Abdominal or tummy tuck procedures can be considered cosmetic or medically necessary. If you have had insurance approved "bariatric" surgery, you may be a good candidate for insurance approved abdominal surgery. I will fight for your right to have this surgery and have done so recently going "peer to peer" and making sure the insurance company follows its own rules. I can't describe how good it felt to see the appreciation in my patient's eyes when she looked at her flat tummy. Cosmetic tummy tucks can restore self esteem and remove skin that cannot be lost any other way after dieting has gotten you to your ideal body weight.