Tummy Tuck plastic surgery
Cost is an important starting point for many patients seeking cosmetic surgery procedures because insurance coverage may not be available in most cases for these surgeries. At the time of your initial consultation, your surgeon will determine whether you need a tummy tuck (abdominoplasty) surgery for cosmetic or medical reasons.
Feel free to discuss about all the costs related to your surgery, and the possible financing options if it is going to be an elective (cosmetic) tummy tuck procedure. Board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Matthias Solomon provides tummy tuck surgery to patients in Dallas, Frisco, Sherman, Texas, and surrounding communities.
Factors Affecting the Cost
The cost of tummy tuck plastic surgery may sometimes vary from one practice to another and even from a patient to another in some cases. Where the practice is located will impact the costs because the real estate costs vary from place to place and the average cost of living is also likely to differ between two cities.
The skills and experience of your surgeon and anesthesiologist could make a difference to the fee they charge for their services. It is best to choose a board certified plastic surgeon, while keeping considerations such as the surgeon’s fee as a secondary priority. Surgery center charges may also differ according to the type of services and quality standards available at a facility.
Tummy Tuck and Insurance Coverage
In exceptional cases, a tummy tuck plastic surgery may be covered under your health plan. If you are suffering from conditions such as a concurrent epigastric umbilical, ventral, or incisional hernia, which can be corrected with this surgery, a part of your procedure could be covered by insurance.
For your hernia repair, your insurance company may require documents from your operating surgeon certifying this functional corrective procedure.
If you have undergone a bariatric surgery, resulting in massive weight loss, you may have excessive loose skin around your abdomen. This may sometimes create functional problems, such as rashes or dermatitis below the large pannus or pain in your back. A circumferential abdominoplasty may be necessary in this case, which may be covered by your insurer.
Insurance coverage for tummy tuck may also be available in situations where it is necessary to perform the procedure as part of a breast reconstruction surgery. If the surgeon uses DIEP Flap technique, they may obtain excess skin and fatty tissue from the abdomen to construct the breast.
You should be prepared to discuss these possibilities with your insurance company well in advance of your tummy tuck surgery. The staff at your surgeon’s office might be able to guide you about the insurance conditions and requirements.
When insurance coverage is not possible, you can consider various financing options for your tummy tuck surgery. Your surgeon’s office may accept payments for tummy tuck through major credit cards, and you can pay back to your credit card company in a staggered manner.
You can also have your tummy tuck procedure financed through a professional medical care financing form that is offering loans specifically for medical purposes. Cosmetic surgeon Dr. Matthias Solomon receives patients from Dallas, Frisco, Sherman, Texas, and nearby areas for tummy tuck surgery.
Schedule a Consultation with Texas Plastic Surgeon Dr. Solomon
For more information on Plastic Surgery and Non-Surgical Medical Spa Procedures and Treatments in Offices in Dallas, Frisco, Sherman, Texas and surrounding areas please contact the offices of Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Matthias Solomon by clicking here or calling 214-983-0213.
Serving patients in Highland park, University Park, Preston Hollow, McKinney, Prosper, Allen, Southlake, Denton, Irving, Flower mound, Little Elm, Fort Worth, Texas and surrounding areas.