Tummy tuck is a body contouring surgery that insurance companies typically consider an elective, cosmetic procedure. However, in some cases, it is possible to have your procedure deemed medically necessary and to receive some insurance coverage. During your consultation, your surgeon’s office will discuss insurance and financing options available to you. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Eugene Kim provides tummy tuck to patients in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, CA, and surrounding communities.
Tummy Tuck Surgery
This outpatient procedure is performed under general anesthesia and typically takes a few hours to complete. Your surgeon will make a horizontal incision concealed along the bikini line, then repair and tighten the underlying abdominal muscles so the stomach rests tight and flat. Excess skin is then cut and removed from the abdomen before the remaining tissue is pulled tightly and sutured back.
Insurance companies usually will not offer coverage on tummy tuck surgeries performed for cosmetic reasons. If you have excessive loose skin that causes rashes and affects your quality of life, it may be possible to have the procedure deemed medically necessary. In this case, insurance would only cover the portion of your surgery in which excess skin is removed. You would then still be responsible for the muscle tightening portion of your procedure.
Talk to Your Patient Coordinator
It is important to tell your surgeon’s office that you are seeking to use insurance coverage towards your tummy tuck surgery when you call to make your appointments. Some offices do not accept insurance, regardless if your surgery would be covered. If your surgeon does not accept insurance, they will still likely offer financing options. During your consultation, the office will provide you with a full breakdown of your costs and all payment options available to you. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Eugene Kim provides tummy tuck surgery to patients in Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Santa Monica, West Hollywood, CA, and surrounding communities.
Contact the Office of Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon Dr. Eugene Kim
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