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Tummy Tuck Surgery Requirements & Cost

Are you a candidate for tummy tuck surgery?

Getting a tummy tuck is a highly personal decision. This procedure is unique to each patient in helping address abdominal problem areas or concerns. Generally, good candidates for a tummy tuck meet the following health criteria:

  • Physically healthy and at a stable weight
  • Come with realistic expectations
  • Non-smoker
  • Want to improve the appearance of your abdomen

Abdominal skin and muscle laxity is desirable in good candidates for tummy tuck surgery. This procedure is most commonly recommended for individuals that have experienced significant weight loss or multiple pregnancies. A tummy tuck procedure addresses health and body issues as a result of the following:

  • Multiple pregnancies
  • A Cesarean section
  • Significant weight loss
  • Excess or loose abdominal skin
  • Stretch marks on the lower abdominal skin
  • Excess fat around the waist
  • Weakened abdominal muscles

Will my medical insurance cover abdominoplasty?

Typically, health insurance does not cover abdominoplasty because it is considered cosmetic surgery. If you think the surgery is medically necessary, check with your health insurance company to determine coverage.  However, if your health insurance provider does agree to cover the procedure, obtain written confirmation prior to surgery. Over the past few years, it has becoming increasingly difficult to obtain insurance coverage for abdominoplasty, even though it may be medically necessary.

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