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Breast Reduction

Women with large breasts often suffer from back pain, tender grooves in the skin over their shoulders from their bra straps and even rashes under their breasts. These symptoms may be significant enough to limit them in certain activities. Breast reduction surgery may improve or even completely alleviate these symptoms. Breast reduction surgery involves decreasing the size of the breasts and if necessary the areolas (pigmented area around the nipple) with incisions placed around areola and down the lower part of the breast. Because larger breast often sag or droop somewhat, the procedure not only decreases the size of the breast but lifts the breasts as well.

Did you know insurance will often cover breast reduction surgery? Before an insurance company will agree to cover breast reduction surgery a few non-surgical remedies are often required. The insurance companies usually like patients to first try pain medicines like ibuprofen to treat the symptoms followed by physical therapy and a weight loss regimen. It is often only after the above non-surgical treatments have failed do they agree to cover breast reduction surgery. If you are considering breast reduction surgery, please call today to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Sanderson.

What should I expect after surgery?

Pain is moderate
Swelling
Bruising
A surgical bra will need to be worn for 2 weeks after surgery followed by a sports bra
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When can I go back to work?

5-7 days

When can I exercise?

4-6 weeks

Is this done as an inpatient or outpatient?

Outpatient

What type of anesthesia?

General anesthesia

How long does the procedure take?

3-4 hours

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