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Can a tummy tuck be a form of treatment?

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Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Sure, in that..

a tummy tuck can treat loose skin, stretch marks, excess fat tissues, and abdominal muscle separation.
That said, it does not mean that insurance will be likely to pay for the surgery.

In brief: Sure, in that..

a tummy tuck can treat loose skin, stretch marks, excess fat tissues, and abdominal muscle separation.
That said, it does not mean that insurance will be likely to pay for the surgery.
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
Dr. Ricardo Rodriguez
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Dr. Daniel Careaga
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Yes...

It treats loose abdominal skin and muscle separation due to pregnancies and weight fluctuations.

In brief: Yes...

It treats loose abdominal skin and muscle separation due to pregnancies and weight fluctuations.
Dr. Daniel Careaga
Dr. Daniel Careaga
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Dr. Thomas Fiala
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Not covered

While a tummy tuck is certainly one form of treatment for abdominal skin looseness or muscle separation, it is not a treatment that is typically covered by most insurance plans.
It's usually considered cosmetic.

In brief: Not covered

While a tummy tuck is certainly one form of treatment for abdominal skin looseness or muscle separation, it is not a treatment that is typically covered by most insurance plans.
It's usually considered cosmetic.
Dr. Thomas Fiala
Dr. Thomas Fiala
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Dr. John Di Saia
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Yes....

It can treat the changes of pregnancy and weight loss.
This does not mean that your insurer will cover it adequately though.

In brief: Yes....

It can treat the changes of pregnancy and weight loss.
This does not mean that your insurer will cover it adequately though.
Dr. John Di Saia
Dr. John Di Saia
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Dr. Tom Pousti
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Yes.

Tummy tuck surgery is an excellent operation for many patients after pregnancy and/or weight gain/loss.
This operation serves to remove “excess” skin/fatty. Muscles that have spread with pregnancy and/or weight gain are re-approximated. Bringing them together again in the midline helps to “tighten” the abdominal wall as well as to narrow the waistline. Best wishes.

In brief: Yes.

Tummy tuck surgery is an excellent operation for many patients after pregnancy and/or weight gain/loss.
This operation serves to remove “excess” skin/fatty. Muscles that have spread with pregnancy and/or weight gain are re-approximated. Bringing them together again in the midline helps to “tighten” the abdominal wall as well as to narrow the waistline. Best wishes.
Dr. Tom Pousti
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Dr. Jeremy White
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Tummy Tuck Rx?

The most common indication for a tummy tuck is for cosmetic purposes: to remove stretch marks and loose skin from the anterior abdomen and tighten the abdominal muscles.
If by treatment you mean covered by insurance, a form of tummy tuck called panniculectomy can be covered at times for massive weight loss patients whose abdominal pannus is causing medical problems. See a plastic surgeon for info.

In brief: Tummy Tuck Rx?

The most common indication for a tummy tuck is for cosmetic purposes: to remove stretch marks and loose skin from the anterior abdomen and tighten the abdominal muscles.
If by treatment you mean covered by insurance, a form of tummy tuck called panniculectomy can be covered at times for massive weight loss patients whose abdominal pannus is causing medical problems. See a plastic surgeon for info.
Dr. Jeremy White
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Dr. Carlo Contreras
Panniculectomy can also be covered if you have a serious soft tissue of the abdominal soft tissue; this is called panniculitis.
Dr. Joseph Mele
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Jeopardy fan?

Tummy tuck is the answer, but only for the correct question.
For carefully selected patients, tummy tuck provides safe, effective treatment for abdominal wall laxity.

In brief: Jeopardy fan?

Tummy tuck is the answer, but only for the correct question.
For carefully selected patients, tummy tuck provides safe, effective treatment for abdominal wall laxity.
Dr. Joseph Mele
Dr. Joseph Mele
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In brief: Tummy tuck

A form of treatment for what? To lose weight? - you lose some weight after a tummy tuck but not much.
For looking good?- maybe you can look better after a tummy tuck. Surgery is painful and may have wound problems. If smoker need to stop prior to surgery.

In brief: Tummy tuck

A form of treatment for what? To lose weight? - you lose some weight after a tummy tuck but not much.
For looking good?- maybe you can look better after a tummy tuck. Surgery is painful and may have wound problems. If smoker need to stop prior to surgery.
Dr. Alexander Barkan
Dr. Alexander Barkan
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