Does insurance cover breast reduction?

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July 12, 2013

Insurance coverage of breast reduction surgery is highly variable, depending in part on the insurance company, the type of policy, and the severity of the condition. The more complete the documentation of disabling symptoms before surgery, and the greater the amount of tissue removed at surgery, the more likely that insurance coverage will be approved. The final decision is ultimately at the discretion of the insurance company, however. Preapproval is mandatory today if benefits are to be expected.


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