Breast Reduction

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Women from throughout the country come to Dr. Jack Fisher for breast procedures such as breast reduction at his Nashville practice. Women with overly large breasts often suffer both physical and emotional discomfort. By removing excess breast tissue, fat and skin, Dr. Fisher can create more attractive and lighter breasts to enhance your appearance and your quality of life.

If you live in or near Nashville and you think breast reduction could help you, request a consultation online with board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jack Fisher. Or call our office at (615) 329-4227 and one of our associates will schedule your appointment.

Meet Dr. Jack Fisher

A recognized authority and plastic surgery educator, Dr. Fisher customizes each procedure for the individual needs of his patients. He looks forward to meeting you.

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Choosing Breast Reduction from Dr. Fisher

During your initial consultation, Dr. Fisher will spend as much time as needed to make sure you feel comfortable with not only the procedure but with his surgical skills. He will also want you to have all of your questions answered so it is important that you come to the meeting prepared. Write down any questions you have prior to the appointment and don't hesitate to ask him anything.

Breast reduction can enhance your life by:

  • Relieving medical problems like shoulder, neck and back pain; indentations in the shoulders from bra straps; breathing problems; and skin irritation
  • Alleviating unwanted attention and enhancing self-confidence
  • Attaining a more proportional figure
  • Making high-impact activities like aerobics, jogging and horseback riding more comfortable

When you meet with Dr. Fisher, you should be prepared to candidly discuss what you expect from the procedure.

Candidates for Breast Reduction

The best candidates for breast reduction surgery are women who have realistic expectations about what the surgery can accomplish. While it's optimal to wait until you are close to your ideal weight and are finished having children, Dr. Fisher understands there are reasons to make exceptions. In most cases, Dr. Fisher does not perform breast reduction until the breasts are fully developed. However, as a recognized authority on breast procedures, Dr. Fisher occasionally performs breast reductions in Nashville, TN on younger patients if large breasts are causing serious discomfort.

Insurance Coverage

While overly large breasts are often a cosmetic concern, making the body top-heavy and limiting clothing choices, they also are the cause of significant health problems. When determined to be medically necessary, breast reduction surgery may be covered by some medical insurance providers. Because every woman considering breast reduction surgery is unique, and each can suffer from different physical problems to different degrees, coverage tends to be specific to each woman.

A common criterion insurance companies use to determine whether to cover breast reduction is the degree of physical problems the patient is experiencing. If you have overly large breasts, it's likely you are experiencing many physical symptoms including:

  • Neck, shoulder or back pain
  • Indentations in your shoulders from your bra straps
  • Numbness in your arms or hands
  • Rashes
  • Difficulty exercising

Your Surgery & Recovery

Both the surgery and recovery are similar to that of a breast lift. Prior to your surgery, Dr. Fisher will give you pre-operative and post-operative instructions to follow. To be prepared for your breast reduction and recovery process, we suggest you follow these instructions closely. Dr. Fisher normally performs breast reduction surgery on an outpatient basis using general anesthesia. The breast reduction surgery procedure will be approximately 2 to 3 hours.

Dr. Fisher will require you to wear a surgical bra for the first week after your breast reduction. After seeing Dr. Fisher for your 1 week post-operative consultation, you usually can begin wearing your own garments. Although the time period may vary based on your surgery, you generally will need to avoid heavy lifting and excessive exercise for 2 to 3 weeks.

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