Question - Does insurance cover tuberous breast correction?

Answered by: Deborah Griffin  |  Category: General  |  Last Updated: 23-06-2022  |  Views: 573  |  Total Questions: 10

Although you have, with the asymmetry, more than a simple tuberous breast deformity, it is highly unlikely that any insurance company will pay for correction. Cost. Since this is a cosmetic procedure, your health insurance most likely will not cover it. Expect to pay at least $4, 000 out-of-pocket if you do choose surgery to change the appearance of your breasts. The good news is that the condition can be fixed through a procedure known as tubular breast augmentation. For example, some patients may only require breast implants, while others may need both implants and a mastopexy (breast lift). Tuberous breast correction is similar to standard breast augmentation surgery. In selected patients with a mild grade of tuberous breast deformity, the breasts can be lifted and fat can be injected into the lower poles of the breasts, avoiding the use of implants. Asymmetrical Breasts: Although all women have some degree of asymmetry between breasts, surgery may be necessary for correction in extreme cases. An aesthetic breast procedure that's performed to improve a significant degree of asymmetry may be covered by insurance.

https://www.netdoctor.co.uk/ask-the-expert/sex-faqs/a4018/i-am-concerned-about-the-shape-of-my-breas

First of all, it is common for breasts to be more pointy than round at first. Secondly, your hormone levels are changing significantly just now and will continue to do so for another few years. The shape of your breasts is likely to change a lot over the coming months and years.

https://www.medelabreastfeedingus.com/article/226/mammary-hypoplasia:-what-to-do-if-you%E2%80%99re-d

Signs of mammary hypoplasia include: Narrow, widely spaced breasts. Areolas appear swollen or puffy. Asymmetrical breasts, where one is much larger than the other.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tuberous_breasts

Tuberous breasts (or tubular breasts) are a result of a congenital abnormality of the breasts which can occur in both men and women (also see Hypoplasia), one breast or both. During puberty breast development is stymied and the breasts fail to develop normally and fully.

https://www.healthline.com/health/gigantomastia

Gigantomastia is a rare condition that causes excessive growth of the female breasts. The exact cause of gigantomastia isn't known. The condition can occur randomly, but it has also been seen to occur during puberty, pregnancy, or after taking certain medications. It doesn't occur in men.

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/320309

The same article suggests that tubular breasts are caused by an excess of collagen in the fascia and the other connective tissue components inside the breast. This results in abnormal gland development that changes the breast's shape.

https://www.healthline.com/health/home-remedies-for-sagging-breast

Since breasts don't have muscle, you can't firm up breast tissue with exercise. However, beneath the breasts are fibrous connective tissue and muscles that can be exercised to improve the overall appearance of your chest. Various chest exercises are recommended to improve not only muscle strength, but posture as well.

https://www.verywellfamily.com/what-are-hypoplastic-breasts-431773

Breastfeeding With Hypoplastic Breasts. Hypoplastic breasts, also called underdeveloped breasts, tubular breasts, or breasts with insufficient glandular tissue, may contain very little breast tissue that can produce breast milk. Then, after the birth of your baby, they may not fill with breast milk.

https://www.laparoscopyhospital.com/breast-deformity-surgery.html

The price will depend on what Patient are having done and whether it is a single breast or both breasts. Generally, Patient are looking at paying a minimum of $2, 500. Others will charge within the range of $3, 500 to nearly $4, 500.

https://www.gawleyplasticsurgery.com/plastic-surgery/breast/breast-augmentation/correction-of-breast

CORRECTING YOUR BREAST ASYMMETRY If your asymmetry is very severe, they may recommend breast augmentation in the smaller breast and breast reduction in the larger one. If your asymmetry is due to shrinkage, a breast lift may be performed in conjunction with your breast augmentation procedure to achieve optimal results.

https://breast-cancer.ca/mass-characteristics/

Focal asymmetry Means the suspect asymmetry-mass is much smaller, and has a similar shape on two views. It lacks the clear borders that we see in a true mass, and it usually appears as an 'island' of normal, yet dense fibroglandular tissue. The likelihood of malignancy with focal asymmetry is less than 1%.