Breast Reduction in San Francisco East Bay Area City of Walnut Creek - Reduction Mammoplasty with Dr. Joseph Mele
Breast Reduction surgery is performed for both men and women. The terms breast reduction, reduction mammoplasty and reduction mammaplasty are most often used when discussing female breast reduction, while male breast reduction is called Gynecomastia Reduction.
Overly large breasts are often a source of discomfort for women. Heavy breasts cause neck and back pain, and can limit physical activity. Large breasts can cause shoulder rutting, as the weight of the breasts pull down on the bra straps. Large breasts can be difficult to fit into clothing, limiting style choices and leaving a woman feeling self-conscious about the size of her breasts.
Breast Reduction, at the San Francisco Bay Area office of San Francisco Breast Enhancement Doctor, Joseph Mele, MD, in Walnut Creek, California, is a cosmetic procedure designed to reduce the volume and appearance of breasts, leaving you with a more proportionate and flattering bust line. The Breast Reduction procedure uses an anchor-shaped incision beneath the breast, like with a breast lift. In selected cases, fewer and shorter scars can be used. Dr. Mele tightens the remaining skin around the smaller, newly shaped breasts. As with other breast contouring procedures, Breast Reduction is performed under general anesthesia.
If you are interested in learning more about Breast Reduction in the San Francisco Bay Area, call our Walnut Creek Plastic Surgery office today at (925) 943-6353 to schedule a consultation.
If you are having physical symptoms from large breasts, like breast pain, neck pain, back pain, shoulder rutting, a chronic rash, or recurrent infections beneath your breasts, your health insurance may cover breast reduction surgery. Check your policy or contact your health plan to see if you qualify and what restrictions may apply. Some health plans have begun to exclude breast reduction as a covered procedure, and HMO plans will require you to see one of their doctors to qualify. Documentation of your symptoms and all attempts to relieve them is important. A letter from your primary care doctor or other doctors who have treated the problem, records of physical therapy, chiropractic care and medications taken can help with the approval process.
If you are interested in learning more about our San Francisco Bay Area Plastic Surgery office and Breast Reduction Surgery, please contact our cosmetic surgery office in Walnut Creek, California today.