How to get insurance to pay for a nose job?

If insurance pays for boob jobs cause they are "uneven" then insurance should pay for a nose job cause it's huge and causes one to see a therapist due to the psychological harm a huge nose can cause.

Doctor Answers 3

How to get insurance to pay for a nose job?

Just to get your facts straight, insurance pays for breast cancer reconstruction, some (severe) congenital deformities, but not for cosmetic breast surgery (even for asymmetry).

And even if you had need for reconstructive nasal surgery (after cancer) or for breathing problems, insurance will not cover cosmetic aspects of rhinoplasty surgery, so you would still pay for the (majority) of the surgical bill, including operating room and anesthesia costs for the elective cosmetic portions.

If you were able to find someone of questionable ethics to perform surgery and somehow defraud the insurance company for the elective portion, then I would worry about the surgical skills of that individual as well. Choose a skilled rhinoplasty surgeon and pay for the surgery. Otherwise, revisionary surgery can be even more expensive and difficult, with less reliable outcomes. Best wishes! Dr. Tholen

Minneapolis Plastic Surgeon
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A Rhinoplasty is not a functional procedure

A surgical case where only a rhinoplasty is being performed can not be covered under insurance. Since a rhinoplasty affects the aesthetic value of the nose there is no medical reason for someone to undergo the surgery. It is very important to speak with a doctor that has experience in performing rhinoplasty surgeries and based you decision off comfort and results.

Lee Ann M. Klausner, MD, FACS
New York Facial Plastic Surgeon
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There is no medical necessity for cosmetic rhinoplasty

Rhinoplasty is performed for cosmetic purposes, and  medical insurance does not pay for cosmetic surgery. It's important to look up your own health care insurance booklet which specifies exclusions which include cosmetic surgery.  Rhinoplasty is one of the most difficult endeavors in all of cosmetic surgery, to its important not to choose a surgeon based on insurance, but based cosmetic results

William Portuese, MD
Seattle Facial Plastic Surgeon
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