Tummy Tuck after C-section?

Jes - posted on 11/04/2010 ( 56 moms have responded )

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Does anyone know if Tricare will cover a tummy tuck after having an emergency c-section and your stomach that has no feeling left hangs over and hurts your scar? I mean, I know that is detailed, but if you have gotten it covered and had a similar problem, please let me know what you did.

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Kimberlie - posted on 06/28/2011

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I did infact read all 3 pages and I am right now in the process of getting my surgery approved through tricare! I had twin boys last year and I am a really fit person. My sergeon has deemed it medically necessary for me to have an adominoplasty b/c of my back problems. My abdominal wall has big gaps between all the muscles and I am having back issues b/c of it! I really could careless about the extra skin I just want to be able to do ab exercises with out pain in my back. When the surgeon was doing my exam he did a number of test on me and had me flex. He said that tricare should cover this as he has done many tummy tucks for tricare patients with the same problems as me. So I should know by the end of the week if its approved and I will let you know.

Olga - posted on 12/30/2010

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Sorry not the same problem but I am to go in for a full Tummy tuck and it will be completely be covered by Tricare. The procedure HAS to be medically needed for Tricare to cover, but you will not find that out unless your PCM sends you to a consult with the plastic surgeon. Your PCM has to send you...a long process and at times a pain! After my 4th child I was having some weird issues, that the "docs" said I was just "a tired Mom". Thank God for my Hubby, who pushed me not to let them dismiss my pain and feelings of something wrong. I finally get a consult with a plastic surgeon (cause reg. Docs could not figure it out) to find out that I have a server rectus diastase. Let me just say my sags of skin and that pain turned into a full tummy tuck? Blessed to get it all fixed soon. I recommend you get that consult from your PCM and go from there. ♡

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I have a wonderful medical-grade garment that runs about $85 that both supports the tummy after C-sections and also draws the tummy inward to reduce belly bulge and help clothes fit nicer. It takes a lot of pressure off of the lower back and helps support the body when the abdominal muscles have been cut or are too weak to do so.

Natalie - posted on 11/16/2010

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I have had 4 C-sections and I will be one to agree that chances are Tricare won't cover a tummy tuck (trust me I tried), but I know there are a few reasons where they will cover it. As far as those luck enough to not have extra skin after delivering their baby, it's not that simple for everyone. I have extra skin (not fat) just in the area surrounding my belly button, and it's loose so there's no crunches, sit ups or creams that will tighten that skin back. Every doctor and personal trainer explained that to me. I feel like you should do what you want to do to make yourself feel good, and who cares what anyone thinks about it as long as you and your spouse is happy. Good luck!

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oh...and I meant to say. If you can fully justify the pain (which won't be easy), and show that you're getting infections, etc, due to the overlap of skin, Tricare may consider it...but again, it's unlikely. Good luck!

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India - posted on 10/13/2012

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I know in certain cases they will, but it has to be a medical reason for it. I had a c-section 19 months ago, and I have a lot of skin hanging over. Apparently, my c-section was unable to hear properly due to moisture being trapped down there, and aover a period of time the skin became softer and softer. I guess after all the moisture and the constant rubbing from clothes my skin finally gave out and the incision began to open. I went to the E.R. here in Germany, and the doctor automatically referred me for a tummy tuck. After speaking with my primary doctor the next day, she put me in a referral to the plastic surgery division. So now I am just waiting for the business week to start to call and schedule my consultation. I hope this helps, but I think for the most part, they will not do it jsut because you are unhappy with your body. It has to be some medical reason for them to pay for the whole procedure. Good luck (to you and me because I am so nervouse about getting this tummy tuck )

Bianca - posted on 02/05/2012

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just thought i would post a side note here. i had a HORRIBLE emergency c-section, that left a horrid scar that didn't heal properly & now causes horrible pain that requires pain meds to deal with. & also messed up my stomach & my muscles. No one is the same & also no surgery is the sam as doctors are not robots & do thing differently. From what she said, yes it could be considered medically nessicary. I know that after my 2nd child, my (new) OB told me that he will happily go in & fix the issues (there is about 4 inches in width of -scar- tissue) & yes, do a -slight- tummy tuck to correct my previous doctors careless and messy job. O, & TRICARE will pay for it.

Billie - posted on 09/20/2011

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They will cover it under certain circumstances, I personally know people who've had it done and covered.

Jessie - posted on 09/20/2011

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They will cover breast reduction, my doc tld me they had to removed 500cc's for it to be covered by tricare. i did call and speak to a couple different people at tricare and was told they would not cover a tummy tuck. I know each story is different...but thats what i have learned.

