Breast hypertrophy or enlarged breasts can be a source of pain and discomfort due to the excess weight of the breast tissue. It can also affect exercise and sport activities and finding proper fitting clothing or bathing suits. The size of the breasts may cause embarrassment or an unacceptable appearance to Sacramento area patients and sometimes cause a rash under the breasts that is difficult to control. The breast size can also bring on unwanted attention which is hard to avoid at times by women and teenagers.
What is breast reduction?
Breast reduction by Sacramento plastic surgeon Dr. Mabourakh is an out-patient procedure approximately 2 to 21/2 hours long. Breast reduction is performed at Creekside Surgery Suite, our fully accredited surgery center in Sacramento area or at a local hospital. The location will depend on insurance coverage and restrictions.the goal of breast reduction is to reduce the size of the breasts and reshape and elevate the breasts into a more natural position, creating a more youthful appearing breast. The size of the nipple is also reduced to a more appropriate size.
What are scars like in breast reduction?
Breast reduction involves removing excess breast tissue as well as excess skin. the nipple remain attached to breast tissue in the most commonly technique used. There will be a scar around the nipple, vertical scar as well as a horizontal scar on the breast.
There other limited incision techniques that can be used on smaller breast reductions. However the reduced incision site means the appearance of the final result is not as appealing as the shape obtained with inverted “T” incision, which leaves longer scars.
What is recovery like after breast reduction?
Pain is well controlled after breast reduction. There is a special bra that we provide for our patients after surgery to be worn for 1 month after surgery. Return to a desk job is possible in 7 to 10 days and full duties in 4 to 6 weeks.
What is the cost of breast reduction?
Breast reduction may be covered by medical insurance if it is deemed medically necessary. Insurance carriers all have different guidelines for this coverage. Our office staff are experience with working with insurance carriers to obtain prior authorization for the surgery. Dr. Mabourakh contracts with most insurance carriers both PPO and HMO, including Anthem Blue Cross, Blue Shield, Aetna, Cigna, United Healthcare, Sutter Group, Hills Physician and Medcore.
Contact our office for more information regarding breast reduction surgery.