Breast Reduction

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Does insurance cover breast reduction?

The good news is yes, in most cases. Breast reduction is considered reconstructive, your chances of getting insurance coverage are good. however, you must be sure to follow all the procedures set forth by your carrier's policy.

Your surgeon can take photos of your breasts, detailing your physical symptoms caused by enlarged breasts in a letter. Begin communicating early with your insurance carrier and make sure you understand exactly what the carrier will cover, such as lab costs, anesthesiologist, and other expenses. This will save you a headache in the long run, when you have more important things to do, like focus on your recovery.

Reviewed by the doctors at The Cleveland Clinic, Department of Plastic Surgery.
Edited by Charlotte E. Grayson , MD, Sept. 2003.

Portions of this page © The Cleveland Clinic 2000-2003.


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