BabyBee13 - posted on 09/19/2011

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I'm looking for follow up posts on this topic - many have said that TriCare "might" approve them, or that they are "looking into it"... what happened?
I was approved for a breast reduction due to chronic back pain earlier this year, but had to wait for 6 months post-partum - then we PCS'd. Now it has been a year since I had a c-section, and I am still in so much pain from the continuous back problem AND the abdominal area, that it is time to head back to the plastic surgeon to request a reduction and a tuck. I'm really hoping the tummy tuck is covered too - we can't afford it otherwise and even if I saved up for it, I don't want to go under twice.
The first surgeon who saw me said that chronic pain is often a reason for TriCare to cover a tummy tuck. If you look at TriCare's covered procedures they will cover it, if it's medically necessary. So who knows?
And as for women who were denied breast reductions - I don't know if this applies to you, but the first surgeon I consulted with says that in order to be medically necessary and approved, they have to be able to remove a certain percentage of your breast tissue based on your weight. It's not measured like going from an FF cup to a DD cup, it's done on weight, so if you are a slim, fit woman who weighs a buck 20 but has huge breasts, it's entirely possible to be denied.

Billie - posted on 07/05/2011

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Tricare will cover a tummy tuck, but only if it's medically necessary. If you're having serious issues physically or mentally you can be considered for one. Of course they won't cover it simply for cosmetic reasons, but if your PCM finds that you're having issues they can get you covered for it. I've met people who've had procedures covered by tricare because of having issues.

Candi - posted on 06/28/2011

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I can't complain about Tricare. I can go to the Dr when I need to and not worry about a huge bill. My son has to have a yearly physical for Boy Scouts--covered! No worries! When my daughter had poison ive--covered! No problem. I don't see why people will complain about it. I work with animals and I am getting my pre exposure rabies vaccinations done for free. If I had to pay for them, it would run well over $700. I don't like my flabby belly and I have back pain and saggy boobs, but I don't expect Tricare to pay for me to look like I'm 20 again. I deal with it. Now the dental insurance is a different story. I clinch my teeth at night causing jaw pain and bad headaches, but the insurance won't cover a mouthguard for me. No explanation, just a flat out NO! Its not cosmetic, its for pain. Oh well, I guess I could get the $40 one from Wal-Mart! lol

Jennifer - posted on 01/01/2011

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My husband was medically retired and we have to pay yearly to keep TriCare Prime. I was so very, very happy when we found out we could keep it because what we pay a YEAR was what we were looking at paying a MONTH through civilian agencies. We have a $12 copay for the doctor and $30 for the ER. I can't complain!

Jennifer - posted on 01/01/2011

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I didn't read all 3 pages... but when I looked into something similar (panniculectomy) TriCare said they only covered such surgeries if you were already on the table cut open for something else. I also found out that I could have it done at my local MTF for free if they had an opening, but after reading up on that, a few people sued for theirs coming out horribly wrong (it was "practice" so she didn't win, she agreed to it).

Shoot, I wanted a breast reduction becase my heavy breasts hurt my back, etc and TriCare said no! I'm jealous of the girls getting boobies when I want my gone, lol.

Sandra - posted on 01/01/2011

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I work for a plastic surgeon, and some plans have cosmetic riders. From my knowledge tummy tucks will not be covered they are completely cosmetic. But panniculectomies, where you have severe weight loss and the excess skin causes rashes, and discomfort can be covered. Good luck!

Bree - posted on 11/22/2010

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They are talking about taking Tricare away and giving us the same insurance that civilians now have access to. I would take Tricare over any other insurance out there, flaws and all. I have to take a medication that civilian insurances wouldn't cover. I would have to pay around $250 a month for that medication. With Tricare, I don't. I think that Tricare is just fine, especially now that we're being threatened to have it taken away I appreciate it more. I'm sorry ladies but I don't think that we SHOULD have everything handed to us. Simply put, we aren't the ones contracted to the Army. We are doing this because we want to, not because we have to. The Army doesn't actually owe us anything. I don't mean to sound harsh, but it's true. Most civilian jobs don't just give you insurance for such a low price. Even if they cover the worker themselves for free (which I've never heard of) for the family you're going to pay $300 or more a paycheck for insurance then you're still going to have co-pays. Have any of you had a C-section with an insurance other than Tricare? I'm guessing it cost a LOT. I was in the hospital for 5 days with a collapsed lung, for just breathing treatments and xrays and basic care it was over $30,000. I couldn't pay that! So if I have to pay for glasses once a year or less, I'm plenty happy to do so. Have you ever paid for an eye exam as well as glasses? It costs a lot more than just the glasses. I paid $120 for my glasses. I only need them for reading, driving and such but I haven't had to get a new pair since 2007.

