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What size breasts do yo uhave to have to qualify for a breast reduction?
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Dr. David Levens
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: It depends
Breast reduction surgery may occasionally be covered by medical insurance if there is a medical necessity that can be proven and documented.
This requires symptoms of neck/back pain, severe rash and large enough breasts to likely be responsible for the symptoms. There is a scale (the schnur scale) used by some insurance companies to correlate the size with the body habitus.

In brief: It depends
Breast reduction surgery may occasionally be covered by medical insurance if there is a medical necessity that can be proven and documented.
This requires symptoms of neck/back pain, severe rash and large enough breasts to likely be responsible for the symptoms. There is a scale (the schnur scale) used by some insurance companies to correlate the size with the body habitus.
Dr. David Levens
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Dr. Alex Lechtman
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Not So much a size..
It's not so much the size as it is the symptoms.
Size combined with the symptoms of back, neck, and shoulder pain indicate the need for a reduction.

In brief: Not So much a size..
It's not so much the size as it is the symptoms.
Size combined with the symptoms of back, neck, and shoulder pain indicate the need for a reduction.
Dr. Alex Lechtman
Dr. Alex Lechtman
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Dr. Tom Pousti
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: No Specific Size
There are no specific size breasts that “qualify” for breast reduction surgery.
Much will depend on the relative size of the patient's breasts to the remainder of her torso. Disproportionately large breasts tend to be symptomatic. Insurance companies will often evaluate breast size, patient body weight, symptoms, other “modalities” of treatment tried etc. When making determinations eligibility.

In brief: No Specific Size
There are no specific size breasts that “qualify” for breast reduction surgery.
Much will depend on the relative size of the patient's breasts to the remainder of her torso. Disproportionately large breasts tend to be symptomatic. Insurance companies will often evaluate breast size, patient body weight, symptoms, other “modalities” of treatment tried etc. When making determinations eligibility.
Dr. Tom Pousti
Dr. Tom Pousti
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