Would Insurance Pay For The Removal Of An Infected Jaw Implant?

If someone had jaw implants and got a serious infection that can't be treated would insurance pay for the removal.

Doctor Answers (2)

Insurance coverage of procedures

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Almost all health insurance policies in the US have a clause precluding coverage of cosmetic surgery and complications arising from cosmetic surgery, like removing infected facial or breast implants placed for cosmetic reasons.

My response to your question/post does not represent formal medical advice or constitute a doctor patient relationship. You need to consult with i.e. personally see a board certified plastic surgeon in order to receive a formal evaluation and develop a doctor patient relationship.


Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon

Insurance

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In general insurance companies may refuse to pay for any problem that results from a cosmetic surgery. Good luck!

Michael L. Schwartz, MD
West Palm Beach Facial Plastic Surgeon
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