Does Anybody in Columbia or Lexington, SC Do Free Breast Reductions?

i am a 23 yr old mom with a breast size of 44ddd or so i weigh 215-225 and im 5'3 its very hard trying to get around with these breasts they hurt my back and i barely can sleep with them somebody plz help . do anybody do free breast reductions.

Doctor Answers 3

No free surgery even in a tough economy

The tough economy affects everybody these days, some are hit harder than others too.  But this is the 4th question in the last 2 days I have seen asking for free surgery.  The thing that these folks don't understand is that while plastic surgeons do lots of free care, the costs to do something like a breast reduction including anesthesia, OR, nurses, insurance, medications, stitches, dressings, and aftercare etc etc runs close to or more that $10,000.  Somebody has to cover those costs as they can't just be waived.  

So, for all who are hoping for free surgery, no matter how deserving or entitled you may feel you are, please save your money and wait until you can afford it.  Then go to a local university plastic surgery training progrm where the resident surgeons who are in training often have a discounted program for surgery.  Good luck.

Seattle Plastic Surgeon
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Breast reduction

You may consider insurance if your breasts are causing you pain and discomfort. Talk to an experienced board certified plastic surgeon to find out if you're suitable.

Jerome Edelstein, MD
Toronto Plastic Surgeon
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Breast Reduction Cost?

Thank you for the question.

You will find that the cost of surgery will vary  significantly even in the same town. Although important, ultimately the cost of surgery should be  of less concern than the quality and safety of the procedure performed. In other words, do your due diligence carefully. Check with the American Board of Plastic Surgeons and/or  and the American Society of Plastic Surgeons for appropriate training and credentials.  Then, make sure you see lots of examples of the surgeons work in pictures ( better yet meet with patients who have had similar procedures).
If the surgeons you choose are out of your “price range”,  wait on having the surgery until you can afford them.  Elective plastic surgery is not an “item” you should bargain shop for. You will find that revisionary surgery can be more much more expensive.

Best wishes. 

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