There are plenty of reasons that patients in the Westminster, Thornton, and Boulder area decide to undergo breast reduction. This cosmetic procedure can help to reduce the size of breasts, which can help some patients experience less back pain and a better figure. If you’re planning on undergoing this procedure, here are some common breast reduction FAQs so that you’re fully prepared.
Will my insurance cover the procedure?
This depends on the insurance company. Some insurance providers will cover the cost of breast reduction surgery while others will not, so patients will need to pay for the procedure out of pocket. It’s always best to talk with your insurance provider first before scheduling any procedures.
How long does recovery take?
Breast reduction is considered an outpatient procedure. Patients will be placed in a soft bra after surgery and allowed to go home. Care instructions will be provided, but it’s important to note that your breasts will take about one month to settle into their natural position.
However, every patient’s body is different. Some people may be able to go back to work and minimal normal activities after three weeks while others take a bit longer. Make sure you are fully prepared to take the time you need to properly heal.
What are the complications?
The most common complication is an infection after the surgery; however, this is totally treatable by your doctor. In addition to infection, some women may experience nipple sensitivity after the surgery.
Will I be able to breast feed?
This will depend on your surgery. Breast reduction requires removing breast tissue, so it’s possible that you will not be able to breast feed after having this surgery.
Can men have breast reduction surgery?
Yes. Breast reduction procedures are available to both men and women. There are also additional cosmetic procedures for men too.
Contact Boulder Plastic Surgery
If you are interested in breast reduction surgery, schedule a consultation today with Boulder Plastic Surgery. Our team has been servicing the Boulder, Thornton, and Westminster areas for many years, and we’d be happy to discuss the procedure with you in more detail. Contact us today at 303.578.4193 to schedule your appointment.