Insurance plans typically do not cover breast surgery procedures unless they are deemed medically necessary. While each patient's coverage varies, in general insurers will not provide any coverage for procedures that are deemed cosmetic. They may provide coverage for certain reconstructive procedures. Visit your insurer's website or call their customer service department with any questions you have about coverage or about their definition of "medically necessary."
Breast surgery may be performed cosmetically, to create natural-looking breasts that increase your self-confidence and help your clothes fit better, or medically, to reconstruct the breast after mastectomy.
Breast implants create fuller, natural-looking breasts that increase your self-confidence and help your clothes fit better.
Breast reduction surgery reduces the size of the breasts, as well as reshapes and lifts them.
A breast lift (or mastopexy) raises and reshapes sagging breasts to make them firmer, more youthful, and perkier.
For women who desire to increase the size of their breasts while also lifting the breasts, a breast lift with implants will provide the best result.
Breast reconstruction after mastectomy is not a simple procedure, but there are many potential options.
DIEP flap breast reconstruction uses skin, fat, and blood vessels from the abdomen to create a new breast mound on the chest after mastectomy.