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Will OHIP cover tummy tuck surgery

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    I have had 4 children and my stomach is a mess, I have collapsed muscles and lots of loose skin. My back hurts because when I walk I bend over from the heaviness. I hear breast reduction is sometimes covered my OHIP, is tummy tuck ever covered?

    Dr. Wayne Carman
    Dr. Wayne Carman

    Provincial Health Insurance will sometimes cover a procedure called a “panniculectomy” which is the removal of a heavy abdominal overhang. It is not done for reasons of appearance and is not the same procedure as a tummy tuck. If a better appearance is the goal of surgery, a privately funded tummy tuck (also referred to as an abdominoplasty) is the way to proceed.

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