Dr. Mizuguchi has two goals in mind when performing breast reduction in his practice in Louisville, Kentucky. The first is the reduction of volume or weight of the breast tissue itself. The weight and the droopiness of the breast can cause significant discomfort to the neck, shoulders, and back. Often physical therapy and other unconventional treatment only offer temporary relief. Large breasts can also interfere with physical activities at work and at home. Some may also notice grooving in their shoulders from the weight of their breasts. Rashes are frequent problems under the folds of the breasts and are difficult to manage even with medication. Removal of breast volume can dramatically improve these problems.
The second goal for Dr. Mizuguchi is to re-create an attractive breast shape. The anatomical concerns include maintaining the viability and sensitivity of the nipple areola complex, removing as much breast tissue as possible, and minimizing the scars. The aesthetic concerns are repositioning of the nipples and restoring breast fullness to the upper part of the breasts.
The most common technique use by Dr. Mizuguchi in his practice at Calobrace Plastic Surgery Center is an inverted-T pattern. The scars are located around the areola down towards your fold and in your fold. Often, breast reductions can leave the breasts flat and unattractive. In order to overcome this problem, he believes in repositioning some of your breast tissue to maintain upper breast fullness.
Breast reduction can be a gratifying procedure for both the patients and Dr. Mizuguchi. The improved posture and self esteem is noticeable by the first post-operative visit.
Will health insurance pay for breast reduction surgery?
In many cases this procedure may be covered by insurance. Dr. Mizuguchi participates with Anthem and Humana providers. If you are covered by one of these companies, you will be responsible for your co-pay for the consultation visit, for any deductible you have with your insurance coverage, and for the percentage of your procedure that your insurance does not cover. If you are covered by any other insurance provider, we will be happy to file documents with your insurance company to help aid in reimbursement should you qualify, but you will be responsible for the full fees of your procedure. Please contact us for more information regarding insurance and your procedure at Cosmetic Breast Center.
What steps should I take to prepare for surgery?
You may be asked to have a mammogram, and you will receive instructions for the days leading up to surgery including suggestions for eating, drinking, smoking and taking or avoiding certain vitamins and medications. You’ll need to arrange for transportation home after surgery and for in-home care from a responsible adult for a few days.