After having 3 children and losing the weight before even leaving the hospital, my breasts are very deformed and I am unable to find a bra or bathing suit to even fit properly. I weighed about 160 pounds per child then returning to 100-110 pounds. There is just no way to keep them in a bra. Is it possible to get breast implants and breast lift through insurance coverage for this?
Insurance Coverage for Lift and Implants for Deformed Breasts?
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Insurance for Implants
Unless you have a Mercedes Benz type of plan I know of no insurance that will pay for breast lift with implants as a result of having children. If you have a Health Savings Account some of them allow the money to be used for cosmetic surgery. The only time I know of insurance covering the cost of implants is for breast reconstruction after mastectomy and a symmetry procedure for the opposite side.
If finances are a major concern you might want to try calling the medical school and teaching hospital in youor area and asking if they have a plastic surgery residency program. The residents will operate on you at a marketly reduced rate under the direct supervision of an attending senior plastic surgeon.
Good Luck, Steven Schuster MD FACS
Insurance Coverage for Lift and Implants for Deformed Breasts
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Insurance Usually Does Not Cover Breast Lift With Implants
Unfortunately, breast augmentation and mastopexy are both considered to be cosmetic procedures by insurance companies. Under these circumstances, coverage would be denied and payment would be the patient’s responsibility.
Cost and insurance for breast lift
Cost is geography dependent. In Florida it runs $8000-10000. More important than price is safety and experience. Also, as an aside, breast lift, has never been a covered procedure with any insurance carrier unless it is to match a breast reconstruction for breast cancer.
Implants and insurance coverage
In my experience, insurance covers only procedures that are medically necessary. Breast implants and lifts are usually elective procedures and not covered by insurance.
Breast Augmentation/Mastopexy and Insurance?
The breast augmentation/mastopexy procedure is considered a medically unnecessary/cosmetic procedure regardless of the causes of the breast hypoplasia/ptosis. Therefore, the procedure will not be covered by health insurances.
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