Help, Got Breast List Approval with Insurance but Only Have a Few Weeks Left by October 2016.

Got approval for a breast lift, Currently DD want to be a D/C . I cannot find a doctor close enough to where I live, Hampton Bays, NY that Oxford Freedom will cover. Met with one Stony Brook, NY doctor and he old me one breast may not be the same size. He also liked by breasts and told me not to do anything because I was concerned with scars. No back pain just shoulder indents. I switch to NO underwire sometimes for comfort. Anybody have a doctor near or around zip code 11946? Appreciate any feedback !!!

Doctor Answers 5

Breast reduction lift

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Thank you for your question. I believe he referring to the breast reduction which may be covered by insurance but not a breast lift.  A properly performed breast reduction includes a breast lift.  You would need to be examined and authorization obtained or transferred.


New York Plastic Surgeon
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Breast reduction

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You can look on the ASPS or ASAPS websites for surgeons in your area if you desire a braest reduction. I am only in the city, sorry.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.2 out of 5 stars 30 reviews

Lipo-lift

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I appreciate your question.

I perform a liposuction breast lift that removes tissue from the areas you don't want such as near the armpit and the lower portion hanging near your stomach. Once I use this to shape the breast I then remove the skin to tighten the breast and create a better shape with nice cleavage. Since I perform this less invasively the recovery time is faster. The size would depend on the proportion with your body versus going for a cup size. It works very well if there are asymmetries. I can also use the removed fat as a natural breast augmentation by grafting the fat back into the breast to create more projection or into the top to create more cleavage. This procedure can also be combined with an implant if needed or wanted.  It should not affect nipple sensation, mammograms, cancer risk or breast-feeding. If you gain or lose weight, the transferred fat can do the same.

The best way to assess and give true advice would be an in-person exam.  Please see a board-certified plastic surgeon that specializes in aesthetic plastic surgery.  

Best of luck!    

Dr. Schwartz 

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon

#RealSelf100Surgeon 

#RealSelfCORESurgeon

Breast reduction/lift

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Hello and thank you for your question. There are many good surgeons in your area.  Make sure you specifically look at before and after pictures of real patients who have had this surgery performed by your surgeon and evaluate their results.  The most important aspect is to find a surgeon you are comfortable with. I recommend that you seek consultation with a qualified board-certified plastic surgeon who can evaluate you in person.

Best wishes and good luck.

Richard G. Reish, M.D.
Harvard-trained plastic surgeon

Richard G. Reish, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 160 reviews

Breast reduction approval

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Unless your insurance is ending, authorizations can be extended. Going from a DD to a C/D will not be covered after the fact. The minimum gram weight must be removed.  the potential scarring is a trade off for the pain relief this operation affords.  There are plenty of plastic surgeons on Long Island and Queens.

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