I have a couple questions concerning possibly having a tummy tuck done. I have 3 children and we are considering a fourth in the next year and a half. With each pregnancy, my abdomen has become more stretched and I'm left with an "overhang" or an "apron" of tissue no matter how many toning exercises I do. My first question, and I'm pretty sure I know what the answer will be, do insurance companies generally pay anything for the procedure and if not, what is the average cost? My second question is related to pain medication given after surgery. I have had wisdom teeth removed, a bad tooth extracted and my gallbladder removed in the past. For each of these I was prescribed either hydrocodone (vicodin) and tylenol 3. I have terrible reactions to these meds.I feel sick to my stomach, very dizzy, and I usually end up vomiting or having dry heaves (not fun when you have abdominal stitches for a gallbladder extraction.) They didn't help much with the pain either and I decided the pain was preferable to the side effects of the drugs. The only exception was that the first med I was put on after having a wisdom tooth extraction was Percocet which didn't make me sick to my stomach at all and really killed the pain but my gums hadn't healed all the way before the 3 day supply they gave me ran out and they wouldn't give me more percocet but instead switched me to vicodin. If I do decide to have surgery, should I request Percocet or is there another drug that generally doesn't have the side effects that Vicodin/hydrocodone/tylenol 3 have on me? The surgeon that did my wisdom teeth was adament about not refilling percocet so I wondered if there's a reason for this and if I do have surgery if that would be refused and if so, what else to request? I can't imagine being so horribly sick to my stomach with sutures after a tummy tuck and then not being able to have effective pain relief! Just the thought of that makes me less likely to pursue it than the possible cost!