Restore Your Body, Relieve Your Pain!
The Breast Reduction Solution
Breast reduction, also called a mammoplasty or reduction mammoplasty, removes fat, tissue,
and skin from the breasts making them smaller, lighter, and firmer. It can also reduce the size of the
areola: the pigmented area surrounding the nipple. The primary goals of breast reduction surgery are to
create proportion between your breasts and the rest of your body, relieve physical discomfort, and
restore self-confidence in your appearance. One of the most significant benefits of breast reduction is
the immediate improvement in your physical appearance. Additionally, this procedure offers nearly
instantaneous relief from uncomfortable symptoms, such as:
- Pain in the back, neck and shoulders
- Skin irritation and rashes due to skin rubbing underneath the breasts
- Grooves in the skin of the shoulders caused by tight bra straps
- Avoidance of activities due to embarrassment or physical discomfort
- Acute self-consciousness due to the stigma often associated with large breasts
Excessively large breasts can raise significant concerns for women on both a cosmetic and a
physical level and can cause a variety of medical issues, including back and neck pain, skin rashes, and
even skeletal deformities. Some women find that they must restrict their physical activity due to
discomfort caused by their breast during exercise. Dr. Odinet understands the negative impact of overly
large breasts and offers a surgical reduction for women who want to bring balance and proportion to
Dr. Odinet will discuss each of your concerns with you as well as the goals you hope to achieve through breast reduction. Rest assured your surgery will be customized to your unique situation so the results will be natural, proportionate and beautiful.
Candidates for Breast Reduction Surgery
Breast reduction surgery is typically recommended for women who have breasts that are
disproportionally large in comparison to their body size. Breast reduction is a wise option if you are
physically healthy and have realistic expectations for your procedure. It is important to Dr. Odinet that
every patient is well educated and prepared for their surgery. During your consultation, he will spend
ample time discussing your concerns, medical history, family history, and the objectives you hope to
achieve through breast reduction. Dr. Odinet will perform a physical examination where he will assess
your breasts, take measurements, and determine with you the amount of breast tissue necessary to be
excised to meet your expectations from breast reduction surgery.
Is breast reduction covered by insurance?
It is possible that insurance may cover at least a portion of the operation if the procedure is
deemed medically necessary; this means if you have symptoms related to your large breasts that are
negatively impacting your quality of life. However, it is important to check with your insurance provider
to determine whether breast reduction surgery is covered under your specific plan.
Your Breast Reduction Experience
Your breast reduction surgery will be performed at either one of two locations. If your
procedure is outpatient, it will likely be done at Dr. Odinet’s AAAASF-accredited facility. If you need
additional care the first night, you may have your operation at Park Place Hospital, which features
overnight recovery suites.
After Your Breast Reduction
Recovery from breast reduction surgery can depend on the extent of the procedure. However, it
typically takes one to two weeks. During that time, you may need help around the house since you
won’t be able to participate in any heavy lifting or strenuous activities. You should not participate in any
vigorous workouts for up to six weeks after surgery. But you are encouraged to indulge in light exercise
soon after your procedure to support the body’s natural healing process.
Being one of the most rewarding procedures Dr. Odinet performs, patients will notice relief
from neck, back, and shoulder pain very soon following the surgery. However, the cosmetic results will
take a bit longer to become fully apparent, as swelling is common and will need to subside before you
see the outcome. Your new contour should last indefinitely as long as you maintain a healthy weight and
In conclusion, breast reduction surgery can be a life changing procedure for women struggling
with the physical and emotional discomfort of overly large breasts. If you are interested in learning more
about the benefits of breast reduction surgery, now is the time to schedule your private consultation
with Dr. Odinet.