Answer: Liposuction is the most commonly performed plastic surgery in the United States. This technique is used to reshape the body by permanently removing localized fat deposits. A newly trim body can provide a psychological lift and an extra incentive to exercise regularly to maintain fitness. Many patients even find physical activity more pleasurable after shedding extra fat, and they also find that clothes tend to fit them better.
Answer: Liposuction or tummy tuck, depends on your physique. If you have a hanging skin then tummy tuck is required to be done else liposuction should be done. A patient whose abdominal area has loose excess skin, or significant stretch marks will need a tummy tuck and will not benefit from liposuction alone. This is because liposuction is a procedure that only removes fat.Liposuction is intended to treat localized fatty deposits that are out of proportion with your body as a whole.
Answer: The patient should be prepared for swelling of the tissues below the operated site for 6-8 weeks after surgery. Wearing the special elastic garments will help reduce this swelling and help to achieve the desired final results.
Answer: Patients should be in good general health and free of heart or lung disease. Patients with poor circulation or who have had recent surgery at the intended site of fat reduction are not good candidates.
Answer: The pain is usually bearable and can be alleviated with analgesics (pain killers). It is subjective and varies according to the individual and the extent of the surgery. You can start walking immediately and resume sporting activities after 3 weeks according to your case and the type of sport involved.
Answer: No, cosmetic procedures such as liposuction are not typically covered by insurance. Liposuction in particular is considered to be an elective surgey, not one that someone must undertake for health reasons.
Answer: I would highly discourage you from having a liposuction procedure. You are young, and have the ability to normalize your bodyweight, by correcting your eating habits, and engaging in some form of exercise daily. There is no easy way to lose weight. It takes hard work, dedication, etc.
Does Medicare cover liposuction?
In the large majority of situations, liposuction is not covered byMedicare. There may be some rare cases of medical necessity thatmight be covered.
Answer: It actually can be if the doctor feels you may need it to save your life, It may not be liposuction per-say but it would be some type of surgery for you to lose the pounds, and you would still have to exercise and keep off the weight.
Answer: Yes. If you physician in consultation with the insurance company agree that this is medically necessary treatment for your illness then depending on the type of policy you have it will most likely cover the procedure. This type of liposuction is not a cosmetic surgery.
Aetna considers panniculectomy/apronectomy medically necessary according to the following criteria:
Panniculus hangs below the level of the pubis; and
The medical records document that the panniculus causes chronic intertrigo (dermatitis occurring on opposed surfaces of the skin, skin irritation, infection or chafing) that consistently recurs over 3 months while receiving appropriate medical therapy (e.g., oral or topical prescription medication), or remains refractory to appropriate medical therapy over a period of 3 months.
Aetna considers panniculectomy/apronectomy cosmetic when these criteria are not met. Aetna considers panniculectomy/apronectomy experimental and investigational for minimizing the risk of hernia formation or recurrence. There is inadequate evidence that pannus contributes to hernia formation. The primary cause of hernia formation is an abdominal wall defect or weakness, not a pulling effect from a large or redundant pannus.
Aetna considers repair of a true incisional or ventral hernia medically necessary.
Aetna considers repair of a diastasis recti, defined as a thinning out of the anterior abdominal wall fascia, not medically necessary because, according to the clinical literature, it does not represent a "true" hernia and is of no clinical significance.
Aetna considers abdominoplasty, suction lipectomy, or lipoabdominoplasty cosmetic.
Background In order to distinguish a ventral hernia repair from a purely cosmetic abdominoplasty, Aetna requires documentation of the size of the hernia, whether the ventral hernia is reducible, whether the hernia is accompanied by pain or other symptoms, the extent of diastasis (separation) of rectus abdominus muscles, whether there is a defect (as opposed to mere thinning) of the abdominal fascia, and office notes indicating the presence and size of the fascial defect. Abdominoplasty, known more commonly as a "tummy tuck," is a surgical procedure to remove excess skin and fat from the middle and lower abdomen and to tighten the muscles of the abdominal wall. The procedure can improve cosmesis by reducing the protrusion of the abdomen. However, abdominoplasty is considered by Aetna to be cosmetic because it is not associated with functional improvements
Answer: Covered Services by Medicare Part A Covered Services by Medicare Part A: Medicare Part A, Know as Hospital insurance, helps to pay for:Inpatient Hospital Services Skilled Nursing Facility Nurses Home Health Services Hospice Care Individuals not eligible for Premium free part A benefits through employment can purchase the coverage through monthly premiums by contacting the social security administration.
Answer: I also and on Medicaid, and want badly to try Abilify, having heard from three friends how much it helped them. I did some research, and, yes, abilify is covered. It is listed under atypical antipsychotics, but it is covered.