This depends on whether you have symptoms related to your breasts, whether the size of the breasts interfere with daily living, whether you are overweight or obese, and whether or not sufficient breast tissue can be removed to improve your symptoms. Your insurer will likely require documentation from healthcare providers that you have tried and failed non-surgical interventions (medication, physical therapy, healthy diet) for a period of time prior to pursuing surgery. Some insurance companies have very specific requirements for coverage, but it is always best to check directly with your insurance provider.
Bring all pertinent documentation with you to your consultation appointment. Include notes from your primary care doctor, records from a physical therapist, and mammogram, or other imaging or test results. One of our surgeons will perform a breast examination, obtain your height and weight, and take photos to send to your insurance company. Based on your height and weight, the surgeon will calculate a number called your Body Surface Area (BSA). The BSA is compared to the Schnur Scale to determine how much breast tissue is necessary to remove for insurance to consider coverage.