help and advice about tummy tuck

  • marysteffey
  • 2 years ago

Help and advice wanted Hi all, I am new to this board and need advice and help.  I have lost 115 lbs and have maintained for about 1 1/2 years and cant seem to get down any lower.....I have thin legs arms butt and  chest and hold all my weight in my belly and abdomin. I have had 6 pregnancies and a c bmi in about 29.....  I have had severe infections in the area of panus under the fold of skin and have been treated twice for mrsa.  .the first Dr I saw said he would do lipo in upper ab with the tummy tuck and mmuscle tightening but unfortunately insurance denied it with him as not medically necessary,  I saw a second Dr and got insurance approval for the skin removal and I will pay seperately for the muscle tightening but he doesnt do lipo at the same time due to blood flow problems.....My part of the surgery will be $3900 which is about a $1000 dollars more than the other Dr who was going to do lipo,,,,,,it is not about the $$   but I am wondering what to do....because i am paying more and he is not doing the lipo......I am also worried as I have fat under my skin and I am hoping that will be removed too....I am also a coward and worried about the pain,,,,,,I had a c section and really did not feel that was bad but was in hospital on morphine for 2 days is scarey going home the same day, Mary 

Comments (1)

Congratulations on your amazing journey of weight loss. My recommendation is to spend the night one night and have someone with you to help when you get home. I'm not going to lie the pain is brutal for the first few days. Each day gets better! I'm a year out and there isn't a day that goes by that I don't feel so proud of myself for making the decision to do this! I would get a few more consults if you're not satisfied with what the first one said. Good luck!