A 39-year-old member asked:
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how do i get approved from my hmo to do an arm lift?

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Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Unlikely: That's unlikely to be approved except in special circumstances. Arm lifts, generally, are not medically necessary for health - only for cosmetic reasons.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
Dr. James White
30 years experience Cosmetic Surgery
Cosmetic procedure: Arm lifts or brachioplasty procedures are surgical procedures designed to lift sagging soft tissue and skin of the upper arms. These procedures are cosmetic and not medically necessary. HMO, private insurance will not cover cosmetic procedures. Limited exceptions: chronic ulceration, chronic fungal infections due to skin folds...This is most common with abdominal or breast skin folds. ? Arm.
Answered on Nov 27, 2014
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Dr. Joshua Cooper
19 years experience Plastic Surgery
Arm Lift: Arm lifts are considered to be a cosmetic operation, and therefore insurance carriers and hmos will not cover this procedure.
Answered on Jun 8, 2013
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Dr. Anthony Perkins
14 years experience Plastic Surgery
Cosmetics: An arm lift is generally considered a cosmetic surgery procedure and therefore not covered by a hmo.
Answered on Jan 27, 2015
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