Why this breast procedure is covered by insurance
Women with overly-large breasts suffer from a myriad of symptoms that make a breast reduction an insurance-covered procedure: Back pain, neck pain, shoulder grooving, rashes under the breast, difficulty with clothing choices, bras that don’t fit, difficulty with exercise and weight gain are some of the most common complaints of women with this condition.
Advantages of breast reduction
One of the best upsides for women who need a breast reduction greater than 1000 grams is that it reduces your breast cancer risk by 70%, according to a recent large study from Scandanavia. Most or all of the above symptoms are alleviated almost immediately. Patients tell me that despite the tolerable surgical discomfort, they already know that the weight of the world is off their back and shoulders!
Some patients wonder if they should lose weight prior to the breast reduction procedure, but they are usually thwarted in those efforts because of the above symptoms. Inevitably after the reduction you will lose weight and feel great about your new look. You’ll move better and clothing choices will improve your whole worldview!
PS: A breast reduction at any age is usually an outpatient procedure.