Does insurance cover tummy tucks?

ANSWERS FROM DOCTORS (2)


Answered by Edward Domanskis M.D.

It would be very unusual that insurance would cove a tummy tuck. Even in my post-bariatric patients it is hard to get it covered, but we do try for the patient!

Published on Jun 01, 2018

Answered by Edward Domanskis M.D.

It would be very unusual that insurance would cove a tummy tuck. Even in my post-bariatric patients it is hard to get it covered, but we do try for the patient!

Published on Jun 01, 2018


Answered by The Institute of Aesthetic Surgery

Insurance will only cover those procedures for which a medical necessity has been demonstrated, and more importantly documented. An abdominoplasty ("tummy-tuck") for cosmetic reasons will not be covered. This is not to be confused with a panniculetcomy (abdominal pannus/skin apron excision), which is often covered for reasons related to chronic intertriginous rashes. This is often seen in the bariatric surgery/massive weight loss population.

As always, discuss your concerns with a board certified plastic surgeon (ABPS).

Published on Jun 01, 2018

Answered by The Institute of Aesthetic Surgery (View Profile)

Insurance will only cover those procedures for which a medical necessity has been demonstrated, and more importantly documented. An abdominoplasty ("tummy-tuck") for cosmetic reasons will not be covered. This is not to be confused with a panniculetcomy (abdominal pannus/skin apron excision), which is often covered for reasons related to chronic intertriginous rashes. This is often seen in the bariatric surgery/massive weight loss population.

As always, discuss your concerns with a board certified plastic surgeon (ABPS).

Published on Jun 01, 2018


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