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Quick question... Web design: how to create a Medifast menu like that found on abcnews.com? Hoping for any comment. Another question on my mind: I go back Tuesday to my Dr for my 18th mth check up and we are to talk about skin removal.

Surgery.

....question is will my insurance pay for it I have medicaid/Medicare (probaly not for long cause I been working)...I really want this skin gone but I am a big baby to pain...and have heard horror stories from my friends who had it done....But I look great in clothes but much to be said for when the clothes come off...

Comments (5)

Good question... I dunno what is the answer to that question. I'll do some investigation and get back to you if I discover an decent answer. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably can help you..

Comment #1

Hi I had a circumfrential tummy tuck it goes from front to back right round, the results are fab n the pain was managed with paracetamol right after.

Surgery.

As I didnt want any.

Morphine.

Dont let scare stories put you off my doc was amazed at my recovery n I am so pleased I am gonna get a boob job done in bout 4 weeks!!!!!! I cant wait. good luck with wot eva you do. nikki xxx..

Comment #2

I'm on Medicaid and when I received my approval letter for GBS in the mail, it specifically stated that the insurance wouldn't cover skin removal.

Surgery.

Now, I live in NY state, so I'm not sure where you live would have different policies. You'd really need to contact your insurance for the answer..

Let us know what the outcome it!.

Erin..

Comment #3

Medicare covers a panniculetomy - removal of the apron hanging from you lower abdomen. Don't confuse this procedure with a "tummy tuck". A tummy tuck involves the skin and muscle struture of the upper abdomen and is considered cosmetic. The panniculectomy is considered reconstructive by Medicare and neccessary to resolve issues such as serious skin irrirations and the threat of future hernias. Make sure you document any and all problems you are having b/c of your apron when you see any of your docs. If you are not sure where you stand as far as benefits go, contact Medicare yourself to discuss your situation and request a printed copy of the section covering this procedure..

Comment #4

Thank you so much!! I keep a yeast infection in this area and Dr told me last time I saw him he was sure I would be approved cause of the skin issues I will keep ya updated after dr appt tomorrow =)..

Comment #5

Got back from Dr today and since I gained some weight and didnt lose any more he is referring me to a plastic surgeon for tummy tuck/excess skin removal from belly. I am so excited...just waiting on this plastic surgeon to call me to set up 1st initial visit =)..

Comment #6


This question was taken from a support group/message board and re-posted here so others can learn from it.