21yo, 5'5" and 165lbs Marine with 38E breasts. Am I a good candidate for breast reduction?
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Breast reduction candidate
Without an exam it is difficult to say what type of candidate you are in terms of having a breast reduction. I will say that you should stop smoking if you are considering it.
Good Candidate for Breast Reduction Surgery?
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Based on your description you may be a good candidate for breast reduction surgery.
Anytime that the size of the breasts cause neck, back, shoulder pain or keep a patient from doing the activities they like to do, they are good candidates for breast reduction surgery.
If you were interested in insurance covering your surgery, you would have some “hoops” to jump through. The more documentation you have (for example, from your primary care doctor, physical therapist, chiropractor etc.) the better when it comes to obtaining insurance “authorization” for the procedure.
This documentation and letter/pictures from your plastic surgeon will help you obtain authorization.
Make sure you're working with a well-trained/experienced board-certified plastic surgeon.
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