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Paying for a Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty)

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NHS & Grants for a Tummy Tuck

The NHS will generally not give you a grant for a tummy tuck, it not being seen as totally necessary surgery.  There are certain instances whereby a grant might be given, such as serious disfigurement or disease, but these are rare.  The best candidate for NHS funded abdominoplasty would be someone who has a muscular disease such as rectus diastasis (separation of the muscles in the mid-stomach region), or someone who has lost a serious amount of weight and has excess skin in the abdominal region due to some form of illness.  In order to ascertain if you are eligible for such a grant you need to see your GP and get an assessment, if they agree then they can start the application process for the grant. 

Loans for a Tummy Tuck

There are many companies that provide financial services for those who can’t foot the bill for a tummy tuck straight away.  These are private companies and can offer you quite a good solution if you are desperate for a tummy tuck but can’t afford it.  The money will need to be paid back over the next few years, and often the interest is quite high.  However, if you don’t have the money now it is a viable solution.  There are many advertised online, but it would be worth phoning them and discussing your options before committing to a loan.

Private Medical Insurance for a Tummy Tuck

Most insurance companies will have similar criteria to the NHS is determining whether or not they should pay for your tummy tuck.  It is likely that if you have been refused one on the NHS that you will also be refused by your insurance company.  There might be some instances when this is not the case, and if you do have extensive private medical insurance then it is possible that they will cover the cost of a tummy tuck in certain instances.

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