If you have large, heavy breasts, they could be the cause of neck, back or shoulder pain, breathing problems, posture issues, indentations from the bra strap or chafing of the skin under your breasts. If this is the case, you may desire breast reduction. Dr. Soler performs breast reduction surgery for patients in Tampa and in the surrounding areas of Clearwater and St. Petersburg. Many patients who feel large breasts interfere with exercising and other daily activities may opt for a breast reduction surgery or reduction mammoplasty. If you have excessive breast size or drooping breasts affecting your overall confidence, schedule a breast reduction consultation today.
Why do women get breast reduction surgeries?
The primary purpose of breast reduction surgery is to give the patient an attractive breast contour with a smaller size. It also frees the patients from any health related issues they were dealing with due to the large size of their breasts. Undoubtedly, an increase in your self esteem is one of the goals of breast reduction surgery.
How is breast reduction surgery performed?
Dr. Soler performs a breast reduction under general anesthesia. During the breast reduction, excessive breast tissue is removed. Most breast reduction procedures incorporate a breast lift to get the newly sized breasts to the correct height. The nipple-areolar complex is moved upwards during the surgery and all the excess fat, tissue and skin is removed from the breasts. The patient goes home after the surgery in a special compression bra which holds the breasts in symmetry during the initial healing process. Any discomfort after the surgery can be controlled with oral medication and subsides with each day. The scars from surgery fade within 6 months to a year. Some patients may choose breast augmentation with implants during or after the breast reduction procedure to get rid of any sagging in the breasts.
Is mammoplasty reduction covered by insurance?
Breast reduction surgery may be covered by insurance. You must contact your provider for obtaining pre-authorization. Any risks or individual suitability of breast reduction should be discussed directly with Dr. Soler during your consultation at his Tampa office.
We treat a breast reduction as a cosmetic procedure upon your first visit, and the $60 consultation fee applies. In order for a breast reduction to be covered under insurance, patients need 2-5 years of previous conservative treatment including chiropractor, PCP, massage therapist, etc. Even with the conservative treatments, surgeries need to be pre-approved and patients may be responsible for co-payments or co-insurance amounts per their insurance eligibility.
Even though all surgical procedures carry a slight degree of risk, no major complications are foreseen in a breast reduction surgery. Any minor complications that may arise do not hamper the end result of your surgery. Dr. Soler performs breast reduction surgery at his practice which is located just outside of downtown Tampa. Call Dr. Soler today to schedule your consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon serving Southwest Florida.
Discreet cosmetic surgery travel
If you plan on traveling to Tampa from more than 50 miles away, we recommend you plan to stay for a few days. The chart below shows how long Dr. Soler recommends you stay based on your procedure. This chart is for both car and air travelers. At your consultation, Dr. Soler can give you a better idea of exactly how many days you would need to plan for post-operative recovery. If you need additional planning assistance, please contact our helpful office or visit our travel page.
Schedule your breast reduction consultation today
Dr. Soler focuses on individualized care for each patient. He will consult with you to understand your needs and develop a customized plan. If you are seeking breast reduction surgery, contact us today to schedule a consultation. Our office serves all of Southwest Florida, including the St. Petersburg and Clearwater areas and is conveniently located just outside of downtown Tampa.