A woman’s displeasure with her breast size is not always about aesthetics. Some women not only feel their breasts look too large, but they also have discomfort and physical complications. These include:

  • neck pain
  • upper and lower back pain
  • skin irritation in the folds under the breasts
  • shoulder pain
  • difficulty finding bras and clothes that fit
  • difficulty exercising
  • deep grooves in their shoulders from the bra straps

Who Is in Need of a Breast Reduction?

Patients who want to have their breasts reduced in size due to back pain or other issues related to having large breasts are ideal candidates for a breast reduction. Patients must be in good health without any conditions that could negatively affect the healing process.

Breastfeeding patients would be advised to wait before coming in for this procedure. To get the best results, it will be necessary to avoid smoking and drinking for a time.

Your Consultation

Before patients can get a breast reduction surgery, they will first need to schedule a consultation. This will help patients better understand what the procedure will involve. The steps will be explained in detail.

Patients will also be asked questions about their medical history, health, and expectations. If there are any concerns regarding the procedure, patients can bring them up during the consultation.

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Breast Reduction Procedure

Breast reduction surgery transforms heavy, pendulous breasts into smaller and lighter versions.

This transformation can also mean the end to the symptoms listed above. With proper pre-authorization, most insurance companies cover breast reduction surgery. In the rare instances where it is not covered by insurance, an affordable cash price can be offered for the operation to be done as a “cosmetic” breast reduction.

Breast Reduction Aftercare

Following a breast reduction, patients can expect mild discomfort and bruising around the breasts. Patients will be advised to sleep on their backs during the recovery period and to avoid putting any pressure on their chest. Supportive bras will be provided for patients to wear during the recovery period, which should last around six weeks.

Arrange a Consultation

To schedule a consultation and find out more about breast reductions in Salinas, CA, contact our office. Setting up an appointment is the first step towards relieving the physical and emotional issues caused by oversized breasts.

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