Is Liposuction covered by Medicaid?

Doctor Answers 5

Is Liposuction covered by Medicaid?


Kenneth Hughes, MD

Los Angeles, CA..................................................................

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 496 reviews

Liposuction is not covered by Medicaid.

 Liposuction is an elective cosmetic operation. It is not covered nor should it be covered by Medicaid.

Vincent N. Zubowicz, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 36 reviews


Thanks for your question, but cosmetic surgeries are not covered by insurance. We offer installment plans and other options for our patients.

German Newall, MD
Houston Plastic Surgeon
4.4 out of 5 stars 55 reviews


Liposuction is considered an elective procedure and therefore will not be covered by medical insurance. 

Kevin Rose, MD
Provo Plastic Surgeon
4.6 out of 5 stars 11 reviews

No Insurance Coverage for Liposuction

Sorry, but there is no insurance company that I know of that will pay for a cosmetic operation like liposuction.  If you think about it, why should they?  There is no medical need for it, we do it because we "want" it.
Good Luck to you!

Thomas P. Sterry, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 20 reviews

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