Panniculectomy User Discussions

What are the requirements to qualify for a panniculectomy under my health insurance? What do I have to say to convince an insurance company to cover my surgery?
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Would you do it again? I've seen amazing and below average before and after photos, but I guess it's probably more important how the patient feels after having such a major procedure. The psychological impact must be hu...
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I'd want to know if the scar from a panniculectomy could be hidden underneath most underwear or not. It's a pretty big scar and I have doubts it can really disappear by just wearing a bikini bottom. Can I tell the docto...
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The scar is going to be humongous, from what I've seen. This wouldn't be a problem if it started fading with time. How much can it fade though? Will it still be very visible in, let's say, 5 years?
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I know about extended tummy tucks but I'm not sure there is an extended panniculectomy. Can someone shed some light on this matter, please?
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I've seen a lot of patients saying they had a tummy tuck after panniculectomy surgery, and I'm wondering if I can do something to avoid this. Does it depend on how good the plastic surgeon is? Can he combine an abominop...
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What are the steps I should be taking before panniculectomy surgery? I probably need to take some medical tests. Does anyone know which ones?
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My husband had gastric bypass in 2011, and now he's struggling with excess skin, causing him a significant physical functional impairment: he needs assistance to wash himself, isn't able to exercise, can't walk very wel...
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I'm 42 and I never had surgery before. I went to see a doctor and he recommended a panniculectomy to alleviate the rashes and the back pain caused by the excess skin on my lower abdomen. What complications are most like...
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Did you have moments when you almost regretted having the panniculectomy surgery? I had a septoplasty when I was younger, and I swore I wouldn't do any surgery ever again. Now I'm "forced" to go though it again with thi...
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