Does insurance typically cover breast reduction?
Most insurance carriers will offer breast reduction covered by insurance as long as it meets certain requirements to be deemed “medically necessary”. Traditionally the main point an insurance company considers is the amount of tissue to be removed from each breast.
What age is appropriate for a breast reduction?
While breast reduction can often be performed safely and successfully for patients in their mid teens, many cosmetic surgeons prefer patients wait until they are at least 18 before undergoing the procedure.
How long is hospital stay for breast reduction?
Depending on your case, you might have breast reduction surgery in an outpatient facility, or you may have to stay at least one night in the hospital. In either case, you’ll get general anesthesia, which means you will be put to ” sleep” during the procedure.
How much weight do I need to lose before a breast reduction?
An if your breasts do decrease in size, they can become droopy (ptotic). I generally recommend to my patients that if they are planning on losing more than 25-30lbs, they should try to do this prior to having breast reduction surgery.
Do you think insurance would pay for a breast reduction?
If you are thinking about having a breast reduction, contact your insurance company. Some insurance companies cover some or all of the costs of breast reduction surgery if surgery is being done to relieve back pain, skin problems, or other medical problems caused by large or heavy breasts.
What do insurance companies cover breast reduction?
Most insurance companies require a certain amount of breast tissue to be removed in order to qualify for coverage. Large reductions, such as from a G cup down to a C cup, are often covered. Breast reductions that remove at least 500 grams from each breast are frequently covered as well.
Will my insurance cover my breast reduction?
Generally, insurance will not cover a breast reduction if your reasons are cosmetic. While we are happy to perform a breast reduction for cosmetic reasons, this is considered a self-pay procedure. If you feel the size of your breasts is causing you pain, interfering with your ability to stand with good posture,…
What’s an estimated price for a breast reduction?
The average cost of breast reduction (aesthetic patients only) is $5,482, according to 2017 statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons.