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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
36 years experience Holistic Medicine
Wait until older: Before resorting to surgery, see if exercises will achieve a similar result, particularly at your age. As you get older, exercise may not be as effect ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hashim Alani
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Insurance: Health insurance will pay for excision of overhanging skin if it is severe and hangs way down. Pictures sent to the insurance company may help.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Mentz
36 years experience Cosmetic Surgery
No: Insurance does not cover cosmetic surgery. However, some plastic surgeons offer installment plans to pay for surgeries.
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
First talk to: Your family doctor who will recommend you a plastic surgeon , you need medical clearance , both are cosmetic procedures your medical insurance wil ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Wayne Ledinh
14 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes: Yes. These 2 procedures are safe to perform at the same setting, depending on how much liposuction you are seeking. You should discuss with the financ ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
18 years experience Plastic Surgery
Herpes & Tummy Tuck: Genital herpes should have no effect on your qualification for abdominoplasty.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Press
43 years experience Plastic Surgery
Don't get hung up...: On the word "mini!'' mini procedures often (but not always) have mini results! stretch marks are removed in any abdominoplasty to the extent that the ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
TMJ surgery: Your otolaryngologist or oral maxillofacial surgeon will be your best avenue to submit any documentation requested by your insurance company and appea ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Handler
31 years experience Plastic Surgery
Body Contouring: Initially the weight may go up after surgery because of the IV fluid given in surgery and inflammation associated with normal healing. In general nei ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Denk
19 years experience General Surgery
Call and ask them: Criteria for insurance coverage of bariatric (weight-loss) surgery varies. The standard requirements for a long time were 6 months of medically super ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience General Surgery
Getting the coverage: Medical insurance some thing simple ' you pay for it you get it' and is no mystery to solve.
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Lin
Dr. James Lin answered
50 years experience Urology
At least 6 months...: To repeat surgery of same or similar nature at same or nearby site should be done at least 6 months or longer until the healing of the tissues operate ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dennis Dass
13 years experience Plastic Surgery
The : The cost of a tummy tuck is quite variable because it is customized to each pateint. This depends on how much skin has to be removed, how much liposu ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Annette Occhialini
35 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes: An extended tummy tuck and or body lift can be done if there is enough loose skin. Keep in mind that only the stretch marks in the skin that is remov ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carmen Kavali
24 years experience Plastic Surgery
Perhaps: I suppose it's possible, but tummy tucks (witch hazel) are generally done to remove as many stretch marks as possible, not to produce new stretch mark ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Subramaniam Arumugam
55 years experience Plastic Surgery
My : My opinion - it is not the machine that creates the results, but it is the technique and the surgeon. Select a good board certified plastic surgeon i ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
35 years experience Plastic Surgery
Adult: Cosmetic surgery involves trade offs and potential risks. I believe you need to be mature to access these risks before you can have surgery. I would o ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
You can try but...: ...purely cosmetic procedures are generally not covered by Medicare.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Welle
15 years experience Bariatrics
Usually: Gastric bypass is usually covered by most insurances including medicare and medicaid. There are often requirements such as doctor supervised weight l ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Alexander
26 years experience Plastic Surgery
Age is not factor: Tummy tucks (witch hazel) are done to repair muscle defects or weakness and to remove lax, excess skin. Age not as important as the skin and patient ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
40 years experience Internal Medicine
There : There are minimally invasive laser and injection options available at outpatient clinics/offices where "liposculpture" (alternatives to liposuction) m ... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
Visit a plastic: Surgeon. It is an expensive procedure with a bit of a recovery so you might want to research it beforehand.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Layne Hermansen
Specializes in Family Medicine
Laser : It's a laser that modifies/shrinks the fat cells. It can potentially work on any flab area of your body. Ask for a free consult at the place you are ... Read More
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