Thank you very much for sharing your concerns with us. After having analyzed all the information provided to us, i can realize that you have very large breasts for your height and weight, and can be responsible for head, back, neck and shoulder pain.
In the future may cause permanent osteo-articular damage in the back and shoulders and skin problems (mainly under the breasts). For for this reasons, certainly you need a breast reduction surgery.kind regards,Dr. Emmanuel Mallol.-
From your information and pictures that you provided, you appear to be an excellent candidate for #breast reduction and a #lift. The best place to start, is to find a #Board Certified #plastic surgeon in your area. They will be able to consult with you to determine your needs based on your anticipated outcome. The office staff will also be familiar with the requirements of you #insurance carrier. You can also contact Cigna's customer support for questions you may have related to coverage and participating providers in your area. Congratulations on your decision and good luck!
Thank you for sharing. From your photos and symptom description you would benefit from a breast reduction. The best place to start when seeking insurance coverage is by calling your insurance company and having them review your individual plan and benefits. This is the most accurate way for you to determine whether your benefits will cover breast reduction and what the requirements are. Most of the time they will require documentation of failed conservative therapy (NSAIDS like ibuprofen, massage, chiropracter adjustments). You can begin the necessary documentation by seeing your primary care doctor. Next, you will need to find a plastic surgeon who accepts Cigna and have a consultation. I hope this helps. Best of luck, Dr. Meghan Nadeau
Insurance questions are best addressed with your insurance company. You have to read your policy- it can be "medically necessary " but not a "covered" expense. From your photos it appears that you would benefit from reduction/lift. Seek an experienced Board Certified PS for in person exam
Breast reductions are typically covered by insurance carriers if there are symptoms such as related back and shoulder pain. Each carrier is different in their criteria for coverage, and most require a certain amount of breast tissue to be removed, which is calculated based on your height and weight. In order to get a qualified, expert opinion on your surgical options and expectations visit a plastic surgeon certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery.
Best of luck,
Keith M. Blechman, MD
New York, NY
It depends upon the exact health insurance plan YOU signed on with and if there are any restrictions to breast reduction surgery in that plan. Best to call your insurance and ask, than see a few boarded PSs in the plan...
if you try to get coverage and are unable to there is an alternative which can be quick easy and in many cases more affordable. It may not be the ideal proceed but then again a traditional reduction is a very significant operation. Find a board-certified plastic surgeon in your area who specializes in the Liposuction only operation. Quick, simple, outpatient no general anesthesia minimal down time. Worth looking into.