Do I qualify for a breast reduction?

I’m 26 years old with size 40G breasts. I’ve been having a lot of back pain, chest pain, neck pain lately. It’s been the last couple of months. I have some indents on my shoulders, I can’t lay on my stomach without my chest hurting, and taking off my bra has no become a chore because my chest hurts for five minutes after it comes off. I also have such a terrible time finding bras in my size. I’m also a heart patient, and I am getting worried the weight on my chest is starting to affect my heart.

Breast reduction may be covered by insurance when surgery is performed to reduce neck, back, or shoulder pain or other problems related to the spine. Recently, managed care has adopted stricter standards for coverage, so just make sure these problems are thoroughly documented in writing by your primary care physician and plastic surgeon.

Large breasts may not only interfere with your physical ability to function in daily activities but can be emotionally burdensome as well. From what you describe you are a candidate for breast reduction. Breast reduction surgery removes excess breast tissue and reshapes the contour of the breasts so that they are smaller and perkier. It is possible to do a breast reduction with a minimal scar technique and can often be done as an outpatient procedure under twilight sedation. It's important to be sure expectations are realistic and you have an understanding of the commitment needed for the healing process. Make sure that you understand the nature of your surgery, the recovery process, and that you feel comfortable and emotionally ready to make these changes to your body. I suggest you make an appointment with a board certified plastic surgeon.

Michelle Copeland, MD, FACS
Michelle Copeland, MD, FACS
1001 5th AveNew YorkNY10028US

Michelle Copeland, MD, FACS

1001 5th Ave, New York, NY, UNITED STATES,


Yes, you are candidate fore breast reduction surgery. Life quality improvement is a indication for your surgery. Before surgery you will be checked for all possible contraindications.

Alexander Kutubidze, MD, PhD
Alexander Kutubidze, MD, PhD
17 Ushangi Chkheidze StreetT'bilisiTbilisi0102GE

Alexander Kutubidze, MD, PhD

American Hospital Tbilisi,
Plastic Surgery Division,
17 Ushangi Chkheidze St, Tbilisi, MM,
Tbilisi, GEORGIA, 0102