Unfortunately because it is for a cosmetic procedure my medical coverage is voided. For sake of any medical complications is there a company that I can buy medical coverage from in the USA or a private insurervforbthe time i am away?I have looked every where and can't find anyone, yet you can get insurance coverage if you walk a tightrope across the Grand Canyon.
Where Can I Buy Medical Insurance for an out of Country Cosmetic Procedure in Case of Possible Complications?
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Where can I buy medical inurance for an out of country cosmetic procedure in case of possible complications?
Discuss your issues and complaints with a board-certified plastic surgeon to discuss these as well as to examine and assist you in deciding which procedure(s) will be the best for you. A discussion of the advantages and disadvantages will take place along with the risks and benefits. Insurance companies will vary on coverage and is always reasonable to discuss your issues with your surgeon and primary care. It would behoove you to get as much information as possible and even call your insurance yourself. Such a question will have to be discussed between you and your carrier. Certainly, pay in advance prior to your surgical procedure and options such as financing are available if you qualify. Hope that this helps! Best wishes!
Health insurance and cosmetic surgery
Pablo Prichard, MD
Ask your plastic surgeon about cosmetic complications insurance
This would be a good question to ask your surgeon as I am sure this will vary from country to country.
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There is an insurance program that is intended to cover complications from overseas surgery, but I believe it is the surgeon who would make it available. It is a program affiliated with the International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ISAPS.org). I would suggest that you confirm that your surgeon is a member of ISAPS and ask about coverage. Dealing with potential complications is only one of the issues related to traveling out of country for surgery.
Plastic surgeon sometimes carry insurance to cover their cosmetic patients.
Some plastic surgeons have purchased insurance to cover complications should they occur in their own patients. You can look for surgeon who carries his coverage.
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