Most cosmetic surgeries are considered to be elective procedures, with no medical justification, so are not covered by insurance. This certainly holds true for cosmetic breast augmentation. However, breast reduction procedures, in which the actual size of the breasts is reduced, may actually be covered under insurance as a medical necessity. The fee for a breast reduction procedure will range from $6,500 to $7,500 at Dr. Paul Pin's Dallas practice, with many patients obtaining full or partial coverage for the procedure.

Breast Reduction and Insurance

Women with overly large breasts may suffer from back and neck pain, may have difficulty breathing, or may suffer from migraine headaches as a result of having to carry around too much weight on their chest. They may also suffer from rashes and have difficulty nursing their infants. In these cases, breast reduction patients may be eligible for insurance coverage. Dr. Pin's staff is well versed in dealing with insurance companies regarding payment for breast reduction procedures and will be more than happy to assist patients in gathering all necessary paperwork and documentation, as well as filing claims with the insurance companies.

Other Payment Options

If insurance will not cover the cost of a breast reduction procedure, Dr. Pin offers a variety of payment options to cover the cost. Prices may vary depending on individual patient, as well as the length and extent of the procedure. There may be a reduced cost for combining procedures, such as liposuction or tummy tuck, with a breast reduction. The cost is all-inclusive, so it covers Dr. Pin's fees, as well as that of the anesthesiologist, surgical center, and any necessary overnight fees.

While the cost for a breast reduction may appear to be daunting at first, Dr. Pin's staff can help with arranging for financing. This can be done through CareCredit, which has worked in the cosmetic surgery financing area for a number of years. CareCredit works just like a credit card and offers financing terms for anywhere from six months to 24 months. With certain plans, patients will not be charged interest, provided monthly payments are made on time. The application process is very simple, and patients may even be approved while they are seeing Dr. Pin for their consultation visit. Alternatively, patients can visit the CareCredit website to fill out the application and get approved before coming in to see Dr. Pin, knowing that they will not have to worry about how to finance their breast reduction procedure.

Dr. Pin believes that the inability to afford a breast reduction procedure should not stand in the way of patients being able to realize their desires for a new, transformed self. Whether through helping patients work their way through the insurance claim process or by providing affordable financing options for patients who opt not to file an insurance claim, Dr. Pin's staff is knowledgeable and dedicated to the idea that a new breast shape should be available to anybody who wants it.

To schedule a breast reduction consultation with Dr. Pin, contact his practice today.