I do think that Army spouses and children play an integral role for their significant others, I don't think that I need to look a gift-horse in the mouth I guess. I am grateful for every last thing that is provided for me. In this economy without the Army benefits chances are we'd all be blind without glasses cause we'd have to pay an arm and leg for everything else.

Just my perspective.

Adrianna - posted on 11/19/2010

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I have nothing but appreciation for all of you Military Wives!!!
As all of you I wish the coverage of Tricare was better, for eye glasses, and all kinds of medical procedures. I'm starting fertility treatment, and there are several things that aren't cover.
May God bless you, your husbands for their sacrifice and your families!

Carol - posted on 11/18/2010

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I tried to get a tumy tuck after having C-section, hysterectomy, gall bladder, appendectomy, and another one to remove an ovary. Every time I get told it is cosmetic surgery and I have to pay for it. Doesn't sound right but still. I have no stomach muscles and so much is completely number from being cut tooo many times. Wish there was a way for an exception to policy to be made in cases where woman have C-sections or multiple or surgeries. Good Luck!

Myrlaine - posted on 11/18/2010

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Marissa, I so agree with you, I wish the military would do more for the spouses. They do tell us how much they appreciate us during almost every function--but they need to SHOW us that they appreciate us a little more. My husbands last deployment was almost like hell for me, I was pregnant, living in Japan, barely any friends, had to have a c-section and had to fend for myself. My husband came for 10 days and left, when he got there he found out his CO was shot in the head. I was going crazy just thinking I have 3 kids and my husband might not make it home. And to top it off, 22 days before my husband came home my second daughter 2.5 almost lost her life. (While playing she and her sister decides that standing on top of a doll house with a rope from the blinds around her neck would be fun ...they said like a parachute....and jumped off the house...hanging herself) I could have died that day...I swear..i thought i had lost her. My daughter came to me and said "Mommy sissy is hanging off the rope and she looks scary. I don't know were I founf the strength Ijust ran and started pumping her chest...Thank God she is here today healthy, doctors said if my oldest daughter 4.5 didnt come in get me when she did, my daughter would have been brain dead or dead... GOD IS SO GOOD.



I felt like I needed therapy. I was afraid to tell my family and even the friends i made in Japan, cause I was afraid evreyone would thin I was a bad mom, or doing it just so my hubby can come home.



I wish that the military would offer famillies as a whole therapy after deployments--just to help families transition back into this new chapter of life (husband back from deplyment chapter 10).



I mean I am doing good, now, but for a while I was just numb....

Myrlaine - posted on 11/18/2010

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I had three c-sections in a 5 yr. span to three beautiful girls. The first 2 were emergency c-sections. On the 3rd, I got my tubes tied. I am still working on losing my baby "phat," but I would damn sure love it if Tricare would pay for my tummy tuck. Unitl reading these posts, I didn't think that was a possibility, but I will call them to see (there is nothing worng with asking). They might ask me if I am crazy, but what the heck.

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Adrianna I have to agree we r as much part of the military as our soldiers r yet "dependents" don't get the same benefits. Do they honestly believe half these guy would survive one day without their spouses? I know mine wouldn't the only thing he does around here is fix things (I am guessing most r like that) I take care of paying the bills, cleaning, cooking and our 2 kids with little to no help (even when he isn't deployed). Yet we have to pay full price for necessary things like glasses (which I just found out were not even partially covered) and come on now some of us NEED them . I wish they would cover part of the cost of glasses and allow us just 1 cosmetic surgery in a lifetime without medical reason.Isn't feeling better about ourselves reason enough. I would think a soldier who is kept happy at home by a happy spouse would do their job better and be more willing to do what it takes to come home to us.
I would love to have my breasts back where they belong and where they were before I had my 2 kids. I guess in the long term I am lucky No c-section with either of them but I was adorable and 150lbs 10 years ago when we got married now I am just kinda cute and 176lbs thanks to the 8lbs I have lost in the last 3 months.

