Cost is one of the most important factors for people looking to get cosmetic procedures. This is because insurance doesn’t always cover elective procedures. Your surgeon will work with you to determine whether your abdominoplasty or tummy tuck surgery is for medical or cosmetic reasons at the time of the initial consultation.
You can ask your cosmetic surgeon about the costs related to the surgery. Feel free to look for other possible financing options if your tummy tuck procedure is going to be an elective one.
The Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery and Modern Body Contouring Center, led by board certified plastic surgeons Dr. Burton M. Sundin and Dr. Reps B. Sundin, provide tummy tuck surgery to patients in Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, Fredericksburg, and surrounding communities.
Cost Factors to Consider
Tummy tuck cosmetic surgery costs may vary from one patient to the next even if they get the procedure at the same facility. It may also vary between two different practices. The location of the practice shall impact the overall price since real estate and cost of living differs from place to place.
Experience and overall skills of your cosmetic surgeon and the anesthesiologist also plays a major role in the overall monetary amount. You should always opt for a board certified plastic surgeon even if they do come out to be a bit expensive. Surgery center or facility charges may also differ based on the quality standards and type of services available.
Insurance Coverage and Tummy Tuck Costs
Tummy tuck plastic surgeries are rarely covered under health plans. In exceptional cases, such as incisional, ventral or concurrent epigastricumbilical hernia, the procedure may be covered by your health insurance, if it can correct the condition.
The insurance company would need documents from your surgeon for hernia repair. The documents need to mention the surgery is being performed as a functional corrective procedure.
You may have excessive loose skin around the abdomen if you have recently had bariatric surgery performed that resulted in massive weight loss. This can cause functional problems as well, such as dermatitis or rashes below the large pannus. It can also result in back pain. Circumferential abdominoplasty may be carried out in this case, which is covered by insurance companies.
Tummy tuck may be covered by your healthcare insurance provider if it is being performed as part of a breast reconstruction surgery using DIEP Flap technique. The breasts may be constructed using excess fatty tissue and skin from the abdomen. Be prepared to discuss all possibilities with your insurance provider before getting the procedure done.
There are several financing options to consider when insurance coverage is not possible for tummy tuck surgery. Major credit cards can be used to pay for tummy tuck surgeries. You can always pay your credit card bills in staggered manner. There are many professional medical care financing firms that offer loans for tummy tuck procedures. You can always get financing from these firms.
Cosmetic surgeons at VIPS and MBody receive patients from Northern Virginia, Washington DC, Vienna, McLean, Loudoun, Ashburn, Tysons Corner, Reston, Arlington, Chevy Chase, Richmond, Fredericksburg, and nearby areas for abdominoplasty surgery.
Contact Washington DC area Board Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Sundin for More Information
For more information on the surgical and non-surgical procedures and treatments by Board Certified Cosmetic Plastic Surgeons Dr. Reps Sundin and Dr. Burton Sundin at the Virginia Institute of Plastic Surgery and M Body Contouring and Laser Centerplease visit:
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