Will insurance likely cover my breast reduction?

I am 5'3, 120 pounds, and wear a 32DDD or 32E. I'm concerned that not enough CC's will be removed because in the grand scheme of breasts, mine are not that big, but they're too big for my frame, which is pretty slim. I would like to go down to a 32B or maybe 32C, but I am just not at the financial disposition ot get the surgery if it's not covered by insurance. I am just a little bit worried that not enough will be taken out because I know my breasts aren't that large compared to most people, they are just way too large for my frame, causing all the neck/back pain and headaches. Thanks!

Thank you for your question! Breast reduction is usually covered by insurance when the surgery is performed as part of a medically mandated procedure to treat neck, back, or shoulder pain or other problems related to the spine, which sounds like your situation. Recently, managed care has adopted stricter standards for coverage, so make sure these problems are thoroughly documented in writing by your primary care physician and plastic surgeon. They may also have to submit photographs. Even then, you may be required to seek a second opinion from a chiropractor, physical therapist, or orthopedic surgeon. Large breasts may not only interfere with your physical ability to function in daily activities but can be emotionally burdensome as well. Breast reduction surgery removes excess breast tissue and reshapes the contour of the breasts so that they are smaller and perkier. I suggest you make an appointment with a board-certified plastic surgeon who can go over your options in detail.

Michelle Copeland, MD, FACS
Michelle Copeland, MD, FACS
1001 5th AveNew YorkNY10028US

Michelle Copeland, MD, FACS

1001 5th Ave, New York, NY, UNITED STATES,
10028

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