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Insurance Companies Deny Medically Necessary Breast Reductions Based on Random, Unproven Coverage Criteria 

[Press Release] U.S. Newswire via Yahoo! News - Oct 07 9:03 PM
What if you couldn't perform daily activities, such as exercising or running with your children, because of overly large breasts that caused unending pain? Despite existing scientific studies that outline the medical necessity for breast reduction, many insurance companies are denying thousands of women the procedure each year because of rigid, unfounded conditions to secure coverage, according

Breast Cancer Misconceptions 
Hartford Courant - Oct 09 12:24 AM
t What Women Think: More than 90 percent of women surveyed believe that having a close relative with breast cancer poses a very important (79 percent) or somewhat important (13 percent) risk factor.

Breast asymmetry surgery improves quality of life, self-esteem 
EurekAlert! - Oct 07 9:16 PM
SAN FRANCISCO – Many women suffer from uneven breasts, also known as breast asymmetry – a relatively common condition that is often not discussed.

Insurance companies deny medically necessary breast reductions based on random, unproven criteria 
EurekAlert! - Oct 08 9:07 PM
SAN FRANCISCO – What if you couldn't perform daily activities, such as exercising or running with your children, because of overly large breasts that caused unending pain?

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Breast reduction, or reduction mammaplasty, is a surgical procedure which involves the reduction in brest reduction the size of breasts by excising fat, skin, and glandular tissue; it may also involve breastreduction a procedure to counterract drooping of the breasts. As with breast augmentation, this procedure is performed most often on women, breat reduction but may breast reductio also be performed on men afflicted by gynecomastia.

Breast reduction surgery is oriented toward women with large, breast reduction pendulous breasts, since the weight of their breasts may cause neck, back, shoulder, circulation, and/or breathing problems. breast reductions The weight may also cause discomfort los angeles breast reduction as a result of brassiere straps abrading or irritating the skin. Even if physical breast reduction indiana discomfort is not a problem, some women feel uncomfortable with the large size of their breasts orange county breast reduction in proportion to the rest of beverly hills breast reduction their bodies. Reduction mammoplasty affords the recipient smaller, lighter, and firmer breasts. texas breast reduction The surgeon may also reduce the size of the areola male breast reduction or nipples.

Although not advocated as a cancer risk reducing procedure, a breast reduction pictures woman's risk of subsequently developing breast cancer will be reduced proportionately to the amount of breast tissue left. It is recommended that breast reduction new york city patients georgia breast reduction receive new baseline mammograms 6-8 months after breast reduction to accommodate expected radiographic changes and give a new basis to compare future imaging studies breast reduction texas to.

Except in breast reduction new york unusual cases, this procedure is performed on individuals with fully developed breasts. It is not recommended for breast reduction dallas women who intend to breastfeed, new york city breast reduction although the success rate in breast feeding among reduction patients mirrors that breast reduction before after of the general population. Doctors almost always perform breast reductions while the patient is under general anesthesia. During pre-operative visits, the doctor and patient soleil moon frye breast reduction may decide on surgery jennifer connelly breast reduction new (usually higher) positions for the areolas and nipples.

The most common procedure involves an breast reduction delaware anchor-shaped incision which circles the areola (aka. "Wise-pattern" reduction). The incision extends downward, following surgery soleil moon frye before breast reduction the natural curve of the breast. Excess glandular tissue, fat, and skin is removed. Next, the nipple breast reduction boulder and areola houston breast reduction are moved into their new position. Recently there has been increasing interest in limited scar techniques park city breast reduction which leave only a vertical or vertical with a st. george breast reduction shorter horizontal scar.

In some extreme cases, the areola and nipple may need to be completely breast reduction african woman removed for relocation and replaced as a skin graft (aka "free nipple graft"). In these cases, sensation from ogden breast reduction the areola area will be lost.

Patients may breast reduction complications take a few weeks for initial recovery, however it may take breast reduction elkhart from six months to a year for the provo breast reduction body to completely adjust to the new breast size. Some women may experience discomfort during breast reduction before and after their initial menstruation following the surgery due to the breasts swelling.

Scarring from this procedure may breast reduction orlando be extensive and can be permanent. Initially the scars are lumpy and soleil moon frye before breast reduction red, but gradually subside into their final surgery breast reduction before and after pictures smaller sizes as thin white lines. Though permanent, the surgeon can generally make the scars inconspicuous to the point that even breast reduction michiana low-cut kirkland breast reduction tops may be worn without visible scars. Other common problems include: male breast reduction staten island asymmetry, delayed wound healing, altered nipple sensation, fluid retention in the breast, altered erogenous function, late surgery breast reduction and tummy tuck changes in shape and recurrent ptosis (drooping.)

See also

  • Breast implant
  • Breast reconstruction
  • Breast lift
  • List of surgery breast reduction by liposuction breast reduction recipients

External links

  • In-depth discussion of surgery breast reduction for men reduction mammaplasty, including illustrations from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Clinical Outcomes in Reduction Mammaplasty new york breast reduction from the Mayo Clinic (PDF file)
  • Breast Reduction and Lift - Pictures of breast reduction for men new york Healing Tissue Evolution
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