If insurance is paying for my breast reduction will my surgeon also do a lift if I ask? Or will I have to pay extra?

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Breast Reduction and Breast Lift

Any breast reduction procedure should by default, also include a breast lift. Breast tissue below the fold are excised or relocated to a higher location and the Nipple complex is typically raised. I would clarify this with your Plastic Surgeon.Good Luck!


Houston Plastic Surgeon
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You should not be charged for a lift along with the reduction

Thanks for your question. If the nipple areolar complex is below the inframammary crease, then a lift will occur at the time of the reduction. Your cost should only be your co-insurance/deductible. Best of Luck!

M. Scott Haydon, MD
Austin Plastic Surgeon
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If insurance is paying for my breast reduction will my surgeon also do a lift if I ask? Or will I have to pay extra

A breast lift should always be included in the procedure for a breast reduction. I would double check with your surgeon to make sure though so that you know and understand exactly what will be done. 

Lawrence Bundrick, MD
Huntsville Plastic Surgeon
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If insurance is paying for my breast reduction will my surgeon also do a lift if I ask?

Thank you for the question.  Yes with every breast reduction procedure, a breast lift "automatically" occurs.

My best suggestion: seek consultation with board certified plastic surgeons who can demonstrate significant experience achieving the types of outcomes you will be pleased with. Then, communicate your goals carefully. 

I hope this, and the attached link, helps. Best wishes.

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