Frequently Asked Questions
Below are the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions that patients have about plastic and reconstructive surgery. If you have any additional questions, or if you would like to schedule an appointment, please call 203-935-8160 or click here
Most insurance plans include coverage, for costs for reconstructive surgery, but not for cosmetic surgery. Insurance providers will often pay for breast reconstruction following a mastectomy; breast reduction to remedy back pain caused by heavy breasts; eyelid surgery to remove sagging skin that blocks vision; a wide array of reconstructive hand surgery; and nose surgery which allows for a patient to breathe more freely.
Insurance providers are also required, by law, to cover breast reconstruction surgery and any cosmetic operations, which are necessary, to create symmetry in either breast following a mastectomy.
If your surgery is covered by insurance, pre-certification is required, and our staff will assist you in that process.
Sources: Dr. Mark Melendez, American Society of Plastic Surgeons.