Medical Insurance Coverage for Breast Reduction Surgery
Many people are aware of breast augmentation surgery, which involves the use of breast implants to increase the size and alter the shape of the breasts. Yet there is also breast reduction surgery, which is performed to reduce the size of the breasts so that patients have a better overall appearance and body contour with their smaller breasts. It just goes to show there is a plastic surgery treatment option that can meet your needs, no matter what they may be.
Will my breast reduction surgery be covered by medical insurance?
The answer is yes to some patients, but it’s important that certain requirements be met in order to receive insurance coverage. We would like to address that matter directly right now.
Health Issues Associated with Large Breasts
It may be helpful to look at the surgery from a women’s health perspective.
When women have breasts that are very large, this can lead to problems with the lower back due to the excess weight that they are forced to bear. The pain may also affect the neck and shoulders given how bra straps and other garments can place stress on these parts of the body.
Breast reduction surgery will reduce the size of the breasts and help alleviate back, neck, and shoulder pain in the process. This is why there is a legitimate medical concern to consider when it comes to breast reduction surgery.
Common Requirements for Medical Insurance Coverage
In order to qualify for insurance coverage for a breast reduction surgery, you will need to have your general physician note that the surgery will be performed to alleviate pain and discomfort that is the result of breast size. It is also important that the patient meet with a cosmetic surgeon, who will develop a treatment plan specifically to meet the patient’s reduction needs.
In a number of cases, a certain amount of breast tissue will ultimately need to be removed in order to qualify for coverage.
Check with Your Insurance Provider for Exact Requirements
The above are very basic outlines on requirements and eligibility for breast reduction surgery. It’s important that you check with your insurance provider directly so that you find out the paperwork that is needed to qualify for insurance coverage. By following those specific requirements to the letter, you will be more likely to receive insurance coverage for your breast reduction surgery.
How Our Team Can Help You with Medical Insurance Issues
We understand how difficult and stressful it can be to put together all of your information when seeking medical insurance coverage for a procedure. Given this, we will work closely with you to ensure that you receive all of the information from our office that you need to have your procedure approved for coverage.
In cases in which a patient does not have medical insurance, we can go over various options for monthly financing, which allows patients to make reasonable installments.
Learn More About Breast Reduction Surgery
If you would like to learn more about breast reduction surgery and your many other options for body contouring and sculpting, be sure to contact our Kogarah cosmetic plastic surgery centre today. Our entire team looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you achieve a better appearance as well as better health and wellness overall. Dr. Darrell Perkins and his team are here for you.