Cosmetic surgery

Cosmetic surgery

Medicare usually doesn’t cover cosmetic surgery unless it’s needed because of accidental injury or to improve the function of a malformed body part. Medicare covers breast prostheses for breast reconstruction if you had a mastectomy because of breast cancer.

Your costs in Original Medicare

You pay 100% for non-covered services, including most cosmetic surgery.

Things to know

Note

Some Medicare Advantage Plans (Part C) offer extra benefits that Original Medicare doesn’t cover - like vision, hearing, or dental. Contact the plan for more information.

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