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Panniculectomy of my stomach is covered by my insurance, but it will not cover a Tummy Tuck because it is considered cosmetic. I will never show anyone my stomach and I have no intention over ever wearing a bikini because in my mind I always look like I did before I lost over 100 pounds. My BMI is now 24. Has anyone just done the panniculectomy without the tummy tuck? Were you happy with the results? Thanks for the insight.

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No experience on this, but some physicians will bill the panniculectomy to insurance and let you pay the out of pocket difference for the Tummy Tuck. You might ask about that and save up the difference in price.

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I saw several surgeons and was given a very broad assortment of prices for the Tummy Tuck part. I finally found a surgeon who was willing to do a mini tuck at no cost and only bill the insurance for the panniculectomy. Works for me! She was wonderful! I'm two weeks out of surgery and still healing, but so far extremely happy with the results. Look around and find a surgeon that you are comfortable with. No regrets!

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On 6/11/2018 at 9:16 AM, ariesgirl said:

Panniculectomy of my stomach is covered by my insurance, but it will not cover a Tummy Tuck because it is considered cosmetic. I will never show anyone my stomach and I have no intention over ever wearing a bikini because in my mind I always look like I did before I lost over 100 pounds. My BMI is now 24. Has anyone just done the panniculectomy without the Tummy Tuck? Were you happy with the results? Thanks for the insight.

I'm actually trying to get my surgeon to authorize me to have the panniculectomy along with my verticle sleeve gastrectomy. I have trouble with my skin under it and due to the scar tissue I have between my belly button and my groin, my abdomen is very messed up.

How much did your panniculectomy hurt? I've heard that it is pretty bad.

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