Reap The Benefits of Breast Reduction

The excess weight of overly large breasts can prevent you from leading a healthy, active lifestyle resulting in both physical and emotional stress. If you have experienced physical pain, discomfort, and an overall unsatisfactory self-image over the years due to large breasts, you may be a candidate for breast reduction surgery.

The goal of breast reduction surgery is to reduce the size of your breasts, reshape them so that they are proportionate to the rest of your body, and to relieve physical discomfort. Believe it or not, breast reduction surgery is a commonly requested procedure. Dallas Plastic Surgeon, Dr. Denton Watumull shares, “A breast reduction procedure has dual benefits of improving your appearance while also relieving the physical and emotional burden of overly large breasts.”

Should You Consider Breast Reduction?

  • You feel self-conscious about the appearance of your breasts.
  • You are experiencing neck, back, and shoulder pain.
  • Due to heavy breasts, the nipples point downwards.
  • One breast is significantly larger than the other.

Are You a Good Candidate?

  • The weight of your breasts affects your posture.
  • It’s hard to find clothes that fit your top.
  • You are unhappy with your appearance because of your breast size.
  • You are in good health with no pre-existing medical conditions.
  • You have a 30 BMI or less.
  • You are a non-smoker.
  • Your bra straps cause grooves in your shoulders because of the weight of your breasts.
  • Your posture is weak due to the weight of your breasts.
  • You have back or neck pain. (remove skin irritation)
  • You have backaches, neck aches, or skin irritation under your breasts. (delete this line-redundant)
  • You have passed puberty and breast development has stopped.
  • You are mentally and emotionally stable.
  • You have finished having children and breastfeeding, as this can have significant effects on the size of your breasts.

Health Insurance Options

Breast Reduction may be covered by health insurance if it is performed to relieve the patient of important medical symptoms. Contact your insurance company for more information on what medical record documentation is required. Insurance policies vary widely, and employers can choose to opt-in or opt-out of the procedure in their insurance plans. Be sure to review your policy carefully. Any additional questions about whether breast reduction surgery is right for you, consult with a qualified, board-certified, and highly experienced cosmetic plastic surgeon today.

Dr. Denton Watumull is a Dallas Plastic Surgeon board certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery with 9 years of residency and fellowship training at UT Southwestern Medical Center and over 25 years of practice experience. Your safety and an individualized approach are of primary importance to Dr. Watumull. For more information about breast surgery options or for more information about Dr. Watumull, please visit You can schedule a consultation with Dr. Watumull, by calling (972)470-5000.