Breast Reduction Quiz

Take a short quiz to find out if you are a good candidate for breast reduction surgery. Women with large, heavy breasts often develop symptoms such pain, skin irritation, skeletal deformities, breathing problems, and even headaches. Breast reduction, or reduction mammoplasty, can alleviate these symptoms while preserving breast shape.

Should you consider breast reduction surgery?

Take our quiz and find out!

Are your breasts too large in proportion to your body frame?

Are your breasts heavy with nipples and areolas that point downward?

Is one breast at least 1 cup size larger than the other?

Do you have back, neck or shoulder pain caused by the weight of your breasts?

Do you have skin irritation beneath your breasts?

Does your bra leave indentations in your shoulders?

Have you tried using bras with wider straps for at least 12 months?

Do your breasts restrict you from physical activity?

Have you discussed the problem with your primary care physician?

Have you had physical therapy for at least six months?

Emory Plastic Surgeons understand that disproportionately large breasts, uneven breasts or sagging breasts can be dissatisfying.

If you are not experiencing pain, a breast reduction surgery would be considered a cosmetic procedure. Most insurance companies will not cover a breast reduction surgery. If you would like to proceed with a breast reduction surgery, call 404-686-8143 to schedule an appointment with an Emory Breast Plastic Surgeon.

Before you consider breast reduction surgery, you should discuss your issues with your primary care physician. Your symptoms may be alleviated with physical therapy and over-the-counter medications.

It is time to seriously consider breast reduction surgery. Most health insurance policies will cover surgery expenses as long as you and your physician can document that other nonsurgical treatments were unsuccessful. Emory will work with your physician and health insurance provider to obtain the maximum coverage benefit. Women considering breast surgery are strongly encouraged to quit smoking. Call 404-686-8143 to schedule an appointment with an Emory Breast Plastic Surgeon.