Size K breasts need to be reduced

I have size K breasts. I weigh 170 lbs and am 5'3". Even losing weight I generally only go down 1-2 cups. I would love to have them reduced but my insurance company outlines a path of physical therapy, massage, chiropractic consultation , and weight loss prior to their approval of the procedure. I was wondering which order I should attack this? Also, how do I find doctors/providers who are more likely to push with the insurance company? The provider is Premera. I am losing excess weight.

You are correct that breast reduction will likely help you in many ways, and your plastic surgeon is in an excellent position to perform the surgery and post op care. The surgeon is not very capable of making your insurance company change their restrictions. The plan restrictions are a product of contract negotiations between your employer and the insurance company. They frustrate reconstructive surgeons on a daily basis.

You should contact the insurance company for their recommendation about the proposed path to meet their requirements. If you eventually find that the requirements are unrealistic for you, you may consider affordable care through your plastic surgeon, outside of the insurance plan. In many cases surgery, anesthesia, facility fees, lab work, etc. can be purchased as a package well below hospital / insurance prices, if your have to pay out-of-pocket. Best wishes.

Sutton L. Graham II, MD, FACS
Sutton L. Graham II, MD, FACS
615 Halton RdGreenvilleSC29607US

Sutton L. Graham II, MD, FACS

615 Halton Road, Suite 100, Greenville, SC,
29607-3403, US

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