American Society of Plastic Surgeons
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Jamie in Florida
one year ago

My insurance has no breast weight requirement.

How will he/she determine how much to remove?

Procedure: Breast Reduction
Location: Clearwater, FL

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Daniel Allan

This is a conversation you need to have with your surgeon. If you feel that you're not in agreement, you should find another surgeon.

Shana Kalaria
ASPS Surgeon

You should discuss with your surgeon regarding your desired cup size and ask if your surgeon is able to accomplish that. Good luck!

Kenneth Francis
ASPS Surgeon

Dear Jamie,

In consultation with your American Board of Plastic Surgery board certified plastic surgeon you will be interviewed to determine your current height, weight, breast size, medical condition, goals etc. You will then be examined and a determination will be made as to how much tissue should be removed to achieve your desired result. Adjustments are then made during surgery to provide that result. Good luck!

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Rahul Vemula
ASPS Surgeon
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Thank you for this excellent question. Many factors go into deciding how much tissue to remove. A lot of it depends on what your breast size is right now compared to what you would like the first size to be after the reduction as well as achieving symmetry in proportion to your body type. All of this Will be discussed with you in the consultation with your plastic surgeon. I agree with some of my other colleagues, if you and your surgeon are not on the same page, it’s good to find someone who you agree with their surgical plan.

Other aspect of his is how dense your breasts are with breasts that are more dense, with the same volume of tissue removal, it will weigh more.

Best of luck on your journey, and please consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon.

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Alfred Antonetti
ASPS Surgeon

They will determine how much to remove according to what is discussed in your consultation and what needs to be done to achieve the best possible result. This is something you would discuss with your ABPS certified physician. In spite of all of this there will not ever be a guarantee of size or result given by any surgeon. There are no standards as for bra size and what one manufacturer deems a certain size may be totally different from another. We do try to get what you want but may end up a little larger or smaller than you want.


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