Adrianna - posted on 11/18/2010

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I've been reading all your comments girls, and many of you are right! I know it's not a medical issue ... aparently.. I think it is, many women suffer from low self steem, that's a medical issue, a psicological issue.
I will never get my 25 yera old body by having a procedure, body ages, but a tummy tuck would help me to feel more secure and confident about my self. I had an emergency c section, and I had a huge abrassion from the sterile strips, due to my latex allergy. My daughter is 22 months old and I barely have feeling around the area, but the scar hurts, not just the phisycal scar but the emotional one hurts too!!!
If tricare covers it, why not??? I think our husbands, and the whole family give the military alot, we as military wives give alot, separation during deployment, taking care of the house, bills, children, and our own emotional needs. I wish They could see that, and help us rebuilt our self steem, feel better about ourselves, look better and feel more beautiful. Don't get me wrong, is not about a Hollywod Thing, is about feel confident with your self in front of a mirror, trying on clothes at the store, and even more... getting naked in front of your soldier!!!!

Amanda - posted on 11/18/2010

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@Jes-

The short answer is No. It is considered elective cosmetic surgery. That being said Tricare does everything on a case by case basis. If you are experiencing pain, discomfort, that sort of thing they may let you have it. The best thing you can do is talk to your PCM and see if they can submit a request for one. I personally want my breasts reduced because of my back pain. I was told by Tricare that is considered elective cosmetic until it actually starts affecting my spine (like causing curving). So, give it a try. If they deny you, you can always try again in 6 months or so if it's not any better.

Janice - posted on 11/17/2010

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Yes smart lipo, a friend told me about it and another is getting it all over and its ganna be like $600 which doesnt seem like a bad price. I just need my thighs n stomach towards the love handles lol. Im pretty tone underneath too also due to the sit ups. i went from doing a 3sets of 5 to 3sets of 20 lol. I feel good till i look in the mirror before a shower :/ but yea youtube it they should have a video, it's done with a laser

Candi - posted on 11/17/2010

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Smart Lipo? Sounds cool. Thats all my issue is, the marshmallow!! Even my daughter will poke it and say "ooooh squishy!"...and she's 10!! I have good muscle tone underneath, but nobody can see it for the jiggle I have on top of it!!

Janice - posted on 11/17/2010

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To candi: I wouldnt roll my eyes at you regardless if your 100lbs i was tiny before i got pregnant. Im stuck at 150 but i used to be 135...i'm not used to being this big and when i seem to feel good about my self i see my stomach and how wrinkley it is and how jello'y it is. I'm planing on having another baby so i don't want to do anything for it now but when im done with kids imma get Smart Lipo...look it up its hella cheap,you can go to work the nxt day and it helps tone not just take out fat

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You may be able to get them to pay to remove the extra skin if you can show a medical need but they consider the tummy tuck itself to be cosmetic and will not approve it. I just had one done. Tricare paid for a portion and I paid for the rest. First step is to go see your pcp regarding your pain and discomfort.

Candi - posted on 11/17/2010

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I know very few women with no belly fat after having babies. Mine were all natural births and I have belly fat that sit ups cannot take away. Its just extra skin. But heck, people get mad at me when I say the first thing about it b/c I only weigh 100 pounds. So if I mention the fat, people will roll their eyes and say "whatever. You don't know fat". Then why do I feel like I have a marshmallow sticking to the front of me? My shirt size went from small to a medium and even though I exercise, the flab is still there. And my youngest is 5 yrs old!! Too much stretching of the belly!!

Maggie - posted on 11/17/2010

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I know exactly what you mean... There is no feeling but the scar hurts... had my son 3 years ago and still hasn't gone away

Janice - posted on 11/17/2010

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I would just like to add that i had a Emergency c-section also and i will need a tummy tuck eventually. It has nothing to do with how it looks like others have said but it's because i can't wear normal jeans without the scar hurting and the stomach (extra) gets stuck in my zipper and hurts after awhile in any jeans. Its so loose that no creams will work and its just there. I do sit up every other day and have lost 60lbs of the baby weight.

Kendra - posted on 11/17/2010

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i didnt read every single post but the few that i skimmed through seemed to laugh and say tricare would never cover something that is not medically necessary .

i have heard MULTIPLE cases of women who have gotten tricare to cover their boob jobs by saying that they are depressed after having kids and their husbands dont love them anymore. I have a neightbor who's sister in law played this card and got her boobs done. she said she had to prove that it was really taking a toll on her marriage.

so dont be quick to believe that tricare wont cover everything. however, my mother inlaw has the same problem as you and she has tried for years to get tricare to cover it and they simply wont. so i dont know why bob jobs get covered and tummy tucks dont?

