I am looking to get a double mastectomy for mostly cosmetic reasons, would a surgeon perform this?
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An alternative that sounds more acceptable, at least to me, would be a breast reduction, and for that you would see a plastic surgeon.
But given your family history I would not toss out the option you have suggested without a proper evaluation.
Thanks for your question. Good luck in Russia!
This is possible to undergo bilateral mastectomy prophylactically in patients at high risk of breast cancer with immediate reconstruction. In your case, if there are no cancer risk concerns, the better option would be to undergo either breast reduction or ultrasonic liposuction of your breasts. Best of luck in your acceptance to the ballet school.
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Mastectomy versus reduction
- Yours is an unusual situation. Before having a bilateral mastectomy, I would get gene testing to see if you are at high risk for breast cancer.
- If not, I suggest that you consider an extensive breast reduction to an A cup, leaving a small amount of breast tissue to maintain normal anatomy.
- A mastectomy in a very thin woman can leave irregular skin that may show through leotards.
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