Dec
2015

Q&A: Will Medicare or Medicaid cover liposuction since it will help with my overall health?

Ask A Doctor Question: 

I wanted to know if Medicare or Medicaid cover liposuction? If this was going to help improve my health I would think they would be covered.I know that they cover weight loss from bypass. This is why I am asking

- Marsha

Answer: 

HOWARD A TOBIN, MD, FACS - LocateADoc.com

Marsha
I hate to disappoint you but I Know of no situation where Medicare or Medicaid would cover liposuction unless it was done for a specific health reason.

--HOWARD A TOBIN, MD, FACS
325-695-3630
Abilene, TX

Answer: 

Alan Dulin, MD - LocateADoc.com

Hello,
 
My name is Tracy and I do the insurance for Dr. Dulin. Insurance normally does not cover liposuction. They will not pay for anything cosmetic. We have never seen them pay for liposuction even if a patient has had a bariatric surgery, I’m sorry.
 
If you need a cash quote for lipo we can schedule you a consultation with Dr. Dulin and a quote will be given at that time. Dr. Dulin consults on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.
 
Please let me know if you have any other questions.
 
Thanks!
 
--Tracy Espinoza

--Alan Dulin, MD
Plano, TX

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