Insurance Coverage for Facial Surgery
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In many cases of facial trauma or reconstruction, surgical costs are often paid partially or entirely by your health insurance company. Even some procedures that are presumed to be primarily cosmetic in nature may be eligible for insurance coverage when performed out of medical necessity. For more information about the procedures that may be covered, or for assistance with the process of working with your provider to ensure plastic surgery insurance coverage, please contact us today.
- Dr. David N. Sayah offers some facial procedures that are often covered by health insurance:
- Breathing Obstruction: Issues related to a deviated septum, chronic sinusitis or a previously performed rhinoplasty may result in an obstruction that partially blocks airways and requires nose surgery to correct.
- Congenital Disorders: There are some facial abnormalities, including ear malformation, that can be caused by certain congenital disorders. Reconstructive surgery performed in these instances is regarded as a medical necessity rather than elective cosmetic surgery.
- Excess Upper Eyelid Skin: While many associate eyelid surgery with wanting a more youthful appearance, excessive droopiness through the upper lid that obscures the vision would require a medically necessary blepharoplasty.
- Cleft Palate/Cleft Lip: The congenital defect of cleft palate and/or cleft lip can interfere with basic necessary functions like eating, speech and even breathing. Insurance will often cover this surgery, as well as revision cleft palate or lip repair to improve or correct the results of an inadequately performed former surgery.
- Lacerations: Severe facial lacerations after an acute trauma, such as a car accident, may require sutures, skin grafts or reconstructive surgery for proper repair and to ensure optimum results after recovery.
- Nasal Fractures: An improperly treated nasal fracture can cause discomfort and lead to chronic sinusitis or even impaired breathing. A skilled and experienced plastic surgeon will take the proper reconstructive measures to ensure proper structural healing.
- Skin Cancer: Screening for skin cancer, as well as excision of any malignant areas or growths, should be covered by insurance. Any necessary reconstruction following skin cancer treatment is also considered medically necessary.
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