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Will Medicare Cover my Rhinoplasty or Nose Job?

The Rhinoplasty Clinic in Philadelphia, PAReceiving Medicare coverage for your surgery can drastically reduce the out-of-pocket costs for a rhinoplasty or nose job. However, coverage for these procedures aren’t very cut-and-dry. While some patients may receive coverage for their rhinoplasty, others may receive no coverage at all, leaving them responsible for the full cost of treatment. Below, we’ll explore what determines your coverage so that you can plan for your nose job treatment costs.

Is the Procedure Cosmetic?

The determining factor in whether your rhinoplasty will be covered by Medicare is whether your procedure is being performed for cosmetic reasons. Cosmetic surgery is considered an elective procedure, or one that is not deemed medically necessary. Generally, cosmetic procedures are not covered by Medicare. If you are considering rhinoplasty for cosmetic reasons, it is unlikely that you will receive Medicare coverage, and should expect to be responsible for the full cost of treatment out-of-pocket.

Is the Procedure Medically Necessary?

On the other hand, rhinoplasty procedures that are medically necessary will typically receive Medicare coverage. This often includes rhinoplasty procedures that are performed to correct breathing difficulties and abnormalities. If you have been diagnosed with a condition that can be corrected by rhinoplasty, you can likely expect some coverage from Medicare. Additionally, once you are cleared for Medicare coverage for a medically necessary rhinoplasty, you can still enjoy the cosmetic benefits of treatment.

How to Pay for Rhinoplasty Without Medicare Coverage

If you are not eligible to receive Medicare coverage for your rhinoplasty treatment, there are still other options available to help make your treatment more affordable. For starters, a little bit of pre-planning can reduce the stress of treatment costs. By setting money aside and saving it for treatment, you’ll be better prepared to pay for your rhinoplasty. Additionally, Providence Facial Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery offers financing options to make treatments more affordable. With financing, patients can break up the cost of their treatment into affordable monthly payments. In some cases, these payments can be made interest free, further reducing the financial burden of treatment costs.


If you’re interested in the rhinoplasty treatment, contact us today to schedule your consultation at Providence Facial Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery. We’ll evaluate your treatment goals to develop a personalized treatment plan, at which time we can discuss the cost of your treatment and what kind of coverage you can expect.

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