Breast Reduction in Salt Lake City

Naturally large breasts can be a burden to a woman.  The excess weight on the chest contributes to back pain and neck and shoulder discomfort.  In severe cases large breasts can lead to skin breakdown below the breasts or carpal tunnel syndrome.

Women with very large breasts often benefit from breast reduction surgery.  In our Utah office, Dr. Yates has vast experience with all forms of breast reduction surgery.  The goals of breast reduction surgery are to decrease the weight and size of the breasts, providing a lifted breast shape.

Where are the scars after breast reduction surgery?

Scarring is the major trade-off of breast reduction surgery.  Depending on the size and shape of the breasts there are a variety of scar patterns that can best achieve the goal.  For breasts that have a good shape, breast reduction can be performed with very little scarring with liposuction, the so called “scarless breast reduction”.  Most cases require a scar around the nipple and directly below the nipple (lollipop scar).  For larger degrees of skin excess, the horizontal scar beneaththe breast may also be necessary (anchor scar).

Can I breastfeed after breast reduction surgery?

Depending on the nature of the technique used breastfeeding may or may not be effected after breast reduction surgery.  Most patients can breastfeed after breast reduction surgery.

Will I lose sensation after after breast reduction surgery?

Depending on the nature of the technique used nipple sensation may or may not be effected after breast reduction surgery.  Most patients maintain sensation after breast reduction surgery.

Does insurance pay for breast reduction surgery?

Breast reduction is one of the few cosmetic procedures paid for by insurance.  The requirements are strict and there is a lot of documentation required by the patient.  The amount of breast tissue that needs to be removed to meet these requirements is often more than a patient would like to lose.