American Society of Plastic Surgeons
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4 years ago

Can I get one at 17

I am 17 with 38DDD And weigh 137 they are giving me major back,shoulder,and neck pain

Procedure: Breast Reduction
Location: pittsburgh, PA

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Steven Wallach
ASPS Surgeon
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You certainly can have a breast reduction. You would need to get permission from your parents. Good luck.

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Gunnar Bergqvist
ASPS Surgeon

Insurance benefits determination is often based on your weight and height, then using a formula for the amount needed to reduce . You would need an evaluation To see if you qualify. Based on your preliminary info you probably would. At 17 need parental consent.

Nelson Castillo

Thank you for sharing your question. At your age you would need parental consent but yes you could obtain a breast reduction to help control your discomfort. Seek out a series of consultations with ASPS board certified plastic surgeons in order to understand the possible pros/cons of the procedure.


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