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breast reduction by liposuction

Q:

Wondering if I would be a good candidate for breast reduction/liposuction. I am 48 yrs. old and never had large breasts until I reached my late thirties. I went from a B-C to DD. I had my second child at age 37. They are very full and heavy and I have mid-upper back pain a lot, and I look disproportioned.

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 It certainly sounds like you may qualify. First, consider contacting your insurance carrier to see if breast reductions are a covered service and what are their criteria for pre-approval/ determination for the procedure. Next, consider a consult with one of the many members of the ASAPS. They are experts in breast surgery. Best,

 

Gary R Culbertson, MD, FACS

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Breast reduction patients are among the happiest woman that have plastic surgery. Back pain, shoulder grooving and rashes under the breast are all associated with large breasts. Insurance carriers have rigid criteria for coverage of the procedure. removing the excess skin and breast tissue may alleviate the symptoms you are experiencing. I believe you are a good candidate for this and would encourage you to seek out a board certified plastic surgeon to evaluate you and inform you on the many benefits of breast reduction.

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you may be a candidate for this procedure, but you would need to consult with a board certified plastic surgeon or member of ASAPS to discuss the options and your concerns. www.drtoddcase.com

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