Does anyone know if Medicaid will cover plastic surgery NY?

I was wondering if Medicaid would pay for plastic surgery after the weight loss.. ex: excess skin, lift, ???? Thank you    — beverlypeaks (posted on May 22, 2006)

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May 22, 2006
No Most regular insurance doesn't even like to pay for elective surgury. Medicaid is worse then Medicare about paying for stuff.
   — Deborah Joyner

May 23, 2006
i live in allegany county in ny we are south of buffalo ny. there are some women in my local group that have had plastic surgery, some have medicaid and some have community blue and others that have insurance through work.I have medicaid and community blue and if i didn't have community blue my wls would not have been covered by medicaid. i have an appt with a plastic surgeon in july for tt and hernia repair hopefully my community blue will cover it too but all i can do is wait. after your wls document any rashes with doctor, pictures, dates, and any paperwork you can get it will help with ps also any other problems like backaches and other things. good luck to you on your journey to the other side of life mine has been great i started at 318 in october of 2003 1 yr later i had surgery at 290 and have lost 151 lbs. since then i am now 139 lbs and much healthier now and able to get down on the ground w/grandchildren like the inner child that i am lol good luck again and if you need to talk just e-mail me and i will give you my number Darlene
   — babyblues62

May 23, 2006
Medicaid will pay for almost anything that is medically necessary. My daughter's friend is 19 and had a breast reduction paid for by NY medicaid. If your excess skin is causing recurring infections or severe rashes, medicaid will most likely pay.
   — peacefuldaizy

May 26, 2006

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