American Society of Plastic Surgeons
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2 years ago

having more than 1

I am a 42J, what I saw online most reductions are 2 sizes, frankly that's not enough and won't help. One doc suggested she do a lollipop taking 2 sizes and in a year do it again. Another doctor said she could do a different procedure and would be able to take more but wouldn't guarantee how much. I'm not worried about scars. is the lollipop better than other types of procedures?

Procedure: Breast Reduction
Location: cumming, GA

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Gary Culbertson
ASPS Surgeon
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Usually, your ASPS member will take you down in size with a Breast Reduction to the breast being proportional to body size or smaller than your body size. The approximate amount to be removed is usually estimated per-op and submitted with your other significant data to your insurnace carrier with your photo's. Here are a few examples:


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Debra Johnson
ASPS Surgeon

Most insurance companies require an amount of tissue removed based on your height and weight. That minimum amount often equates to about two cup sizes. But taking more than two cup sizes off is certainly done all the time. The decision regarding how much tissue to remove depends on your desire, your BMI, what size will keep you proportional, and leaving enough tissue behind to keep everything alive. The incision type (lollipop or anchor) really depends on how much tissue you want removed, and how low your nipples are now. If your breasts are very droopy, then usually an anchor scar is needed. to remove enough skin to fashion a snug, perkier breast.

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