The referral process for breast
reduction surgery can vary greatly from insurance plan to insurance plan and
therefore, I would highly recommend that you consult with your individual plan
and/or your family doctor to make sure you are proceeding properly with the
referral process. I hope this
information is helpful to you. Best of
I understand that you are interested in seeing a different plastic surgeon and in that case a referral is required if you would like your breast surgery to be covered by MSP. Alternatively, if you're inclined to pay privately a referral is not required and you can make arrangements directly with the plastic surgeon of your choice. I hope this has been helpful.
Many specialists in Canada do require a referral from family doctors. However, some offices, especially those who do some private pay services, don't always require a referral. Breast reduction wait lists can be quite long when being done under provincial healthcare, but some surgeons may offer cosmetic surgery on a self-pay basis and it's possible that this might change the wait time. The best recommendation would be for you to call some other experienced surgeons in your area to see how they would handle breast reduction patients.