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How to find pro bono tummy tuck work?

  • MaryG62
  • Florida
  • 4 years ago

I had a tummy tuck at Jackson Memorial and it was a disaster and now I do not have the money to have it corrected. I was told that there are doctors that do pro bono work. If this is so than how would I find a doctor? Thaks

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Be careful for looking for a doctor just based on cost especially wanting one for little or no cost. There are BAD surgeons out there and that is who you could end up with. And a bad surgeon could damage your body & health much worse than how you look & feel now. One lady on here paid for what she thought was an excellent surgeon. She didn't pick him on costs either and thought she was getting a great surgeon. And she ended up getting a hematoma that her surgeon fixed in his office by cutting her open & pushing it out. He inserting a drain. She ended up with both a staph & strep infection. It turned into a massive infection in her body & was hospitalized. Her surgeon had no hospital privileges and she had to pay another one to fix what the first guy had done. She had 2 very large openings in her incision that took special care & months to fix. This is just one case of a surgeon who should not be doing surgery so if you are looking based on just little or no money you could be setting yourself up for some major problems.
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I am a 45 year old woman whose looking for a good plastic surgern to do pro bono tummy tuck at no cost to little . I have some money saved but not alot and i am in need of this procedure. I am a mother of 4 and i've tried dieting, exercising, and all of it and i havent had any good thing happen please notify me if theres any one who does this work for little or no money.
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I would contact teaching hospitals...like the University hospitals...or maybe military hospitals...I had a bad experience with a military teaching hospital...so tread lightly. University of Oklahoma does it (teaching hospital here where I am). Call around. Best of luck!
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A tummy tuck is an elective procedure... and, an expensive one at that. I would venture to say that over 90% of the women on this site, including myself did not have $8000 (sometimes more) just laying around... I saved and used my tax return money because I knew I would never feel happy and confident about myself without having had this. I have wanted one for years infact my first consult with my doctor was 3 years ago. It has been an uphill battle to get in a position where spending this money isnt going to crush me... but, it still is rather tight. I should add I am a single mother. This is not a medically necessary procedure and unfortunatly PS's hear all day everyday about the effects of weight loss/gain and pregnancy on a womans body so, I would say the sympathy factor might be hard if not impossible to find, as far as getting something done for free... and as the doctor previously mentioned to the original poster even if a doctor DID waive his fees you are still looking at 2-3000 for hospital and anesthesia fees... these fees are not affiliated with the doctor so, to get them waived... well, its not going to happen. If you find you want it bad enough, just save and be patient. Trust me I know you dont want to hear that but, you have a lot better of a chance of being able to save up and pay or finance a TT then you do getting a PS to do one for free, inmy opinion.
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what an excellent reply I am mine, very well put.
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Hello - I am looking for a doctor willing to do a pro bono tummy tuck for me. I am 38 and just had my 3rd baby. I have obsessed over my belly for years, and will never have the money to get the procedure done. After my first baby and a 50 lb weight gain my belly has never been the same and no amount of diet of work out will help me. I have always been small around 125 lbs and having a normal looking belly is something I think about and wish for every day. I would be so thankful for someone willing to help me.
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suzie...Im not sure you will ever find someone to do it for you...if that were the case all of us would have gotten it free yrs ago. I have been waiting 20 yrs to do this.20 yrs of hiding this belly and being literally disgusted over it.
Things will change in your life over the years and so will your finances. Your little ones wont be little forever...thats when they are expensive...lol. Start now by saving as much as you can..have a garage sale every yr and bank that as TT money. Start a change jar as well.Keep your credit in good standing and when you can afford a monthly payment(thats =to a car payment)you can do it that way.Good luck. and if you find a PS that works for free simply on wish and desire..let me know cuz i want a breast lift...lol
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Sorry to hear about your negative experience. With regards to pro bono work, you might have luck finding a surgeon to waive his/her fee for the procedure, but you aren't likely to have that happen with the facility and the anesthesia provider. I think you'd be astounded at the expense involved simply with these other items. At any rate, your best option would be to call around in your area and speak to the offices of your local plastic surgeons. It is too bad that the tax schedule doesn't reward charitable work, or you might find more options. Brzowski Plastic Surgery Ogden, UT
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I'm sorry I don't know how to answer this. I think it's a matter of calling around and finding a doctor who might be willing to perform surgery pro bono. Perhaps a teaching hospital? Maybe you could contact the American Board of Plastic Surgery and see if they have any insights for you.
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Thanks for your reply. The thing is that Jackson Memorial is a teaching hospital and I believe that is why the surgery was such a disaster!
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