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Breast Procedures

Plastic surgery encompasses both cosmetic and reconstructive surgery.

Cosmetic surgery is performed to reshape normal structures of the body in order to improve the patient's appearance and self-esteem. Cosmetic surgery is usually not covered by health insurance because it is elective.

Reconstructive surgery is performed on abnormal structures of the body, caused by congenital defects, developmental abnormalities, trauma, infection, tumors or disease. It is generally performed to improve functions, but may also be done to approximate a normal appearance. Reconstructive surgery is generally covered by most health insurance policies, although coverage for specific procedures and levels of coverage may vary greatly.

There are a number of ''gray areas'' in coverage for plastic surgery that sometimes require special consideration by an insurance carrier. These areas usually involve surgical operations, which may be reconstructive or cosmetic, depending on each patient's situation. For example, eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) - a procedure normally performed to achieve cosmetic improvement - may be covered if the eyelids are drooping severely and obscuring a patient's vision.

Breast augmentation, technically known as augmentation mammoplasty, is a surgical procedure to enhance the size and shape of a woman's…
There are a wide variety of plastic surgery procedures, such as Breast Implant Removal, that our practice performs. Please contact…
Over the years, factors such as pregnancy, nursing, and the force of gravity take their toll on a woman's breasts.…
Reconstruction of a breast that has been removed due to cancer or other disease is one of the most rewarding…
Women with very large, pendulous breasts may experience a variety of medical problems caused by the excessive weight-from back and…
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The surgery will normally take 3 to 4 hours with general anesthesia. Many patients will spend the night in the…