When can I get breast reduction?

Depends. Not sure about the details behind your question, but see a plastic surgeon to determine the proper timing.
Here are some... You & your surgeon jointly decide the timing for such a procedure after the indication is well defined and you are well counseled for its details, complication, and realistic expectation after surgery. To help face life reality, welcome to peruse articles listed in http://formefirst.com/onLifeBasics.html. Best wish to health and recovery if the surgery takes place.

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How can I get breast reduction and what will I have to bring and be prepared for?

Plastic surgeon. You'll need to schedule an appointment with a board certified plastic surgeon. She/he will be able to discuss the indications and see if you are an appropriate candidate. Then, the surgeon will explain the procedure, risks, expectations, etc. Good luck. Read more...
Plastic surgeons. Seek an experienced plastic or specific breast surgeon. Lots of ads but not all equal? Learn the risks. There are several physical as well as emotional with change in body. Set your expectations. Clarify indications and any insurance coverage. Read more...
Plastic Surgeon. You must consult with a board certified plastic surgeon. He will help to determine if you are a good candidate, discuss preoperative and postoperative instructions. Read more...
Consult. A board certified plastic surgeon. See if you qualify for insurance coverage. The doc can help. Learn about the scars and risks. It is a very happy procedure. Read more...

What age should I get breast reduction or wait till done having kids?

How bad is it? It really depends on how bad it is, the severity of your symptoms, age, growth history/curve, etc. Patients with virginal hypertrophy may benefit from early intervention. However, if you can tolerate the weight of the breasts, surgery can be deferred. Read more...
Depends. There is a chance that you would not be able to breast feed after a breast reduction so if this is very important to you you may want to wait. Pregnancy will also affect the size and shape of your breasts, so you may want to wait to see what they look like after kids. All that said if you are very symptomatic and having trouble functioning then it is reasonable to proceed. Read more...
Any age. Breast feeding is rarely affected with the inferior pedicle technique unless the nipple arealor complex is in danger (very large breast size or smoking) and the health benefits are significant, so age is usually not a factor unless the patient is getting the procedure more for cosmetic than reconstructive reasons. Read more...
Hard to know... Reduction is usually done to relieve pain and not for cosmesis. I have done this on patients as young as 15. I have also done repeat reductions on women who have had pregnancies after reduction and become symptomatic from recurrence of large, heavy breasts. Read more...
When you are ready. The age you have the surgery is determined by the pain, discomfort and reasons for having the surgery. Very young woman, teens, should wait until they are fully grown. Adults have to decide whether waiting until they are finished with child bearing. The breast shape will be altered with pregnancy and there is a potential risk of not being able to either breast feed or have sufficient milk. Read more...

After I have my baby, if I get breast reduction surgery and I decide to have more kids, will it reverse the affect?

Wait if you can. With breast reduction there is also a reshaping that gives the breasts a more youthful shape and position. With additional pregnancies the reduction won't be "reversed" but the long term result would not be as good as if you waited until you are done having kids. Other issues- potentially not being able to nurse, nipple numbness, loss of erectile function, wound complications, hematomas, seromas. Read more...

When should you get a breast reduction?

Breast Reduction. Breast reduction can be considered for quality of life as well as for cosmetic reasons. Quality of life indications include chronic back or shoulder pain. Sometimes this is covered by insurance. A cosmetic indication may simply be the desire to have breast volume that is more proportional to your body size. Read more...
Complex decision. The decision to undergo breast reduction is usually based on a desire to reduce the symptoms of large breasts which include back/shoulder pain or numbness, intertrigo erythema, yeast infections, or any symptoms related to the large size of the breasts. On passion this may be performed on a more elective basis for cosmetic concerns. Read more...

At what age can you get a breast reduction?

See plastic surgeon. Certified by the american board of plastic surgery. Breast reduction is most often done for the symptoms caused by the weight of large breasts: neck and upper back pain, grooving of the shoulders from bra straps, and repeated skin irritation in the folds under the breasts. I have done reductions on 15 year-olds with severe neck and back pain...This is rare but it does occur. Read more...
No age limit. Although we usually like to wait until the breasts have finished maturing before performing any surgery on them, a small percentage of adolescent girls can have a significant increase in their breast size that can cause neck and back pain. These patients are candidates for a breast reduction. Read more...
Does'nt DependOn Age. I have done breast reductions from age fourteen upto seventyone. On teenagers, though my main criteria is no change in bra cup size over 6 to 12 months - I have on rare occasions done breast reductions from age fourteen, because they were so large with enormous back and neck pains. Read more...
Almost All. Breast reduction surgery tends to be one of the most patient pleasing operations plastic surgeons perform. Teenagers who suffer from juvenile breast hypertrophy may be good candidates for the procedure. Otherwise, assuming overall good health, patients of all ages are potentially good candidates. Read more...

How long is the process to get a breast reduction?

Around 2.5 hrs. A lot of how long a breast reduction takes depend upon how big the breasts are. The average is about 2.5 hours. Read more...
Depends. If you are asking how long is process to get a breast reduction covered by insurance than you need to start by first contacting ins to see if this is a covered procedure. You need to have documented reasons for the reduction. This documentation helps to come from you primary care doc. It is also helpful to get as close to your ideal weight through diet and exercise before having surgery. Read more...
Depends. Best way to obtain insurance coverage for breast reduction surgery involves some “hoops” to jump through. First, you will need to check to see if the procedure is “covered” through your insurance plan. The more documentation you have (for example, from your primary care doctor, physical therapist, chiropractor etc.) the better when it comes to obtaining insurance “authorization” for the procedure. Read more...

Need help. Is 18 to early to get a breast reduction?

Not Necessarily. Breast reduction surgery performed for the appropriate candidate tends to be one of the most patient pleasing operations performed, regardless of age .In my practice, timing of breast reduction surgery is determined on a case-by-case basis. It is certainly not too early to learn as much as possible  about the procedure and the potential risks and complications associated with  the procedure. Read more...
No. If your breasts are out of proportion to you body size many times a breast reduction can help no only with your body mechanics, but also your self esteem. Read more...
No . If your breast size is already disproportionately large, or you have stopped developing, then it is reasonable to have the reduction surgery at this age. Read more...