I have heard they will sometimes cover a lower body lift if there are health problems (rash, fungus, etc) caused by excess skin. I don't think they will do an actual tummy tuck because that is considered cosmetic.
* Starting weight: 383 * Day of Surgery: 363 * Ticker includes weight lost pre-op *
Yes. My surgeon called it panniculectomy throughout my consults, but ran into a hernia repair at surgery & did the muscle work. My insurance statements have all indicated payment for abdominoplasty. A nice surprise!
I just got the reports this week that it was indeed an abdominoplasty vs a panniculectomy -- I fully expected that insurance would only cover the panniculectomy and that was what was done. Most of the time, just panniculectomy is covered.
High Weight 278; consult weight 234; Surgery Weight 219 Surgeon's Goal Weight 150 -10/27/10 - Personal goal weight 140 - Achieved 12/11/10
The Panni is the lower abdomin that hangs down from excessive weightloss and can cause infections. From what I was told it is the only procedure that might be covered by Insurance. Abdominoplasty, I think is what they consider above the belly button and they consider it cosmetic. My surgeon put in a request for both procedures for me, but they only approved the panni.