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Is Breast Reduction Recommended if Overweight?

there is some hestitation on my part to get breast reduction surgery. would a good candidate for breast reduction surgery be overweight?

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Breast Reduction

Thanks for your question - Breast reduction is a procedure that can be covered by insurance. It is designed to reduce the size of the breasts to help with back pain, intertrigo (severe rashes under the breasts), shoulder grooving from bra straps and appearance (though the insurance companies do not recognize this concern when evaluating coverage). There have been several studies demonstrating that breast reduction surgery ranks very high in terms of patient satisfaction. Breast reduction is a procedure that improves shape, reduces size and provides a breast lift. The trade-off is that breast reduction will leave visible scars. The procedure is better if you're at your ideal bodyweight. I hope this helps.

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