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Will Health Insurance Pay for Liposuction in Birmingham, Alabama?

i have pocs and i have weight in my stomach. i cant get rid of excess fat.

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Liposuction - Insurance Coverage

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Each insurance company is different and, therefore, it is not possible to say with absolute certainty whether or not your insurance company will cover this - or any other - procedure. The general routine is that you have to go to a plastic surgeon, see what he or she says about the likelihood of it being covered, and then have him or her contact your insurance company on your behalf, to see what the specifics are.

Even if it is "covered" you then have to see exactly what that means in terms of the amount that will be paid, any deductibles or copays that you'll have, etc. Finding a surgeon who will accept what the insurance company says is the "covered" amount is not necessarily a give.

That's the general routine...in my experience, though, just so you know, I have not generally been able to obtain insurance coverage for a procedure such as this.

I hope that this helps, and good luck,

Dr. E


New York Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 148 reviews

Health insurance does not cover liposuction procedures for body contouring

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I have never heard of health insurance covering or providing benefits for liposuction procedures for body contouring

Otto Joseph Placik, MD
Chicago Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 44 reviews

Liposuction and insurance

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Liposuction is not covered by insurance. This is usually a cosmetic procedure.  In some instances of breast reconstruction, liposuction can be used to adjust the breast mound.

Steven Wallach, MD
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 17 reviews

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Cosmetic Surgery is self funded.

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No, insurance will not pay for liposuction Liposuction is cosmetic which is to improve  the normal. Reconstructive surgery is sometimes covered by insurance and it is done to restore the patient to a more normal state.  Insurance companies pay a small fee usually less than is justifiable. 

Walter D. Gracia, MD
Arlington Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 2 reviews

Cosmetic Surgery is NOT paid for by ANY Health Isurance Companies

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Regarding:  "Will Health Insurance Pay for Liposuction in Birmingham, Alabama?
i have pocs and i have weight in my stomach. i cant get rid of excess fat
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Dear Dee,

An often repeated question. Health insurance will NOT pay for cosmetic surgery in ANY of 18,443 cities, towns, villages,and other such governing groups in the United States, including Birmingham and the following Cities in Alabama :
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By the way, what are "pocs"?

Peter A. Aldea, MD
Memphis Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 60 reviews

Liposuction not covered by insurance.

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Hi.

Go to a nearby teaching hospital with a plastic surgery clinic. There residents take care of you under supervision with very little cost.

George J. Beraka, MD (retired)
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 9 reviews

Insurance companies do not pay for liposuction

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In today's time it is difficult for us to get insurance carriers to pay adequately for medically necessary procedures and they certainly won't reimburse for cosmetic elective procedures such as liposuction.

Ronald Shelton, MD
Manhattan Dermatologist
5.0 out of 5 stars 31 reviews

Health Insurance Pay for Liposuction

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No No No Insurance does not cover elective cosmetic surgery in any state of the union. So nice try but seek a payment plan to pay for the surgery. Best of Luck. 

Darryl J. Blinski, MD
Miami Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 61 reviews

Liposuction is purely cosmetic, not medically necessary

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Imagine what our health insurance would cost if it had to pay for every elective surgery we chose to have.  Health insurance is meant to cover MEDICALLY NECESSARY procedures, not cosmetic procedures. Liposuction is purely cosmetic.

Carmen Kavali, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 17 reviews

Insurance does not cover liposuction

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Health insurance only covers medically necessary procedures. Liposuction is a cosmetic body contouring surgery and is not covered by insurance.

Hayley Brown, MD
Las Vegas Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 20 reviews

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