I would like to know what are the odds of my insurance paying for an Abdominoplasy after major weight loss?
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Most cover panniculectomy
Congradulations on the outstanding weight loss and getting into shape. Removal o fth excess skin is well worth it and will make you feel even better and gain further mobility to obtain the body you want. Most insurance companies require extensive documentation including photos, BMI, weight loss amount and a history of rash in the fold under your pannus. After review, panniculectomy is typically covered (skin excision without umbilicus relocation). Very rarely, a full abdominoplasty or a belt lipectomy (circumferential torso skin excision) will be covered. Skin excision from the arms or thighs after weight loss are usually not covered except in extreme cases of severe rash and folliculitis and insuraance companies want medical record and photographic evidence. Al of these procedures are difficult and can have complications. Make sure to see a board certified plastic surgeon for consultation.
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