Breast Reduction Surgery Can Correct:
- Large, pendulous breasts
- Nipples and areolas that point downward
- Asymmetrical breasts
- Chronic pain in the neck, back, and shoulders
- Chafing and irritation beneath the breasts
Candidates and Insurance CoverageThe best candidates for breast reduction surgery are in good health and have pain associated with large breasts. Ideal candidates may be able to have the cost of their breast reduction surgery covered by their health insurance plan (varies from plan to plan). Women interested in this procedure can check with their provider to find out if their individual situation is considered a medical necessity that qualifies for coverage.
Breast Reduction ProcedureTo provide comfort during breast reduction surgery, medication will be administered. General anesthesia is most often used.
IncisionsOne of the following three incision options will be utilized. During your consultation, Dr. Barlow will help determine which technique is best for you.
- Areola: Along the outer edge of the areola in a circular pattern
- Keyhole shaped: Around the areola and vertically down to the breast crease
- Inverted-T or anchor shaped: Around the areola, vertically down the breast, and horizontally along the natural curvature of the breast fold