For those whose insurance covers the BR & Lift?

  • 44HNYC
  • Brooklyn, NYC
  • 2 years ago

What is the process? How long does it take and when should I get started if I want surgery this year and to be recovered by January 1st. Also, does having bigger boobs easier approval wise versus someone with smaller breast or is it the same?

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It isnt necessarily breast size that is the deciding factor. (though obviously the larger ones get more consideration)

I know for me it was a combination of a letter from my chiropractor and my BMI that made me an ideal candidate and I was approved for my reduction through insurance within hours. This is not normal though. It can take from 4-8 weeks just to hear from the insurance company, and even then you may not be approved the first time and need to make an appeal.

I would say work your timeline backwards. For instance. From what I have read, most people feel almost completely back to normal after one month. Lets say you will fit in this category. 1 months prior to Jan 1st then, is the 1st of Dec. Assuming you need a few weeks to schedule your surgery and notify work (or whatever other matters need to be settled) you should then technically be approved by Nov 1st. 4-8weeks for approval puts you at the beginning of September-Oct.

So start looking now. Because frightening as it is, August is two days away.

Don't think that if you dont get it started by Sep you wont be able to have it done. You can read my review if you would like, and see my crazy twisted experience with getting approved.

If you want it, do it. Mine isnt scheduled until the 14th of Aug, but just from reading through the reviews and forums on this site, I know it was the best decision I have made.

Good luck in your endeavors!
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I have been going to a Chiropractor for years and then he retired. So, I switched to a new office and they suggested that they start documenting specifically for a breast reduction if I ever thought that I wanted one. I had all of my previous records sent to them as well. After about a month, I decided I wanted to see if I would qualify. I went to a couple of consultations. You will want to see who is available in your area. Talk to people, get references, look up reviews. I went to 3 different doctors before I picked my PS. Make sure they are board certified, etc. Once they do the consultation, they will take pictures and submit them to your insurance company. After about a month or so, you will find out if you are approved or not. I had my chiropractor fax over my records so they could submit the information to the insurance company. If you haven't been seeing anyone in health care about back, shoulder or neck issues, I would recommend starting now. They said it usually takes about 3-6 months of documentation. Call your insurance company also and ask them what their requirements are. Many require a certain amount to be taken. I don't really know what mine was, but I had much more that needed to be removed than the minimum. I hope this helps.
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