When plastic surgery procedures are considered necessary to restore a normal appearance, or to improve the health of a patient, health insurance may cover all or part of the cost.
Federal law requires that health insurance plans cover all phases of breast reconstruction after mastectomy for breast cancer. This includes:
- Reconstruction of the affected breast
- Breast reconstruction revision
- Procedures necessary to match the other breast with the reconstructed breast
Breast reduction is sometimes covered by insurance, but this varies depending on your health insurance carrier and whether or not the procedure is deemed medically necessary. Some plans base their determination on the degree of reduction to be performed, and some require documentation of symptoms such as back and neck pain.
Post-Bariatric Plastic Surgery
Massive weight loss patients often require post-bariatric plastic surgery to eliminate excess hanging skin and tissue that can cause discomfort and embarrassment. Many health insurance plans cover abdominoplasty or panniculectomy after massive weight loss with proper documentation.
At Romanelli Cosmetic Surgery, we have extensive experience in getting insurance company approval, and we will help you to obtain the maximum benefit for your procedure. For those procedures not covered by insurance, we offer a variety of financing options for your convenience.
To find out more, request a free consultation at Romanelli Cosmetic Surgery. Or you can call our office at (631) 424-3600 to schedule your appointment.