Although the media often focuses on stories of women who want to increase their bust size, many women want to reduce the size of their breast because of embarrassment, discomfort, and postural problems. The standard breast reduction procedure involves reducing the amount of excess breast tissue and skin and repositioning the nipple and breast tissue to a higher, “perkier” position. Throughout the repositioning, the nipple remains attached to the underlying tissues so it can retain its natural blood supply and sensation.
- If you have large, heavy breasts, which may be the cause of breathing difficulties, back, shoulder and neck pain, poor posture, bra-strap indentations and chafing under the breasts.
- If you have excessive breast size, which may decrease a sense of attractiveness and self-confidence.
- If large breasts interfere with normal daily activities or with exercise.
This procedure is commonly covered by insurance though insurance criteria are becoming more and more restrictive. Dr. Schantz is an out-of-network provider. Verification of out-of-network benefits will be required. Our staff will assist you in obtaining pre authorization.