Will insurance cover breast reduction for health purposes?

My breasts are way too large for my frame. I’m petite - 5’ 110 lbs, with DDDs. They are a major cause of back and shoulder pain, so much so that I can barely sit or stand longer than a few minutes without feeling extreme discomfort. Does insurance ever cover the cost of breast reduction surgery for someone in my scenario? Should I just talk to my primary care physician?


F, 29, California

Yes, likely.  Each insurance company has different criteria that need to be met in order to get it approved.  Some require various documentation like when you are prescribed meds or therapy for pain.  Check with your insurance company to define the criteria and make an appointment with your PS to get the ball rolling.  Best of luck 

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