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Will insurance pay for a breast lift on a permanently disabled woman with back problems?
Medicare does not provide cosmetic surgery as a covered service. A mastopexy or breast lift is considered aesthetic or cosmetic surgery.
Gary R. Culbertson, MD, FACS
Medicare does not pre-authorize any procedure. Also there is no relationship between an empty sagging breast and torn back muscles or back pain.
Breast Lift is purely a cosmetic surgical procedure. It is not covered by any insurance nor should it be.