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    Excess skin after lap band removal

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    Does medicare or full private health care pay for costs of an operation tummy tuck after lap band surgery? I had the operation in 2011 April and until now have lost and kept off 40kgs but have a very droopy tummy now.
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    Dr Michael Yunaev

    Breast Surgeon, General Surgeon

    Dr Michael Yunaev is an Oncoplastic Breast, General and Cosmetic Surgeon and is the Principal Doctor at Breast & Body Clinic. Dr Yunaev is a ... View Profile

    Hello, thank you for your question.

    Abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) is covered for significant weight loss or any of the complications of the weight loss.  

    It is no longer covered for post pregnancy related compications unfortunately.

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