Breast reduction cost without insurance?
September 11, 2011 5:43 PM Subscribe
Does anyone have experience getting a breast reduction without insurance?
posted by ohsnapdragon to health & fitness (7 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
My partner wants to get a breast reduction. It is mainly for aesthetic/self-esteem purposes, as she identifies sort of butch/androgynous and her huge breasts don't fit her self-image. She also loves exercising and finds they get in the way/hurt during a lot of activities. She has some back pain also. She is in excellent shape and not overweight, but we are still unsure if a breast reduction would be covered in her case (even if she had insurance, which she doesn't, as she is currently freelancing.)
We are considering proceeding anyway. We'd probably take the money we'd be applying towards private health insurance and stick it aside for a year or so until we have the funds. However, I'm not really sure how much private insurance would cost us, nor how much the breast reduction would cost. And I'm not sure where to start.
If we go to a consultation with a surgeon before getting her health insurance (if we went that route), would this affect her chances of having the reduction covered?
Anyone else have experience with this? We are not looking for advice on whether or not she should have the surgery, only whether or not she should do it without insurance.