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Hello, for anyone who's had a Tummy Tuck and got insurance to pay, I'd really like to know how much trouble you went through to get it paid. Also I'd love suggestions for plastic surgeons in Mexico in case mine doesn't pay. I have bcbs of Kansas which says they may cover a panniculectomy but the surgeons around here are saying it is rarely ever approved. Any recommendations are greatly appreciated.

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My insurance approved a panni, and I paid $3K out of pocket to get the full Tummy Tuck. I was also approved for a breast reduction at the same time. I didn't do anything special, my surgeon just submitted for approval and got it. I had another surgeon tell me he wouldn't bother submitting for insurance approval because I'd "never" be approved....I still had about 20 lbs I wanted to lose, had not maintained at goal for a year, etc. I said thank you very much, went to a different surgeon, and boom.....I was approved and had plastics about a month later.

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I just had my NP document rashes at follow ups. Just had to be noted. It was covered, BCBS.

Good luck!

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