Is Hypoplastic Breast Reconstruction Covered Under Insurance?

Is Hypoplastic Breast Reconstruction Covered Under Insurance?

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Insurance coverage for breast hypoplasia


Unfortunately most insurance carriers consider this a cosmetic procedure now;  I occasionally got this covered a number of years ago, but it is routinely denied now.  If the correction involves a component of soft tissue reconstruction (e.g. a flap reconstruction) it might be that a pre-determination would be worthwhile, but certainly no guarantees could be made that this would afford insurance coverage.

Dallas Plastic Surgeon
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It may be covered by the insurance if need more than implant for augmentation


If you have true breast deformity ,your insurance may cover it if requires reconstruction rather than augmentation .  Depending on your insurance company and their restrictions, reconstruction may be covered. The most common diagnosis that covered is Poland's syndrome which is complete absence of the breast tissue.

Kamran Khoobehi, MD
New Orleans Plastic Surgeon
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Hypoplastic breast insurance coverage

Occasionally a onesided hypoplastic breast may be covered by generous insurance carrier. Visit with a local plastic surgeon for an evaluation and if deemed appropriate a predetermination letter can assess the possibility of your carriers coverage. Good luck

Craig Harrison, MD, PA
Tyler Plastic Surgeon
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Hypoplastic breast or more commonly know as small breasts are treated by breast augmentation and is a procedure not covered by health insurance!

Tal T. Roudner, MD, FACS
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Hypoplastic breasts


Small or hypoplastic breast surgery to make them larger is called a breast augmentation and is not covered by insurance.

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Hypoplastic breast


Hypoplastic breast or small breast is not covered by isurance. It is a cosmetic procedure.

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