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how to get tummy tuck approved by insurance

A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Charlap
37 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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Dr. Robert Uyeda
45 years experience General Surgery
At least one: Year. It is a good operation for certain conditions, but not for others. It is best to get opinion from plastic surgeon. It will not treat obesity.
Dr. Gregory Buford
27 years experience Plastic Surgery
It depends: I perform a significant number of tummy tucks (witch hazel) each year for my young mothers and feel that this is a great procedure when done by a qual ... Read More
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A 48-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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Dr. Arthur Desrosiers
18 years experience Plastic Surgery
They wont: 'tummy tuck' commonly known is an abdominoplasty and includes removal of redundant skin or pannus, as well as tightening the muscles/fascia in the mi ... Read More
Dr. John Di Saia
31 years experience Plastic Surgery
Not reliable: Insurers make it their business to avoid bills to increase their own profits. It is easy for them to avoid such a bill afterward. They simply decide a ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Henry Mentz
37 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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Dr. Otto Placik
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Not usually: For the most part this is considered a cosmetic or elective procedure and is not covered by insurance.
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Dr. Todd Sisto
37 years experience Breast Surgery
Nope: not legitimately
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
56 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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
36 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 female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rosenthal
44 years experience Plastic Surgery
The : The first item to discern is to determine if there is extra skin, bulging fat above the muscles, separation of the vertical abdominal muscles or fat ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. MICHAEL VINCENT
45 years experience Plastic Surgery
Depends: If you mean, can you have a tummy tuck and abdominal hernia repair at the same time, the answer is yes. If you are asking, can a tummy tuck give you ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Whitfield
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Tummy tuck: If you have a tummy tuck and then get pregnant the tissues of the abdominal wall will stretch again and you will have to are how it appears after you ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Handler
32 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 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. MICHAEL VINCENT
45 years experience Plastic Surgery
A conditional Yes: A tummy tuck or abdominoplasty can be desirable for any patient with excess abdominal tissue or laxity of their abdominal muscles. The ideal is to lo ... Read More
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