Quick Answer: Can A Tummy Tuck Be Covered By Insurance??

Insurance generally does not cover cosmetic surgery, so you will need to pay for your tummy tuck out of pocket.

Insurance does occasionally pay for a procedure called a panniculectomy.

A tummy tuck removes excess skin and fat but also tightens the abdominal muscles.

What is the average cost of a tummy tuck in California?

According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), the average surgeon’s fee for tummy tuck surgery in 2014 was $5,493.

How long does it take to recover from a tummy tuck?

Tummy tuck recovery also depends on the extent of the procedure. A modified tummy tuck has a shorter recovery time than a full abdominoplasty plus liposuction, which usually takes about two weeks to resume sedentary work and 3-4 weeks to return to other activities like exercise.

What is the difference between a tummy tuck and a Panniculectomy?

Panniculectomy, which can be performed alone or in combination with tummy tuck surgery, removes any overhanging “apron” of skin and tissue from below the belly button. Different from a tummy tuck, which tightens the underlying stomach muscles, a panniculectomy only removes excess skin and fat.

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