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Woman with big boobs measuring her bustEvery year, thousands of women of all ages undergo breast reduction surgery. Voluptuous breasts are typically viewed as desirable; however, when large breasts interfere with your comfort and overall quality of life, they can be burdensome. A breast reduction can reshape your breasts to restore your self-confidence and liberate you from the physical limitations that come from having cumbersome breasts.

Am I a Candidate for Breast Reduction Surgery?

You may want to consider breast reduction surgery if you have:

  • Breasts that are too large in proportion to the rest of your body
  • Asymmetrical breasts
  • Back, neck, or shoulder pain caused by heavy breasts
  • Physical limitations caused by heavy breasts

Breast Reduction Incisions

The incisions for breast reduction surgery are around the areola, vertically down the lower breast tissue, and then across the fold of the breast.


Recovery time depends on how your body responds to the procedure. Most women who undergo breast reduction surgery can go back to work within 10 days, but it is vital to take it easy for 6 weeks. Be sure to follow your surgeon’s aftercare instructions to get the most out of your treatment and recover as quickly as possible.

Insurance Coverage

Some people qualify for insurance coverage of breast reduction, but you must meet the criteria determined by your insurance company. The standard is three months of conservative measure that have been tried and that have failed to help, such as:

  • Required height and weight
  • Physical therapy
  • Chiropractic care
  • Pain management
  • Requirement for grams to be removed
  • Physical activity documentation
  • Primary care physician recommendation

Don’t worry if you do not qualify for insurance coverage; Dr. Hiatt can still do your breast reduction. He will be happy to see you for a cosmetic consultation and give you a price quote for the surgery.

To schedule your breast reduction surgery consultation, please call us at 480.844.1410 or contact us online.