According to the latest statistics from the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS), body lift is one of the top five most popular body contouring procedures performed after massive weight loss. Dr. Donald Hause of Sacramento Aesthetic Surgery regularly meets with patients who are interested in transforming their bodies with body lift. A common question the doctor hears from patients is, “Can my health insurance cover body lift?” Here, Dr. Hause explains the answer in detail.
About Body Lift
Body lift is a body contouring procedure designed to remove excess, hanging skin on the waist, buttock, thighs and abdominal regions. Loose skin that no longer contracts well on the body can cause a range of problems. Folds of skin may be noticeable and unsightly, preventing someone from wearing form-fitting clothes, bathing suits or shorts. Excess skin is heavy to move around and can limit one’s physical mobility. It may rub against other parts of the body, causing painful chafing, rashes or infection. All of these problems can be frustrating and disheartening for someone who has lost a massive amount of weight but struggles with the side effects. Body lift is often performed on patients who are unhappy with their post-weight loss bodies. By removing excess skin from the abdomen, thighs and buttocks and tightening the remaining skin, a more attractive body shape is achieved.
Body lift is generally considered to be an elective procedure and is typically performed for cosmetic reasons (i.e., to improve body’s contours). Because of this, most insurance plans do not cover the cost of the procedure. Body lift may be covered by insurance if it is deemed a medical necessity. While excess skin can cause physical discomfort, it is usually minor and does not cause serious or life-threatening health problems.
Financing Options with Dr. Hause
Dr. Hause is dedicated to helping all patients look and feel their best. The doctor is pleased to offer affordable payment plans through CareCredit, the nation’s leading patient medical financing company. CareCredit offers a variety of payment plans in order fit every patient’s budget.