Breast reduction surgery is used to remove excess skin and tissue from the breasts. Cosmetically, the procedure can produce a symmetrical bust that is shaped and sized to ideally complement surrounding features. This can improve clothing options and produce a greater sense of self-assurance and confidence. Cosmetic benefits are not, however, the only ones offered by breast reduction surgery.
Physical benefits of breast reduction surgery include:
- Greater range of motion
- Reduced strain on the neck and back
- Reduced weight on the front side of the body
- Postural improvements
Breast reduction surgery also eliminates issues brought about by bras trying to hold heavy and pendulous breasts such as painful shoulder indentations from bra straps and irritation underneath the breasts from underwire.
Is Breast Reduction Covered by Insurance?
Because of the physical benefits offered by breast reduction, the procedure is sometimes covered by insurance. You can find out if your procedure will be covered by talking with your plan administrator.
We also work with various plastic surgery financing companies to cover the cost of breast reduction surgery. During your initial consultation, we can discuss all payment options to help you decide on the method that will meet your needs best.
Will There be a Scar?
Breast reduction surgery requires incisions through which excess tissue, fat, and skin can be removed. These incisions are carefully placed by Dr. Chatson to help minimize the risk of visible scarring. You can see the outcome of this method in our breast reduction before and after gallery.
Steps you take in the days and weeks following breast reduction surgery will have a significant impact on scarring as well. To minimize your risks of thick, visible scars, it is important that you:
- Do not use nicotine products during recovery
- Do not soak or immerse your incisions in water
It is also important that you take time to rest and recover, and that you use the compression garment supplied by our office to help reduce the risk of unsatisfactory results.
A board-certified, experienced, and award-winning plastic surgeon, Dr. George Chatson takes every care to ensure the most pleasing, life-like, and long-lasting results. Taking time to follow all of his pre and postoperative instructions will help reduce your risk of scars and other aesthetic issues.
Is Breast Reduction Right for Me?
The best way to determine if breast reduction surgery is a good fit for your body is through a one-on-one consultation with Dr. Chatson. This meeting will give you an opportunity to discuss your physical and emotional concerns with Dr. Chatson, enabling him to provide you with honest information about the procedures that will produce the results you deserve. Call our North Andover office at 978-687-1151 or our Nashua office at 603-882-2103 to schedule your consultation today.
Dr. George Chatson is a board-certified plastic surgeon serving Andover, Lowell, and surrounding areas of Massachusetts along with Nashua, Salem, and surrounding areas of New Hampshire.