In your initial consultation, it’s important to discuss your expectations frankly with Dr. Lesavoy, and to listen to his opinion. Every patient – and every physician, as well – has a different view of what is a desirable size and shape for breasts.
Heavy breasts can lead to a variety of medical problems, physical discomfort, shoulder indentations due to tight bra straps, and extreme self-consciousness.
Dr. Lesavoy will examine and measure your breasts, and will probably photograph them for reference during surgery and afterwards. (The photographs may also be used in the processing of your insurance coverage.) He will discuss the variables that may affect the procedure-such as your age, the size and shape of your breasts, and the condition of your skin. You should also discuss where the nipple and areola will be positioned; they’ll be moved higher during the procedure, and should be approximately even with the crease beneath your breasts.
Dr. Lesavoy will describe the breast reduction procedure in detail, explaining its risks and limitations and making sure you understand the scarring that will result. Dr. Lesavoy will also explain the anesthesia he will use, the facility where the surgery will be performed, and the costs. (Some insurance companies will pay for breast reduction if it’s medically necessary; however, they may require that a certain amount of breast tissue be removed. Check your policy, and have Dr. Lesavoy write a “predetermination letter” if required.)
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