If you have overlarge breasts that cause physical pain and seem out of proportion with your body, you may be a candidate for a breast reduction. Large breasts not only come with a certain degree of self-consciousness and embarrassment – they can also cause significant physical problems for women, including:
- Neck pain
- Back pain
- Shoulder pain
- Bad posture
- Irritation and chafing (from bra straps)
Because of these medical issues, many insurance companies will cover all or some of the cost of breast reduction surgery. In order to be a good breast reduction candidate, you should be in good overall health and free of major medical conditions. You should also have relatively elastic skin so it can tighten over the new, smaller shape of your breasts after surgery.
Blood clotting disorders, diabetes, and other types of medical conditions can prevent you from being a good breast reduction candidate. Dr. Lefkovits will evaluate your current health and medical history to determine whether or not this procedure is right for you.
If you live in New York and have further questions about breast reduction, please contact New York City Board Certified plastic surgeon Dr. George Lefkovits today to schedule your consultation at Park Plaza Plastic Surgery. You can also reach us by phone at (212) 750-9494.
Dr. George Lefkovits, the owner of Park Plaza Plastic Surgery, is a plastic surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology. He has extensive training and over 30 years of experience in performing all kinds of plastic surgery procedures. Dr. Lefkovits attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and State University of New York Downstate Medical College for his degrees.