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Will my insurance cover my cosmetic surgery for my breast?

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Federal law requires that insurance covers breast reconstruction after a mastectomy. In the case of a cosmetic procedure, however, you should check with your insurance company for details, and talk with your doctor about associated costs.

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy."

Susan G. Komen for  the Cure: "Breast Reconstruction."

FDA: "Breast Implants."

MedlinePlus: "Breast reduction."

MedlinePlus: "Cosmetic breast surgery."

 

 

 

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on July 15, 2017

SOURCES:

American Cancer Society: "Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy."

Susan G. Komen for  the Cure: "Breast Reconstruction."

FDA: "Breast Implants."

MedlinePlus: "Breast reduction."

MedlinePlus: "Cosmetic breast surgery."

 

 

 

Reviewed by Stephanie S. Gardner on July 15, 2017

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