Losing significant amounts of weight is a critical step in maintaining your overall health and wellbeing. Not only have you decreased your risk for myriad health conditions, but you have also likely increased your self-esteem and happiness.
Health Insurance and Panniculectomy
Since a panniculectomy is a functional procedure and not strictly cosmetic like a tummy tuck, it is often covered by health insurance providers.
A tummy tuck is largely considered to be a strictly cosmetic procedure and is therefore not covered by most health insurance plans. While both procedures revolve around the removal of excess skin and fat from the abdominal region, a tummy tuck often involves additional procedures including removal of excess skin and fat all the way to the bottom ribs, repair and tightening of the rectus abdominis muscle, creation of a new naval, and liposuction is often performed on the belly area and flanks to provide additional contouring benefits.