Feel Comfortable in Your Clothes
Who is this for?
Women with enlarged breasts often have to deal with the difficulties of finding clothes that fit or maintaining a professional appearance at work. In addition, many suffer from back, neck and shoulder pain due to the weight of their breasts, as well as rashes underneath the breasts. Occasionally due to the physical discomfort caused by this condition, some insurance companies may pay for the surgical correction. However, i do not take insurance. If your insurance company pays for out of network benefits, I can frequently work with you and them to make this happen. However, most of my patients simply do not want to deal with the insurance company and they pay for this as they would any other cosmetic procedure.
If you are working with your health insurance for this procedure, please bring an insurance referral if one is required by your plan. Based on the consultation, I will send a letter and photograph to your insurance company. The letter will explain that your request for a breast reduction is based on discomfort and not on cosmetic desire alone. Some of the insurance companies will provide their requirements online.
You will need to pay cash for this consult if you want me to contact your insurance company. Typically, you can expect your insurance company to respond within four to six weeks.
If you plan on doing this as a cosmetic procedure, the consult is free but I will not be sending a letter to your insurance company since this will be a self pay procedure.
About the Breast Reduction Procedure
When I perform a Breast Reduction, I carry out a Breast Lift (Mastopexy) at the same time.
Unlike some surgeons, I almost never detach the nipple from the breast. This reduces the possibility of loss of the colour and sensation of the nipple, and better ensures a woman’s the ability to breast-feed.
The procedure takes approximately 2.5 hours under general anesthesia in the operating room. . The scars are around the areola and then in an inverted T shape. In select patients, i may utilize a different incision. I almost never use drains. All the incisions are closed with internal sutures, covered with steristrips, so there is no messy ointments that you have to apply. I will recommend that you purchase from my office Scarguard which will help minimize your scarring.
You go home 1-2 hours after surgery.
What Post-Op care is required for Breast Reduction?
Post-operatively, my Breast Reduction patients experience surprisingly little pain. In addition, you can expect any scars from this procedure to fade very nicely.
I allow showering 24 hours after surgery. Most patients will take 10-14 days off from work to recuperate.
Most patients can breast feed after a breast reduction, but not all. In addition, most patients have no change in sensation after surgery, though that is a risk of surgery. Sometimes patients experience either too much sensation or a decrease in sensation after surgery. Within within weeks to months, this will return to normal.
Breast Reduction Surgery Northern Virginia & Washington DC including residents of Ashburn, Fairfax, Sterling, Manassas, Reston and Western Loudoun Virginia.
Disclaimer: Results may vary for different individuals.