I am a 19-year-old woman with 36 F breasts. Would I be a candidate for breast reduction surgery? It does affect my back, and how I can lay sometimes, it also hurts to sit straight.
I think a visit with a board certified plastic surgeon would be worth your while. Many surgeons don't require a referral so you should be able to call and get an appointment. There, a surgical professional can answer your questions and evaluate if you are a good candidate for surgery. This should include an in depth discussion about your symptoms/concerns, clinical breast exam, measurements and clinical photography. Additionally, you should be able to review their before and after photos from past patients.
Now, if you insurance will cover some of the costs of surgery is another deal entirely. They will be looking for a series of issues that have recurred over a period of time and do no respond to other non-surgical treatments. So if you are in pain and have done PT, chiropracters, NSAIDS with minimally to no relief than surgery is likely neccessary. As one example.
You don't have to wait and suffer for 10 years before you are considered a candidate for reduction. Good Luck
Assuming you are otherwise healthy, yes - you would be a potential candidate for reduction surgery. Best to see a Board-certified plastic surgeon - pick one who shows nice reduction results on their webpage, and that you have a good rapport with.
All the best,
Mackenzie, if you are otherwise in good health, breast reduction will likely be a life-changing operation for you. For ladies like you, it is one of the most beneficial surgeries that we perform. I have several breast reduction patients from your area, and would be happy to see you for a consult. Or, definitely check out other ABPS Board Certified plastic surgeons in your region. Best wishes!
Thanks for your question. If you are generally in good health you should be a good candidate for breast reduction. Most patients also have questions regarding insurance coverage. This depends on your specific plan. Make sure you read the fine print as some plans have exclusions where they won’t cover breast reductions or have very strict criteria.
Your next step should be to consult with a board certified plastic surgeon to determine which procedures are best to achieve your goals.
It sounds like breast reduction may be an option for you. See an ASPS plastic surgeon for an in -person evaluation.
You should be a candidate for breast reduction surgery. Obtain a consult with a board certified plastic surgeon. They will examine you, then discuss breast reduction procedures with you.
Breast reduction can reduce or eliminate many of the symptoms that plague women with excessively large breasts. Frequently the operation may be covered in part by medical insurance but this can often be a time consuming and frustrating process for the patient. At any rate surgery can likely improve your situation but of course you need to see a plastic surgeon to have your options presented to you. Best of Luck Dr Harrell