Can you get a breast reduction if you are a size C or D?

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Yes, you can opt for a breast reduction but it is unlikely your procedure will be covered by insurance.

Houston Plastic Surgeon
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Breast Reduction Candidate?

Yes, you may still have a breast reduction if you are a C or D cup.  As always, you will need to weigh the pros/cons of the procedure and consider the potential risks/complications  on the procedure to determine whether to proceed or not.

At this breast cup size,  the procedure may not be covered by health insurances.

Consultation with well experienced board-certified plastic surgeons will be helpful.

Best wishes.

Tom J. Pousti, MD, FACS
San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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Breast reduction

You can always get a breast reduction if you have a C/D breast  but more than likely this wil be a small reduction.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Breast Reduction for C or D Cup

You certainly can have a breast reduction performed if you wear a C/D cup bra.  I think the rules in Germany are a bit more flexible, but the procedure in the US likely would not be covered by insurance.

John Whitt, MD (retired)
Louisville Plastic Surgeon
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Depends on what you want to achieve...

Breast reduction is very effective in reducing the discomfort associated with heavy breasts. A small reduction in a C size breast may not give you symptomatic relief but will achieve a better shape. It is difficult to be more specific without seeing pictures and knowing what the procedure is for, symptom relief or cosmetic improvement. Please have a Board Certified plastic surgeon evaluate thes issues.

Bala S. Chandrasekhar, MD - RETIRED
Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon

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