Do I qualify for a breast reduction and will my insurance cover the procedure?

I'm 20 years and my bra size is DDD cup. There are a few health issues that are starting to concern me: 1) shortness of breath 2) my breasts become sore when not wearing a bra 3) pain in lower back, neck, shoulders has become more intense. I have an altered disc in my lower back and a large amount of muscle mass in my chest due to the weight of my breasts. I'm curious to know if a breast reduction would be the right choice for me? Also, if my health insurance would most likely approve of the procedure?

Thank you for your question. If there is documentation from your primary care physician that your issues are due to heavy breasts then your insurance may cover the procedure. Visit with your primary care physician and any specialists that he or she recommends including a board certified plastic surgeon. Best wishes.

Earl Stephenson, Jr., M.D.
Earl Stephenson, Jr., M.D.
2220 Wisteria Dr SWSnellvilleGA30078US

Earl Stephenson, Jr., M.D.

2220 Wisteria Drive, Suite 209, Snellville,
GA, 30078, US

Women with the symptoms you describe certainly can benefit from breast reduction surgery. Even if your insurance company declines, you might consider affordable surgery through a board certified plastic surgeon with an accredited office surgical facility.

Your insurance company will make the determination whether they will pay, but your surgeon can submit the prior approval letter after your examination. Select some for consultations.

I recently posted a blog on this subject which is pertinent to women in our area. Your area may have different requirements. http://www.expertplasticsurgeon.com/blog/2014/06/03/breast-reduction-insurance-company-requirements-145072

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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