Who pays for revisions?

I am about to have a tummy tuck. If I end up with dog ears or loose skin below the incision, should the surgeon cover the cost of correcting these issues?

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Revisons on tummy tucks, who pays?

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Dog ears and other contour irregularities happen on occasion with abdominoplasty. There are options. A completely non invasive option would be CoolSculpting. This can freeze the fat and deliver an improved contour. More traditional options are some liposuction, or resection of skin/soft tissue. This is a much smaller procedure than the original surgery and is usually well tolerated. The cost will depend on the extent of the surgery, the method used, the cost of the surgery center, and if the original surgeon is doing it. Please speak with your Board Certified Plastic Surgeon. Let him/her know your thoughts. Together, you will have a plan.

Las Vegas Plastic Surgeon
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Who pays for revisions after a tummy tuck ? = it depends on the policy of the plastic surgeon you did the surgery with #tt

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Revisions after a non-medically necessary cosmetic plastic surgery procedure like a tummy tuck may be necessary in certain cases. Revisions may need to be done in the operating room under anesthesia or in some cases in the office setting. The cost of a revision could be minimal to similar to the initial price of the surgery. The coverage of the revision cost wise (who pays for the revision) depends on the policy of the plastic surgeon's office that performed the procedure. 

John Mesa, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
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Tummy tuck - who pays for revisions?

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Thank you for your question about your tummy tuck.
  • Every surgeon has a policy on revisions -
  • Some do them for free, some charge a token amount, some charge full price.
  • Before you have surgery, ask the staff for the surgeon's policy and get it in writing as well.
Always consult a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon.
Best wishes. Elizabeth Morgan MD PHD FACS

Who pays for revisions?

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Policy regarding coverage of expenses for revisionary surgery will vary from office to office. Costs of revisionary surgery may range from zero, to anesthesia/surgery center fees, to discounted surgeon's fees.

Best wishes for an outcome that you will be very pleased with.

Who pays for revisions?

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Each surgeon has their own policies and protocols when it comes to "touch ups and revisions" You should address this with your surgeon. 


Martin Jugenburg, MD
Toronto Plastic Surgeon
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Who pays for revisions?

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Thank you for your question.  Surgeons will have different policies when it comes to revision surgery and is often case by case.  Be sure to discuss your concerns with your surgeon's office.

Zachary Farris, MD, FACS
Dallas Plastic Surgeon
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