Is breast reduction covered by insurance?
It is possible that insurance may cover at least a portion of the operation if the procedure is
deemed medically necessary; this means if you have symptoms related to your large breasts that are
negatively impacting your quality of life. However, it is important to check with your insurance provider
to determine whether breast reduction surgery is covered under your specific plan.
Your Breast Reduction Experience
Your breast reduction surgery will be performed at either one of two locations. If your
procedure is outpatient, it will likely be done at Dr. Odinet’s AAAASF-accredited facility. If you need
additional care the first night, you may have your operation at Park Place Hospital, which features
overnight recovery suites.
After Your Breast Reduction
Recovery from breast reduction surgery can depend on the extent of the procedure. However, it
typically takes one to two weeks. During that time, you may need help around the house since you
won’t be able to participate in any heavy lifting or strenuous activities. You should not participate in any
vigorous workouts for up to six weeks after surgery. But you are encouraged to indulge in light exercise
soon after your procedure to support the body’s natural healing process.
Being one of the most rewarding procedures Dr. Odinet performs, patients will notice relief
from neck, back, and shoulder pain very soon following the surgery. However, the cosmetic results will
take a bit longer to become fully apparent, as swelling is common and will need to subside before you
see the outcome. Your new contour should last indefinitely as long as you maintain a healthy weight and
In conclusion, breast reduction surgery can be a life changing procedure for women struggling
with the physical and emotional discomfort of overly large breasts. If you are interested in learning more
about the benefits of breast reduction surgery, now is the time to schedule your private consultation
with Dr. Odinet.