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Breast Reduction Question

I am only 18 years old and I have been diagnosed with thoracic kyphosis (a form of scoliosis/curvature of the spine) and sciatica with muscle spasms. There has not been one day this entire year that I've walked without pain. I have applied for SSI, because I am disabled and cannot work. I have been denied breast reduction twice by my HMO based insurance, because they said it was for cosmetic reasons. I believe that this surgery would help the pain in my shoulders and my upper back. They are size 36DD and I only weigh 115. I sent an appeal out with my medical documents and a letter about my condition. I would like to know what it is I can do to get this surgery approved. I've tried everything, and I'm stuck! How do I get them to approve of this surgery!?
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Personally, I would get a letter from your doctor to send to the insurance company to state that it is medically necessary for your well-being. HMOs can be a pain, but don't give up. With the right info given to them, they will cover it. good luck.
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   Try getting on the internet and looking up surgeons that do breast reductions and look up surgeons that do this operation. Ask for a consultation most are free, Email call or go see them with all paperwork and even a bank statement for the last 3 months showing you cannot pay and your medical records will show you must have the procedure. Maybe you will find a kind heart to listen and help you!! Good luck
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