Will My Insurance Cover Excess Skin Removal?

After bariatric surgery and successful weight loss, it is common for people to experience excess skin. This happens because of the way the skin was stretched when you were overweight as well as how healthy and elastic is a patient’s skin is.

Many people who have these issues with excess skin wonder if their insurance policies will cover the cost of having it removed.

Although every policy is different, some insurances do cover surgery for excess skin in certain parts of the body. Often this includes excess abdominal skin and breast skin that may contribute to rashes and hygiene issues. Removal of excess skin that is considered to be a cosmetic concern is often not covered under insurance. Fortunately, many people find that their excess skin improves with time, factors that help your skin be healthier and reduce excess skin issues include: good nutrition and hydration, avoiding smoking, exercising, using good skin hygiene and hydrating skin lotions as needed.

Let the compassionate team at the Bariatric Care Centers help you make an informed decision about weight loss surgery and aftercare to help you feel your best. Take the first step by calling our weight loss clinic in Houston today at (713) 339-1353.

Disclaimer: This is only for general information. All patients should consult their doctors prior to following any of the recommendations in any articles and videos. Every patient has individual needs and limitations that only their treating physicians can be aware of.

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