If you are large-breasted, there can be many signs that you need a breast reduction. Breast Reduction surgery has been proven to provide a number of benefits for your health, and this is the reason that your insurance may cover the procedure. There are thousands of women who suffer from breast-related physical pain, and if not properly addressed, these issues can develop into much more serious conditions over time.
In order to avoid progressively worsening symptoms, it is essential to recognize the early signs that may indicate that a breast reduction procedure may improve your quality of life. Look to us for the many options that can help remedy your situation. This blog covers the signs to look for, qualifications for the procedure, and what insurance options may be available to you.
From chronic, physical pain to general unhappiness with your physical appearance, the most common reasons to get a breast reduction include:
Luckily, a permanent solution to these issues is breast reduction surgery. Therefore, if you experience one or more of these symptoms, you may be a good candidate for this elective surgery. Below, you will find more information about qualifications, insurance, and where to schedule an appointment.
If you are thinking about breast reduction surgery, it is vital to understand the qualifications for breast reduction. To begin, you must be in overall good health. This is imperative for the safety of surgery and a shortened breast reduction recovery time.
Body mass index, or BMI, will also be a primary factor of consideration. In addition to the negative effects of obesity as a whole, weight loss may naturally decrease breast size. Thus, BMI will be heavily taken into consideration when qualifying for surgery.
Your doctor will assess you for any other underlying health conditions, such as diabetes, that may pose additional complications. Additionally, smoking is an immediate disqualifier for breast reduction surgery.
Finally, your breasts must be fully developed. Performing a breast reduction too early in one's development can be detrimental and is not recommended. Although the minimum age for breast reduction surgery is generally 18-years-old, this can vary depending on your doctor's assessment of your development. We have cared for younger patients with extenuating circumstances.
Overall, if you are serious about breast reduction surgery, it is essential to take the necessary measures to become the best candidate possible.
The total out-of-pocket cost for breast reduction surgery will vary based on your insurance plan.
Under certain conditions, Dr. Everett can deem the surgery to be medically necessary, and your insurance may cover part or all of the cost of your surgery. However, Dr. Everett has to demonstrate medical necessity to your insurance company. Therefore, each symptom must be documented as a medical condition to ensure insurance classifies surgery as a medical necessity. This will give you the highest chance of being fully insured for a breast reduction.
Breast reduction surgery can be life-changing for the better. If you believe that you are ready to take the next steps, Dr. Marc Everett MD, FACS can help you throughout every step of your breast reduction.
Dr. Everett has earned a reputation as one of New York's leading plastic surgeons for breast-related surgeries, including insurance-covered breast reductions and revisions of previous breast surgeries.
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