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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:

  • Intended to improve the patient’s appearance
  • Doesn’t significantly improve the function of the body or prevent or treat illness or disease

However, you can include the amount you pay for cosmetic surgery if it’s necessary to improve a deformity related to one of these:

  • Congenital abnormality
  • Personal injury
  • Disfiguring disease

A tummy tuck could be purely cosmetic or related to a medical condition. It depends on the facts and circumstances.

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