What are the requirements for a breast reduction?

I am 37...I have eight children, so yes I am done with that...I am 220 pounds 5 ft 4 in tall and I am larger than a 44DDD. What are the requirements for a breast reduction?

The first one is to lose weight. The second one, a consultation with an ASAPS plastic surgeon, and then, blood tests, Xray and evaluation with the cardiologist.

Luis Lopez Tallaj, MD
Luis Lopez Tallaj, MD

Luis Lopez Tallaj, MD

Torre Profesional Corazones Unidos Calle Tetelo Vargas No. 26,
Suite 506 Ensanche Naco, Santo Domingo,
Dominican Republic 10126

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You probably are a candidate for breast reduction surgery. How ever your BMI is 37.8 and with that weight you are a high risk for surgery. You need to get near your ideal body weight so that you will get the best results and decrease your risks of the surgery.

It is better to contact your insurance company and ask about their criteria for coverage 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

Each insurance company is different but most require that you are under 180 pounds, larger than a DD, and have tried physical therapy for upper back and shoulder discomfort and have not had relief from the back pain.

Rick Rosen MD
Rick Rosen MD
91 East AveNorwalkCT06851US

Rick Rosen MD

91 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT, 06851, US