Submit your question below about any cosmetic procedure to be considered for posting with an answer from one of our board-certified plastic surgeons.

If your question is about the cost of a procedure, click here. For referral to a qualified surgeon in your area, see find a surgeon.

Note: ASAPS cannot give advice about specific medical problems nor should answers provided by responding surgeons be substituted for a complete medical history, work-up and an in-personal medical/surgical consultation. Sorry we can't answer all questions. We try to select questions that have the widest general interest.

Would I be considered a candidate for a breast reduction?

Q:

I am a 38-40 D. Would I be considered a candidate for a breast reduction? I also have Osteoarthritis in my tail bone, lower lumbar, thumbs and knees. Will BCBS of IL cover the procedure?

A:

The decision to do breast reduction is based on the patient's desire for smaller breasts and surgeon's capability for giving her the size she wants in a safe way. Whether your procedure will be covered by IL insurance or not will depend on the insurance policy and whether the surgeon you chose accepts insurance payment for this procedure or not. You will have to discuss this with the surgeon you chose and I would advise you to seek an ASAPS member.

Best,

 

Shady Hayek, M.D.

Shady Hayek, M.D.
Beirut

Related Questions

Copyright © 2009-2012 ASAPS. All Rights Reserved.