Anyone else getting a reduction out of pocket?

  • bowiekid86
  • 1 year ago

I decided besides an uplift I want a small reduction [around 1-2 cup sizes]. I know this will be out of pocket since my breasts are a large C/small D right now and I can tell I don't have enough tissue for my insurance to cover me. :'/ So, I was just curious if any of you here have ever considered getting a reduction out of pocket because you have breasts that are just a few cup sizes too tiny for an insurance-approved reduction, but still bother the heck out of you. I know that with my athletic image, being 'busty' is the least thing that I want. Despite having become even more trim in the past 2.5 months, not a single difference is visible in my chest - still the same too-big size for the athletic body I'm aiming for. It's frustrating how docs won't accommodate D to B reductions, for example... anyone else feel the same?  [For a doctor I was considering Dr. Adam Kolker or Dr. David Low in Philadelphia.]

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Had surgery May 1st, and paid 9k out of pocket. Went from a 34DDD to a 34 B/C. I'm very active and they just caused too many issues with running, chafing, rashes, etc. I didn't try insurance because I don't think I had enough documentation, nor enough to remove, and just didn't want to deal with the wait. Just want to get back to running, yoga, and pilates ASAP! Loving them so far and can't believe I didn't do this sooner. Good luck!
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I paid for mine and was pleasantly surprised to get insurance coverage for part of it. The fee was $16,000 and my dr Did beautiful job. Some drs charge a reduced amount if outside insurance. I'm not sure why its the same procedure and this practice helps contribute to our insurance problems. But, use it to your advantage. Good luck.
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Hi bowiekid! I paid for my reduction out of pocket. I'm in New Zealand and paid NZ$15,000 which I think is about $12,500US. I'm athletic but always had boobs that were out of proportion to my body and refused to shrink. I wasn't covered by my insurance. I went from a 30E/32DD to a 32 full B/small C depending on the manufacturer. I think you may find that surgeons never like to guarantee that they can take you to a specific size, as so much depends on not compromising blood supply and that's a very individual thing. I think I was very lucky that I had a great surgeon and he was able to get me pretty small. Good luck :)
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I had BR done the end of March. My PD does not deal with insurance companies directly, so I had to pay up front. I used a plan called CareCredit. They are a loan program with low to zero apr. It is a credit company for health purposes only. You might want to look into that. I am currently appealing my insurance company, because they don't want to cover it. Check out my blog .
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Hello Bowiekid, I am paying for my reduction out of my pocket. It is about $7500. It is a bother but well worth it. When I had insurance I didn't think about getting a reduction but I am sure they would have paid for it. I think it would have been hard for me to take the time off I need for recovery. Now I don't have any worries as far as stress from important jobs now I just have to worry about healing and that is what I shall do.
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I paid for mine too, here in the UK it is very very hard to qualify for one o. The NHS and even then the wait lost is crazy! I knew I wouldn't get anywhere with that so I paid for it myself and went private! I ended up getting a loan from my bank to pay for it and am paying that back monthly now! I'm glad I went private as the care I received was amazing and I also got to pick my surgeon!
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I paid for my reduction out of pocket because the wait time for the goverment-covered procedure here in BC is obscene. My Dr. referred me for the procedure in August (I was a 34-36 G or H cup) but advised me it's an average of a 50 month wait to be contacted by the surgeon's office. I'd been battling with my breasts for sooo long, I just got fed up of waiting and decided to look into paying for the procedure out of pocket. My surgery cost just shy of $8500 which I paid for with a loan from my bank. It seems like a lot of money, but honestly for me, the time I'll save (4 years) will always be worth more than that, and I figure I can have it paid off in a year and a half. Worth every penny.
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Thanks for sharing your story. I might do this as well. At least a lift... if not a small reduction. I'm just tired of looking this way, glad to see someone can relate.
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Yup, paid for mine and had it yesterday. I read somewhere you may be able to get a loan too.
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