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How can I get abdominoplasty after having diastasis of the muscle occurring from three attempts to repair a hernia?
I have diastasis of the muscle after three attempts to repair a hernia. I need an abdominoplasty from all of these surgeries and my insurance company(WC) will pay for it; however, I can't find anyone to do it. They think I have chosen to do this as an elective surgery which is not the case. I need it fixed as it is so large that I am unable to do bending or exercising. Please advise!
Your situation sounds a bit complicated and can best be answered at the time of a personal consultation. Tummy tucks are generally considered cosmetic, and the abdominal wall repair may be more involved than what is routinely done with a tummy tuck. Combining cosmetic and reconstructive procedures can be problematic in terms of insurance coverage.
R.A. Baxter, MD