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Will Your Insurance Pay for Your Plastic Surgery? MARK A. SCHUSTERMAN, MD, FACS

Fellow of the American College of Surgeons American Society of Plastic Surgeons American Board of Plastic Surgery American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery American Board of Cosmetic Surgery Association of American Physicians and Surgeons Texas Surgical Society Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons

Plastic surgeons Houston will discuss your payment method if you have any questions regarding how you will pay for your surgery. Unfortunately, cosmetic surgery is less likely to be covered by your insurance plan since it is a type of elective surgery. There are some cases where our procedures are completely or partially covered by a health insurance policy but this needs to be sorted out before you have surgery so you know how much you will be expected to pay.

Elective Surgery

Examples of elective surgeries are breast implants, laser hair removal, butt lifts, and facelifts. This is because we are correcting flaws that are not causing any difficulties in your life. They are simply something you want to have done to enhance your looks so you feel better about the way you look. Elective surgeries are those that will not be covered by your insurance policy but we can discuss financing for your surgery.

Corrective Surgery

Health insurance will pay for some types of plastic surgery. Rhinoplasty, breast reconstruction, and breast reduction Houston are a few examples that may be covered. You will have to have some type of medical history that shows you are having trouble breathing through your nose or your large breasts are causing chronic pain in order for the insurance to help pay. These types of surgeries are generally scheduled after other methods of relief have been considered and tried but have not been successful.

To know if your plastic surgery will be covered, you can call your insurance company and discuss your policy with them. If they will not, that does not mean your wishes of getting plastic surgery end. Instead, we can discuss what other options you have to be able to financially pay for your surgery.


The Houston plastic surgeons at MD Aesthetics Plastic Surgical Center are experts in the disciplines of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery in Houston and will work with you to give you options for paying for surgery if it is not covered by your insurance. In addition to breast augmentations, they offer laser tattoo removal Houston, rhinoplasty, and Botox in Houston.

Contact us today to schedule your appointment with the renowned plastic surgeon and breast & body specialist Dr. Mark Schusterman. Take your first steps to a more beautiful you.

1200 Binz St Suite 1198, Houston, TX 77004