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Is lipoedema treatment covered by social security?

Is lipoedema treatment covered by social security?

At present the answer is no.

The disease is still underestimated and poorly diagnosed by the medical profession.

Although lipoedema is a pathology recognized by the WHO, the surgical treatment of lipoedema by liposuction is not covered by health insurance.

Is lipoedema treatment covered by social security? – Today the answer is no

No liposuction of the lower or upper limbs is currently eligible for reimbursement.

Social security identifiers for these liposuctions exist, but they cannot be associated with coverage.


Codes de la sécurité sociale liés à des opération du lipoedème

Is lipoedema treatment covered by social security? – Talk to your insurance company

This means that no application for a prior agreement can be filled out and therefore the health insurance company cannot reimburse W.A.L. liposuction procedures.

Is lipoedema treatment covered by social security?
Lipoedema treatment and its non-reimbursement by social security: a reality that may change in a few years

In the future, when the disease is better defined, diagnosed and known, there may be possibilities for cases to be covered by the health insurance.



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