Is breast reduction worth it at my age? (Photo)
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Breast Reduction at 19
Breast reduction, some advices:
After having analyzed all the information provided to us, i can realize that you have very large breasts for your height and weight, and can be responsible for head, back, neck and shoulder pain. In the future may cause permanent osteo-articular damage in the back and shoulders and skin problems (mainly under the breasts). For for this reasons, certainly you need a breast reduction surgery.Kind regards
Breast Reduction Age
Congratulations on your weight loss! Breast reduction surgery is one of the highest satisfaction surgeries I perform. Included in the surgery is reduction of the breast, lifting of the breast and reshaping of the breast. Many times insurance will cover the procedure if you are having symptoms related to your large breasts. From you photos it looks like you may qualify for surgery, but a consultation is required to tell you for sure. During the consultation, your surgeon will discuss whether the timing is right for you regarding children, breast feeding, breast growth, etc.
Best of luck,
Trey Aquadro, MD
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In my practice, timing of breast reduction surgery is determined on a case-by-case basis. It is not too early to do your homework and learn as much as possible about breast reduction surgery and the potential risks and complications associated with the procedure.
It will be important that you learn about the potential risks/complications associated with breast reduction surgery. Unsatisfactory scarring is one of the potential complications. Make sure you also understands that further surgery may be necessary in the future (for example if the breasts were to grow in size again).
On the other hand, breast reduction surgery is one of the most patient pleasing operations we perform and I think that for the right patient (enough symptoms) it may be an excellent option (regardless of the age).
Online consultants will not be able to predict exactly what bra size you will end up wearing; it will be important for you to communicate your goals carefully (be careful of communicating goals in terms of cup sizes) prior to proceeding with the breast surgery. In my practice, I find the use of goal photographs and computer imaging very helpful during the communication process.
In regards to selection of your plastic surgeon ( which will be the most important decision you make) I would suggest starting with the American Society of Plastic Surgery and/or the Aesthetic Society of Plastic Surgery to obtain a list of well experienced board-certified plastic surgeons. Then, I would suggest you visit a few surgeons whose practices concentrate on aesthetic surgery. ***Ask to SEE lots of examples of their work AND preferably speak/see patients who have had similar procedures done. Be very careful with your decision-making. You will find, while doing your due diligence, that there are many different “specialties” who will offer their services to you; again, I strongly recommend you concentrate on surgeons certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. I hope this, and the attached link ( dedicated to breast reduction surgery concerns), helps. Best wishes.
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