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I've been considering breast reduction for years, and I just made an appointment with my primary care doctor to discuss if I am a viable candidate.
If possible, I want to have it done before I go to college in the fall. Is this an unreasonable time frame, even if I'm paying out of pocket? How much time passed between your personal decision to have BR and the actual surgery?
I had my first consult with a PS on 3/17/09, second opinion with another surgeon a week later and my surgery is scheduled 4/24/09.
My IC approved my surgery in 2 days so I'm not paying out of pocket after meeting my deductible.
I don't think it's unreasonable to expect that you can have BR before going to college in the fall.
I knew that I was having breast reduction before I made an appt with a PS. But I'm not sure how long it had been since I made my decision.
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Good luck to you in your journey.
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I think it all depends on how busy the surgeon is and whether or not you are going through insurance. I know insurance companies can take sometime to approve breast reduction patients, lets face it they'll do whatever they can to not have to pay you back for anything, but just stay on them and hopefully it will speed up the process.
I have heard of people having their consult, then pre-op the same day so they can have surgery in two days if they can afford to pay right there!
Good luck with everything! It will be totally worth it!
I had my consult on 3/19 and am having the procedure on 5/15. The only reason for my 2 month wait is because I had some prior comitments that I wanted to take care of and lose a bit of weight. Otherwise, the surgeon could have done the surgery the next week. My other reason to wait is due to insurance (still waiting to hear). I am having the surgery either way, but it would be nice to have the insurance settled beforehand.
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