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Rina Cookie
one year ago
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North Carolina Medicaid

I’m 32 5’9 260lbs with very large 38k breast. Can my breast reduction be covered by Medicaid?

Procedure: Breast Reduction
Type: Question

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John Lomax
ASPS Surgeon

Often breast reductions can be covered by Medicaid. It is determined by the local guidelines. The best answer is to contact a local qualified surgeon who is experienced in this procedure. Your best course would be to start with a surgeon who is a member of the ASPS.

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Debra Johnson
ASPS Surgeon
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You may well qualify under the guidelines of North Carolina MedicAid. You should use the Find-A-Surgeon tool on this website to locate a board certified ASPS member plastic surgeon near you. Understand, however, that your BMI is greater than 35, placing you in the class 2 Obese range. Elective surgery in people with your BMI have much higher risks of infection, wound healing difficulties, and other issues. If you lose weight after a reduction, your breasts will likely deflate due to loss of fatty tissue and will be droopier. Weight loss prior to reduction will be safer and your result will be more long lasting.

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