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May 11, 2022

Big, Fat and Insured

Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder. In modern times, the adage could well change to beauty lies in the hands of a skilled cosmetic surgeon. The pain and perils of cosmetic surgery are well-known but the quest for lasting youth and beauty has meant that more people than ever are willing to go under the knife. But what if you even do not have to pay for getting your good looks surgically? May be you have a hard luck on this matter, but a mumbaikar who weighted approx 79 Kg got baritric surgery reporttedly covered by insurance. Usually, insurance providers do not consider cosmetic surgeries to be covered and skip for bariatric surgery as well. But this resident od Mumbai succeded in convincing their insurance company that the sought surgery was life saving instead of merely a cosmetic one. Insurance expert Sanjay Datta said, “If obesity is life-threatening, companies contemplate passing claims. But it will depend on a case-to-case basis and has to be rightly substantiated by doctors. Companies provide insurance to obesity surgery if proved it’s being done for serious health ailments.”