Large breasts can make it hard to enjoy routine daily activities, and can also have a negative impact on your self-confidence. Christopher Jones, MD, PC, is highly skilled in breast reduction and can help you achieve a more proportionate and manageable breast size. To learn more about the procedure and your options, book an appointment with the Indianapolis office today. You can schedule online, or call and speak with a member of the administrative staff.
What is breast reduction?
Breast reduction is a surgical procedure to remove excess skin, fat, and other tissue from the breasts. It’s also known as a reduction mammaplasty. It performs the same essential function as a breast lift, but with the addition of tissue removal.
What issues can breast reduction improve?
Some women pursue breast reduction to achieve a more proportionate body composition. Relief from back, neck, and shoulder pain is another common motivating factor. For some, breast reduction is a personal aesthetic preference.
In cases where disproportionately large breasts are causing ongoing pain or rashes, or impeding normal daily routines, breast reduction may be covered by insurance. If you have questions about insurance coverage, simply call to speak with a member of the administrative staff.
Am I a good candidate for breast reduction?
Breast reduction is a great option for many women, but there are cases in which a different approach may be a better fit. For example, if you have certain chronic conditions, such as diabetes or heart disease, you’ll need to ensure that these illnesses are being properly managed prior to breast-reduction surgery.
Breast reduction can also impede your ability to breastfeed, so it’s important to consider how the procedure works into your family-planning goals. Some women postpone reduction until they’ve weaned their last child.
This procedure may also be a poor fit for women who are obese. Weight gain or loss will impact the results of your breast reduction, so reaching and maintaining a stable weight is an important part of preparing for surgery.
How can I prepare for breast reduction?
Dr. Jones will give you personalized instructions on how to prepare for your procedure. Prior to your surgery date, he will measure and photograph your breasts to create your surgical plan.
You’ll discuss options for anesthesia, as well as any lab tests or alterations to your medication routine that may be needed prior to surgery. It’s important to share the full details of any medication you’re currently taking, including supplements.
If you’re a smoker, you should take steps to quit prior to your procedure. Your body’s ability to heal is negatively impacted by smoking, and kicking the habit can help you recover faster and enjoy a healthier life for many years to come.
If you have questions about what breast reduction can do for you, schedule an appointment with Dr. Jones today. Online scheduling is available, or you can simply call to set up your visit.