2 yrs after nipple sparing mastectomy left breast drop. Is it medically necessary to fix it?If not insurance won't cover.(photo)
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I am sorry about your dropped breast reconstruction. Insurance generally always pays for revision of breast reconstruction so I encourage you to check it out. I personally think any reconstruction issue that bothers a patient after mastectomy is a "medical necessity" for her mental and emotional health. You absolutely should proceed with consultation and revision to improve the cosmesis of your breast. Your surgeon should be able to request and get authorization. Good luck and take care.
2 yrs after nipple sparing mastectomy left breast drop. Is it medically necessary to fix it?If not insurance won't cover.
Post-mastectomy revisions must be covered!
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That said, if for some reason the appearance didn't bother you; you would not have to medically have more surgery to correct it. I understand it does, and you should see a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon in your area to see what would be involved in improving this. Good Luck!
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