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Panniculectomy vs a Tummy Tuck

I often meet patients who schedule to be seen for a Louisville Panniculectomy when they really want a Louisville Tummy Tuck.

The difference between these two is substantial but there is a lot of confusion. First, insurance pays for a panniculectomy.  A tummy tuck is self pay, e.g. Cosmetic.

A panniculectomy only treats from the belly button down. A tummy tuck treats the whole abdomen.

So, while the thought of insurance paying is obviously attractive, make sure you choose the procedure that best suits your needs.

Lee Corbett, MD

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