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The Schnur Scale is a scale used by insurance companies to determine what is in their eyes considered enough breast tissue to be removed to create a medical necessity for the procedure.

It's an equation that is derived from determining your body mass. Essentially how big you are and how big your breasts are in relationship to that size which ultimately will determine how much breast tissue is needed to be removed.

Basically the minimum that's needed to be removed in order for you to become free of your symptoms. So how much breast tissue that needs to be removed before neck pain, back pain, shoulder pain, skin irritation could potentially be relieved.

So in small people with large breasts the equation comes out differently obviously than having people larger people with smaller breasts.

So these calculations are necessary to achieve medical necessity for insurance authorization for breast reduction.

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