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Can I deduct the costs of cosmetic surgery, like a tummy tuck, as a medical expense?
Usually, you can’t deduct the amount you pay for cosmetic surgery. This includes any procedure that meets both of these:
However, you can include the amount you pay for cosmetic surgery if it’s necessary to improve a deformity related to one of these:
A tummy tuck could be purely cosmetic or related to a medical condition. It depends on the facts and circumstances.