With so much talk about breast augmentation procedures, breast reduction often gets swept off to the side. But the truth is that while many women dream of larger breasts, many others dream of smaller ones. The good news is that breast reduction can help. So let’s take a moment to clear up any misconceptions you may have about this procedure. You may just be pleasantly surprised at how wonderful breast reduction can be.
Myth: Breast Reduction Isn’t Covered By Insurance
As a general rule, insurance companies will not cover procedures that are deemed to be cosmetic. However, breast reduction often has very real medical implications. Many who struggle with their large breasts experience back, neck and shoulder pain–to name a few. As a result, in many cases, breast reduction can be covered by insurance. Of course, the best way to know whether your procedure will be covered is to check with your insurance provider.
Myth: Breast Reduction Prevents Breastfeeding
For the majority of women, breastfeeding is still a very viable option after breast reduction surgery. However, there is a 10% reduction in a woman’s ability to breastfeed after this procedure. That said, if you could successfully breastfeed before breast reduction, the chances are very high that you will continue to have this ability after.
Myth: Breast Reduction Is Performed Alone
This could not be further from the truth. At Plastic Surgery Affiliates, we are glad to provide breast reduction and lift at the same time, to enhance the shape of the breasts and ensure that you are pleased with your results. There are several breast reduction techniques available, and we will discuss the process that makes sense for your needs, during your consultation.
Myth: Your Breasts Will Stay the Same Size Forever
While breast reduction is designed to last for the long-term, countless factors impact the size of your breasts. Pregnancy, weight gain and other changes in the hormones can affect breast size. As a result, the best way to ensure your breasts stay the size you desire is to reach a stable breast size and body weight for at least six months before surgery. We can discuss the specifics of maintaining your results during your consultation.
Myth: Breast Reduction Can Only Be Done After Having Children
There are many situations in which it is actually more beneficial to have breast reduction performed before pregnancy, childbirth and/or breastfeeding. For women with very large breasts, the changes that take place during this time could make a post-childbearing breast reduction even more complicated. However, if breastfeeding is extremely important, you may opt to wait until after having children to undergo your breast reduction. Ultimately, your doctor can advise what makes sense for your body’s specific needs.
At Plastic Surgery Affiliates, we are proud to provide breast reduction surgery to patients in Nashville, Brentwood, Hendersonville, Franklin, Smyrna, and the surrounding Tennessee communities. So if you are ready to learn more and schedule your consultation, simply contact us today.