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Is it possible to get a referral from your doctor to get a breast enlargment/lift after childbirth?

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Dr. James White
Cosmetic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Breast Implant Refer

Referral from your primary care physician is not necessary in order to complete breast augmentation, breast lift after childbirth.
Breast augmentation and breast lift are cosmetic procedures and totally elective. You must be in good health, have completed breast feeding activities and have realistic expectations. Review with a board certified cosmetic surgeon is recommended.

In brief: Breast Implant Refer

Referral from your primary care physician is not necessary in order to complete breast augmentation, breast lift after childbirth.
Breast augmentation and breast lift are cosmetic procedures and totally elective. You must be in good health, have completed breast feeding activities and have realistic expectations. Review with a board certified cosmetic surgeon is recommended.
Dr. James White
Dr. James White
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Dr. Barry Handler
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Sure it is possible.

But that is not the same as getting your insurance to pay for the procedure.
Breast enlargement in the us is always considered a cosmetic procedure not covered by insurance. Breast lift will only be covered if it is being used to try and make a normal saggy breast match a reconstructed breast, most comonly seen after treatment for breast cancer.

In brief: Sure it is possible.

But that is not the same as getting your insurance to pay for the procedure.
Breast enlargement in the us is always considered a cosmetic procedure not covered by insurance. Breast lift will only be covered if it is being used to try and make a normal saggy breast match a reconstructed breast, most comonly seen after treatment for breast cancer.
Dr. Barry Handler
Dr. Barry Handler
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Dr. Andrew Blazar
Obstetrics & Gynecology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Probably

A plastic surgical consultation might be appropriate.

In brief: Probably

A plastic surgical consultation might be appropriate.
Dr. Andrew Blazar
Dr. Andrew Blazar
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Dr. David Levens
Breast enhancement after childbirth is a commonly sought and commonly performed procedure. Safety and risk prevention is always an important consideration with any surgery, especailly with a purely elective cosmetic surgery. Asking your doctor who he/she would recommend for plastic surgery is a good start when arranging consultations to decide on proceeding.
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