Due to the number of health problems associated with very large breasts, many insurance plans will cover all or part of the costs involved with breast reduction on Long Island. Although coverage varies, in general the surgery must be determined to be medically necessary rather than cosmetic in nature.
Sometimes insurance companies base their coverage determination on the volume of tissue which is to be removed. In other cases, it is a matter of establishing the existence of health problems caused by overly large breasts. These include neck or back pain, headaches, inability to exercise, skin irritation beneath the breast, and painful indentations from bra straps. If you have been treated for any of these conditions, it is helpful to collect letters to that effect from the medical practitioners who treated you.
In any case, our office staff can help you begin the process of determining your particular insurance company's policies on breast reduction coverage before you decide on breast surgery in New York. The staff at our plastic surgery practice has extensive experience in obtaining coverage for breast reduction, and will work diligently on your behalf to acquire all possible benefits.
For our patients whose insurance does not cover breast reduction near New York City, or provides only partial coverage, private payment options are available. Click here to find out more about financing your breast reduction.
You owe it to yourself to take the first step toward a healthier, more proportioned body. Click here to request a free surgical consultation with Dr. James Romanelli, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Huntington, New York.