A nose job, also known as rhinoplasty, ranges between $3,000 and $8,000 per procedure, according to DocShop, and costs vary depending on the surgeon’s skills and location. The cost is highly dependent upon the extent of the procedures that the patient wants done and the time that they consume.
Medicare and private health insurance both cover hip replacement surgery because it is a medically necessary procedure. The doctor must provide the insurer(s) with proof that conservative treatments have not been effective, making hip replacement surgery the only available option.
Specific plastic surgery procedures covered by health insurance vary by company and plan. In most cases, plastic surgery is only covered if it is considered medically necessary, states Aetna.
Insurance companies do not cover elective eye surgeries, such as eye color surgery, that are not medically necessary, states WebMD. As of 2015, silicone iris implants do not have U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval, according to Gretchyn M. Bailey for Optometry Times.
For women, pain in the jaw can be an indicator of an oncoming heart attack, states WebMD. In addition to pain in the chest, women also frequently experience pain in the neck, both arms and back before a heart attack.
Knee surgeries range in cost from $3,676 for a knee arthroscopy to $22,457 for total knee replacement, according to Healthcare Bluebook, as of 2015. Knee arthroscopy is generally an outpatient procedure, whereas a total knee replacement usually requires a four-day admission to a hospital.
As of 2015, medical doctors on RealSelf.com give a range of between $3,000 and $6,000 for the cost of otoplasty, or ear pinning, a common ear surgery. Ear lobe repairs range from $350 to $1,000 per ear. PlasticSurgery.org places the cost of Otoplasty at $3,000 before related expenses.
Some ways to save on plastic surgery costs include exploring possible insurance coverage, checking for discounts, discussing financing options and asking for the surgery as a gift, according to WebMD. Cosmetic surgery insurance provides an option for paying for complications, repairs and follow-up p
Surgery to repair a torn or injured shoulder rotator cuff ranges from $300 to $15,000 plus physician fees of $225 to $4,750, as of 2015. Arthroscopic surgery averages around $7,000.
Some insurance policies will cover thyroid tumor surgery, but it depends on the company, and the plan according to the Massachusetts General Hospital. Each policy differs on what is not covered.