Many patients do experience sagging skin after they have lost a significant portion of their excess weight. In previous years, insurance covered a procedure called panniculectomy, which is the removal of excess skin and fat following extreme weight loss. Then, insurers stopped covering the procedure for a number of years, calling the procedure elective as opposed to medical in nature.
These days, insurers have changed their minds due to lawmaker pressure. Your insurer could cover the removal of any excess skin following your weight loss surgery. The good news for you is that Dr. Moein is board-certified in both bariatric surgery and body contouring, which means that we can perform both your weight loss surgery and the follow-up panniculectomy, body lift, breast lift under a single roof. Call to schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Moein to learn more.