How to get a panniculectomy covered by insurance?
- Tony Dean
Coverage for panniculectomy – In many instances, panniculectomy operation is covered by insurance. In order to qualify, insurance companies frequently request proof from medical professionals pertaining to weight loss and/or weight loss surgery, irritated skin, and other issues that impact daily living.
In order to allow your operation, the vast majority of insurance companies also demand photographs. California Surgical Institute’s board-certified plastic surgeons accept PPO insurance. Please fill out the form below for a free insurance verification to check whether you are eligible for a panniculectomy with your insurance and what sort of copayment you may be responsible for.
The plastic surgeons at California Surgical Institute’s Beverly Hills, Upland, Brea, and Riverside Clinics (respectively, our Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Orange, and Riverside County offices) provide Free Consultations to address any questions you may have.
Can weight loss occur with a Panniculectomy?
The purpose of this study was to investigate the long-term results and weight reduction following panniculectomy. Methods: A retrospective chart evaluation of 225 consecutive patients who underwent panniculectomy between 2002 and 2020 was conducted. For 173 individuals, demographic information including smoking status, medical comorbidities, and past weight loss/bariatric surgery history were obtained.
In addition to postoperative results, the preoperative and postoperative body mass index (BMI) was assessed. The average age of the study population was 57 years, and the average length of follow-up was 3.9 years. Relevant comorbidities were obesity (88%), hypertension (65%), diabetes (37%) and smoking (8%) and the majority of patients (53%) had had bariatric surgery before.
The total rate of complications was 40%. Twenty percent of patients required reoperation or readmission, and twenty percent experienced mild problems that were treated outpatiently. The BMI of patients who had a higher BMI before to surgery decreased significantly over time.
In addition, individuals who had not previously had bariatric surgery tended to lose weight more often and by greater quantities than those who had (71.6% vs.57.6%, P = 0.023). Infection (17%), delayed wound healing (16%), seroma (8%) and hematoma (3%) were frequent complications. Prior bariatric surgery was associated with a decreased risk of complications (P = 0.012).
Smoking increased the incidence of infection (38.5 percent of smokers versus 15.6 percent of nonsmokers, P = 0.039). Concurrent hernia repair increased the incidence of overall problems (64.3% vs.35.9%, P = 0.003) as well as delayed wound healing (39.2% vs.11.9%, P 0.001).
A panniculus weight more than 5 kg was linked with an elevated complication risk in the subgroup of patients who did not reduce weight (61.5% vs.27%, P = 0.03). Conclusions: Patients who received a panniculectomy had a tendency to lose weight postoperatively, especially those who had not undergone bariatric surgery previously.
Complications were prevalent, especially among individuals with a history of smoking. Prior bariatric surgery patients experienced much less postoperative problems, although they tended to lose less weight following panniculectomy. Concurrent hernia repair increases the likelihood of complications in patients.2021 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc.
Abdominoplasty and stronger abdominal muscles also result in improved posture, which can help decrease back discomfort. In addition to correcting a ventral hernia, a tummy tuck can address weakening abdominal muscles to treat a ventral hernia. Stress urine incontinence (SUI) can also be treated with a stomach tuck.
Does apron stomach disappear?
– If you wish to decrease or eliminate your apron belly, you have a number of solutions. Keep in mind that your overall health is of the utmost importance, and all exercise and diet routines should be designed with this in mind. It is impossible to cure an apron belly locally. One can only be reduced by general weight loss and surgical/non-surgical methods.
Initial Week of Recuperation – As your abdomen recovers, you may have pain and edema. Continue to wear soft, comfortable, loose-fitting clothes for comfort. Some ladies choose spacious dresses over jeans and a shirt. You decide whether a dress is more comfy for you.