Why Choose A Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Choose a board-certified plastic surgeon and be confident you are in the care of a highly-trained surgeon you can trust.
The Women's Health and Cancer Rights Act is a federal law passed in 1998 that requires all group health plans that cover mastectomies to also provide coverage for reconstructive surgery as well as other post-mastectomy benefits (such as an external breast prosthesis or lymphedema treatment).
Breast reconstruction surgery after breast cancer is considered a reconstructive procedure and should be covered by health insurance. However, your coverage may only provide a portion of the total fee. Be sure to consult with your insurance company in advance of any surgery.
When choosing a board-certified plastic surgeon for breast reconstruction, remember that the surgeon's experience and your comfort with him or her are just as important as the final cost of the surgery.