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It can be difficult to get all the facts you want when you're looking into plastic surgery in the Scottsdale and Phoenix area. Breast reduction specialist Dr. Robert Cohen dedicates a great deal of time to listening to and answering all of his patients' questions at the consultation or at any point after that. This has earned Dr. Cohen a reputation of integrity as a plastic surgeon and breast enhancement specialist.

Request a cosmetic consultation with Dr. Cohen and learn why so many women from throughout the Southwest and beyond choose breast reduction with this board-certified plastic surgeon.

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Breast Reduction Questions Answered by Dr. Cohen

As a board-certified plastic surgeon and breast enhancement specialist, I make it a top priority to help my patients feel extremely well informed about their procedure. I am happy to answer questions at your consultation or at any time before or after your surgery. In an attempt to help you plan your breast reduction, here are some brief answers to the most common questions I hear.

Is there any other incision option besides anchor shaped?

I have pursued extensive specialized training in techniques for reducing scarring in breast reduction patients. Although there are always scars from breast reduction surgery, I use techniques which can reduce scars, such as using under-the-skin dissolving sutures. In certain patients, I am also able to use a vertical incision technique (also known as the "Lejour" or "lollipop scar" technique) that eliminates the incision beneath the breast, so there is less scarring as compared to the traditional "anchor scar" technique. Having said this, I must also add that most breast reduction patients are not greatly bothered by their scars, which tend to fade significantly over time. In most cases, women are so thrilled with their improved comfort and appearance that they consider the scars a worthwhile tradeoff.

What if I need a breast lift along with my breast reduction?

The breast reduction techniques I use will not only reduce the volume of your breasts, but they automatically lift and reshape your breasts, just like a breast lift at my Scottsdale practice. As a result, you will benefit from breasts that are not just smaller and lighter, but also firmer, rounder, and more youthful looking.

Is breast reduction paid for by health insurance?

Whether your health insurance company will pay for all or part of your breast reduction depends on several factors. Some plans will provide coverage if you provide sufficient documentation to show that the surgery is medically necessary. In other cases, the decision is made based on the amount of reduction that takes place. At my practice, we do not work directly with any insurance programs, but we will help you with photos and documentation you may need to submit a claim to your insurance company.

How will my nipples be affected by breast reduction surgery?

Enlarged areolas are typically reduced during breast reduction surgery, and adjusted to complement the new breast size and shape. It is important to note that the nipple remains attached at all times, and ducts, nerves, and blood supply remain intact. This means that breast reduction surgery will be less likely to decrease nipple sensitivity or impair your ability to breastfeed.

If you would like to discuss your breast reduction questions with Dr. Cohen, a board-certified plastic surgeon and cosmetic breast specialist, request a consultation today.

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