Eyelid surgery is one of the most popular procedures sought by mature patients seeking to enhance their facial appearance. While this procedure is most commonly performed for aesthetic reasons, it can sometimes be deemed medically necessary and might be covered by insurance. However, some doctor’s offices do not accept insurance for this procedure. During your consultation, your surgeon will help you determine whether you have a case for insurance coverage, and discuss whether they accept that form of payment. It is important to note your intent to use insurance when calling to schedule your consultation, as not all surgical offices accept insurance as payment. Khan Eyelid and Facial Aesthetics, led by oculoplastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Tanya Khan, provides eyelid surgery to patients in Plano, Dallas, Austin, Texas, and surrounding locations.
How Can Eyelid Surgery Be Covered By Insurance?
Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, is a much sought-after procedure that is done to enhance facial aesthetics. This involves trimming away the extra skin and fat tissue located in the upper eyelids to make the person look more youthful. It can also take away loose skin and tissue on the lower eyelids which can cause puffy bags under the eyes. When done merely for cosmetic reasons, these eyelid surgeries cannot be covered by insurance.
However, if the procedure is determined to be medically necessary, then the insurance company may cover it. This is known as functional eyelid surgery which eliminates the heavy skin that hangs over the eyelash line, obstructing the line of vision. This can make everyday tasks such as reading, texting, and driving hard for the person.
Insurance companies generally demand proof in the form of a visual test from an accredited eye doctor, like an oculoplastic surgeon, to determine whether the eyelid surgery will be covered.
Schedule a Consultation
The best way to determine whether you are a good candidate for functional eyelid surgery is to schedule a consultation with an oculoplastic surgeon. If your insurance does not deem your surgery medically necessary or if your doctor does not accept insurance, your surgeon’s office may offer affordable financing plans to help you pay for your procedure. After your consultation, you’ll be provided with an outline of the costs associated with your surgery and all available payment options available to you. Khan Eyelid and Facial Aesthetics, led by oculoplastic and reconstructive surgeon Dr. Tanya Khan, provides eyelid surgery to patients in Plano, Dallas, Austin, Texas, and surrounding locations.
Contact Khan Eyelid and Facial Aesthetics and Oculoplastic & Reconstructive Surgeon Dr. Tanya Khan Today to Schedule an Appointment
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