34DD and need some weight lifted off my shoulders (literally!) (Photo)
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#breastreduction #breastlift #plasticsurgery
Hello Needalittlehelp, thank you for your excellent question. I highly recommend scheduling a consultation with a board certified Plastic Surgeon to discuss your options and formulate a surgical plan that is tailored specifically to your health and needs. When setting up an in-person consult with a plastic surgeon look for someone who has at least one of these credentials: *Board Certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery - the gold star symbol *A member of the ASPS (American Society of Plastic Surgeons) - the circle symbol *A member of the ASAPS (American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons) - the Queen Nefertiti symbol with a Triangle. Feel free to contact our office, it would be our pleasure to answer your questions in person. My very best to you, Brian S. Coan, MD, FACS CARE Plastic Surgery
Breast reduction candidate
Thank you very much for sharing your concerns with us.
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.
You may be able to have a breast reduction covered by insurance in light of your physical symptoms.
I recommend an in-office examination as well as a detailed discussion with a surgeon who you are comfortable with and who is a Double-Board Certified Plastic Surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
Harvard Educated, Beverly Hills & Miami Beach Trained, Double-Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
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You may or may not have enough tissue to be removed that fits the criteria for your insurance company. You can check with them for criteria and then go for consultation.
Breast reduction approval
The photos do not demonstrate the degree of ptosis and bra strap grooving that insurers like to see. That said, the preauthorization letter will assume greater importance. Keep in mind that each carrier has a minimum amount of gram weight which must be removed. In a petite woman, this may leave your breasts smaller than you might prefer.
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