Medicare is the federally funded health insurance program for adults over age 65. Adults under age 65 with certain health conditions may also qualify. Part A covers costs associated with hospital stays. Part B covers outpatient care, such as diagnostics tests, doctor’s office visits, and some minor surgical procedures.

There are different types of plastic surgery, and Medicare may pay for elective procedures under specific circumstances. This article looks at when Medicare may approve plastic surgery costs, when they may not, associated expenses, and more.