Is There Any Other Options For Breast Reduction? Insurance Covered?

I recently wrote to ask about breast reduction surgery. I determined back in high school that someday I would have that surgery. However, I could NEVER afford it. In the meantime, I have just turned 62 years . I had a mild stroke at age 48 (migraine related). I have had numerous health issues which caused m to keep putting off that elective surgery. I am now type 2 diabetic. I am desperate for some relief. Don't care how they look. Need relief. Many diets, gym time. Tried every thing.

Doctor Answers 2

Breast Reduction Candidate?

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Thank you for the question.

Although I can understand your desire to have breast reduction surgery, I think you will be best off meeting with your primary care physician who knows you best. Only after rigorous  history, physical examination,  and an evaluation of “numerous health issues” can you be provided with good advice. The complexity of your situation does not lend itself to online advice.

Find the best primary care/internist in your area, have your multiple health issues addressed/treated and then, once your medical conditions have been “optimized”) seek consultation with well experienced board-certified plastic surgeons.

Best wishes.

Breast Reduction

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Breast liposuction is another good option for a breast reduction. Breast liposuction and lift surgery can be performed as an outpatient procedure in our fully accredited ambulatory surgery facility with "twilight" anesthesia administered by a board certified anesthesiologist.  Unlike many doctors, Dr. Copeland uses a minimal incision technique, eliminating the need for large scars while providing a pleasing breast contour and shape. 

Michelle Copeland, MD, DMD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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