A mammoplasty, also known as a breast reduction surgery, works by removing excess breast tissue, fat and skin to reduce the size of the breasts. While breast augmentation surgery remains the most popular of cosmetic surgical procedures, breast reductions are also quite common – especially for women who find that their large breasts intrude on their everyday lives.
Oversized breasts can cause many women pain and discomfort. For these patients, health insurance may cover all or a portion of their breast reduction surgery.
Oversized breasts can cause the following health issues:
- Back pain.
- Spine problems.
- Poor posture.
- Neck and shoulder pain.
However, if pain is not your issue and you just feel self-conscious about the disproportionate size of your breasts, Dr. Saltz can perform surgery to give you the new, smaller shape you’ve always wanted.
During surgery, incisions are made around your areola. Underlying breast tissue is removed and your nipple will be repositioned in a way to improve the size and shape of your breasts. You will notice your results immediately, and your appearance will continue to improve as your swelling improves over time. The average recovery time takes about one week away from work and a total of six weeks to completely heal.
For more details and to find out if you are a candidate for breast reduction surgery please contact Dr. Saltz by calling our Salt Lake City office at (801) 274-9500 or our Park City office at (435) 655-6612.