What doctor can I go to to get a referral for breast reduction?

Primary. Your primary physician can refer but if you don't have a primary physician and you have knowlege of a ruputable plastic surgeon you could go directly.
Internist or GP. Your internist or general practitioner should be able to refer you. Your gynecologist can also refer you.
Primary care. Best to get a referral by your primary care doctor for an evaluation by a plastic surgeon. The primary care doctor will verify the presence of the indication for a breast reduction and strengthen your claim for insurance coverage.

Related Questions

Is it okay to get second opinion from another doctor whether it is okay to get a breast reduction?

Sure. Why not? Breast reduction is performed for both medical (back pain etc from gigantomastia) to aesthetic reasons. You should get as many evaluations as it takes to make you feel secure (or not) that you are doing the right surgery (either reduction mastopexy with or without augmentation) or liposcupting) with the right doc for the right reason at this time in your life.
Yes. It's always good together more than one opinion.
Yes. Never hurts to seek additional opinions prior to proceeding with any surgical procedure.

Doctors, what are the risks and rewards of breast reduction?

Comfort. Breast reduction should only be offered for the very pendulous breasts that cause excessive wt., postural changes and improper figure in a young female.
Seek Consultation. Some of the risks/potential complications associated with breast reduction surgery include: infection, bleeding, seroma, hematoma, wound healing problems, abnormal scarring (hypertrophic or keloid), loss of sensation, inability to breast-feed, breast asymmetry, necrosis of tissue or skin, unsatisfactory cosmetic results, unpredictability of exact cup size postoperatively...

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

You. You should see a board certified plastic surgeon. They are the doctors best trained to help you. The risks are are uncommon but can be troublesome. There is a risk of infection, bleeding, loss of nipple sensation, skin loss, partial or complete nipple loss, unevenness of the result, and unsightly scarring. These complications may delay healing and may affect the final result. I recommend that you discuss this with your plastic surgeon. Personally, I find that women who have breast reduction to be my happiest patients overall.
Breast. Breast reduction surgery should only be performed by a board certified plastic surgeon. Depending on the community where you live, you may find that there are other types of physicians who will offer this procedure, but only plastic surgeons are trained in the most safe, effective, and current ways to perform breast reduction surgery. There are different techniques available for breast reduction surgery, and your plastic surgeon will be able to evaluate you and determine with you which technique is the safest technique for you that will achieve the very best cosmetic and functional result. In a properly performed breast reduction, most patients will achieve relief of neck and back pain symptoms, will maintain a majority of the normal sensation to the breasts and nipples, will have an approximately 60% chance of successful future breastfeeding, will be able to continue to have effective screening mammograms, and will have breasts that are overall symmetric and cosmetically appealing. These excellent results come with experience and training. In choosing your surgeon, ask any friends or family who have had breast reduction surgery how their experiences were with their surgeons, ask your primary doctor to recommend a plastic surgeon, and do your own research to find a doctor whose experience, personality, and communication style you are comfortable with. All the best to you, dr. Skourtis.
Plastic. Plastic surgeons are experts at breast reduction. You should consult with a surgeon in your area with board certification by the american board of plastic surgery, credentials to operate in a certified facility such as a local hospital or surgery center and preferably who has been recommended to you by your personal physician and/or acquaintances with personal experience with his/her practice. Risks are minimal and the same as associated with any surgical procedure such as scarring, bleeding and numbness. Overall, breast reduction is a very safe and routine procedure with very satisfying results.
Plastic. Plastic surgeons are the only practitioners with appropriate training in breast reduction techniques. I wouldn't recommend you see any other type of physician.
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.

I had a breast reduction 6 weeks ago I am still having shakiness the doctor said it is probably due to the anesthesia when can I expect this to go awa?

Likely unrelated. Mist common long term complication of anesthesia is generalized weakness. I suspect your problem to be unrelated this later after a procedure.
I would see. A neurolgist. Probably unrelated to procedure but anything lasting that long should be checked out. Anesthesia effects should be long gone.
Unprofessional. Your physician, unfortunately, without examining you tried to put a blame on anesthesia, which has nothing to do with your shakes. There is a possibility of infection, or reaction to hematoma, which developed after surgery. Insist on office visit, your condition needs to be reevaluated.
Not from anesthesia. Six weeks after surgery, the anesthesia cannot be implicated in this symptom. Evaluation for another cause is necessary.
Not anesthesia. After six weeks this is not due to anesthesia. Talk to surgeon again and see if the medications that they prescribed to you could be causing this effect.

Will doctors perform a breast reduction with an abscess underneath the breast?

No. Pre operative breast infection precludes reduction surgery. The only surgery that is advisable would be a breast abscess surgical evacuation after appropriate antibiotic coverage. The precaution is due to a spreading blood borne infection. (septicemia). which can be fatal.
No. Elective breast surgery would not be performed in the setting of an abscess. If this was an old abscess that was completely resolved, I would recommend waiting 6 months since resolution before proceeding with breast reduction.

Can doctors do a breast reduction and a breast lift at the same time?

Yes and No. Depends on breast size and amount of desired reduction. Yes breast reduction and breast lift can be completed in the same operative procedure. Check out the staple first technique of breast lift, reduction. Surgeon review is necessary to make final decisions. Most cosmetic surgeons offer complimentary review. Take advantage of experienced advice for realistic expectations.
Almost all breast... Reductions include a lift; that is, the nipples are elevated to a more normal position on the breast wall. A breast lift, however, is essentially a breast reduction without the removal of a significant amount of breast tissue. This is done when there is sagging of the breasts because of a skin excess without excess fullness and weight of the breasts.
Yes. When a breast reduction is performed, the breast is “automatically” lifted at the same time. These procedures involve removal of redundant or loose breast skin; both of these procedures involve tightening of the breast skin envelope resulting in a higher position of the breasts and nipple/areola complexes on the chest wall. The main difference with breast reduction surgery is change in size.
Yes, it's common. Yes, a breast reduction will nearly always include a component of pa breast lift and the scarring will depend on the amount of lifting necessary as well as the surgeon's recommendations and your preferences.