A 31-year-old member asked:
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since construction is mainly for patients who have had a mastectomy, so would a difference in size of each breast be considered reconstruction?

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Dr. Dariush Vaziri
46 years experience Breast Surgery
Yes: When reconstruction is done after a mastectomy, if the opposite breast requires additional procedure or reconstruction to achieve symmetry (to make it match the reconstructed side) it is considered part of the reconstruction. Generally it will be a medically covered service.
Answered on Dec 21, 2013
Dr. Mark Burke
18 years experience Plastic Surgery
Depends: It would depend on your insurance company and the severeness of the deformity. Every woman has some differences between her breasts (give any plastic surgeon a ruler/marker/5 minutes and he/she will show you!). Where i practice this would likely be a battle but if you do have a significant lack of development of one breast or tubular breast, coverage may be attainable with good documentation.
Answered on Dec 24, 2013

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