Breast Reduction

A breast reduction procedure surgically creates smaller, lighter and firmer breasts by removing fat, glandular tissue and skin from the breast. Incisions will be placed around the areola, extending from the areola down to the breast crease. This surgery achieves a breast size in proportion with your body and alleviates a variety of medical problems associated with large, pendulous breasts.

Breast Reduction FAQ

Who is a good candidate for breast reduction?Healthy women between he ages of 18 and 65 may benefit from breast reduction surgery.
How do I get insurance to cover the procedure?Not all insurance policies cover breast reduction, to ensure your policy does check with your insurance company to see if they cover the breast reduction code or CPT code 19318.
My insurance company covers breast reduction, what next?Your insurance company will require their criteria of medical necessity is met before they pre authorize your breast reduction. This criteria may include a note from your primary care doctor stating your procedure is medically necessary, back or neck pain caused from large breasts.
How do I move forward with a breast reduction?Schedule a consultation with Dr. DiFrancesco -a board certified plastic surgeon today!
What is the recovery like?Most patients feel immediate relief from their symptoms of back and neck pain. They return to everyday activities in 1 to 2 weeks and return to the gym in 4 to 6 weeeks.

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