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Parker M
one year ago
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I need Help

I'm 21 years old, with a size h bra. I am in constant pain and struggle with depression from hating myself and who I am bc of the size of my breasts. I've gone to consults but i just cant afford it and survive with bills. I dont know what to do, im tired of crying and being in pain constantly. I have indentions on my shoulders and rashes in the crease of my chest. insurance has already denied me.

Procedure: Breast Reduction
Type: Question

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Michael Streitmann
ASPS Surgeon
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I sympathize with you. If one of the financing companies available at most offices are not feasible, you might try one of the teaching hospitals and see if they can help you. Baylor and UTHSC have plastic surgery programs that may be an option for you. I am certain your problem is frustrating however, be kind to yourself. Best of luck to you.

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Susan Buenaventura
ASPS Surgeon
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i am sorry to hear of your pain and you sound like you would benefit from a breast reduction. If you have found a surgeon you like, get a quote and work on saving for it. It will be worth it. It is a life changing procedure. Some surgeons may offer this in their office facilities which is usually less expensive than a hospital setting. If you surgeon offers Care Credit it is sometimes possible to get 0% interest for one year. Think of it like saving for a car or a vacation....it will be worth the effort. If you feel that is not an option then you may find some teaching hospitals that offer reduced cost for surgery by training residents. I wish you the best!

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Nelson Castillo

Thank you for sharing your question and I am sorry to hear of the discomfort your breasts are causing. The best options would include seeing a local plastic surgery residency training program for reduced out of pocket costs, or evaluating your insurance companies denial letter to see why they are refusing coverage so that you can work towards satisfying their requirements. Best wishes.

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Mario Carranza-Garcia
ASPS Int. Surgeon

here in mexico (monterrey)that surgery is a t 3,000 us dollars

including the or and the surgeon

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