I am 45 years old. About 15 years ago I had gastric bypass surgery. I did speak with my doctor some years ago about an abdominoplasty but I was told that the skin didn't hang enough past the pubis; I don't know if it is any different today. I actually need the lower body lift with the tummy tuck. I am wondering if you offer any kind of financing if insurance doesn't pay. I would call it reconstruction but who knows about the insurance? Thank you
Our practice offers both CareCredit and Alphaeon credit.
Unfortunately, most insurance companies do not pay for body modification after bariatric surgery. Most plastic surgeons, including us, offer financing programs through external companies such as Care Credit or some other company that specializes in financing plastic surgery.
Unfortunately, insurance rarely covers body contouring procedures. One procedure that they do usually cover is called a panniculectomy. A panniculectomy is like half of a tummy tuck. If you have an overhanging roll of skin, with irritation and infections beneath the skin, they will usually cover this procedure. I've never gotten them to cover a full Tummy Tuck.