Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Associates
2581 Samaritan Drive #102
San Jose, CA 95124
Surgeon: Vincent D. Lepore, MD
Sometimes, our natural attributes can cause difficulty, or get in the way of our activities. This young woman is an avid exercise enthusiast. Distance running is her chosen activity. For years though, the size and weight of her breasts have been causing her significant problems. She came to see Dr. Lepore to find out what could be done to help alleviate the pain in her upper back and shoulders, as well as the grooves in her shoulders caused by continuous bra strap pressure.
Dr. Lepore explained what Breast Reduction surgery might accomplish in her case. Breast Reduction is often considered a corrective surgery if the size of the breasts causes physical problems, and, as such, many insurance companies do cover this procedure.
This patient went ahead with the surgery. As you can see, the reduction did not eliminate her curves and contours, but it did help her in many ways. She’s very pleased, not just with the way she looks, but reports feeling relief from the pain she was experiencing before.