What can I do to get into a doctor I have picked out to do my breast reduction? He said my B.M.I was not right?
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BMI incorrect for surgery
Insurance Approved Breast Reduction and Obesity
Like all businesses, insurance companies are in business to make money for their stock holders many of which are the very pension funds your and my retirement may be invested in. They make money by keeping as much as possible by approving procedures only to those people who pass certain criteria. When it comes to breast reduction, you must have an acceptable BMI ( height and weight relation), have demonstrated that trying "conservative measures" for a least 6 months have not worked and the surgeon has to remove at least a pound and often more from each breast.
Since the insurance company is paying (maybe) for your surgery and not you, the surgeon knows that he will not be paid if you do not perfectly fit the criteria imposed by your insurance company including being too heavy. Your options are to lose weight and fit the criteria imposed by your insurance company or for you to pay out of pocket ( where you and the surgeon decide just how much to remove from each breast without your having to lose weight.
Tough choice. The choice is yours.
Peter Aldea MD
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What can I do to get into a doctor I have picked out to do my breast reduction?
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