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Does insurance cover the cost of neck lift surgery?

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Most health insurance policies do not cover the costs of a neck lift surgery, claims the American Society of Plastic Surgeons. This is because neck lift surgery is elective. This means it is planned and not required to save a person's life or health, according to the Encyclopedia of Surgery.

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Does insurance cover the cost of neck lift surgery?
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It is possible for a person who still wants neck lift surgery to make financial arrangements with her plastic surgeon, says the ASPS. As of 2013, the cost of a neck lift was slightly more than $4,000. This cost didn't include anesthesia, tests, the use of the operating room or other expenses. Some medical facilities give discounts to patients who have certain medical health plans, according to Johns Hopkins Medicine.

People opt for neck lift surgery because they feel that their neck has become unsightly, claims ASPS. This is either because they have deep lines in their neck or sagging skin that gives the appearance of a "turkey wattle." They may also be unhappy with the look of a double chin or a jowl line. At the same time, these patients typically do not want a complete face lift.

The best candidates for a neck lift are people who are in overall good health, don't smoke and have realistic expectations, according to ASPS.

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