Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck surgery): best prepared thanks to follow-up cost insurance
Unlike fatty tissue, excess skin cannot be eliminated by exercise, dieting or better nutrition. Small or large flaps of skin are not only a cosmetic problem: they often impair physical comfort and also entail hidden health risks. Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck surgery) makes sense as a way of removing excess skin from the abdomen. However, anyone planning such surgery should definitely be aware of the possible risks and complications – and ideally, should purchase appropriate insurance for follow-up costs.
Abdominoplasty: when is surgery indicated?
Abdominoplasty (a tummy tuck) is a significant surgical intervention and should always be subject to careful consideration. It makes sense to have a thorough informational consultation with a physician with specialised knowledge about the procedure.
Abdominoplasty is indicated:
- After major weight loss
- After pregnancy
- If there is chronic inflammation of the skin folds
- If there are unsightly scars after a caesarian section or other surgery on the lower abdomen
Abdominoplasty and its risks: an overview
Abdominoplasty is always performed under general anaesthesia. Depending on the patient’s initial condition, there are a number of different surgical variants, incision techniques and other aspects. Generally, a distinction is made between minor and major abdominoplasty.
- Minor abdominoplasty (mini-tummy tuck): This operation is suitable for outpatient surgery, especially when patients have small amounts of excess abdominal skin. Relocation of the navel is not necessary. However, it is also possible to remove larger amounts of fat tissue.
- Major abdominoplasty: Major abdominoplasty is significantly more extensive and is thus always performed as an inpatient procedure. Larger volumes or larger areas of excess skin may be removed using various incisional techniques, such as the w-shaped incision or the skin-line incision. In these procedures, the abdominal wall is elevated up to the ribcage. Major abdominoplasty may be combined with liposuction and tightening of the abdominal musculature.
However, just because a surgeon is experienced in this procedure, a successful operation is not guaranteed – despite the most modern tools and surgical methods, complications of abdominoplasty can never be completely ruled out.
Potential risks and complications following abdominoplasty include:
- Bruising or blood clots
- Problems with wound healing
While bruising and swelling are typically transient, some side effects may be more long-term – in many such cases, further surgery may be necessary.
Optimal protection for major follow-up costs: if you are planning an abdominoplasty, you can rely on safe4beauty follow-up cost insurance
Typically, insurance companies do not cover the costs of a follow-up operation after abdominoplasty. This means that patients must pay out of pocket and sometimes have to come up with large amounts of money. If they have purchased follow-up cost insurance, however, they can be confident of being on the safe side: the insurance reliably covers all costs arising from follow-up treatment and inpatient admissions up to a sum of 300,000 euros.
Follow-up cost insurance from safe4beauty can be purchased easily online up to 24 hours before abdominoplasty surgery – with only a few mouse clicks. If you have any questions, our insurance experts are standing by at all times – please do not hesitate to contact us!
Are the costs of abdominoplasty covered by health insurance??
This depends on the individual case. Generally speaking, abdominoplasty is regarded as purely cosmetic surgery – and for this reason, the insurance company does not take responsibility for either the original procedure or potential follow-up treatments. In individual cases, for example when there is significant physical or psychological impairment, this may be different. For patients who must cover the cost themselves, however, it makes good sense to purchase a follow-up insurance policy.
What kind of follow-up insurance is suitable for abdominoplasty?
The safe4beauty follow-up insurance plan is the reliable choice for all patients who want to feel secure when having abdominoplasty. It not only offers a flexible term but also covers up to 300,000 euros for follow-up costs. You can purchase your insurance protection online very easily up to 24 hours before your abdominoplasty – we will also be happy to advise you personally!
What is the cost of follow-up insurance for abdominoplasty?
The cost of follow-up insurance for abdominoplasty depends entirely on the term of the insurance policy. With safe4beauty, you can choose whether you want to be covered for follow-up costs for 1, 2 or 3 years. If you opt for the 1-year term, your insurance premium will be a single payment of 89 euros. Please use our premium calculator to find out your actual cost in advance.