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Breast Reduction Detroit

Women with large, heavy breasts experience a number of problems including back and neck pain, bra strap grooving, and skin rashes. They also have difficulty finding proper fitting clothes, engaging in physical activity, and are self-conscious about their appearance.

Breast reduction can greatly help women who suffer the effects of large breasts. Breast reduction is a surgical procedure that effectively reduces the size and weight of the breasts, lifts the breast and nipple to a more aesthetic position, and tightens the skin. The result is much lighter, youthful, and shapely breast.

Insurance will occasionally cover this procedure based on the symptoms that the patient has and based on how much tissue can be safely removed. Often times the insurance will require that 1 to 2 pounds of tissue be removed per side. Occasionally, insurance will not cover breast reduction surgery, either because of the lack of medical problems caused by the large breasts, or because there is not enough breast tissue to be removed to meet the insurance requirements. In these cases, a breast reduction can still be done under cosmetic criteria, but will not be covered by insurance.

Breast reduction surgery is performed in the outpatient surgery center, under general anesthesia. The procedure takes about three hours and most patients go home the same day. Risks include possible loss or decrease in nipple sensation, healing difficulty, and scarring.

While the incisions most commonly go around the areola, down the breast, and along the crease, new techniques attempt to keep scars to a minimum.

Dr. Lytle performs breast reduction using the latest techniques.

“I look at my “before” photos and can’t believe I waited so long. Now I can finally wear dresses without a bra, and I’m proud of how I look in a bikini.”

- Natalie T.

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