Dr Greg Taylor - plastic, reconstructive and cosmetic surgeon


Will it be covered by medical insurance?

Reconstructive surgery is often covered by health insurance policies, or ACC. Check with your insurance carrier beforehand since coverage for specific procedures and levels of coverage may vary. Sometimes a patient may need a procedure that is aesthetic in nature, but is performed to restore function. For example eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty, is done usually for cosmetic reasons but it may be done for a patient whose eyelids are drooping and obstructing vision or a patient of paralysis may have an asymmetrical look and needs a balancing facelift for correction. Such cases require special consideration by insurance carrier. Check and cross check with your carrier to make sure that you are covered. You can work with your doctor to get pre-authorisation from the insurer for the procedure.

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