I am 28 now and after 2 very heavy kids, stomach muscles are weak & I hate this lower belly pooch. I've started becoming more self conscicious about my body and I used to never be that way. I don't mind the normal belly fat, I still want it gone too but it's not actually painful like the pooch. I have permanent nerve damage from 2 C-sections but that belly fat seems to actually hurt or my nerves are confused. I will never be able to afford surgery, exercise hasn't helped... What can I do?
Alternative to Abdominoplasty/tummy Tuck/lipo Available if I Couldn't Ever Afford Those and Only Have Medicaid?
Doctor Answers (3)
You aren't the only patient (Abdominoplasty and lipo)
Alternative to Tummy tuck?
Unfortunately, from your description it sounds like the appropriate treatment may be an abdominoplasty. This would be a cosmetic procedure and would not be covered by any insurance, including Medicaid. I know of no non-surgical way to fully address the constellation of of problems you describe. If you have more specific questions an exam by a qualified plastic surgeon may help.
Medicaid does not cover cosmetic surgery.
From your description it sounds as though the only suitable solution would be in abdominoplasty. This is a cosmetic operation and is not covered by Medicaid nor should be.
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