If you already know that your insurance would authorize your Breast Reduction, you probably already saw a Plastic surgeon who then communicated with your insurer.
First - for insurance to "cover" Breast Reduction surgery you first must have Breast Reduction benefits on your policy. (Not all policies have this coverage).
Second - Regardless of your breast size, most policies in Tennessee (and many other states) mandate you can prove 6 months of "conservative therapy" - visits to chiropractor, bra changes AND a letter from your primary care physician recommending the operation.
Third - Depending on your insurance, your Plastic surgeon MUST remove a set amount of breast tissue for the insurer to pay for it. Some companies set the weight at anywhere from 500 to 1,000 grams PER breast. Others based the amount that has to be removed on the SCHNUR scale which relates your weight and height to a projected body surface area and a pre-determined weight based on the relation of your height and weight.(If you are a BlueCross BlueShield patient this scale is posted on their website)
Your Plastic surgeon should be able to tell you how much weight needs to be removed per breast depending on the insurer.
To learn everything you need to know about BREAST REDUCTION, please follow the comprehensive link below -
Dr. P. Aldea