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Attention to Details I have known Dr. Delgado since 1996 and have had the honor and privledge to see his art at work. From the moment a patient walks into his office for a consultation to surgery day, his attention to details and personal care is really second to none. He treats you like you are his one and only patient and it does not matter just how many questions you have. It is the patients stage and he makes sure they are the star.
1. Will medical insurance pay for my breast reduction surgery?
Breast reduction surgery is often considered to be a reconstructive surgical procedure, rather than cosmetic plastic surgery. As a result, the chance of your medical insurance covering the breast reduction is more likely. There are many factors that contribute to determining whether or not your procedure will be covered by your insurance company, including the unique terms within your insurance policy, how much breast tissue will be removed, and the symptoms resulting from enlarged breasts. To learn more about this, visit our guide… “Will Insurance Cover My Breast Reduction”? Dr. Delgado and his staff have extensive experience with the breast reduction approval process and will be happy to explore your options to make this a reality.
2. Will repeat breast reduction surgery be required in the future?
No. Your breasts will always be smaller than they would be without breast reduction surgery. However, the remaining fat cells may eventually swell and will enlarge if you gain weight or become pregnant. It is extremely rare that a revision breast reduction is required in the future unless it is a “touch up” from the initial surgery. This is usually performed within the first 6 to 12 months.
3. How is breast reduction surgery performed?
Breast reduction surgery is performed by surgical removal of skin and breast tissue. The nipple-areolar complex is also positioned higher to obtain a more aesthetically-pleasing outcome. The tissue is removed in a precise architectural fashion so all components come together for an end-result of a beautiful breast that is well proportioned to the body.
4. Where are the incisions made?
The breast size determines the technique used and the amount of tissue to be removed. The incision could be a short scar, a “lollipop” scar, or an inverted-T scar. The incision is around the areola and down to the breast crease and sometimes along the lower breast crease. When liposuction breast reduction is performed the incisions are small and insignificant.
5. Is there bruising or pain after breast reduction?
The breast reduction procedure does have moderate swelling and bruising, but resolves in seven to ten days. The discomfort is minimal unless there is a problem, like an infection or hematoma (blood collection under pressure).
6. How long will I be off of work?
Most breast reduction patients are able to return to work within a week or so while some patients may return in as little as five days, depending on the type of job. The exact amount of time will depend on the extent of your breast reduction surgery and your pain tolerance.
7. When will I be able to see the results of my breast reduction?
After your breast reduction surgery, you will immediately notice the difference in your volume. If you have breast reduction surgery to improve severe symptoms like back pain, you should be able to notice some relief almost immediately. The final results take time to settle into place.
8. Who is a good candidate for breast reduction?
The ideal candidates for breast reduction are patients near the age of 18 and older who have daily ongoing issues with her breasts. If you are self-conscious about the size of your breasts and you suffer from neck, back or shoulder pain due to excessive breast size, you may be a good candidate for breast reduction surgery. Realistic expectations are important for a successful outcome.
9. What is the cost of breast reduction?
The cost of breast reduction surgery varies with the time it takes and the technique(s) used. In general, approximately $9000 will cover Dr. Delgado’s fees, the board-certified anesthesiologist’s fee, the surgery center, and all post-operative care. If your breast reduction surgery is covered by insurance, there may be a deductible or co-pay.
10. Who should I talk to about breast reduction?
If you are considering breast reduction surgery or would like to learn more about breast reduction, contact us to schedule a consultation. Dr. Delgado, an experienced breast reduction surgeon, will discuss your goals and explain how we can help you meet your desired result. We can provide many pre- and post-operative photos of Dr.Delgado’s patients. We also have a list of patients who have experienced breast reduction surgery and would be happy to share their experiences with you.