Cellulitis treatments can take the form of liposuction, laser treatments, skin wraps or topically applied creams and gels. The latter treatments can be performed by the individual or at a spa, while liposuction is a surgical procedure. Because of the cost of anesthesia, surgeons and other expenses, liposuction is often an extremely costly procedure.
Insurance and Cellulitis Treatments
Most insurance companies will not pay for cellulitis treatments. Such treatments are viewed as cosmetic and voluntary and are therefore identified as unnecessary treatments. Because of this, it is unlikely that an insurance company will pay for cellulitis treatments. An exception to this rule may exist when it is proven that cellulitis treatments are required to maintain the patient’s health or correct a problem it causes.
Paying for Cellulitis Treatments
Spa treatments and topical creams range in cost, but many are affordable. Liposuction and laser treatments can be expensive. However, most plastic surgeons or other medical professionals experienced in the procedure know that treatments are paid for by patients out of their own pockets and have established payment plans to help defray the cost. These plans may accrue interest, but they prevent a patient from needing to pay several thousand dollars at one time for her cellulitis treatment.