If you are considering a tummy tuck to remove loose, sagging skin, it is important to know that insurance will rarely cover this procedure. It may be possible to have another procedure, called a panniculectomy, covered if your excess skin is causing pain, rashes, or other discomfort. To learn more about what financing, insurance and payment options are available to you, talk to your surgeon’s office when calling to schedule a consultation. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Bram Kaufman provides tummy tuck surgery to patients in Cleveland, Beachwood, Pepper Pike, Lyndhurst, OH, and surrounding locations.
Tummy Tuck vs Panniculectomy
Tummy tuck is a surgical procedure that involves the removal of excess skin, fat, and the repair of any abdominal muscles that have been stretched or torn during weight gain or pregnancy. Panniculectomy surgery only involves the removal of excess skin, leaving any remaining fat or damaged muscles untouched. Because of this, tummy tuck is often considered a cosmetic procedure and is not commonly covered by insurance. If your excess skin is causing health concerns or affecting the quality of life, you may be able to have your panniculectomy deemed medically necessary, increasing your likelihood of insurance coverage. If you opt for a tummy tuck, you may be able to have your insurance pay some of the costs towards the skin removal portion of the surgery. It is best to discuss this with your insurance provider.
Communicate With Your Patient Coordinator
Some plastic surgery practices do not accept insurance as payment, even if your insurance is offering coverage. Most practices offer affordable financing options and other payment plans if necessary. When calling to schedule your consultation, discuss your desire to use insurance towards your procedure. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Bram Kaufman provides tummy tuck surgery to patients in Cleveland, Beachwood, Pepper Pike, Lyndhurst, OH, and surrounding locations.
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