Can I get help towards paying for my breast asymmetry surgery?
You may find that if you can demonstrate psychological distress as a result of your condition then the NHS will pay for surgery. You will have to meet a specific set of criteria to do so. However, don’t assume that this is a given: the NHS is strapped for cash and funds are allocated according to need and priority.
In a great many cases, you will have to pay for this yourself.
The NHS sees cosmetic surgery as an ‘elective’ surgery: by this they mean it is something that you choose to have done rather than a necessity. It is also seen as a lifestyle option.
If the NHS won’t pay for this procedure then your options are paying for it yourself out of savings or some other resource or taking out a loan. If you opt for a loan then you can either find a specialist medical loan provider such as First Medical Loans or use your provider’s loan scheme. Many cosmetic providers will have their own specialist finance scheme which operates in much the same way as loans administered by your bank or building society. They will offer competitive terms and conditions and you repay the loan on a monthly basis.
You can also apply for a personal loan from your bank or building society to pay for your surgery.
If you have private medical insurance and are thinking of using this to pay for surgery then you are likely to be disappointed. Most insurance providers do not cover cosmetic surgery as they see it as not ‘medically essential’. They will probably treat it as a lifestyle choice. Check with your insurance company but in the vast majority of cases they do not pay out for cosmetic surgery.
Breast Asymmetry Surgery Guide Index:
- What is ‘breast asymmetry’ surgery?
- Who should consider breast asymmetry surgery?
- Who is not suitable for breast asymmetry surgery?
- Why shouldn't I have breast asymmetry surgery?
- How much does breast asymmetry surgery cost?
- Can I get help paying for breast asymmetry surgery?
- Can I have breast asymmetry surgery on the NHS?
- Can I have breast asymmetry surgery abroad?
- I am interested in this surgery, what next?
- How do I find a for breast asymmetry surgeon?
- What questions should I ask my surgeon?
- I have decided to go ahead so what happens next?
- How do I prepare for my breast asymmetry surgery?
- What happens on the day of surgery?
- What is the breast asymmetry procedure?
- What will happen after my breast asymmetry surgery?
- What does recovery from breast asymmetry involve?
- What are the benefits of breast asymmetry surgery?
- What are the risks of breast asymmetry surgery?
- Is there an aftercare for breast asymmetry surgery ?
- How long does breast asymmetry surgery last?
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