Liposuction is regarded as a cosmetic surgical procedure so in almost all cases liposuction surgery is not covered by insurance. Lipoplasty or more popularly known as liposuction is the removal of fat deposits in certain areas of a person’s body. The presence of fat deposits in certain areas of a person’s body is not regarded as a health risk and liposuction is done not so to protect or preserve a persons’ health but in almost all instances serve a cosmetic and or aesthetic purpose. Liposuction covered by insurance are only few and far between and in almost all instances involve health risk complications that require liposuction surgery as part of the medical treatment.
Liposuction treatments may vary and some methods or techniques may be used to treat other ailments aside from just removing fat deposits from a persons’ body. Tumescent liposuction for instance can be used for breast reduction since over sized breast can harm a person’s vertebrae or backbone due to the weight imposed on the chest area of a woman. The use of tumescent fluid during liposuction emulsifies fat layers contained in the breast, allowing for easier removal through liposuction, thus reducing the breast size and of course weight, since over size breast and the accompanying weight can lead to complications some insurance will cover or partially reimburse some of the cost. This is an example of liposuction covered by insurance.
Liposuction also has its inherent risk, with a cosmetic surgical procedure presenting definite health risk to anyone choosing to undergo the procedure. Risk like seromas, hematomas and blood clots that could lead to further more serious complications have to be thoroughly considered and studied by prospective liposuction patients. Furthermore, botched liposuction treatments are also common leading to revision liposuction and corrective surgery.
Liposuction covered by insurance sometimes also include the treatment of small fatty tumors just underneath an individual’s skin called subcutaneous lipomas, this liposuction procedure is also for the treatment of a medical condition that may threaten a persons’ over health but also addresses certain cosmetic features since lipomas are generally nasty looking growths on the surface and subcutaneous areas of the skin. Liposuction covered by insurance must be liposuction surgeries that are required to serve a medicinal and or therapeutic purpose and not so much so the aesthetic side of what liposuction surgery can deliver to a prospective patient. Liposuction actually started out as a medical surgical procedure but was overtaken by the cosmetic application in almost all aspects; the continued development of the procedure itself in terms of technique and approach is focused on delivering beautiful, curvaceous bodies to its captured market, the plastic surgeon and his, her clients.