Does insurance pay for breast reduction?

Yes , depends. for beauty NO for back pains YES . In some woman large breasts cause severe back pains and disability , if medically documented ail approve such surgery by most of insurance companies approve . If it is for cosmetic purposes no . Speak to your doctor.
In most cases... In most cases, insurance will reimburse the majority of the cost of the procedure as long as a certain amount of breast tissue is removed. On average, a removal of at least 500cc of breast tissue from each breast in order to be considered a covered procedure. Reductions used to relieve neck and back pain associated with large breasts is considered reconstructive surgery.
Sometimes. Depending on your height weight and symptoms (pain in back and neck) insurance may pay for your breast reduction the other component is how much breast tissue there is to be removed. If enough is not removed insurance wont pay for the surgery.

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What are chances or precedents of insurance company paying for breast reduction when breast size causes health issues?

Excellent, actually. Insurance typically covers breast reduction when it is used to relieve pain associated with having large breasts. You'll want to document the issues with your general practitioner and then seek consultations with a board certified plastic surgeon to discuss your options. Insurance companies tend to look for a removal of at least 500cc (each) to consider it necessary reconstructive surgery. Read more...

I am 5'3", 113lbs, and have 32DDD breasts. Do I qualify for breast reduction? I fit the pain criteria for my insurance.

Probably Yes. Because of your stated age this procedure might not be covered by your insurance or the insurance that your parents have. As well, some surgeons may refuse to operate on a 17 year old. However, if you meet the pain criteria you will likely qualify. Read more...
Breast Reduction. Yes. Given your age and your dimensions, the sooner you get the breast reduction the more you will prevent significant problems in the near future. Read more...

I live in indiana, does any1 know if there's help for some1 w no insurance to get a breast reduction? I'm desperate! Please help. I wear 38 jj

University. Some universities have resident run plastic surgery clinics which offer procedures at reduced costs. Read more...
Non insured breast r. Your best option is to call the u of i dept of plastic surgery. Set up appointment with the chief resident. Fees are much reduced. Best of luck. Read more...
You should qualify . Thru medicaid. I would be surprised if the plastic surgery training program at indiana u wouldn't help you. Residents do good work and will take good care of you. Read more...

How much does a breast reduction costs with and without insurance?

Consultation. Your best bet is to go for a consultation to a trusted surgeon in your area, one who can actually examine you and treat you. Fees for all medical procedures vary widely from office to office and city to city, and since each insurance pays differently, that cannot be predicted. Don't forget the costs associated with the hospital, as well as the anesthesiologist. Read more...
Highly variable. Cash pay costs vary widely from surgeon to surgeon, even in the same part of the country, so i would encourage you to see a surgeon locally for an estimate. Do your research on the surgeon and try to talk to a few of his or her patients if possible. Insurance likewise has variable associated co-pays and deductibles as well as qualifying symptoms. Discuss with your insurance company. Read more...
Varies. There is no “standard” costs associated with breast reduction. I would advise that you select your plastic surgeon carefully; during the consultation process, you will be able to receive precise financial information. Make sure that your plastic surgeon is a board-certified plastic surgeon and ask to see lots of examples of his/or work. Do not make decisions based on costs only. Best wishes. Read more...

Does insurance cover male breast reduction surgery? I have gynocomastia because of a hormonal issue. Since the breast growth was caused by a medical problem, would insurance consider male breast reduction surgery a covered procedure? .

The . The only way to see if you insurance will cover gynecomastectomy will be to meet with a provider on your plan and undergo evaluation. Bottom line is that some plans will cover and some will not. Realize too that gynecomastia from being overweight is improved on by weight loss. Dr. Edwards. Read more...
Gynecomastia . Gynecomastia or oversized male breasts may be a condition that can be treated and covered by your insurance company. It often depends on the cause of your gynecomastia and your insurance coverage. If your oversized breasts are largely glandular in nature you will have a better chance of coverage than if the overgrowth is secondary to disproportionate fat. Read more...
Depends . Depends on your age, your insurance, the clinical findings, the symptoms. Read more...
Gynecomastia . Gynecomastia or male breast enlargement is a very embarrasing condition for a lot of men. This is the number 2 operation i perform on men in my practice. Insurance does not cover it usually. Depends on your insurance plan if they include this as a covered medical condition. If you have been seein an endocrinologist for your hormonal issues, than maybe they can wirte a letter to your carrier in your support. Good luck. Read more...
Soemtimes . Soemtimes they will.I see a patient in consultation, take photos and write a letter to their insurance carrier to see if they will cover it.Most of the time they do not.www.beautybybrueck.com. Read more...
If . If you have gynecomastia that is a results of hormonal abnormalities, then you may have to raise that issue with your insurance company. Let us know how that goes. Good luck from nyc. For more info visit www.Drgrossman.Com. Read more...
Sometimes. In my experience, it is becoming more difficult to obtain authorization for correction of gynecomastia surgery. For more specific information you will need to contact your health insurance provider. Best wishes. Read more...

Would you know if insurance would cover a breast reduction due to raw oozing infections I get under my 36 dd breasts. It also produces yeast and fungus wit odor. Same thing happens in the apron part of my belly. Wouls insurace cover surgery to teduce my

Multiple criteria. Each insurance company has specific criteria for coverage of different procedures, including breast reduction. You first need to check the specifics of your insurance plan to see if reduction is ever covered. Next, collect as much supporting documentation as possible. Third, make sure your weight is under control as this is the most common reason for denial. Last see a plastic surgeon for exam. Read more...
May becoverage enrag. You should see first a reputable plastic surgeon.Coverage of your surgery primarily depends on your insurance coverage in your policy.From your history it looks there is some medical reason for coverage as medical meccessity.But all depends upon your policy. Read more...
Perhaps. Every insurance plan is different but in general breast reduction is covered in women with substantially large breasts who have symptoms and have failed non-surgical treatment. The mention of 36dd breasts in the same paragraph with an abdominal apron suggests weight loss may be even more beneficial than a breast reduction. Read more...

Considering breast reduction but have no money so is it a good idea to buy insurance?

May not work. Because so many people have the bright idea that they can save money by only purchasing insurance when they need it, most companies have a pre-existing clause, meaning they will only cover a problem that arises after you have insurance. Insurance is not a way to get something for nothing(or very little). You need insurance for a lot of reasons; reduction is the least of them. Read more...
Maybe. Breast reduction many times is covered by insurance but make sure your policy includes it. Each company has different requirements to approve it as well. How many grams need to be removed, letters from doctor, pictures etc. Breast reduction can be done as a cosmetic procedure if you don't qualify or don't want the degree of reduction the insurance requires. Read more...
Maybe. Buying insurance will not necessarily “guarantee” that breast reduction surgery will be a covered benefit. In other words, it is not possible to predict whether a specific insurance company will authorize the procedure. Best to seek consultation with board-certified plastic surgeons with significant experience with the operation and with “dealing” with health insurance as well. Best wishes. Read more...