Insurance assistance with deviated septum and tummy tuck?

I have a deviated septum from an abusive childhood. My nose isn't crooked or anything but it causes issues since I'm limited to mouth breathing only. My question is: does really good insurance usually cover this and if so could this potentially Decrease the cost of a tummy tuck? Oh..I have really bad asthma that is worse because of the nose issue.

Doctor Answers 3

Insurance coverage for surgery

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Insurance will often cover the repair of a deviated septum, however procedures that are considered non-medical or "cosmetic" are not covered.  The cost of the tummy tuck would not be covered by insurance.

Katy Plastic Surgeon

Insurance and TT

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Unfortunately, insurance does not cover a tummy tuck. Occasionally with documentation of recurrent infection they will pay for a panniculectomy (simply removing loose skin).

Insurance assistance with deviated septum and tummy tuck?

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Insurance will not cover a tummy tuck.

Find a plastic surgeon with ELITE credentials who performs hundreds of tummy tuck procedures each year. Then look at the plastic surgeon's website before and after photo galleries to get a sense of who can deliver the results.

Kenneth Hughes, MD

Los Angeles, CA

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