It’s not uncommon for patients with large breasts to suffer from back pain, shoulder pain, neck pain, heat rashes and painful bra strap grooves. These patients almost always would benefit from a Dallas breast reduction, performed by board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sam Jejurikar. That being said, getting health insurance coverage for a Dallas breast reduction is not always straight forward.
Although much has been reported in peer-reviewed medical literature about the health benefits of breast reduction, regardless of quantity of breast tissue removed, many insurance companies still have a minimum requirement of breast tissue to be removed to cover a Dallas breast reduction. Sometimes insurance companies require an absolute amount of tissue to be removed; other times, they use a sliding scale based on your body surface area. Insurance companies are also quite strict is requiring documentation of medical problems related to large breasts. It is not enough for Dr. Jejurikar to say that his patients have pain and require a Dallas breast reduction. Patients need to have clinic notes and letters from other doctors, as well as documentation of failure of conservative measures, including NSAIDs such as ibuprofen, physical therapy, chiropractic treatment, wide strapped supportive bra, etc.
To know the requirements of your insurance company, it is best to contact your insurance company directly. Dr. Jejurikar and his staff have extensive experience maneuvering through this process and would be glad to help you determine if your insurance company will cover a Dallas breast reduction. To learn more and to schedule a consultation, contact Dr. Jejurikar’s office at 214.827.2814.