fees, and fee for anesthesia. The total cost is between $5,000 and $10,000.

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