Will insurance cover rhinoplasty for my crooked nose? (photos)
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Will insurance cover rhinoplasty for my crooked nose?
Kenneth Hughes, MD
Los Angeles, CA
Rhinoplasty for crooked nose and septoplasty for breathing problems
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Crooked nose and breathing problems covered under insurance
- Yes, you can get portions of your procedure covered under insurance
- The stuffiness may come from allergies, and they can also be improved with surgery, but you may still need allergy medications or sprays after surgery (probably a little less often)
- When you are ready, please see a rhinoplasty specialist who can address both the look and the breathing
Insurance and rhinoplasty
A rhinoplasty frequently can correct functional problems of the nasal airway. In certain cases, insurance may cover portions of the procedure involved airway improvement. The cosmetic portions of the procedure (e.g. improving nasal tip shape or correction of alar flaring) are typically not covered. I would recommend consultation with a surgeon with expertise in rhinoplasty to discuss your issues and to thoroughly evaluate your nose and airway.
SJ Montante, MD
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