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Insurance Coverage for Cosmetic Surgery

This is a repeat of older blogs but the issue comes up every year so I thought it was worth reminding everyone.

Over the weekend I received several e mails from my Louisville Plastic Surgery practice website inquiring about various procedures I perform. Blepharoplasty, otoplasy, facelifts, tummy tucks, breast reductions, breast lifts and augmentations, and liposuction were all mentioned. At least half of these information requests also were accompanied by inquiries into insurance coverage.

Very simply, Health Insurance never has and never will pay for cosmetic surgery. Any operation we do that is intended to improve your appearance is considered cosmetic. In order for insurance to cover a surgery the “problem” with that particular body part has to negatively affecting your health. And being depressed because you don’t like the way something looks does not count.

If you have a question about your particular case please give my office a call.

Lee Corbett, MD

All posts of this blog are presented by Louisville Cosmetic Surgeon, Dr. Lee Corbett.

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