American Society of Plastic Surgeons
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one year ago

Insurance or covering for Gender Dysmorphia

How does it work on getting insurance to cover procedures that are towards gender dysmorphia? Who does them in NY ? Etc

Procedure: Facial Feminization
Location: queens, NY

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Samir Shureih

You put your question under the heading of facial feminization.

Facial feminization is considered cosmetic surgery as well as breast augmentation or reduction is cosmetic surgery.

Check with your insurance company as to what their requirements are?? Also check your insurance company contract as to what is covered and not covered by your insurance. It is your responsibility and your insurance policy and NOT the plastic surgeon's.

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Alfred Antonetti
ASPS Surgeon

This is considered cosmetic surgery and most companies are not going to cover this. You have to ask your insurance company if this would be covered under your plan and who would do it under your plan.

Tanongsak Panyawirunroj
ASPS Int. Surgeon
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Normally FFS, Breast implant or sex reassignment surgery are determine as cosmetic procedures and most insurance company aren't cover but you can have a very good surgery and price in Thailand. Thailand do a lot of sex reassignment surgery if you have any question please don't hesitate to ask.

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