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Tummy Tuck, After WLS, Paid Time Off? - Birmingham, AL
- Juju Bee
- posted 1 year ago
- updated 1 year ago
- Worth It
- Cost: $5,595
- Paul F. Sauer, MD (Birmingham )
So, I am new to this forum. I had Vertical Sleeve...
- 5 Feb 2012
So, I am new to this forum. I had Vertical Sleeve Gastrectomy in July 2010, and have lost almost 150 pounds. I decided to have a tummy tuck- mainly due to recurrent hernias and skin issues. My insurance denied, claiming an exclusion, so I was forced to private pay. My surgery was on Fruday the 3rd; and due to some complications, i had to stay overnight. Anyway, I need some love and advice.
First, how long did most of you need off of work? I had a full TT with muscle repair; and a midline scar. My job requires me to be on my feet 8 hours a day: Two days out,l fro Surgery, and I can barely stand. And, I could deal with the pain- but the surgical drains are awful. How long do most people have to keep them?
All in all, I have no regrets. I have never had a small belly; I've always had that extra roll on my middle- even when I was young.
Also; how many of you have used Short term disability and/ or FMLA? My doc submitted the paperwork last week, but I did not know If there would be issues with approval. Anyway; as I'm laid up at the moment I thought I would reach out to soms of you who had been through it before. Thanks!
Sorry for all the misspelled words in my first...
- 7 Feb 2012
For those of you wondering or in similar situations, because I'm having this surgery to treat recurrent medical issues and because it required in patient hospital care- FMLA is covering my time out of work.
Also, just my own personal words of advice- surggical drains are extremely bothersome. I invested in some mens boxers briefs (In a size up from mine) to give my drain tubing a little pouch to live in. Not attractive in the least, but so much more comfortable. :)
My Doctor: Paul F. Sauer, MD