For women with very large breasts, a breast reduction may be required. This helps to relive neck and back pain associated with the large breasts. Shoulder grooving from the bra straps can also be a major concern. Insurance usually covers breast reduction procedures, but not all of the time. Since every insurance company and policy is different, see Dr. Schreiber in consultation to determine how to get pre-authorization for your breast reduction.
After Dr. Schreiber reviews your history and performs a physical exam, he will go over the entire procedure. This procedure is commonly done on an outpatient basis, with recovery lasting 1-2 weeks. Exercise can resume after 2 weeks with heavy weight lifting after 4-6 weeks.
The scars for a breast reduction typically go around the areola, straight down from the 6 o’clock position of the areola, and then underneath the breasts. Dr. Schreiber rarely uses drains when he does a breast reduction procedure. He also recommends keeping the dressings on and dry for 1 week while all of the incisions heal. After 1 week, the dressings are removed and you can then resume showering.
Baltimore breast reduction surgeon, Dr. Jeffrey Schreiber, has been performing breast reductions for many years. His patients are so happy after breast reductions because the weight has been lifted from their shoulders…literally.