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Did I choose the right doctor?

  • Ninansp1
  • West Bloomfield, Mi
  • 1 year ago

What a wonderful site!  I've been trolling here for about a month now and decided to go ahead with a reduction.  I am 56 years old and was advised by my GP several years ago to get a BR to aid in my back problems and neck problems.  I always thought if I just lost my extra 40 lbs I would drop from a 36G to a reasonable 36D.  Well, I've lost 30 lbs and went to two different specialists for bra fitting and I'm now a 34G.  Not the progress I was looking for!  With only 10 more lbs to lose, I decided to start the search for a PS.  I narrowed the search to 3 PS and started interviewing.  The first PS was ruled out because I couldn't even get a consultation until NOvember with possible surgery in 2014.  The next doctor I really liked.  He was referred by a friend who used him for breast recobstruction.  He took his time and answered all my questions looking me in the eye.  He said I would be a good candidate for a SPAIR and he told me he could take me down to a 34D but the density of tissue and my body structure didn't really support my desired C cup HONEST, I liked that he didn't just tell me what I wanted to hear.  He had availability for the surgery in my time frame (March 19th) and felt confident that BC would cover it.   On to doc 2.  I was referred to him by my GP and OB.  He had great reviews on RateMD's and Health grades.  After looking at me he told me I had wide breasts which is why I am a G cup and would not like a SPAIR reduction and he would use an anchor technique. He also said I probably wouldn't qualify for BC coverage because he didn't feel he could remove enough tissue to meet the Schnurr scale.  He also advised me that if I tried to qualify for BC at the hospital, after surgery if he couldn't remove enough I would be charged double so better to just pay him in cash now. I know PS don't like to have to take BC because it pays them less, but could this just be a ploy?   I booked the first PS and am scheduled to have my BR on March 19th, but now I'm having concerns.  Any help out there?       

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They get it insured before-hand. If it is a question of being on the border of being covered during the surgery, then they didn't do a good assesment snd paperwork before hand, or it's not quite enough to be covered in the first place. Sounds like BS to have to pay AFTER! However, the one not referred by your dr, may not be able to get insurance coverage? Good luck. What pain all this is, eh?
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Usually, the PS gets it preapproved with insurance... Has that been done yet? I don't feel comfortable with the one that said you should just pay cash upfront; it just seems off to me. First instincts are usually right, so don't doubt yourself. Good luck!
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