Will My Insurance Cover a Blepharoplasty?
The blepharoplasty procedure can be used for both cosmetic and medical reasons. As a cosmetic procedure, it can refresh the eyes and rejuvenate the appearance to give you a more youthful look. As a more functional surgery, it can correct drooping eyelids that impair vision or cause other symptoms. However, health insurance will cover a blepharoplasty procedure in only one of these scenarios. Below, we’ll explore whether your blepharoplasty will be covered by health insurance.
Cosmetic vs. Necessary Surgery
The factor that determines if your blepharoplasty will be covered by insurance is whether it is pursued for a cosmetic reason, like rejuvenating the appearance, or for a more medically-necessary treatment, like restoring your vision or treating a disease. Generally, cosmetic procedures are not covered by health insurance providers. This means that if you pursue a blepharoplasty to enhance the appearance (for cosmetic reasons), you can expect to be responsible for the full cost of treatment with no eligible insurance coverage.
On the other hand, blepharoplasty procedures that are deemed necessary by an ophthalmologist. In these cases, an ophthalmologist will have to examine the eyelids and determine that their drooping is contributing to impaired vision. Upon this diagnosis, you can pursue a blepharoplasty and expect to receive coverage for the treatment from your healthcare provider. The added benefit is that if you are receiving a blepharoplasty for necessary reasons, you also get to enjoy the cosmetic benefits that come with the procedure.
No Insurance Coverage? No Problem.
The potential cost of a cosmetic surgery is often a deterrent for patients initially interested in a procedure. Fortunately, there are some other options for you if you are interested in a blepharoplasty for cosmetic reasons. First, the cost of a blepharoplasty is generally much less than other cosmetic surgeries. After meeting with Dr. Pollack for your consultation, you may discover that the cost of a blepharoplasty is surprisingly affordable.
Additionally, you can always explore financing options to pay for your treatment. With our available financing options, you can divide the full cost of your treatment into affordable monthly instalments. This gives you the ability to pay for your treatment over time, avoiding any large financial burdens by choosing a payment strategy that fits your budget.
Determine Your Coverage for a Blepharoplasty
If you are considering a blepharoplasty, contact us today to schedule a consultation and discuss your treatment. We can help you determine if your eyelid surgery procedure qualifies for health insurance coverage so that you can understand the full out-of-pocket costs of the procedure.