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Old 10-28-2009, 11:19 PM   #1
 
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Default Does insurance cover breast reduction?

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Is it possible to get my insurance to cover a breast reduction procedure? Has anyone done this before? What are the restrictions?


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I have heard they cover it if you have major weight loss surgery and lose a ton of weight and have hanging skin. Other than that I doubt you will be able to get it covered by insurance. Your best bet would be to find a cheap plastic surgeon if money is a problem.

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As gastric bypass surgeries (including roux-en-y as well as lapband surgeries) are becoming more common, the insurance companies are becoming more stringent with their guidelines. If you have a very supportive primary care physician (general practitioner) he or she might be able to help you by writing letters to your insurance company.

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You also have to have a BMI proving you are not overweight for the insurance companies to even consider payng for the surgery, ESPECIALLY after weight loss surgery.

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