Would I qualify for a breast reduction?

I am 35 with a 4 year old. I have always been big breasted but even more so after having my child. I am 5'1 and 115 lbs and I am currently in a 30 GG bra. I have a lot of back pain but haven't seen a doctor about it. I also like to run and haven't let this stop me but when I run over 4 miles it does get uncomfortable and I get bad rashes under my breasts. Do you think this enough to qualify for a breast reduction if I see my doctor?

Provided you are healthy for surgery, you would be a good candidate for reduction mammoplasty. Have your medical doctor, write a letter to the insurance company documenting the rashes, the back pain, and physical limitations you are experiencing. That will help. Ask your insurance company about their requirements for them to cover the surgery. Consult a member of this society who can help you understand the surgery and what to expect, the scars, the potential risks and benefits of the surgery.

Samir F. Shureih MD
Samir F. Shureih MD
10 E 31st StBaltimoreMD21218US

Samir F. Shureih MD

10 East 31st Street, Baltimore, MD, 21218,
US

thank you for your question. I believe you are an excellent candidate for a breast reduction. I would recommend you check with your insurance company for their requirements. Some require 3-6 months of physical therapy to reduce symptoms before covering the procedure.Then I would recommend a consultation from a board certified plastic surgeon in your area that performs this procedure regularly.

Rick Rosen MD
Rick Rosen MD
91 East AveNorwalkCT06851US

Rick Rosen MD

91 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT, 06851, US