Typically, breast augmentation surgery is not covered under health insurance when it is an elective procedure. If the surgery is performed for aesthetic reasons, the patient cannot use an insurance policy to cover the cost of treatment. However, there is an exception to this rule.
Insurance coverage is available for females who have had mastectomies. In this scenario, the procedure is considered a medical necessity instead of an elective surgery. If the breasts are abnormal due to trauma, disease, infection, tumors, or developmental conditions, the augmentation surgery is likely to be covered by insurance. If the breast implantation is being performed to improve the function of the breasts, the insurance providers may provide full or partial coverage for the breast augmentation surgery cost.
To learn more about the terms and conditions of health insurance, talk to your provider.