Plastic Surgery After Weight-Loss Surgery?

Updated on October 24, 2019 in Post-Operation Surgery Questions & Answers
4 on October 16, 2019

I have lost a significant amount of weight and have some hanging skin now. Has anyone opted to have plastic surgery to remove excess skin after losing weight? I’m thinking about looking into it, but I’m sure it’s not covered by insurance and is pricey. 

 
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0 on October 16, 2019

Double check on the insurance, Jenny. Some people get sores, rashes, and even yeast infections in the folds of their skin. If the excess skin is harmful to your health, your insurance may cover a portion of the surgery, or it might cover the full amount depending on what you need done. It’s worth trying.

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0 on October 16, 2019

It’s much more expensive than I ever dreamed.  I started saving up a few months ago and it will take some time to gather the funds.  I need my arms done, but my insurance plan only covers certain things like a panniculectomy (removal of excess skin hanging over the public bone).  My mom went through skin removal surgery and she had body contouring done along with it.  She said it was harder on her body than the weight-loss surgery itself. She was sore afterwards for a long while and it created some visible scars.  My mom has no regrets though. 

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1 on October 23, 2019

I need to have skin removal surgery around my thighs, belly, and arms.  I’m dreading it though, as I’ve heard that it’s pretty painful afterwards.  I’m going to have body contouring done too so it’s considered an aesthetic service and isn’t covered by my medical insurance.  That’s okay with me.  I’m just happy it covered my weight-loss surgery since it’s improved my quality of life dramatically. 

on October 24, 2019

Plastic reconstruction can be done I other countries for fractions of the price. In the USA MMO (MOMMY MAKEOVER) is about $25K,
In MX, about 11k. There are amazing surgeons. If u plan to do medical tourism, for plastics, the #1in the world for plastics is Venezuela, but Mexico offers it’s best to us as well. 😉

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