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5 Things You Should Know About a Breast Reduction


November 6, 2018

Is a large chest causing you back and neck pain? Do you wake up in the morning sore? Is shopping for shirts uncomfortable or depressing? If you answered yes to any of these questions, breast reduction surgery may be the right choice for you.

Breast reduction surgery is a quick and relatively simple way to reduce the size of your breasts, leaving you feeling happier and healthier. Though the procedure is common and most women love their experience (and new breasts) there are a few things you should know before going under the knife.

1. You might go down a shirt size.

After surgery, clothes likely won’t fit you the way they did before. Though some women find this to be a good thing, it can be an uncomfortable surprise to others when their once favorite shirt doesn’t fit the same.

2. Recovery is a very important part of the process.

Some women think they’ll be able to return to their normal life within a day or two of surgery. Unfortunately, that’s just not the case. If you push yourself to do too much too fast, you run the risk of harming yourself and having a longer recovery period.

3. Breastfeeding may be difficult, but it’s certainly not impossible.

Many women who had breast reduction surgery 10+ years ago will tell you that it’s almost impossible to breastfeed after a reduction. Well, we’re happy to say that, that’s simply not the case anymore! Today’s techniques preserve a greater amount of the milk-producing ducts to the nipple.

4. Insurance may be hesitant to cover your surgery costs.

Because larger breasts can cause back and neck problems, many insurances will cover the cost of a reduction. But it’s important not to just assume insurance will cover you. For some, proving breast reduction surgery is medically necessary can be an uphill battle.

5. Your confidence will soar.

There are many reasons why women chose to get breast reduction surgery — some are medical and some are emotional. Many women who chose to get breast reduction surgery because they’re emotionally uncomfortable with their large chest feel a wave of confidence once their procedure is complete.

For more information on all things cosmetic surgery, give Wall Street Cosmetic Surgery a call at (212) 344-0496 or visit us online!


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