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Many women seek Louisville Breast Reductions because of chronic neck, shoulder and upper back pain.  Usually these procedures are covered by insurance provided enough weight can be removed from each breast. The amount that needs to be removed is determined by your Body Surface Area (BSA).

Recently we have had several of these cases turned down by insurance companies because the patient’s BMI ( Body Mass Index) was above 30. At a BMI of 30 one is considered “Obese” which is typically defined as being 20% over ideal body weight.

I don’t know if BMI will become the new deciding factor as opposed to BSA. We will have to wait and see.

If you are plagued by large breasts and would like to learn more about Breast Reductions at Corbett Cosmetic Surgery, join us for a complimetary consultation.

Lee Corbett, MD