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I am new to this forum. I am looking for recommendations for plastic surgeons. Price is a big barrier. Insurance coverage??

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15 minutes ago, Patricia Lopes said:

I am new to this forum. I am looking for recommendations for plastic surgeons. Price is a big barrier. Insurance coverage??

Some insurances cover plastics, but most of those that do only cover the panniculus area, and usually only after there are issues with the skin and you've been at a stable weight for a while. That is going to need to be addressed by your insurance company, ask them what they cover and what the requirements are.

A *LOT* of folks chose to have plastics done in Mexico since the price is much cheaper than in the states.

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In order for any insurance to cover a panniculus, your doctor needs to document the rashes, the back ache, mobility limitations from the skin, and the panni must hang down 3" below the pubis usually. But many insurances do not cover this type of plastic surgery at all. IF they cover it it usually is 6 months of documentaion, and not the full Tummy Tuck where they tighten the muscles and make it look all symmetrical - but the surgeon could do that and you pay the difference of the two surgeries.

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Thank you. My insurance will pay if it is medically necessary. It may be a start. Any recommendation as far as doctor's?

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1 hour ago, Patricia Lopes said:

Thank you. My insurance will pay if it is medically necessary. It may be a start. Any recommendation as far as doctor's?

That's a good start, so there is hope. Look for a surgeon who specializes in reconstruction after massive weight loss - there is a big difference between tummy tucks, etc. after bariatrics and a mommy makeover.

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