Can I Get a Lift With My Breast Reduction?

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If you are considering a breast reduction to improve your quality of life, you might also wish to enhance the overall appearance of your breasts by having them lifted. The good news is that a breast lift is technically included as part of breast reduction surgery. Most patients interested in a breast reduction are seeking to alleviate the discomfort caused by large breasts, including the resulting back and neck pain they can often cause. The procedure involves removing a significant amount of excess tissue and skin, reshaping the breasts, and repositioning the nipple — generally creating a lifted appearance. It is important to note that some patients who believe a breast reduction can address their concerns might actually be a better candidate for a breast lift alone. If you are unsure which of these procedures is most appropriate, I can assess your individual needs to help you find the procedure that is right for you, during your consultation.  

Depending on your insurance provider, breast reduction can sometimes be covered (either partially or fully) if deemed medically necessary, although this is typically rare. In your consultation, I can help you determine whether or not you are likely to qualify. If you are interested in pursuing medical coverage for your breast reduction, please contact Cora at cora@tomlintnermd.com to ensure our practice accepts your insurance plan.

Thomas B. Lintner, MD, FACS

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