Do Insurance plans typically cover Blepharoplasty?
I do not think I will be able to afford my Blepharoplasty out of pocket. Do insurance plans typically cover them? I do not have any real visual impairment so I guess this would be characterized as purely a cosmetic adjustment. Ugh, is there any way around having to pay cash all up front?
Thank you for your question. Insurance coverage of upper eyelid blepharoplasty varies between each company. Usually, documented visual field obstruction by an optometrist, as well as photos are needed. If you do not have visual obstruction the blepharoplasty will not be covered. Cosmetic surgery can be surprisingly affordable compared to insurance fees/deductibles. Financing options are available at most practices.
Nirmal R. Nathan, M.D.
Certified, American Board of Plastic Surgery
Member, American Society of Plastic Surgeons
The Nathan Clinic, Plastic Surgery and Aesthetics
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