Can I qualify for a breast lift after losing 100 pounds with bariatric surgery?

Q:

I have lost over 100 pounds after bariatric surgery.  Will I qualify for a breast lift?

A:

Even after a loss of 100 pounds from bariatric surgery, very few insurance plans will pay for a breast lift without significant symptoms that have been documented by a physician. To determine what your company will do, you have to ask them. Generally, your best bet is to seek a consultation from a plastic surgeon who has significant experience in mastopexy after massive weight loss and be prepared to pay for it as a cosmetic procedure, which is what it is almost all of the time. Do not get talked into a simple breast augmentation, as this will almost never solve the problem in someone with your history needing a breast lift.

R. T. Buchanan, MD

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