This week, Dr. Richard M. Kline, Jr. of The Center for Natural Breast Reconstruction answers your question.
QUESTION: I had reconstructive surgery on my right breast in 2008. I have a silicone implant, but it feels like a hard lump on my chest. I’m 62 and healthy. I don’t know if my insurance will cover it if I decided to have the natural reconstruction.
ANSWER: Usually your insurance will cover conversion of an unsatisfactory implant reconstruction to a reconstruction using your own tissue with no problem, but we always check first to be sure. If you wish, we can give you a call to discuss your situation in more detail. Many, many people are or have been in your situation, and we are usually able to help.
— Richard M. Kline, Jr., M.D.
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