Breast reduction surgery has one of the highest rates of satisfaction. When women have overly large breasts, they often suffer from a condition called symptomatic macromastia, a medical problem that may include the following symptoms:
Neck, shoulder, and back pain
Bra strap indentations
Rashes beneath the breasts
Difficulty fitting into clothing
Breast reduction surgery makes the breasts lighter and smaller and alleviates the problems associated with large breasts. Breast reduction is deemed medically necessary if a patient suffers from symptomatic macromastia. The typical criteria for insurance coverage of a breast reduction include: troublesome symptoms that detract from quality of life, failure of medical therapy prescribed by another physician, and removal of a minimum weight of breast tissue.
One of the wonderful things about breast reduction is how quickly patients experience relief from their symptoms. The morning after surgery many patients already feel relief, even though their recovery has just begun. Many women report that they even breathe easier when they no longer have so much weight on their chests.