I'm 22 years old and I've always had bigger breast. I was a D/DD in middle school and was currently sized in at a 38H, but would like to go to a 38D cup. I have gained and lost and gained and lost and had my first child March of last year. It all has taken a toll on my breasts. Besides that, I have always had problems concerning them, incuding really bad self-esteem issues, back pain, deep shoulder grooves and pains...my main insurance provider is NJ Horizon Health. Necessary steps? Thank you.
Breast Reduction & Insurance Coverage. What Are the Necessary Steps? (photo)
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Breast Reduction through Insurance
Thank you for your question and photos.
Congratulations on your decision to proceed with breast reduction surgery. It is one of the most patient pleasing operations we perform.
The best way to obtain insurance coverage for breast reduction surgery involves some “hoops” to jump through. The more documentation you have (for example, from your primary care doctor, physical therapist, chiropractor etc.) the better when it comes to obtaining insurance “authorization” for the procedure. This documentation and letter/pictures from your plastic surgeon will help you obtain authorization.
Seek consultation with well experienced board-certified plastic surgeons. Ask to see lots of examples of their work. Prepare to be persistent when dealing with health insurance companies. Keep in mind that most patients are very pleased with the physical and “psychosocial” benefits of breast reduction surgery.