I would like to know the likelihood of getting Medicare to pay for surgery and if opting for a BCBS advantage would help?
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The other issue of infections and skin issues from loose "hanging" abdominal skin is something that perhaps would allow panniculectomy to be covered. This is NOT a tummy tuck, and only a flap of skin is removed, leaving all the other problems a real tummy tuck corrects. So, this is not a true solution, and almost certainly not the one you seek.
You are looking for insurance to pay for cosmetic surgery, and that won't happen. This gets asked frequently enough here that there should just be a "different set of reasons--same answer" reply. So Sorry, but "Them's the facts, ma'am!" Best wishes! Dr. Tholen
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