Tummy tuck surgery is a common procedure that individuals may seek out after pregnancy or massive weight loss. Either of these events may leave you with excess skin that may cause discomfort when dressing, or rashes or infections between the folds of skin that can cause pain. When considering how to pay for your tummy tuck surgery, always speak to your surgeon’s office about your insurance, financing options and overall cost. Plastic surgeon Dr. Paul McCluskey provides tummy tuck surgery to patients in Atlanta, Marietta, Georgia, and surrounding locations.
Tummy tuck surgery is performed as an outpatient procedure under general anesthesia. During surgery, your surgeon will make a long, horizontal incision beneath the abdomen that will be concealed along the bikini line. The abdomen muscles are then tightened and repaired to allow the skin to lay smooth and flat. Any excess skin is then trimmed and removed, and the remaining skin is pulled tight and sutured closed.
Tummy tuck is typically considered an elective, cosmetic procedure that is not covered by insurance. In some cases, your insurance may cover a portion of your tummy tuck procedure if deemed medically necessary – such as excess skin causing you painful rashes and infections. In the case that insurance does cover the removal of excess skin during your tummy tuck, you will still be responsible for the cost of the muscle tightening portion of your procedure.
Talk to Your Surgeon’s Office
When considering insurance coverage for your procedure, it is important to discuss this with your surgeon’s office. Some offices will not accept insurance, but most practices offer affordable financing options. After your initial consultation and examination, your provider’s office will give you a breakdown of your procedure cost and discuss payment options. Plastic surgeon Dr. Paul McCluskey provides tummy tuck surgery to patients in Atlanta, Marietta, Georgia, and surrounding locations.
Contact Marietta, Georgia Plastic Surgeon Dr. Paul McCluskey at the Plastic Surgery Institute of Atlanta for a Consultation
Serving patients in and around Marietta, Atlanta, Roswell, Sandy Springs, Alpharetta, Buckhead, Morningside/Lenox Park, Virginia-Highland, Candler Park, Midtown, Inman Park, Poncey-Highland, Ormewood Park, Georgia and other surrounding areas.