A breast reduction can be a life-changing procedure, but sadly, the cost of treatment prevents many people from pursuing this surgery. In an effort to reduce the cost of treatment, many potential patients explore the possibility of breast reduction being covered by insurance. Below, we’ll take a look at how insurance coverage can affect the cost of your surgery so that you can best plan for treatment.
How to Get Breast Reduction Surgery Covered by Insurance
Truth be told, it’s very difficult to have your health insurance provider cover the cost of breast reduction surgery. This is because most patients who are suffering from pain, discomfort or other issues related to their breast size, don’t have any documented history of these challenges. In order to be considered a reconstructive procedure and not a cosmetic procedure, patients must demonstrate relevant, documented health issues, as well as a history of attempted non-surgical treatments for these issues. Even then, some insurance providers can be picky about what enables you to qualify for coverage.
To best ensure your possibility of coverage, we encourage patients to prepare for breast reduction surgery by having documented reports from various specialists who have recommended breast reduction as a treatment option. Obtaining enough reports and evidence to qualify for insurance coverage can take several months, which is why it’s so vital for patients to begin preparing as soon as possible.
Why Choose The Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Center of Texas for Your Breast Reduction?
At The Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery Center of Texas, we understand that the need for breast reduction is often personal but very justified. We have a full understanding of the requirements held by health insurance providers, and we are happy to help you navigate this process in preparation for a breast reduction surgery. Furthermore, Dr. Morrissey specifically specializes in breast reduction procedures, and has demonstrated long-standing expertise and success when it comes to these treatments. If you are considering a breast reduction surgery, we are proud to help you through this process so that you can find permanent relief and an improved quality of life.
To learn more about the breast reduction surgery or to schedule a consultation with Dr. Morrissey, contact us today.