I had gastric bypass in March of last year. Now i have skin that needs to be removed. Will insurance cover it? (Photo)
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Arms legs after weigh loss
Insurance normally cover plastic surgery after weigh loss only in severe cases when the extra skin is affecting your health such as having skin infections or severe rashes
Many plans will cover some procedures
Our policy is to submit all of the proposed procedures to the insurance companies. We present any documentation from referring physicians regarding functional disabilities associated with the excess skin, such as rashes and infections. Often the insurance companies will have criteria that must be met to consider coverage. We have found that when patients contact the insurance company personally and work with a patient advocate in the insurance company, more favorable outcomes are obtained.
Post-weight loss surgery - will insurance pay?
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I had gastric bypass in March of last year.
I had gastric bypass in March of last year. Now i have skin that needs to be removed. Will insurance cover it?
Arm Lift and Thigh Lift Very Beneficial after Major Weight Loss #armlift #thighlift
- Insurance companies do not cover arm lifts or thigh lifts.
- Definitely consider meeting with a board certified plastic surgeon to find out more about these procedures and what the associated costs are.
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