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They won't. I've had 2 c-sections, as well as a hysterectomy. There are sometimes unusual cases at military hospitals where you MIGHT be able to get it...if they are training plastic surgeons. I had a friend get a breast-lift...Tricare paid for the surgery, but she had to pay for the implants required in the lift.

Alexandra - posted on 11/15/2010

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hi jes,
tricare will only pay for a tummy t. if you have lost lots of weight and your skin in hanging down really bad or if you have any bad pain. If you are in pain they will send you to thousend of doctors first before they cover a tt( I tried to get a tummy tuck too but it was just crazy so i gave up trying)some people get lucky though but good luck to you

Serena - posted on 11/15/2010

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After this posting I had done my research and the way I interpret it to say is that you can after an emergency c-section (along with PCM referral of course) but you only have to the end of the year the surgery (c-section) happened in to get it covered.
I had my baby in April, So I need to get on the ball cause there's only a month (give or take left) to get it scheduled.

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It will only be covered if your doctor deems it medically necessary. I know my friend had it done because after she lost 160lbs she was getting infections in the rolls from the extra skin.

I had heard about 1 cosmetic surgery being coveed but when I called Tricare to find out about it they said that my PCM had to refer me to a Plastic surgeon for a medically necessary surgery. It also depends on how the surgeon file the paperwork with Tricare. I called because i wanted to see about a breast lift because I keep getting a rash under my breasts

LauraBeth - posted on 11/12/2010

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with my first child I had to have a emer. C-sec, then shortly after that I became prego again, I knew I had to have another C-sec. after my little girl was born the Dr. did a tummy tuck right there on the spot (and I also got my tubes tide)she told me that it would be a easier recovery on me to have it done at the same time.



I also completely understand about the pain, but no feeling at the incision sight. Best of luck to you

C. - posted on 11/12/2010

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Bree, cochlear implants and a tummy tuck are not comparable. I can see how the implants were a necessity. However, there are many other ways to get rid of a sagging tummy than to just get a tummy tuck.

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First of all, Congratulations! I had an emergency c-section in 1985, and 3 more c-section deliveries after that, to safely deliver each of my children. I've also had several other abdominal surgeries and some complications... including having to have my bladder repaired several times. Eventually I was threatened with the placement of a mylar shield to hold things together. I got feeling back eventually, and with each delivery my abdominal scar was cut away and the opening stitched up new. Yes I have a belly, yes I wish I could have my 25 year old body back...But I am grateful for my surviving children, for being cancer free, and for the simple pleasure of being able to hold my urine. I had to let go of the "Hollywood" ideal and embrace the reality that I now have the figure of a mature woman who has borne children. By all means, do the things that you feel that you need to do to be healthy. Just make sure that you are doing them for the right reasons. Health not "Hollywood" should be the goal. Good luck!

Bree - posted on 11/12/2010

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Hmm, maybe we all need to agree to disagree on this one and Jes should just ask her doc lol.

I think "medically necessary" can be defined in different ways to different people, including Tricare reps and doctors. For example, my friends daughter got cochlear implants. I am sure on here we could argue for a bit as to whether that is "medically necessary" or not and I can see both sides. But the fact remains, Tricare covered it. The same child has also had several other surgeries that could be debated. Are they enhancing quality of life or are they medically necessary. Does what we matter think, or is it only up to the people directly involved?

Ah, the varied opinion of many!! It's a wonderful world we live in...we all get to say our piece and we're free to do so!

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sorry I know this is rude but this post seriously made me laugh! Tricare will never pay for something not medically necessary. The way your stomach looks has nothing to do with the c-section. I had a c-section 5 months ago and my stomach was flat in a few weeks. I do lack some feeling and the incision hurts from time to time, but it's not hard to live with.

Serena - posted on 11/11/2010

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My friend is scheduled to have a tummy tuck in a few weeks. She had liposuction done before on her own dime and now needs the tummy tuck due to all the weight loss. She went and talked to her PCM and they put the referral in and she just has to pay the hospital cost for the room, etc. She's never been pregnant or had any kids. She told them it was an esteem issue and that the folds got caught in her zipper.
On a personal note though I would love it they would cover it because I have pregnant belly, I lost all my baby weight and now my tummy looks like crap.Its not even anymore because when they had to cut the muscle due to my emergency c-section too so I feel your pain. Good luck!

