A 47-year-old member asked:
will insurance pay for a tummy tuck?
5 doctor answers • 15 doctors weighed in
Cosmetic Surgery 37 years experience
No: Insurance does not cover cosmetic surgery. However, some plastic surgeons offer installment plans to pay for surgeries.
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Not usually: For the most part this is considered a cosmetic or elective procedure and is not covered by insurance.
Breast Surgery 37 years experience
Nope: not legitimately
Plastic Surgery 14 years experience
Unfortunately no: Unfortunately tummy tuck is an elective cosmetic procedure. Sometimes insurance will pay for a panniculectomy depending on the situation but a tummy tuck is an out of pocket expense.
Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
No. However . . .: Different financing options are available for plastic surgery including regular credit cards (some of which have low interest rates for set periods) and plans are available through healthcare specific lending companies like Care Credit. Most plastic surgery offices have a financial coordinator to help you navigate those waters. http://www.cosmeticsurg.net/financing/
A 48-year-old member asked:
How can I get health insurance to pay for tummy tuck?
5 doctor answers • 9 doctors weighed in
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.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Is there any insurance that will pay for tummy tuck?
6 doctor answers • 13 doctors weighed in
Plastic Surgery 23 years experience
Insurance for Tummy: Tummy tuck is typically considered an elective, cosmetic procedure. There are some special circumstances under which insurance may pay for removal of excessive abdominal tissue, such as severe, recurrent infections of the hanging abdominal tissue requiring IV antibiotic therapy. The typical cosmetic tummy tuck, however, is not considered a medically necessary procedure.
Last updated Nov 27, 2017
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