American Society of Plastic Surgeons
For Medical Professionals
4 years ago

Am I a candidate for a breast reduction?

I am 18 years old, and have ongoing scoliosis. As I got older my scoliosis became worse. I am 5’6 130 lbs and am a 34DDD and would like to go down to at least at C to make sure they no longer cause more back issues. I have problems finding tops and bras that fit.

Procedure: Breast Reduction
Location: Salem, VA

Replies 8

Barry Citron
ASPS Surgeon

Yes. And given your history and symptoms you have a good chance of having it covered by your insurance. Best wishes.

Steven Wallach
ASPS Surgeon
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You are very likely a good candidate for a breast reduction. However you would need to be seen in person to be absolutely sure and to have a proper evaluation. I am more than happy to see you in New York, but you may prefer to stay in your local region. Good luck.

Edward Domanskis

It sounds like you are an esxcellent candidate for a breast reduction. I am performing a breast reduction on a 16 y/o girl with similar problems tomorrow. This I do as an outpatient and in most cases my patients feel better at once because the weight is removed.

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Nelson Castillo

Thank you for sharing your excellent question. Although nothing replaces an in-person examination of your tissues, and a thorough discussion of your symptoms, you sound as if you would be a good candidate for a breast reduction. See a series of surgeons in consultation to discuss the best treatment option.

Mario Carranza-Garcia
ASPS Int. Surgeon

daccord with doctor citron

James Chappell
ASPS Surgeon

You sound like a great candidate. Please see a board certified plastic surgeon in your area to confirm. Best of luck to you.

Paul Parker
ASPS Surgeon
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It appears that you would be a very good candidate for a breast reduction. Obtain a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon to learn more about the procedure.

Rahul Vemula
ASPS Surgeon
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Thanks for your question. Based on what you are describing you seem to be a good candidate for a breast reduction. But you most get examined first.

I always tell my patients of child bearing age the following: you may have decreased milk production or have the inability to lactate. You may need another cosmetic procedure at some point in the future given your young age.

This also may be covered by insurance if you do not have a plan exclusion for breast reduction .

Please consult with a board certified plastic surgeon to determine which procedures are best to achieve your goals.

Best wishes!


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