Certain procedures may be covered partly or in full by your insurance company. Procedures such as eyelid lift (blepharoplasty), brow or eyebrow lift, and septoplasty (straigtening of a deviated nasal septum) are examples of types of facial surgery that may be covered in certain circumstances. If one has a functional problem related to these tissues, such as vision or breathing abnormalities, then it is reasonable to present your case to the insurance company to see if they will cover the cost of surgery.
Elective cosmetic procedures are generally not reimbursable by any type of insurance coverage. Face lift and nose reshaping (rhinoplasty) are examples of cosmetic surgery that are not covered by insurance. Many individuals, therefore, feel that these types of procedures are out of their reach. However, the reality is that most can afford these types of luxuries with the appropriate planning. Our team is happy to discuss financing options with you, as well. Because many procedures can be performed within our very own operating room, a number of our patients are spared the significant expense of the facility fee often associated with hospitals and ambulatory surgery centers.
For general pricing questions, please contact our office. A general range for the surgeon’s fees may be provided, but this is only a rough estimate. Many factors influence the cost of a procedure, and ultimately, Dr. Schmidt will need to evaluate you in the consultative process to customize a treatment plan specific to you. At that time, we may discuss the cost of your investment in detail.