Breast Reduction in Indiana

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Women who have overly large breasts often experience physical and emotional pain that limits their lives more than they realize. Common physical complaints include neck, shoulder, and back pain. It can be emotionally painful as well to live with large breasts that draw unwanted attention wherever you go. Through breast reduction in Indiana, Dr. Gus Galante has improved the lives of many women, both physically and emotionally.

An Improved Appearance

Many of the women who have seen Dr. Galante for breast reductions have told him that they wish they hadn't waited so long to have the procedure because it improved their lives and their self-esteem so dramatically. This surgery offers a wide range of benefits to women including:

Before & After Photos

View our online gallery to see how Dr. Galante has helped women like you to reshape their breast appearance for enhanced self confidence and an improved self image.

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  • Increased quality of life
  • Enhanced self-esteem
  • Freedom from the physical pain and burden of heavy breasts
  • Relief from self-consciousness over unwanted attention
  • Increased ability to comfortably participate in physical activities such as jogging, horseback riding, and dancing

During your consultation, you will be able to discuss your goals and any concerns you may have with complete confidentiality. Dr. Galante will review all of your breast enhancement surgery options, explain the possible outcomes, and encourage you to ask questions. Bringing along pictures of desired breast sizes and shapes can be very helpful. Be sure to review our before and after photos online before your visit to see some of Dr. Galante's actual patients.

Your Procedure, Your Enhancement

Dr. Galante performs breast reduction as an outpatient procedure while the patient is under general anesthesia. He removes excess skin, fat, and tissue from the breast. During the surgery, the nipple also will be repositioned, and if desired, he can reduce the size of the areola (the darker skin surrounding the nipple). The breast is then reshaped to create a physically smaller, yet natural-looking breast contour. This procedure also creates more youthful and elevated breasts, similar to a breast lift. Indiana breast reduction patients of Dr. Galante will enjoy breasts that are not only smaller and lighter, but also more aesthetically pleasing.

The majority of Dr. Galante's reduction patients are extremely happy with the physical and emotional improvements they gain from their surgery. Although scars cannot be avoided, patients feel they are an acceptable trade-off for a more youthful and comfortable breast shape. Breast reduction surgeries have some of the highest patient satisfaction rates, which is partially due to the patient's enhanced quality of life after the procedure.

Insurance Coverage

Because of the health problems that can result from significantly large breasts and because of the benefits of breast reduction surgery, some insurance companies will cover part or all of the procedure expense. We are happy to assist you in determining if your insurance company will cover your procedure, how much of the procedure will be covered, and help you obtain and forward the required information to your insurance company; however, it is ultimately each patient's responsibility to obtain proper authorizations prior to surgery.

One of the factors insurance companies use for deciding coverage is the degree of physical problems that you are experiencing. If you have overly large breasts, you are probably experiencing many of the typical symptoms, such as neck, back, or shoulder pain; grooves in your shoulders from your bra straps; rashes; and difficulty participating in certain high-impact activities.

Because each woman considering breast reduction surgery is unique, and each can suffer from a variety of physical ailments to different degrees, coverage tends to be unique to each potential patient. If your insurance does not cover the procedure or if you are uninsured, we can direct you to patient financing online.

Next Step

If you're ready to take the next step, request a consultation online or call our Schererville or Valparaiso offices at (800) 721-3244. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Gus Galante serves patients from Northwest Indiana, including Munster and Merrilville, as well as women from the Chicago metropolitan area.

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