Will insurance cover Breast Removal/Implant surgery?
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Is a prophylactic mastectomy and reconstruction covered by insurance.
You are indeed asking for a prophylactic mastectomy and immediate reconstruction. With your kind of history there is a high likelihood that insurance would cover both the mastectomy and reconstruction. In your case I would recommend a direct to implant reconstruction so that you would not need an exchange of expander to implant. Depending on the shape of your breast the nipples could be spared and the redults could be quite attractive.
Mastectomy and reconstruction
Yes, typically after a course like yours, you have a relative indication for a mastectomy, and would be able to get that covered. You'd of course need to see a breast oncologic surgeon to evaluate you and to perform the mastectomy. The implant reconstruction can be performed at that time. Also of note, you could get a "subcutaneous mastectomy", which preserves more of your breast fat, so the flaps aren't quite as thin as usual.
You would have to talk to your surgeon and your insurance company to determine if this could be performed for you.
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