I’m Not Happy With My Large Breasts: What Are My Options?

I’m Not Happy With My Large Breasts: What Are My Options?

Women with large breasts are often envied by women whose genetics weren’t as generous. But most women don’t realize that having large breasts isn’t always a blessing.

Though there are several reasons you may not be happy with large breasts, including being embarrassed about your appearance, the biggest challenges for most women are discomfort and pain.

You should never ignore any physical problem caused by large breasts or take it lightly because it won’t improve. Support bras can aggravate shoulder, neck, and chest wall pain. Some women try losing weight, but that has a minimal impact on naturally large breasts.

Large breasts cause problems like chronic shoulder, neck, and back pain, headaches, skin inflammation and rashes, difficulty breathing, and pinched nerves. Many women find that their large breasts interfere with enjoying an active life.

If you’re unhappy with large breasts, you only have one option: breast reduction surgery. This procedure, called reduction mammaplasty, eliminates your discomfort and gives you breasts you’ll love.

In the skilled hands of Rafael C. Cabrera, MD, FACS, at Plastic Surgery Specialists of Boca Raton, you can have the confidence of knowing you’ll be thrilled with the new shape and size of your breasts. Here’s what you should know about breast reduction surgery.

Start with an initial consultation

Your initial consultation paves the way to a successful experience. This appointment gives you the opportunity to meet with Dr. Cabrera and make sure you’re comfortable putting your health in our hands.

We talk about the changes you want to make and evaluate your breasts. Then we explain the procedure, make recommendations about your new breast size, and answer all of your questions.

During your initial consultation, you can also tour our fully accredited surgery center and meet with our personal care coordinator. They discuss the price of your procedure, help with financing, and schedule a surgery date.

About breast reduction surgery

During your breast surgery, we remove just enough fat and glandular tissue to reach the size that fits your body and personal preferences.

After reducing your overall breast size, we focus on their appearance, carefully creating their new shape and contouring them to achieve the look we discussed during your consultation. For the final step, we reposition the nipple and close the incisions.

You’ll wear a surgical bra for a few weeks before transitioning to a sports bra. It takes about a month for the swelling to go down, and you’ll need to limit strenuous activity during this time. However, most women return to work a week or two after surgery.

Look into insurance coverage

Health insurance providers don’t cover plastic surgery when you choose the procedure to improve your appearance. However, health insurance does pay for plastic surgery when it’s medically necessary. That means they may cover breast reduction surgery performed to address physical symptoms.

It’s important to know that insurance providers have very specific criteria you must meet before they agree to pay for breast reduction surgery. And even if your insurance company generally covers the procedure, your individual health plan may not include that benefit.

We can help you work through the details, verify whether your health insurance provider covers the procedure, and the criteria they require. If you don’t have insurance, or your procedure doesn’t meet the criteria, we offer CareCredit financing, allowing you to get breast reduction surgery now and pay for it over time.

If your large breasts make you uncomfortable and you want to learn more about breast reduction, don’t wait to schedule a consultation with the compassionate team at Plastic Surgery Specialists of Boca Raton. Call the office at 561-203-0377 today.

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