Some reconstructive breast surgery will be covered by insurance. If you live in Las Vegas and part of the Culinary Union, you should check with your Chapter. These types of surgeries are more commonly to reconstruct areas that have been damaged by trauma, cancer, or birth defects. Some surgeries that might be covered by insurance include:

  1. Some types of breast reduction surgery
  2. Breast reconstruction surgery after breast removal for cancer
  3. Scars left after trauma such as dog bites or auto accidents
  4. Burn reconstruction
  5. Defects left after skin cancer removal
  6. Other types of cancer reconstruction

Things that are never covered by insurance include:

  1. Breast augmentation surgery
  2. Breast uplift surgery (mastopexy)
  3. Abdominoplasty (“tummy tuck”) surgery
  4. Liposuction surgery
  5. Body contouring surgery
  6. Body lifts
  7. Fat transfer surgery

It is illegal and unethical for Dr. Smith to claim a surgery is reconstructive when it is really cosmetic. Please do not ask us to attempt to lie or falsify information to your insurance company in an attempt to get them to pay for cosmetic surgery.

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