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Posted by on Jul. 5, 2014 at 7:42 PM
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I have some nasty varicose veins on my legs (veinous reflux) that are suppose to be taken off later this year -- do you think that counts as a cosmetic surgery?

They look similar to this:

by on Jul. 5, 2014 at 7:42 PM
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wife-4-life
by Bronze Member on Jul. 5, 2014 at 7:45 PM
Insurance companies will say yes. :(
wife-4-life
by Bronze Member on Jul. 5, 2014 at 7:46 PM
I would say no, if they get I the point where they are causing a problem with blood flow and stuff.
abra
by Abra on Jul. 5, 2014 at 7:47 PM
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Actually, my insurance company has already approved it since it is causing pain and dizziness (lack of oxygenation since the blood isn't being pumped up to my heart very well).

Quoting wife-4-life: Insurance companies will say yes. :(
abra
by Abra on Jul. 5, 2014 at 7:47 PM
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They are already there. Actually, one ruptured over Christmas last year, too. I've had them since I was 16 (I'm 30 now).

Quoting wife-4-life: I would say no, if they get I the point where they are causing a problem with blood flow and stuff.
wife-4-life
by Bronze Member on Jul. 5, 2014 at 7:49 PM
Then I'd say no it's not cosmetic. It's medically necessary. :)

I hope it goes well!!!!


Quoting abra: They are already there. Actually, one ruptured over Christmas last year, too. I've had them since I was 16 (I'm 30 now).

Quoting wife-4-life: I would say no, if they get I the point where they are causing a problem with blood flow and stuff.
abra
by Abra on Jul. 5, 2014 at 7:51 PM
Thanks! me too!

Quoting wife-4-life: Then I'd say no it's not cosmetic. It's medically necessary. :)

I hope it goes well!!!!


Quoting abra: They are already there. Actually, one ruptured over Christmas last year, too. I've had them since I was 16 (I'm 30 now).

Quoting wife-4-life: I would say no, if they get I the point where they are causing a problem with blood flow and stuff.
dreamarrow
by Bronze Member on Jul. 5, 2014 at 8:39 PM
I wouldn't care if it was considered cosmetic surgery, I would love to have mine removed. I have had them since high school and they got worse over my 2 pregnancies.
abra
by Abra on Jul. 5, 2014 at 9:54 PM
Yes! I'm so ready to get them off. They really hurt. Mine developed when I was a ballet dancer (in junior high/high school) and just got worse and worse with every kid!

Quoting dreamarrow: I wouldn't care if it was considered cosmetic surgery, I would love to have mine removed. I have had them since high school and they got worse over my 2 pregnancies.
1wildchild
by Platinum Member on Jul. 6, 2014 at 9:26 AM
If it's not causing health issues (in your case it is), I think it would be cosmetic, but not if it's causing issues.

Quoting abra: Actually, my insurance company has already approved it since it is causing pain and dizziness (lack of oxygenation since the blood isn't being pumped up to my heart very well).

Quoting wife-4-life: Insurance companies will say yes. :(
JadeTigr7
by Silver Member on Jul. 6, 2014 at 10:10 AM

If it's for cosmetic reasons then yes, if it's for medical reasons then no.

 

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