Breast hypertrophy exists when the volume of the breasts is too large for the patient’s morphology. This overloading of the breast volume often leads to pain, more or less, important at the level of the back, the shoulders or the neck. This pain is sometimes amplified by the stooped attitude that some patients take to mask, no doubt, their large breasts.
Excessive breast volume often leads to breast ptosis. Indeed, the weight of the breasts creates an alteration of the tissues, which causes the breasts to sag.
Breast reduction surgery
Breast reduction surgery consists of removing the excess fat and mammary gland that give the breasts a large volume. Then, the surgeon will remove the excess skin to reshape the breasts. Finally, the surgeon refocuses the areola and the nipple to harmonize them and adapt them to the new breasts.
Covered by Social Security and mutual insurance companies
The breast reduction procedure is a surgical repair operation. As such, it is partially covered by Social Security. The extra fees for a breast enlargement operation are covered by mutual insurance companies, depending on the contract.
This coverage is possible when the weight removed is at least 300 g. per breast. If, on the other hand, the surgeon removes less than 300 g per breast, the breast reduction procedure is cosmetic in nature. In the latter case, the patient is responsible for the entire cost. It is the surgeon who, at the time of the consultation, decides if he can remove 300g per breast or not.
The surgeon’s goal is to give back to the patient a breast in harmony with her figure: reduced, lifted, symmetrical and reshaped breasts.