Cosmetic vs. Reconstructive Surgery

Definitions of something vary from person to person.  The way we define something will make or break a decision, goal, or plan.  It can be the deciding factor in whether an insurance approves a claim or prior authorization.  When we define cosmetic and reconstructive surgery we can see how different they are.  San Marcos Insurance Group wants to help by providing these definitions to residents in Chandler, AZ. 

Cosmetic Surgery

Cosmetic surgery is a group of procedures or techniques which focuses on improving a person’s appearance.   Surgery usually focuses on the head, neck, and body.  The goal is usually to improve aesthetic appeal and to improve confidence. 

When we look in the mirror we hope to see faces and bodies that are symmetrical and in proportion with the rest of your body.  When these things are lacking we might opt to visit a cosmetic surgeon.  It is important to know that these types of procedures are not something that insurance covers. 

Reconstructive Surgery

Reconstructive surgery is also known as plastic surgery and is done when there is damage to the body or face due to birth defect, injury, or trauma.  Surgery is meant to correct the affected body part and restore function to the area.  One such example of a reconstructive surgery is surgery to correct a cleft lip or cleft palate.  When there is a need for reconstructive surgery insurance normally pays.

San Marcos Insurance Group knows that there is a lot do and see in Chandler, AZ so they want you to feel free to call or email if you have any questions about these definitions.