Do Medicaid Pay To Have Fat Taking Away From Your Stomach and Thins?

Do Medicaid Pay To Have Fat Taking Away From Your Stomach && Thins

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Do Medicaid Pay To Have Fat Taking Away From Your Stomach and Thins?


Thank you for your question.. Medical AİD does not pay for cosmetic procedures or any plastic surgery procedures. 

Turkey Plastic Surgeon
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Brian Coan, MD, FACS
Raleigh-Durham Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 52 reviews

Insurance overage for liposuction

Insurance companies do not pay for liposuction as it is not a medically necessary procedure. You may be able to make payments for liposuction by getting a medical credit card or loan. Please ask the surgeon's office if they offer Care Credit or other financing company. 

Renuka Diwan, MD
Cleveland Dermatologic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 14 reviews

Cosmetic Surgery and Insurance

Unfortunately, Medicaid and most all insurance companies will not cover cosmetic surgery being that it is a elective surgery. Some insurance companies will cover if proven medically necessary.  There are several financing options to go about having cosmetic surgery.

Mark W. Greene, MD
San Antonio Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 25 reviews

Liposuction paid by Medicaid?

Thank you for asking about your liposuction.No, Medicaid will not pay for cosmetic surgery of any kind, including liposuction. It pays only for medically necessary treatment for those unable to afford it. If you need to lose weight, please ask your regular doctor to give you a diet/exercise program to follow or if you are very overweight, ask for a referral to a bariatric surgeon for a gastric bypass.  Always consult a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.  Best wishes. Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS

Insurance and Cosmetic Surgery

The general rule of thumb is that insurance will only cover procedures which are medically necessary. This typically excludes all manner of elective (key word) cosmetic surgery procedures.There are, however, exceptions to this rule. They typically only come in the form of a related medical issue. For example, insurance will not generally pay for abdominoplasty. However, a patient with recurrent infections/rashes of intertriginous areas may qualify for insurance coverage of excision of an abdominal pannus (removal of hanging abdominal skin).As always, discuss your concerns with a board certified plastic surgeon.

Donovan Rosas, MD
Westchester Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 7 reviews

Do Medicaid Pay To Have Fat Taking Away From Your Stomach and Thins

Medicaid will not pay for fat removal, nor will any other insurance. Medical insurance will only pay for things that are medically necessary. 

Lawrence Bundrick, MD
Huntsville Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 6 reviews

Do Medicaid Pay To Have Fat Taking Away From Your Stomach and Thins?

Medicaid, and all other health carriers, help cover expenses for treatment of trauma and disease. They do not consider fat on your stomach or thighs to meet those standards.

Ronald V. DeMars, MD
Portland Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 24 reviews

Liposuction is cosmeticq

Liposuction is almost always considered "cosmetic" with no medical indication.  That means it will not improve your function, just your appearance.  Medicaid will not pay for cosmetic procedures.

James D. Frost, MD
Pensacola Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 10 reviews

Cosmetic surgery

It is not only a Medicaid  answer . None  of the commercial insurance carriers pay for removal of fat or excess skin that is considered cosmetic  rather than medically necessary.   These are self-pay procedures

Christopher Park, MD
Mobile Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 9 reviews

These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.