Can I get a breast reduction?

I’m quite tall at 6ft and my build is wide but I’m not overweight. I’m a DDD and I feel like my breasts look awkward. Could I get a reduction or would they say that I don’t need one?

From your history, I see no reason why you would not be a candidate for a Breast Reduction. This is a procedure that in many cases can be covered by your insurance.. Find a surgeon in your area that participates with your health insurance.

Todd B. Koch, MD, FACS
Todd B. Koch, MD, FACS
6315 Sheridan DrBuffaloNY14221US

Todd B. Koch, MD, FACS

6315 Sheridan Dr, Buffalo, NY,
UNITED STATES, 14221

Thank you for asking. A breast reduction needs to be evaluated in person by a board certified plastic surgeon. Some reductions are cosmetic and others are not. The weight and size removed can be influenced by the patient’s goals. See your local PS. Best wishes!

David C. Yao, MD, FACS
David C. Yao, MD, FACS
5010 E Shea BlvdPhoenixAZ85028US

David C. Yao, MD, FACS

5010 E Shea Blvd, #175, Scottsdale, AZ,
UNITED STATES, 85254

Breast reduction covered by insurances do require that a certain minimum weight be removed. You should schedule a consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon on your insurance panel to see if you would qualify for this option. If the anticipated amount removed won't meet the insurance minimums, then you can consider doing this cosmetically. In my practice, when this is done cosmetically, I bill for the mastopexy fee (which is a lot less than the reduction fee) and any tissue sent in for pathology would be a self pay by the patient. You would also get to determine just how much smaller you will be so you can control of your outcome. So if doing this cosmetically, make phone calls as you will see surgeon's fees all over the place this one.

Curtis S. F. Wong, MD
Curtis S. F. Wong, MD
1950 Rosaline AveReddingCA96001US

Curtis S. F. Wong, MD

1950 Rosaline Ave, Redding, CA,
UNITED STATES, 96001

Thank you for your question - it is a common one asked by patients. The best answer is to see a board-certified plastic surgeon in your area for an in-person evaluation and exam. Patients of all different sizes and shapes can be good candidates for breast reduction surgery. Your surgeon can help you determine if you are a candidate for breast reduction or breast lift. Best wishes on a great result and speedy recovery!

Trent D. Douglas, MD
Trent D. Douglas, MD
8899 University Center LnSan DiegoCA92122US

Trent D. Douglas, MD

8899 University Center Ln, #200, San Diego,
CA, UNITED STATES, 92122