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How to Know When Breast Reduction is Medically Necessary

When your large breasts are making daily life more difficult or causing you pain, it may be time to consider breast reduction surgery in Long Island at Romanelli Cosmetic Surgery. Many women seek breast reduction for back pain or other health reasons. Our board-certified plastic surgeons, Dr. James Romanelli and Dr. John Layliev, offer consultations where they can evaluate if you are a good candidate for a breast reduction. At this visit, they can explain the surgery process ahead and answer any questions you have about the surgery.

What is a breast reduction?

A breast reduction is an outpatient treatment performed while the patient is under general anesthesia in Huntington, NY. The length of your surgery depends on the incision method used and the degree of your reduction. We will either use a vertical incision or an inverted T incision. During surgery, we reduce breast fat and tissue, and tighten all remaining skin and tissue before placing stitches at the incision lines.

Ideal candidates for breast reduction surgery

Having breasts that are too large for your body in Long Island, NY can cause pain and discomfort, no matter your age. During a consultation, we can learn about your experience and determine if a breast reduction can help you. A breast reduction can be done and may be deemed medically necessary when a patient has:

  • Chronic neck, shoulder, or back pain

  • Chronic rash or skin irritation under breasts

  • Nerve pain, including numbness or tingling in the hands or fingers

  • Depression related to self-image

Breast reduction surgery helps allow you to attain the body you want while reducing your pain. It’s great for anyone who feels their breasts limit how they live life. If you are at a healthy weight, our board-certified plastic surgeon team of Dr. Romanelli or Dr. Layliev at Romanelli Cosmetic Surgery can perform this surgery for you. Those who smoke, are obese, or who have diabetes or heart problems are not ideal candidates for breast reduction. Those who haven’t started a family or still plan to get pregnant may want to postpone their surgery. Also, those interested in losing weight may want to wait too, since weight loss can lead to breast size changes.

Learn If you qualify for breast reduction surgery in Huntington, NY

If you’re in good health, at a healthy weight, and don’t smoke, you are an ideal candidate for breast reduction surgery in Long Island, NY. Our knowledgeable and experienced team at Romanelli Cosmetic Surgery works hard to get this surgery covered by your insurance. Board-certified plastic surgeons Dr. James Romanelli and Dr. John Layliev are committed to ensuring their patients are satisfied with the results from their breast reduction. To schedule a consultation to learn more about breast reduction surgery, and to learn if you’re a candidate for breast reduction surgery, call our Huntington, NY office.

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