Would insurance cover Rhinoplasty in this situation?
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Insurance coverage of rhinoplasty
This is greatly dependent on the specific insurance plans. Although most insurance plans do cover rhinoplasty if performed for functional reasons, some insurance plans categorically exclude rhinoplasty regardless of the indication. Insurances typically cover a rhinoplasty operation only in cases of nasal obstruction secondary to nasal valve collapse, and not due to septal deviation or inferior turbinate hypertrophy. Furthermore, a rhinoplasty operation (by definition) alters the shape of the nose and there is often a cosmetic fee associated with the operation (in addition for insurance coverage) for those portions that are unrelated to nasal valve repair. I suggest you see a rhinoplasty expert who accepts your insurance for a detailed exam and to inquire about candidacy and possible insurance participation in covering the cost of the operation.
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