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

23 doctors weighed in
Dr. Susan Kolb
Holistic Medicine
6 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Susan Kolb
Dr. Susan Kolb
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Medical tourism

While medical tourism may sound very attractive unless you have done your research and can freely travel back and forth for follow up, i would discourage this.

In brief: Medical tourism

While medical tourism may sound very attractive unless you have done your research and can freely travel back and forth for follow up, i would discourage this.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Humberto Palladino
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Stay close

Breast reduction is one of the most common operations plastic surgeons perform in the United States that is covered by insurance.
The safest bet is to stay local, close to where you live to be able to have the necessary close follow up required. In terms of details about the surgery is something you have to discuss with your surgeon.

In brief: Stay close

Breast reduction is one of the most common operations plastic surgeons perform in the United States that is covered by insurance.
The safest bet is to stay local, close to where you live to be able to have the necessary close follow up required. In terms of details about the surgery is something you have to discuss with your surgeon.
Dr. Humberto Palladino
Dr. Humberto Palladino
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Dr. Michael Macri
stay close ... follow up is better and if there are complications can be managed easier
Dr. Donald Buck
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Stay in US

I recommend having your procedure performed in the US by a Plastic Surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
The path to becoming board certified by ABPS is rigorous and will insure that your surgeon practices with the most up-to-date techniques, in the safest manner possible. Good luck!

In brief: Stay in US

I recommend having your procedure performed in the US by a Plastic Surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
The path to becoming board certified by ABPS is rigorous and will insure that your surgeon practices with the most up-to-date techniques, in the safest manner possible. Good luck!
Dr. Donald Buck
Dr. Donald Buck
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Dr. Jeffrey Rosenthal
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Follow up better

Obviously, there are good surgeons around the world; however, if there is a complication or need for close follow-up after the surgery it would be difficult to fly back to the surgeon.

In brief: Follow up better

Obviously, there are good surgeons around the world; however, if there is a complication or need for close follow-up after the surgery it would be difficult to fly back to the surgeon.
Dr. Jeffrey Rosenthal
Dr. Jeffrey Rosenthal
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Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: US surgery preferred

For any procedure, i would recommend against having surgery abroad.
If problems arise after surgery then you might have problems with contacting your surgeon and/or getting evaluation and treatment. Furthermore, stateside treatment of complications may not be covered for procedures done in other countries. Seek a local plastic surgeon with a good breast surgery practice.

In brief: US surgery preferred

For any procedure, i would recommend against having surgery abroad.
If problems arise after surgery then you might have problems with contacting your surgeon and/or getting evaluation and treatment. Furthermore, stateside treatment of complications may not be covered for procedures done in other countries. Seek a local plastic surgeon with a good breast surgery practice.
Dr. Mike Bowman
Dr. Mike Bowman
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Dr. Tom Pousti
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Stay Close...

If at all possible, best to have your procedure done close to home by a well experienced board-certified plastic surgeon who can demonstrate significant experience achieving the types of outcomes you will be please with.
Doing so, will allow for close follow-up and management of any complications that may arise. Best wishes.

In brief: Stay Close...

If at all possible, best to have your procedure done close to home by a well experienced board-certified plastic surgeon who can demonstrate significant experience achieving the types of outcomes you will be please with.
Doing so, will allow for close follow-up and management of any complications that may arise. Best wishes.
Dr. Tom Pousti
Dr. Tom Pousti
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Dr. Scott Tucker
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: USA

Breast reduction is one of the most common plastic surgery procedures and while there may be variations in technique most any plastic surgeon should be able to help you with this.
Insurance companies often cover this so go to a board certified plastic surgeon and let them write you carrier for determination of benefit. I would see very little reason to go abroad for this procedure.

In brief: USA

Breast reduction is one of the most common plastic surgery procedures and while there may be variations in technique most any plastic surgeon should be able to help you with this.
Insurance companies often cover this so go to a board certified plastic surgeon and let them write you carrier for determination of benefit. I would see very little reason to go abroad for this procedure.
Dr. Scott Tucker
Dr. Scott Tucker
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Dr. Ralph Rosato
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Problems

There are many fine surgeons around the world.
Their fees should be similar to our fees. There are a lot of very inexpensive options also, why is it so cheap? Are the safety procedures and standards the same as ours. If you have complications will you travel back to get treated? The native bacteria is very different from ours if you can't drink the water do you want surgery?

In brief: Problems

There are many fine surgeons around the world.
Their fees should be similar to our fees. There are a lot of very inexpensive options also, why is it so cheap? Are the safety procedures and standards the same as ours. If you have complications will you travel back to get treated? The native bacteria is very different from ours if you can't drink the water do you want surgery?
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Dr. Ralph Rosato
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