Revision covered by medical insurance?

  • Faith2012
  • Bay Area, CA
  • 2 years ago

Hello,  I was wondering if anyone knows if a revision (at least the part that restores breathing) is covered by medical insurance.  Thank you

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Thank you Angie. The office of an ENT/PS I went to told me that they didn't think it would be covered but the insurance didn't deny my consult appt. claim so I am hopeful. The office told me that because my condition occured from "elective" surgery, most insurance companies won't pay. I don't understand that because had I "elected" to go sky diving and broke my leg and needed surgery, they'd pay for that. I was wondering what other people's experiences have been so I might have a better idea of my chances. Thanks!
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Good point. I am interested in finding out what the result is. Breathing issues, and I am dealing with this too, is a serious issue. No matter how they come to be, your insurance should cover this medical condition. I do yoga, and used to enjoy kissing. It's very difficult to do either without being able to breath through my nose. I have never had breathing issues before, no colds or allergies either. I'll be very interested to see what happens for you. You are further along in your healing timeline than I am, and most likely you will have your procedure before I am able to have mine. I am reading responses to your reviews and comments as well, since you seem to be dealing with very similar results from your rhinoplasty.
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I so look forward to being able to breathe normally again. You're right, it Inhibits a lot of things such as working out or sleeping. I had no idea this could happen. I asked what the risks were before my rhinoplasty and was told that there were not any because they would only do the rhinoplasty if I was "healthy as a horse". Breathing issues, depression, revisions, etc., were never mentioned.
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Hi there,

It can be, depending on your coverage. (Mine was). You should hop onto their website or give them a call to find out. Also, consulting with surgeons will give you a good idea, too. They often know best how to navigate the insurance system. Hope this helps!

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