I Had Gastic Bypass Surgery in Nov 2010 Have Saggy Breast and Inner Tights and Need a Tummy Tuck Will my Insurance Cover It
Would Insurance Cover a Tummy Tuck After Gastric Bypass?
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Usually not, but it depends on your situation
Will insurance cover my tummy tuck?
Would insurance cover a tummy tuck after gastric bypass?
Discuss your issues and complaints with a board-certified plastic surgeon to discuss these as well as to examine and assist you in deciding which procedure(s) will be the best for you. A discussion of the advantages and disadvantages will take place along with the risks and benefits. Insurance companies will vary on coverage and is always reasonable to discuss your issues with your surgeon and primary care. It would behoove you to get as much information as possible and even call your insurance yourself. Certainly, pay in advance prior to your surgical procedure and options such as financing are available if you qualify. Hope that this helps! Best wishes!
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The short answer is sometimes insurance will cover removal of excess abdominal skin. Less frequently they will cover breast surgery (depending on how much tissue needs to be removed) and I have never seen insurance coverage for inner thighs. Whether your insurance will cover these procedures depends on your policy. The best way to find out is to prior authorize it with your insurance company. Your board certified plastic surgeon should be able to do this for you. Good luck.
What you want is considered cosmetic in nature and thus not covered by insurance. The most insurance covers is the removal of an apron of skin that hangs down over your pubic region. The cosmetic improvement needs to be self paid.
Tummy tuck coverage after gastric bypass
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