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Unreimbursed medical expenses for you, your spouse, and any dependent are deductible on Schedule A, to the extent that the expenses exceed 7.5% of your adjusted gross income. The definition of what constitutes a medical expense is very broad and includes expenses to diagnose, cure, mitigate, treat or prevent disease. However, cosmetic surgery is not deductible unless it is related to disfigurement from a congenital abnormality, accidental injury, or a disfiguring disease. Other examples of nondeductible medical expenses are, nonprescription drugs, doctor prescribed travel for "rest", and expenses for the improvement of your general health such as a weight-loss program or health club fees. However, the weight-loss program is deductible if it is to treat a specific disease. Examples of deductible medical expenses include: abortions, acupuncture, air-conditioner (if the expense is for a specific disease or medical condition), alcoholism treatment costs, ambulance costs, birth control pills, child birth classes, chiropractors, contact lenses, crutches, dental, dentures, doctor fees, drug addiction treatment, dyslexia (including reading programs and tutors), eye examination and glasses, guide dogs, health insurance, hearing aids, hospital bills, insulin and prescription drugs, laboratory fees, long-term care insurance, a nursing home (if it is for medical treatment), optometrist, osteopath, physical therapy, psychiatrist, psychologist, travel to medical clinics (which includes auto, lodging and 50% of meals, etc.), vasectomy, wheelchairs and weight-loss programs if the weight loss expense is for a specific disease or medical condition. This list obviously does not contain every medical deduction available. Home improvements for qualified medical reasons are deductible, to the extent that the cost exceeds the increase in the value of your home from the improvement. Examples of home improvements for medical reasons are, remodeling a bathroom to make it more accessible, installing an elevator, or constructing a swimming pool for arthritis treatment.