Who Qualifies for Breast Reduction Surgery?
Breast reduction surgeries are usually desired by women with breasts that are too large for their body frame. This procedure is actually quite common. The procedure involves removing some of the tissue and skin from the breasts to decrease their size and reshape them. The breasts are made smaller and perkier. While excision is the standard technique used during breast reduction, liposuction may also be performed.
There are different reasons as to why a woman might decide that breast reduction surgery is best for them, but not everyone makes a good candidate for the surgery. In most cases, if the breast reduction is necessary then the insurance provider or OHIP will cover the costs.
What Makes Someone a Candidate for Breast Reduction?
- Of a healthy and ideal weight
- Persistent back pain
- Shoulder pain
- Uneven breasts
- Severe sagging
- Physical stress caused by overly large and heavy breasts
The criteria above helps a surgeon determine whether or not someone may be a good candidate for a breast reduction surgery. Even if you are experiencing pain due to the size and weight of your breasts, your health must be up to par. If you smoke, are pregnant, nursing a baby, have certain medical conditions, or are overweight, you may not be eligible to have the procedure conducted.
Breast Reduction Options
Not all breast reductions are conducted the same as there are many different ways to go about the procedure.
Dr. Kesarwani will decide to perform the surgery the way they feel is best for you personally, but you still may be given some options. Dr. Kesarwani will determine which incision is best for your shape and size. There are three common incision types for this procedure: the anchor, the lollipop, and the donut. Essentially, these are the same incision placements as a breast lift.
How the Procedure Is Conducted
When you arrive for the surgery, you will be given anesthesia. When the anesthetics kick in, Dr. Kesarwani will begin making the appropriate incisions. Fat, skin and breast tissue will then be removed through the incisions. Liposuction may be used in addition to remove excess fat and further shape the breasts. The skin is then trimmed and pulled tight. This helps to reshape the breast after the removal of fat. When the surgery is over, your surgeon will send you home with information on the proper ways to care for the incisions and breasts after surgery.