I have sagging skin on my belly it gets affected all the time. I need to know can Medicare help me get it taken care of?

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Sagging skin on stomach

Hello there,Thank you for your question. Medicare will most likely not cover this procedure since it would be considered cosmetic. You do have a good reason to be covered under insurance, but it all depends on the doctor you choose and what their opinion on the matter is. I hope this helps. Good luck to you!James Fernau, MD, FACS
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Medicare coverage

Medicare does not usually pay for a tummy tuck. It is considered a cosmetic procedure. Rarely the will pay for a panniculectomy, which just involves removing the hanging skin. You would need to find a plastic surgeon that accepts Medicare insurance and see if they feel that it would be a reasonable option to pursue.

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