Is tummy tuck with colostomy for medical reasons or is it considered cosmetic?
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Excess abdominal skin
Thank you for your question. The procedure that might be indicated for you is a panniculectomy, not a tummy tuck. I recommend consulting with a board certified plastic surgeon to determine if removal of your excess abdominal skin would be of any benefit with your stoma problems. A panniculectomy in your case may be covered by your insurance. However, if you are on medicare, the surgeon may require payment up front and then reimburse you if/when payment has been received from Medicare following your procedure. Hope this helps.
Insurance and TT
Most insurance companies will not cover an abdominoplasty though some may consider a panniculectomy if the redundant tissue interferes with your appliance. Have a consultation with your general surgeon as well as a plastic surgeon to see what can be done to help you. Best wishes.
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