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I want to have a breast reduction what are my options in us vs abroad?

I want to have a breast reduction what are my options in us vs abroad?

Insurance coverage: Breast reduction is often covered by insurance so this is recommended for most patients. Surgery abroad would not be covered by us health insurance and follow up may be difficult. ...Read more

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Dr. Tom Pousti
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Breast Reduction Surgery (Definition)

Reducing breast tissue mass and elevating the breasts on the chest wall tend to improve or alleviate many of the symptoms associated with disproportionately large breasts. It tends to be one of the most patient pleasing ...Read more


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Is breast reduction right option for me?

Is breast reduction right option for me?

Combo of surgeries: Breast reduction can be accomplished using a variety of techniques and incisions. This can be accomplished with liposuction removing far only or via "doughnut", "lollipop" or "anchor" incisions where the goal is to remove fat/gland while lifting and preserving nipple/areolar viability and sensation, . ...Read more

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Whats my other option besides breast reduction?

Whats my other option besides breast reduction?

Not Many: Assuming you are referring to “options” to reduce breast size, there are not many good options available ( besides weight loss, if relevant) to reduce breast size/weight. For the rare patient, liposuction surgery may be an option. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I want to get a breast reduction because it affects my back but do not have a social security number. However, i live in florida but unable to come up with all the money at once. Is there any payment option/plan avaiable for me?

Several : Several options include:1)credit card;2)carecredit;3)start a self directed layaway plan ie put some money away each month;& lastly if you live near a teaching medical residency plasticsurgery teaing program they usually offer discounted rates. ...Read more

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Is it safe for a 60 yr old to have a breast reduction?

Is it safe for a 60 yr old to have a breast reduction?

Maybe: If you are in good health and cleared by your doctor, you might be an excellent candidate for breast reduction surgery. Many patients are happy after breast reduction surgery because of improvement in motion and exercise tolerance, and of course, less back and shoulder pain. ...Read more

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How old does one have to be to have a breast reduction procedure?

How old does one have to be to have a breast reduction procedure?

No specific age: The youngest breast reduction patient I have treated was 15. She had so much neck pain that her pediatrician had obtained an mri, concerned that her symptoms were caused by a ruptured cervical disc. In fact, they were from the weight of her huge breasts. This, however, is unusual. Most breast reduction patients are in their mid 20s at the youngest. ...Read more

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Is it a bad idea to have a breast reduction for my 14 year old?

Not necessarily…: Juvenile breast hypertrophy, along with the physical and psychosocial consequences of this diagnosis, may be an appropriate reason to proceed with breast reduction surgery at a relatively young age. In my practice, timing of breast reduction surgery is determined on a case-by-case basis. Seek consultation with well experienced board-certified plastic surgeons for best advice. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Can a women have a breast reduction procedure and body liposuction done together?

Can a women have a breast reduction procedure and  body liposuction done together?

Yes: The two procedures can be performed at the same operation, however, this will increase anesthesia time and will increase overall discomfort after surgery. You will want to discuss with your surgeon if she or he feels it may be safest to stay overnight in the hospital following the procedure. ...Read more

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Who is the best doctor to see if you want breast reduction? What are the health risks of having breast reduction?

Who is the best doctor to see if you want breast reduction? What are the health risks of having breast reduction?

Plastic Surgeons: Plastic surgeons. Risks: infection, bleeding, seroma, hematoma, wound healing problems, abnormal scarring ( hypertrophic or keloid), loss of sensation, inability to breast-feed, breast asymmetry, necrosis of tissue/skin, unsatisfactory cosmetic results, unpredictability of exact cup size postoperatively, recurrence of the breast hypertrophy, and the potential for further surgery. Best wishes. ...Read more

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