Insurance and Breast Reduction


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Today, we’re going to talk about an issue that affects many people, especially women: getting breast reduction surgery covered by insurance.

First, let's talk about what breast reduction surgery is. It’s a surgical procedure that removes excess breast tissue to reduce the size and weight of the breasts. This surgery can have many benefits, including alleviating back pain, improving posture, reducing skin irritation, and  boosting self-confidence. However, despite these benefits, insurance companies often consider breast reduction surgery to be cosmetic and therefore not necessary for medical purposes. 

But here’s the thing: for many people, breast reduction surgery is not just about aesthetics - It’s about quality of life. Living with large breasts can be incredibly uncomfortable and even painful. It can make it difficult to exercise, find clothes that fit and participate in everyday activities without discomfort. And for some people, the physical and emotional toll of living with large breasts can be debilitating.

That’s why it’s time for insurance companies to recognize breast reduction surgery as a necessary medical procedure, and cover it accordingly. By covering breast reduction surgery, insurance companies can help people live happier, healthier and more fulfilling lives. It can also help reduce the stigma surrounding the procedure, which can discourage people from seeking the help they need.

So what can we do to make this change happen? We can start by speaking up and advocating for ourselves and others. We can share our stories and experiences, and demand that insurance companies start covering breast reduction surgery. We can also support organizations that are working to make this change happen, such as the National Breast Reconstruction Awareness Day.

In conclusion, breast reduction surgery is not just about aesthetics - it’s about quality of life. Insurance companies need to recognize this and start covering this necessary medical procedure. Let’s work together to make this change happen for ourselves and future generations.

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