A 35-year-old female asked:
do medicaid pay half of a tummy tuck?
5 doctor answers
Dr. Samer Muala answered
14 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: Ask them directly ... I know with a large Bmi they cover weight loss surgery in California. As part of that surgery some doctors will do a tummy tuck.
Answered on Mar 15, 2016
Dr. Tom Pousti answered
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
No: Tummy tuck surgery is not covered by any type of "insurance” plan; It is not considered a “medically necessary” procedure. On the other hand, a panniculectomy, which involves removal of lower abdominal wall skin/adipose tissue, may be a covered procedure, depending on the specific insurance plan and symptomatology. Best wishes.
Answered on May 23, 2016
Dr. Henry Mentz answered
36 years experience Cosmetic Surgery
No: Typically no, but you can call them to make sure.
Answered on May 11, 2015
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu answered
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Tummy tuck : Will be considered cosmetic hence most state medicaid will not pay for it
Answered on May 12, 2015
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez answered
40 years experience Plastic Surgery
Not Likely: Medicaid and Medicare will sometimes pay for skin removal in the abdominal area (known as a panniculectomy) only if there is a history of skin irritation and infections. To my knowledge, a Tummy Tuck (with muscle repair) is never considered medically necessary by either of those organizations.
Answered on Jun 29, 2017
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