Can Hypothyroidism Cause Under Eye Bags?

Hi. I have hypothyroidism and take Synthroid. My levels are "ok" as per my family physician. However, I hate my malar bags and under eye bags. How can a doctor tell if these conditions are related to hypothyroidism?

I am considering plastic surgery and my insurance co requires a letter of medical necessity to cover this. What constitutes medical necessity in this instance? Thank you.


Doctor Answers (2)

It is unlikely that insurance will cover any treatment for eye bags

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Even if it can be shown to be due to hypothyroidism, which I'm not sure it can, this condition would still considered "cosmetic," and as such I'd be very surprised if any insurance company would cover its treatment.

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