As a general rule, insurance will not pay for operations that are strictly for cosmetic purposes. Occasionally it will pay for part of a cosmetic surgical procedure if it improves function by relieving symptoms such as: restricted vision, impaired breathing, back and shoulder ache due to heavy breasts, etc. If it does pay for part of the surgical fee, it will usually pay the related hospital and anesthesia costs.Our office will be glad to file any insurance claims for you. However, we cannot fill out claims stating the surgery was performed to improve function if it was not. We will do all we can to assist you and will send all supporting information possible, but we are not responsible for the final decision of your insurance company. We accept the following insurance companies: Anthem HMO, Healthkeepers, Healthkeepers Plus, Cigna, Southern Health, Coventry, Medicare, VA Medicaid, Humana, Aetna, Tricare, AARP Medicare, BCBS, Anthem Cova Care, Virginia Health Network, Virginia Premier, and Mailhandlers. This is not a complete list, as the list changes periodically due to contractual agreements between Richmond Plastic Surgeons and insurance carriers. For some insurance carriers, we are considered “out of network” or non-participating providers. Richmond Plastic Surgeons accepts payment from those carriers as long as you have out of network benefits. Please ask about your particular insurance plan when you call.