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Be Careful With Cosmetic Procedures From Doctors

Tuesday, May 18th, 2010

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An increasing number of physicians, including dermatologists, and dentists are offering cosmetic services in addition to their medical practice. It can be convenient to have them under the same roof. However, beware of hidden charges.

Most health insurance companies won’t cover cosmetic procedures, unless they are deemed medically necessary (i.e. an eyelid lift due to vision problems).

If your doctor or dentist recommends a procedure like Invisalign, ask them if it is actually needed. Also, be clear about the out-of-pocket cost. No matter what he or she says, most doctors know exactly what amounts various health insurance plans cover.

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