jonathandhallmd Posted January 27, 2006 Report Share Posted January 27, 2006 This response should not be construed as medical advice. I am a board certified plastic surgeon Brenda, in response to your question about breast reduction, many cases are able to obtain insurance coverage. Most companies want the plastic surgeon to estimate how much tissue is going to be removed compared to the patients height, and some companies compare this to your current weight as well. Although I prefer to have patients closer to their ideal body weight for breast reduction, many patients tell me that they have been unsuccessful at losing weight because the heaviness of their breasts interferes with their ability to exercise. My rule is to wait if someone is successfully losing weight, but if they have not been successful despite their best attempts I will go ahead with the reduction. I still shoot for a "c"cup for those patients but leave them a little fuller to balance with their frame. I hope that these responses were helpful for you. Don't be discouraged, and make an appointment to see a board certified plastic surgeon. Ask someone who has had the surgery and been happy with her experience Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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