Monday, March 20, 2017

Is Eyelid Surgery Covered by Insurance?

Many of my older patients ask if eyelid surgery is covered by insurance. This is truly dependent on the severity of your peripheral visual field loss which needs to be documented by an optometrist or ophthalmologist. This result is then submitted to your insurance and they can determine whether they would cover the cost of your upper eyelid surgery. It is important to note that this is only for upper eyelid surgery and not for lower eyelid bags or lower eyelid surgery or blepharoplasty.

At Funk Facial Plastic Surgery, upper eyelid surgery is a cosmetic procedure and therefore not covered by your insurance. If you elect to try and get partial reimbursement for your upper eyelid surgery from your insurance, this is something that you would have to do on your own. Funk Facial Plastic Surgery would happily provide you with any of your medical records to be able to proceed with that endeavor.

Dr. Funk is a top plastic surgeon for eyelid surgery in Houston.