FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Sometimes large breasts can cause back and neck pain and studies show breast reduction surgery can cause significant improvement.
Dr. Michael Kim is here today to discuss options. He says a breast reduection is typically done as an outpatient procedure and is usually not very painful.
Dr. Kim also says overweight patients can benefit greatly from a breast reduction and many times, because it's medically necessary, insurance will cover it. Kim says 60% of reductions in 2013 were covered by insurance
Dr. Kim says a good age for this procedure is betwee 18 and 20, once the breast size has stabilized.