Breast Reduction (cont.)
In this Article
- Your consultation for breast reduction surgery
- How is breast reduction done?
- How to prepare for the breast reduction
- Recovery and follow-up care for breast reduction
- Complications and side effects of breast reduction
- When should I call my doctor after breast reduction surgery?
- Does insurance cover breast reduction?
- Find a local Plastic Surgeon in your town
Does insurance cover breast reduction?
The good news is yes, in most cases. Because breast reduction is considered reconstructive, your chances of getting insurance coverage are good. But you must be sure to follow all the procedures set forth by your carrier's policy.
Your surgeon can take photos of your breasts, detailing your physical symptoms caused by enlarged breasts in a letter. But begin communicating early with your carrier and make sure you understand exactly what the carrier will cover, such as lab costs, anesthesiologist, etc. This will save you a headache in the long run, when you have more important things to do, like focus on your recovery.
Reviewed by the doctors at The Cleveland Clinic, Department of Plastic Surgery.
Edited by Charlotte E. Grayson , MD, Sept. 2003.
Portions of this page © The Cleveland Clinic 2000-2003.
Last Editorial Review: 1/31/2005 7:05:20 AM
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