I'm 26 yrs old. My Insurance Didn't Approve Me for a BR, but They Did Approve Me for the Bilateral Mastopexy. Will This Help Me?
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Breast lift may not be sufficient
My Insurance Didnt Approve Me for a Breast Reduction, but They Did Approve Me for the Bilateral Mastopexy. Will This Help Me?
Insurance will cover some breast reductions, but I am not sure that they will cover breast lifts. Find a plastic surgeon with ELITE credentials who performs hundreds of breast lifts each year. Then look at the plastic surgeon's website before and after photo galleries to get a sense of who can deliver the results.
Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA
Breast lift vs reduction
In my experience, insurance companies generally do not approve mastopexies but do cover breast reductions. A breast uplift is generally considered a cosmetic procedure while a reduction is considered medically necessary. That being said, a lift alone will probably not alleviate your symptoms. Best of luck.
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It is extremely rare and unlikely your insurance company approved a breast lift which is considered cosmetic. I'm guessing that they may have approved your reduction. Call your carrier for clarification.
Insurance coverage for a breast lift.
I would suggest you call your insurance company to verify the approval. Insurance companies have been known to give "approval" only to deny later when a procedure is determined to be cosmetic.
Never heard of an insurance company approving a mastopexy
Most insurance companies will not cover a procedure that is cosmetic. The two surgical procedures are similar except that the breast reduction removes breast tissue and the breast lift only removes skin.
Mastopexy vs breast reduction
I have never heard of an insurance company approving a breast lift procedure because this is considered cosmetic.
Mastopexy vs Breast Reduction
Mastopexy is always considered cosmetic surgery in my experience. But, a breast reduction is just a mastopexy with some escess tissue removed, a mastopexy is a reduction of breast skin, but not glandular tissue. they are about the same but vary in what tissue is excised. If your surgeon is getting paid, he proably won't care what you call the procedure.
Mastopexy vs Breast Reduction
This scenario sounds a little odd. I have never had any insurance company approve a mastopexy. They do approve breast reductions when certain criteria are met. You do sound like a candidate for approval for reduction. Please confirm it is a mastopexy that you were approved for and not another procedure, such as mastectomy. All the Best.
Insurance and Breast Surgery
I have never heard of an insurance company approving a Mastopexy. Clarify this with your Plastic Surgeon prior to surgery. Best wishes!
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