Dr. Schnarrs Corner Breast Reduction
Breast reductions are today the most common functional procedures done for alleviation of excessive breast weight,shoulder grooving, neck and upper back pain, intertrigo ( skin infection under the breast) and Gigantomastia. Although most insurance companies do cover these procedures, they have to be medically indicated and require removal of a minimum of 500gms of breast tissue per breast in most cases. Most insurance companies set limits on the weight that the patient must be in order to qualify for coverage of a reduction procedure. They insist on the patient being less than 20% over the recommended weight for their height or show evidence of having attempted weight loss under supervision of a doctor or nutritionist.
Age : 29
Wt : 138 lbs
Ht : 5’ 4’’
Wearing 38DD bra with neck and shoulder pain. Can’t exercise because of large breasts.
Breast reduction to 38C.
Age : 35
Wt : 143 lbs
Ht : 5’ 5’’
2 children, breast fed both for 3mths.
Wears 40DD custom bra. Constant breast, shoulder and upper back pain and muscle spasms.
Reduced to 38C.
Age : 19
Wt : 138
Ht : 5’ 4’’
No children. Severe breast asymmetry since developed at age 12. Great difficulty finding bra that fits.
Wears 38 D. Pads cup of smaller breast.
Had breast reduction on Right side and mastopexy on Left. Wears 36 C bra now.
Age : 26
Wt : 139 lbs
Ht : 5’ 7’’
Mildly asymmetrical 38DD. After reduction has lost weight because able to exercise. Now 121 lbs and wears 36C bra.
Thank you for taking the time to look at these cases. I hope it has helped answer some of your questions and allayed your concerns.For more information please contact Dr.Schnarrs office at 757-274-4000 or Email at [email protected]