For many patients, breast reduction surgery isn’t simply a procedure that reduces the size of the breasts; it is a life-altering event that helps women escape the pain, soreness and physical limitations caused by overly-large breasts. If you suffer from shoulder tension, back pain, unwanted attention or other negative consequence of oversized breasts, board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Brenda Schiesel can help.
Schedule your free breast consultation today by calling 918-518-5144. Dr. Schiesel helps women from across Oklahoma, including Tulsa, Broken Arrow, Owasso, Jenks and nearby areas.
What Is Breast Reduction Surgery?
Breast reduction, also referred to as reduction mammaplasty, is a surgical breast procedure designed to reduce the size of the breasts. In a breast reduction surgery, excess breast tissue is removed, the skin is tightened, and the nipple and areola are repositioned.
Benefits of Breast Reduction Surgery
The benefits of breast reduction surgery are wide-ranging. If you are frustrated with the daily struggles that naturally accompany the burden of oversized breasts, you can expect to enjoy the following benefits after breast reduction:
- More bra choices
- More clothing options
- Reduced pain from bras straps that dig into your shoulders
- Ability to lay on your stomach more easily
- Improved posture and better health
- Ability to exercise more comfortably
The ability to exercise comfortably and properly is an essential step toward a healthy lifestyle. With the better posture, increased mobility and diminished pain that women gain with breast reduction, many patients find that their overall health improves, which leads to an improvement of their overall quality of life.
Is Breast Reduction Right for Me?
Large, heavy breasts can affect your self-esteem, cause pain and keep you from partaking in a variety of activities you might otherwise enjoy. You may be a good candidate for breast reduction surgery if you:
- Are in good overall health
- Are at or near your ideal weight
- Do not smoke, or are willing to quit before the procedure and for the duration of recovery
- Have reasonable expectations
- Are prepared to closely follow Dr. Schiesel’s pre and postoperative instructions
We invite you to visit our breast reduction before-and-after images to see the elegant, natural-looking results Dr. Schiesel has provided for previous patients.
Is Breast Reduction Surgery Covered by Insurance?
While breast reduction cost can vary from patient to patient, some breast reduction surgeries may be covered by health insurance if they are deemed a medical necessity. This qualification depends on:
- Your unique symptoms
- How much breast tissue must be removed
- Your individual insurance plan
If you experience significant pain as a result of overly large breasts, breast reduction may be deemed a medical necessity. During your consultation, Dr. Schiesel and our patient coordinator will discuss your procedure and help you determine whether or not your procedure is likely to be covered by insurance.
Schedule Your Free Breast Reduction Consultation Today
To learn more about breast reduction surgery and your candidacy for the procedure, please contact South Tulsa Plastic Surgery today by completing the form on this page or calling 918-518-5144. Our friendly office proudly serves the Tulsa, Broken Arrow, Jenks and Owasso areas of Oklahoma as well as other nearby areas.