Does Insurance Cover the Cost of a Lower Body Lift
Are you considering a lower body lift to remove sagging skin left after massive weight loss? If so, you may be wondering if you can receive insurance coverage for a lower body lift at our San Antonio, TX, practice. Unfortunately, post-weight loss body contouring procedures are generally classified as elective, and insurance usually will not pay for your entire surgery. If Dr. Peter Fisher performs a panniculectomy as part of your body lift, this part of your treatment may be eligible for coverage. However, with Dr. Fisher’s skill, your treatment will be a worthwhile investment for your future.
This patient was able to achieve stunning results with their lower body lift.
Lower Body Lift and What It Covers
A lower body lift is a comprehensive treatment to eliminate large amounts of excess skin. It is particularly appropriate if you have recently lost a large amount of weight, leaving stretched, damaged skin across much of your body. A lower body lift will combine several different body contouring procedures. These typically include:
- A tummy tuck
- A mons lift (to address the pubic area)
- A thigh lift
- A buttock lift
- Fat grafting and repositioning
Your particular treatment costs will depend on your unique treatment plan, aesthetic goals, and post-surgical care.
Knowing that a lower body lift involves a personal investment, we strive to provide the highest-possible quality of care. Dr. Fisher has specialized and innovated many of the techniques used for post-weight loss body contouring today.
Insurance Coverage for a Lower Body Lift
Insurance companies will rarely pay for body contouring after massive weight loss because it is designed primarily to enhance your appearance. However, if your lower body lift includes a panniculectomy, your insurance will often cover this portion of the treatment. During this procedure, Dr. Fisher will remove drooping tissue that hangs down over your pubic area. This excess skin can cause hygiene problems and increase your risk for infection. Therefore, insurance companies often consider this particular procedure to be medically necessary.
Our office team can help you file your claim, maximizing the amount of coverage to which you may be entitled to receive. To qualify for insurance coverage for your panniculectomy, you must typically meet several criteria. These include:
- Having lost more than 100 pounds.
- Being at a stable weight for at least 6 months
- Suffering from rashes, infections, or ulcers as a result of your sagging skin
- Underwent bariatric surgery at least one year prior
Providing the Best Possible Value for Your Care
Knowing that a lower body lift involves a personal investment, we strive to provide the highest-possible quality of care. Dr. Fisher has specialized and innovated many of the techniques used for post-weight loss body contouring today. With his years of expertise, he can provide precise and natural-looking results that complement your overall appearance. He also adheres to the highest safety standards. In this way, he can ensure that you remain comfortable and that you enjoy a quick, healthy recovery.
Understand Your Treatment Options
A lower body lift can help you fully enjoy the results you have worked hard to achieve. To learn more about lower body lifts, and to find out if you are eligible for partial insurance coverage, contact our office today.
Dr. Fisher has been available to answer all of my questions and provide me with not only professional medical expertise, but also a much appreciated level of personal empathy. I would 100% recommend Dr. Fisher to anyone who is considering plastic surgery.Brandi