Interested in TT w/ a belly button & Liposuction, is it possible with no present belly button and previous c-section? (photo)

I'm 38, as a i child had surgery on an umbilical hernia was left without a belly button as an adult it's became more slight6 bulged and will not flatten no matter how much exercise. Is a TT & liposuction possible? Is this a out of pocket expense or can partial be covered by my insurance?

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Interested in TT w/ a belly button & Liposuction, is it possible with no present belly button and previous c-section?

Thank you for sharing your question and photograph and congratulations on your desire to pursue tummy tuck surgery.  Though a tummy tuck and liposuction are considered not medically necessary and would be an out-of-pocket expense if you still have an umbilical hernia present you may be able to have repair covered by your insurance which can help defray the cost of your other procedures.  Depending on how your repair was performed as a child it will place your belly button at risk for wound healing difficulties so be sure to see a board certified plastic surgeon in consultation.


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Interested in TT w/ a belly button & Liposuction, is it possible with no present belly button and previous c-section?

Very interesting! You seemingly would be a candidate for tummy tuck, umbilical reconstruction (make a new belly button), and liposuction to the flank area to improve the appearance of your abdomen.  A C-section scar does not prevent you from having a TT nor does previous hernia surgery. Although complicated, a belly button can be reconstructed. With a TT surgery, the separation of the rectus muscles is repaired with an internal corset-type suture, excess lower abdominal skin/fat is removed, and a new umbilicus can be made. This will result in a flatter abdomen with a smaller waistline. This is a cosmetic procedure so would not be covered by insurance; however, many offices will offer financing options if needed. Please make sure to consult with board-certified plastic surgeons for best recommendations. Good luck!

Megan Jack, MD
Boca Raton Plastic Surgeon
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Interested in TT w/ a belly button & Liposuction, is it possible with no present belly button and previous c-section?

It essential to have an in person exam by an experienced Board Certified PS in order to determine the best treatment plan for you. Insurance questions are best addressed with your insurance company.

Interested in TT w/ a belly button & Liposuction, is it possible with no present belly button and previous c-section?

Most likely no insurance coverage for many reasons!. But you can have full TT with bb reconstruction and 1 liter lipo in office surgery setting. Vs in hospital can ofer are lipo volume.> Fee from $6,000 to $10,000 ranges.

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