According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, rhinoplasty was the third most popular plastic surgery in 2016. They state that 223,018 procedures were performed in 2016, which is up 2 percent from 2015. You can read more about the findings here.
While considering that large number of surgeries, do you ever wonder who pays for all of them? If you’re considering rhinoplasty, you probably wonder how you will pay for your surgery as well. Perspective rhinoplasty patients like you want to know if their medical insurance plan will cover the procedure.
There is no set answer to this question. Every perspective patient has very specific needs and goals and a specific insurance plan to go along with that. The biggest determining factor for your insurance company is whether your procedure will be reconstructive or cosmetic in nature.
Cosmetic surgery refers to improving the appearance of your nose by means of a surgical procedure. Reconstructive surgery is primarily to correct damage, developmental defect, infection or disease in your nose. This type of procedure focuses on improving your function or normalizing your appearance.
Your insurance company will interpret and determine your “needs” of your specific situation and the procedure about to be performed. The best way to know if your insurance will cover your rhinoplasty is to consult with Dr. Ransom about the specifics of your surgery and also contact the insurance company to discover the potential for your insurance coverage of your procedure.
Call San Francisco Center for Facial Plastic, Reconstructive & Laser Surgery today and book your comprehensive consultation today with Dr. Ransom.
Posted on behalf of Dr. Evan Ransom