Bree - posted on 11/11/2010

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Whoa whoa whoa, I didn't tell anyone to lie. I said to play that angle meaning bring it up as opposed to just asking for a tummy tuck with no reasoning. She said she's in pain and I guess maybe I read into "hangs over" and figured she had low self esteem from it (I don't have a perfect body and I have dealt with low self esteem in the past, sorry if I assumed Jes). There is no proof of lying because I either mis-read or she is suffering from low self esteem and she already said she was in pain.

I stand by my advice. If you're having a problem Jes, go to the Doc for it whenever you can. If it doesn't get better, talk to someone about the problems and tell them all of the problems be they physical or emotional.

Christina, it's best not to assume someone means something when it wasn't said. That's what I learned from this post. Plays both ways, eh?

If someone has a question in someone else wording it's probably best to ask them what they meant instead of calling it "crap" and threatening others. We're all grown ups, right? Let's act like it.

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i have a friend that had a tummy tuck covered by tricare because the skin hanging caused an irritation..like a rash i guess from moisture in between the folds...she also got implants, but i dont know if those were covered by tricare

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Oh my gosh.. I can't believe I just read that crap. Telling someone to play an angle just to get TRICARE to pay for the surgery?? Why would you lie about something like that, anyway?

Look, Jes.. You can play the angle if you want to, but there's proof right here that you'd be lying. So it's your choice. Play it and get the surgery w/o paying, or you can probably get sued if they found out. Your choice.

Bree - posted on 11/10/2010

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I honestly think it depends on who you ask. I know that if you have a gastric by pass once you reach your goal weight they do a tummy tuck, I had a friend do that. I am sure they will ask if you're going to have more kids, etc. People get approved for some things where as other people don't. It is an elective surgery but maybe if you play the self-esteem/pain angle it will help. Go to the doctor for it a few times so it's documented.
Good luck!

Jessie - posted on 11/09/2010

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A few years back i had called tricare to see if they would cover a tummy tuck as they would for breast reduction i was looking into getting. They had no issues with the breast reduction at all. I never got that done because they said they would not cover a tummy tuck as it was a completely elective procedure. ( i thought i would look so retarded with normal boobs and jelly belly) I had my second baby, and last abou t6 mos ago and would love to have this dangly jelly belly gone, but i dont want to fork out the $7000 i was quoted for about 5yrs ago. I was told definitely no. Maybe things have changed. I would look into it, but i wouldn't hold my breath if i were you.

Tabby - posted on 11/09/2010

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I had an emergnecy c-section with my daughter and since the doctor did a horrible job sewing me up I have a section of fat that somehow got pushed up and now I have a dimple and that little section hangs over. Since where the dimple was, was an open wound for 5 months I had to go see a doctor every week. Once it closed up they said for me to come back so we could talk about fixing it (making it look better). We moved to a different area and I haven't had a chance to see a doctor and ask what they can do. But if I were you I would ask for sure!! Especially if it is causing you pain... I heard while I was in the hospital that if it's something that's their fault then they will fix it.

Candi - posted on 11/09/2010

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After my oldest daughter was born, my belly was numb for over a yr. I didn't have a c-section, but had the loss of intense feeling. Thats why I got my belly button pierced when I did. Feeling was just starting to come back when I had it done, so it was painful. I wish i had done it when my belly was completely numb. lol

Teaha - posted on 11/09/2010

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I too had a emergancy c section with me twins and it is true about not having feeling in that area but still being able to feel pain its kinda weird but ture. dont know about her but for me around my scar it is always cold like there is no blood flow anyone else
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Bernie - posted on 11/09/2010

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i had the same problem! after my daughter i had a emergency c section too. tricare will cover 2 elective ones per family. my hubby told me i could have one after i have this baby im currently pregnant with. i would talk to your doctor about it. i know that if you live close to a big military base or hospital theyll do it.

Candi - posted on 11/08/2010

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I know a spouse that got a tummy tuck in Germany and it was covered by tricare. I also know 2 wives who have gotten free breast implants due to esteem issues. I guess I didn'tcomplain about mine enough, they never offered to pump my boobs up or take away my flabby tummy!!

Crystal - posted on 11/07/2010

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they will do it for one elective procedure but im not sure if its true or not thats wat i heard

Kim - posted on 11/07/2010

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I know someone who got breast implants covered by tricare because of self esteem issues and another woman that had a reduction because of back pain. I would talk to your doctor if it causes you that much discomfort they may do it.

Michelle - posted on 11/06/2010

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It is an elective procedure but if you are stationed in a near a major military hospital they will do it just for the training. I think you should find out and do it! I am going to take my advise and look it up where I live to see if I can get it done too. :)
Good luck!

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