My breasts are very heavy. I can't enjoy my life with them. They're hurting my back. How can I quality for a reduction? (Photo)
Doctor Answers 1
Hello and thank you for your question and photo. It is very common for women with large heavy breasts to request smaller uplifted breasts.
Many women experience pain and discomfort with large heavy breasts. Some will often resort to using multiple bras, Motrin, pain medication and attempts at chiropractor or physical therapy. To date, there is no medical or scientific study proving that non-surgical options are of any value in treating this.
The only treatment that is successful is surgery. Your photos show you would be a very good candidate for a breast reduction. All reductions are also lifts. Insurance coverage varies from plan to plan. I would start with calling your insurance carrier. They will be able to give you the basic coverage requirements. It can be difficult to get insurance companies to cover the procedure, however, if you read the details of your plan and follow through step by step it is manageable.
You should seek several consultations with board-certified plastic surgeons in your area before making any decisions.
As always it is best to be healthy, no smoking, and to make sure any health concerns you have are managed by your primary care physician.
Best to you
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