Tummy tuck and breast reduction, the breast reduction will be covered by my insurance that might help with the overall cost ?

I want a full tummy tuck and breast reduction. The breast reduction will be covered by my insurance. How much would these procedures cost me ? I am in excellent health . Should I look for a plastic surgeon with in my residential area due to post op.

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Mommy Makeover Costs with Insurance Coverage for the Breast Reduction

The costs of a #Mommy Makeover will depend on several factors. Such include the geographic location, the skill and experience of the surgeon, and operating room and anesthesia fees. Approximate #costs can be found here on the Real Self website, Surgery.org, or PlasticSurgery.org. Also, the costs are contingent on the specific #procedures being combined in the operation. Such will be discussed in greater length during your one-on-one consultation. Also, such #combined operations are often performed with our Gynecology colleagues. Tubal ligation is a common post pregnancy procedure which is done at the time of many of the surgeries included with Mommy Makeovers. Therefore, if you require a gynecologic operation or study (laparoscopy) and are considering a plastic surgery procedure, discuss these issues with your doctor. Combining these procedures decreases anesthetics, costs, and recovery time. 

Candidates for #BreastReduction surgery are women who wish to have smaller #breasts to achieve a more proportional appearance or to alleviate physical discomfort.In general when the excessive #breast size causes functional problems, insurance will generally pay for the operation if more than 400 – 500 grams are removed from each breast dependent on your individual i company requirements. These problems may include neck pain, back or shoulder pain, hygiene difficulty, and breast pain. Other problems which are less likely to be covered by insurance include skin irritation, skeletal deformity, breathing problems, psychological/emotional problems, and interference with normal daily activities. Pre-authorization by the insurance company is required prior to surgery, and the process can take approximately one month to complete. 
Insurance companies have a number of requirements and an examination will be able to determine if you are a candidate for reduction. Pre-authorization by an insurance company is required prior to surgery, and the process takes approximately one month.
It may be best to see a plastic surgeon who can contact your insurance company for authorization following a #breast examination to document of your symptoms. 
Also, you should also consider seeing your primary physician for an examination and documentation as well.  Although, we do not accept insurance, our staff will assist patients in obtaining a pre-authorization so they may attempt to be reimbursed for their out of pocket expenses.


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Costs

Costs are going to vary by region and surgeon. My best advice would be to find the board certified plastic surgeons in your area on the American Society of Plastic Surgeons website and call each office for a quote. The fact that your reduction will be covered by insurance will help tremendously with costs but you will need your surgeon to coordinate with your insurance company.
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Sheila S. Nazarian, MD
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
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TT and BBR

Hello, if your breast reduction is covered by insurance, this could indeed save thousands of dollars.  I am not aware of the cost of TT surgery in your area but I think you might find it to be in the range of $7,500 - $9,000.

Breast Reduction/Tummy Tuck

Breast reduction and tummy tuck can often be performed together. This does not mean that it will reduce the overall cost of the procedure. Your breast reduction is a medical procedure covered by your insurance. Your tummy tuck will be charged according to your surgeon's fee, the facility fee and the time to perform the procedure.  Your insurance will not cover the anesthesia or facility fee for your tummy tuck. 

It's best to find a surgeon in your area to perform these procedures so you're aftercare will not be an issue. If you perform your breast reduction and tummy tuck outside of your geographic area then you must set up a plan with that surgeon for follow-up. That would be the easiest and most assured way that you get the appropriate care. 

Tummy tuck and breast reduction, the breast reduction will be covered by my insurance that might help with the overall cost ?

Thanks for the question. When it comes to costs of surgery, there may be many “variables” involved. The specific surgeon's credentials/experience level (or lack thereof), the specific geographic area you are looking at, the different operations available, the location of the procedure (quality of surgery facility), type/quality of anesthesia provider… are some of the potential variables involved. You will find some average costs of surgery on this website and on individual plastic surgeons' websites as well.

In regards to outcome of the planned procedure, more important than costs of the procedures will be careful selection of your plastic surgeon. I would suggest starting with the American Society of Plastic Surgery and/or the Aesthetic Society of Plastic Surgery to obtain a list of well experienced board-certified plastic surgeons.
Then, I would suggest you visit a few surgeons whose practices concentrate on aesthetic surgery. Ask to SEE lots of examples of their work AND preferably speak/see patients who have had similar procedures done. Always preferable to stay "close to home" if possible.

Be very careful with your decision-making. You will find, while doing your due diligence, that there are many different “specialties” who will offer their services to you; again, I strongly recommend you concentrate on surgeons certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
 I hope this, and the attached link, helps. Best wishes.

Breast reduction and tummy tuck

Hi, thanks for your question. Most breast reductions are covered by insurance but most insurance companies do require a certain amount to be taken off the breasts. The amount you will need to have removed to have it covered can be discussed during your plastics consultation. Typically, the abdominoplasty portion of the procedure will be something you have to pay for. Tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) costs vary widely depending on where you are located. I think it is advisable to have your surgeries done nearby for better post-op care, but if you decide to fly elsewhere, just ensure that you have enough time to stay locally for post-op care for the amount of time your surgeon indicates he/she will need. Best of luck in your procedures.

Mommy makeover costs

Costs will vary depending on the PS and the region you are in.  Best to go in for a consultation to see what your costs would be.  It is always a good idea to be close to your PS for postop care and just in case you have any problems unless you are will to pay the extra expense for car or air travel.

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El Paso Plastic Surgeon
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