I am 49 years old and considering a breast reduction surgery. I am 5 feet (150cm) tall and weight 105-106 lb. my breast size is 32DDD, (on Vanity fair, Chantelle and Wacoal brand bras, I can’t wear the Victoria Secret brand).
I have seen a plastic surgeon and after consultation she suggested removing a total of 800cc for insurance to cover the cost. I would like to be a full C cup and afraid that removing 400cc from each breast will leave me to be smaller than what I like. My insurance says the amount of tissue removed has to be greater than 22 percentile on Schnur Scale. I looked at the Schnur scale table and base on my weight and body surface area (1.41-1.45) the threshold value per breast for me would be 238 per breast. Could you please tell me why she came up with 400cc? Is there something I am missing?
I may add that I do have shoulder pain, back pain and have had numerous physical therapy sessions for the past two years. I got approved by insurance but my surgeon says they will not pay if she removes less than 400cc.
Please I need to know as soon as possible so I can make a decision whether to go forward without the insurance and just pay out of pocket because the outcome is more important to me.