The final remodel of Breast reconstruction. Has anyone had trouble with Insurance coverage?
By maryne on 04 Feb 2012
I had my mastectomy a year ago. Implants in October and this week i'll be having some reconstruction to tidy things up. Then i'll get ready for Nipple reconstruction. Since i had radiation (mammosite) on the right side 4 years ago) My skin on the right Breast is super tight and lots of scar tissue. My PS wants to do all this liposuction and fixing up of my breasts that I'm worried my insurance company is going to say "cosmetic" but the amount of hanging skin is unsightly. Has anyone had any issues with insurance denying reconstruction done in stages? And... everyone says that nipple reconstruction is a piece of cake. no pain etc etc. but I have such tight skin on the right side i'm afraid that my results will suck or I'll be back in pain again. PS likes to say I'm the patient he hates the most because he wont get optimal results because of my tight skin. I know what he means because i feel tight ALL THE TIME. so.. any problems with insurance in staged reconstruction and seriously .. the nipples dont hurt??