For many women, large breasts are a desirable feature that is associated with attractiveness and femininity. However, there are also some instances where large breasts can potentially impact your life in a negative way. They can lead to chronic back and neck pain, impacting your ability to live an active lifestyle. In addition, breasts that are extremely large may make you self-conscious and impact your self esteem. At Mosharrafa Plastic Surgery, we perform breast reduction procedures to help women eliminate the issues associated with overly large breasts.
Breast reduction is an operation performed to reduce the size and weight of the breasts. The procedure will also lift the breasts to eliminate sagging or drooping. You can find out if breast reduction is right for you and receive individualized treatment recommendations by speaking with Dr. Ali and Dr. Tamir in person.
Please call (602) 883-4483 today to schedule a complimentary consultation at our Phoenix plastic surgery office.
Benefits of Breast Reduction
Many women have experienced improvements in their health, comfort, appearance and lifestyle after breast reduction. Benefits include:
- Reduction in chronic back, shoulder and neck pain caused by very large breasts
- Improved overall physical comfort
- Improved ability to exercise and engage in athletic activities
- Overall improvement in appearance due to a more proportional body contour
- Look better in clothing
- More positive body image
- Improved self esteem
Am I a Candidate for Breast Reduction?
In general, you may be a good candidate for breast reduction if you experience one or more of the following issues:
- Chronic back, neck or shoulder pain caused by the weight of your breasts
- Grooving in your shoulders from bra straps
- Numbness caused by stretching of your breast skin
- Discomfort while exercising
- Difficulty participating in athletic activities
- Chafing or irritation of the skin beneath your breasts
- Posture problems caused by the weight of your breasts
- Difficulty finding clothing that fits your upper body properly
- Feelings of self-consciousness due to the size of your breasts
- Receiving unwanted attention focused on your breasts
Certain lifestyle factors may also impact whether it is the right time to undergo breast reduction. For example, if you are planning on having children in the near future, you should discuss these plans with Dr. Ali and Dr. Tamir during your consultation. While future pregnancies will not rule you out as a breast reduction candidate, pregnancy and breastfeeding may impact the results of your procedure, and this may potentially result in the need for a revision procedure after you are done having children.
Your Breast Reduction Procedure
Your breast reduction procedure is performed on an outpatient basis. Surgery generally lasts about 2 hours, and you can go home the same day.
Dr. Ali and Dr. Tamir typically perform breast reduction using Wise pattern incisions, which involve an incision around the nipple areolar complex, a vertical incision from the areola to the inframammary crease, and a horizontal incision within the inframammary crease. This results in an "anchor" scar which typically heals very well and fades over time to just thin lines that are not visible in clothing, including most swimwear.
During your procedure, Dr. Ali and Dr. Tamir will remove excess skin, glandular breast tissue and fatty tissue in order to achieve a more modest breast size. If you experience breast asymmetry, your breast reduction procedure can help you achieve a significantly more symmetrical breast appearance.
Will My Surgery be Covered by Insurance?
It may be possible to get your breast reduction surgery covered by your health insurance if it is deemed medically necessary. This depends on:
- Individual plans
- Your symptoms
- The amount of tissue to be removed
Typically, breast reduction may be deemed medically necessary if you experience significant pain as a result of the size of your breasts. During your consultation, our staff will work with you to determine whether your procedure will be covered by insurance.
Contact our Board Certified Phoenix Plastic Surgeons
Please contact Mosharrafa Plastic Surgery using the form on this page or call (602) 883-4483 today to schedule a complimentary breast reduction consultation. We serve patients in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Paradise Valley and throughout the surrounding areas of Arizona.