Do you offer any type of financing assuming insurance will not pay?

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

Hello!

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.

Good luck

Dr M

Daniel Markmann MD
Daniel Markmann MD
9171 Baltimore National PikeEllicott CityMD21042US

Daniel Markmann MD

9171 Baltimore National Pike, Suite 205,
Ellicott City, MD, 21042, US

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Our practice offers both CareCredit and Alphaeon credit.

Clark F Schierle MD, PhD
Clark F Schierle MD, PhD
676 N St Clair StChicagoIL60611US

Clark F Schierle MD, PhD

676 N Saint Clair St #1575, Chicago, IL,
60611, USA

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.

Robert T. Buchanan MD
Robert T. Buchanan MD
209 Hospital DrHighlandsNC28741US

Robert T. Buchanan MD

209 Hospital Drive, Suite 202, Highlands,
NC, 28741, US

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Yes, our office as well as many other ASAPS members have financing plans. Having mentioned this, you should visit a board certified plastic surgeon. In certain situations, insurance companies may pay for removal of the extra skin. Your clinical pictures may need be to be submitted to determine if your insurance will cover your cost.

Michael I. Kulick MD
Michael I. Kulick MD
450 Sutter StSFCA94108US

Michael I. Kulick MD

450 Sutter Street, Suite 2620,
San Francisco, CA, 94108, US

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Unfortunately many insurance carriers do not pay for plastic surgery after massive weight loss. Most plastic surgeons, including our office, do offer financing services (usually run by banks, not the plastic surgeon's office), that enables patients to achieve their goals even if their insurance carrier won't help cover the desired services.

Reza Momeni MD, FACS
Reza Momeni MD, FACS
1 Diamond Hill RdBerkeley HeightsNJ07922US

Reza Momeni MD, FACS

1 Diamond Hill Road, Berkeley Heights, NJ,
07922, US