A court in the German state of Hessen has ruled that insurance companies do not need to cover the cost of breast reduction surgery as having a large bust is not a medical problem.
The decision means that insurers will only have to pay to correct breasts which are deformed.
The case was brought by a 38-year-old woman who suffered orthopaedic and physical problems due to the weight of her boobs.
She had been advised by doctors to have breast reduction surgery.
But her insurance company didn’t see it as a necessity and therefore refused to cover the costs of the operation. It claimed she was suffering from back problems because she was overweight and that her physical discomforts would be reduced if she trimmed down weight and built some muscle up.
The court agreed with the insurance company and the big-breasted woman lost her case.
by Milo Johnson