Will insurance cover any portion of Tummy Tuck if I have back problems?
Insurance Coverage for Tummy Tuck and Back Problems?
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Back pain relief with abdominoplasty
Although there are many research papers which support the use of abdominoplasty in helping to alleviate back pain (see the WARP abdominoplasty), it is unlikely taht your insurance will pay for this.
Your best bet to know for sure is to seek a consultation with a plastic surgeon who is willing to write a predetermination of benefits letter to your insurance carrier. Many charge for this service. Call around to see who is willing to perform this for you.
Health insurance doesn't usually cover Tummy Tucks
Because health insurance plans usually specifically exclude cosmetic surgical procedures, a Tummy Tuck would not typically be covered no matter what other medical problems you.
These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.
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