Our expert says:
Genetics probably plays the biggest role in large breasts, and you would have to go back a couple of generations to determine this. Also, one does pick up weight in your breasts, and it is for this reason that medical aids would reject your motivation for a breast reduction. However, once you reach your ideal weight, I would urge your plastic surgeon again to re-motivate to your medical aid, together with supporting photographs. You should take these documents to your medical aid yourself, and insist on an appointment with the medical advisor.
Remember, you are the client of the medical aid, and you have the right to attempt to negotiate with them for certain benefits, which are not normally part of your coverage. Follow this route first.
There is no other method of reducing your breasts, especially if you have tried weight loss and exercise. Those are the two main first steps. If you are then still left with excess skin and breast tissue, surgery is the only option.
Good luck and congratulations with what you've achieved so far with your weight loss program.
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