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Insurance assistance with deviated septum and tummy tuck?

I have a deviated septum from an abusive childhood. My nose isn't crooked or anything but it causes issues since I'm limited to mouth breathing only. My question is: does really good insurance usually cover this and if so could this potentially Decrease the cost of a tummy tuck? Oh..I have really bad asthma that is worse because of the nose issue.

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Insurance assistance with deviated septum and tummy tuck?

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Insurance will not cover a tummy tuck.

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Kenneth Hughes, MD

Los Angeles, CA


Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Insurance coverage for surgery

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Insurance will often cover the repair of a deviated septum, however procedures that are considered non-medical or "cosmetic" are not covered.  The cost of the tummy tuck would not be covered by insurance.

Mennen T. Gallas, MD
Katy Plastic Surgeon
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