Reductions are performed in women with large breasts to alleviate symptoms of back and shoulder pain. If the breasts are large enough, coupled with other health problems and/or symptoms, there is a possibility that this procedure could be covered by your insurance. The results of reduction surgery will improve back pain, improve the breast's shape, improve nipple position, and improve the patient’s tolerance to physical activity. It will also enhance body image.
These surgeries are done under a general anesthetic and the patients are discharged home the following day. For breast reduction surgery, patients may stay overnight at the hospital. It takes several months for the breasts to achieve their final shape.
For further information schedule a consult with Dr. Owsley at 208-777-7830.