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How do I get approved from my hmo to do an arm lift?
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Dr. Anthony Perkins
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Cosmetics
An arm lift is generally considered a cosmetic surgery procedure and therefore not covered by a hmo.

In brief: Cosmetics
An arm lift is generally considered a cosmetic surgery procedure and therefore not covered by a hmo.
Dr. Anthony Perkins
Dr. Anthony Perkins
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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Unlikely
That's unlikely to be approved except in special circumstances.
Arm lifts, generally, are not medically necessary for health - only for cosmetic reasons.

In brief: Unlikely
That's unlikely to be approved except in special circumstances.
Arm lifts, generally, are not medically necessary for health - only for cosmetic reasons.
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Dr. Ankush Bansal
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Dr. Joshua Cooper
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Arm Lift
Arm lifts are considered to be a cosmetic operation, and therefore insurance carriers and hmos will not cover this procedure.

In brief: Arm Lift
Arm lifts are considered to be a cosmetic operation, and therefore insurance carriers and hmos will not cover this procedure.
Dr. Joshua Cooper
Dr. Joshua Cooper
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Dr. James White
Cosmetic Surgery
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. James White
Dr. James White
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