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Plastic Surgery - Breast

Breast Reduction

Breast Reduction Colorado, Aspen, Basalt, Glenwood Springs

Dr. Fodor offers Breast Reduction to residents of Aspen, Basalt and surrounding areas.

Breast Reduction

Breast Reduction

What is Breast Reduction Surgery?

Breast reduction surgery is seldom performed for aesthetic reasons alone. Nearly all patients who seek breast reduction suffer from a variety of physical challenges and medical problems brought about by breasts that are disproportionately large for their body frame.

Breast reduction surgery is generally recommended for women experiencing health problems associated with very large, heavy breasts. Several medical conditions have been associated with large breasts, or macromastia, including back and neck pain, skin irritation, skeletal deformities, breathing problems, shoulder indentations from tight bra straps, and poor posture. Excessive breast size has also been associated with a decreased sense of attractiveness and selfconfidence. The goal of the surgery is to provide a woman with better-shaped breasts that are proportional to the rest of her body, with improvement or elimination of the health problems associated with macromastia.

Because breast reduction is usually performed to relieve physical symptoms, unlike most other procedures covered in this book, it is sometimes eligible for insurance coverage. However, insurance companies frequently mandate trying other remedies, including diet and exercise, powders for rashes, and even chiropractic care, before approving breast reduction surgery. In addition, many companies specify a minimum volume of breast tissue that must be removed in order to qualify for coverage. This volume amount may or may not fall within the range that would give you the best aesthetic result as determined through consultation with your plastic surgeon. In all instances in which there is a possibility of insurance coverage, this should be explored well in advance of your desired surgical date.

Why Many Women Get Breast Reduction?

Breast reductions may sometimes be covered by your insurance carrier as a medically necessary surgical procedure. In some cases you might need Documentation of symptoms such as persistent neck and back pain that is unresponsive to conservative treatment by your family doctor, shoulder pain and grooving, and severe rashes more common in the summertime will assist in the pre-approval process for your surgery./

While breast reduction is often performed to relieve physical problems, it also provides the aesthetic benefits of improving breast shape and tone. In addition, like cosmetic breast surgery, it usually offers a profound psychological benefit. Women who undergo breast reduction surgery generally gain self-confidence and an enhanced body image. Overly large breasts can create the impression of being heavier than you are or even “matronly.” Following breast reduction, it should be easier for you to find stylish clothing that fits properly and flatters your figure. For many women, breast reduction surgery enables them to be more physically active, enjoying sports and feeling good about the way they look on the tennis court or at the beach.

Candidates For Breast Reduction Surgery?

Usual candidates for breast reduction surgery are women who are not massively overweight but who have very large, pendulous breasts that cause them physical discomfort, or women who have one breast that is significantly larger than the other. Breast reduction can be performed at any age, but surgeons generally recommend waiting until breast development is complete; this most often occurs by the late teens. If a younger teen is severely handicapped, either physically or emotionally, by overly large breasts, and she has the maturity to understand the choices and responsibilities associated with undergoing the procedure, it may be appropriate to perform surgery now even if later surgical revisions are required to address further breast development. Although many women elect to proceed with breast reduction surgery before they have had children, the results of surgery may be altered by pregnancy, weight gain, and breastfeeding.

Candidates who anticipate having children at some time after surgery must understand and accept that nipple sensation may change and the ability to breast-feed may be impaired. However, with the most commonly performed techniques, there is a good possibility that both normal or reasonably normal nipple sensation and the ability to breast-feed will be maintained.

How Much Does Breast Reduction Cost?

The cost for the surgery will vary depending on the severity of your case and techniques used for surgery. At your consultation Dr. Fodor will be happy discuss your options and cost based on your needs.

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