Rhinoplasty is a surgical procedure that involves reshaping the nose. It has two main components to it. First the cosmetic component: reshaping the nose to meet your personal goals. The second part of a rhinoplasty is the functional part of the operation. This involves improving the airway and the ability to breathe easily and efficiently through the nose. The airway portion of the rhinoplasty is often combined with a septoplasty which means correction of a deviated septum. 

That functional portion is the key. Clearly not everyone who comes in to our office looking for a rhinoplasty has a functional problem. But, those who do have difficulty breathing through their nose are potential candidates for a rhinoplasty that can be covered by their insurance. Our office and surgeons do everything possible to try and get insurance coverage for your procedure. In order to get this covered, patients must have a thorough physical examination and breathing history before the potential for insurance coverage can be determined. There are some things that make insurance coverage of your rhinoplasty more likely. This includes history of a nasal fracture, a deviated septum seen on a CT scan, and difficulty breathing through the nose despite good allergy control with medications.

So if you come in to our office looking for a rhinoplasty and meet some of these criteria, our insurance specialist will do everything possible to get coverage from your insurance company. drkryger.com