Is Breast Reconstruction Covered by Insurance?

Board-Certified Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons Serving Pensacola, FL & Mobile, AL

Posted: October 12, 2021
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Is Breast Reconstruction Covered by Insurance?

Breast reconstruction following mastectomy is a reconstructive procedure that, by an act of Congress, is covered by insurance, including Medicaid. Coverage is not dependent upon when you undergo reconstruction, but due to variances from plan to plan, it is a good idea to check with your insurance provider to determine the extent of coverage your plan offers.

If you have undergone mastectomy or if you have one scheduled, we welcome the opportunity to meet with you and discuss breast reconstruction, helping to ensure you have the right information to make the best decision for your needs. We can even work with your oncologist to minizine surgical and recovery time in some instances. We will discuss this in greater detail during your initial consultation.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is breast cancer awareness month and a good time to consider your risks. If it has been a while since your last exam, please contact your physician to schedule one today. When caught early on, breast cancer is treatable.

Why Choose Us for Your Breast Reconstruction

Restore Plastic Surgery is honored to offer DIEP flap (deep inferior epigastric perforator flap) microsurgery for breast reconstruction, the most advanced method of breast reconstruction available today. This highly specialized method of breast reconstruction utilizes fat, skin, and blood vessels from the abdomen to create a breast from the body’s own tissue, helping to produce a natural feeling breast mound while also completely avoiding the potential complications and maintenance required by implant reconstruction.

The DIEP flap procedure is extremely involved and requires a high level of training, experience, and precision. Very few plastic surgery practices offer this advanced breast reconstruction option, but we have found it offers the greatest benefit to our patients and believe it is worth the time and effort. Due to our commitment to the DIEP flap procedure, Restore Plastic Surgery has become a preferred in-network provider for many insurance plans.

If you have questions about DIEP flap breast reconstruction or if you are ready to schedule a consultation with our board-certified plastic surgeon, please call 850-500-7527 to schedule your consultation today. Located in Pensacola, we are pleased to offer this advanced breast reconstruction option to breast cancer survivors living throughout the nation. We can discuss accommodations and other considerations with out-of-town patients during your secure, HIPAA-compliant virtual consultation.