It's Time for Me to Look out for Me! - Georgia, GA

Getting my insurance to reply was the worst. I...

Getting my insurance to reply was the worst. I first discussed this with my physician in September paperwork was submitted and we heard nothing back. I called office several times for update and they had no more insurance than me. I called insurance company every week day for 3 weeks and finally got the answer "APPROVED, except $1000". I get pre-op couple days before procedure, no big deal. I checked into out-patient @ 6:00 a.m. and checked out @ 1:00 p.m. surgery was about 2 hrs (but I don't do well with the waking up process). I went home with 2 difference pain medication and antibiotics. But honestly wasn't in a lot of pain at all. BUT I have a very high toleration for pain. I took a total of 2 pain pills one the night of surgery and the next night (because I was afraid of getting in pain) after that no pain meds was necessary. I was up walking(bent over), but walking the morning after surgery. I have f/u apt with Dr. he and I were both well pleased. He told me I could stay off work for 10 to 14 days, but it really wasn't necessary (FOR ME). I would and have recommended this procedure to my "fluffy girlfriends". Wish I would have done this years ago!!!! Can't wait until summer. :)
Macon Plastic Surgeon

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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May I ask which insurance you have?
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TnPeech, Thank you for posting this information. I am soo beginning to think it's time for me to do something about this flap. I too had large babies, nearly 9lbs and then nearly 11lbs! The flap is because I was sooo huge during my pregnancies. 24 years later...!!!@ I am 51 and not at ideal weight. And with the most recent hormonal changes (menopause) , it seems I may never reach ideal weight. It's been 24 years now and I am HAPPY with ever other curve on my body. Just need that flap gone. I'm a bit scared to be cut on again. But so unhappy with this flap. Especially because it's always irritated, itching, hurting, oozing, etc., etc.,...I'm so sad about it!
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Hi there, welcome and thanks so much for sharing with us!

If you don't mind me asking, because of the long incision line, did you have any fears/trouble with the incision splitting or opening at all?

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Kristy, no I didnt have any splitting and really wasn't afraid of any. I had a c-section with my last baby and knew ur body will tell u when to stop whatever u are doing before u hurt yourself. And Dr Freeman explained that there r several levels (internal and external) stitches.
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Thanks for letting me know! I will need this surgery probably sometime next year and I'm so afraid of moving around and splitting stitches, etc. Also the pain, I don't really handle pain well or have a particularly high tolerance for it!

Did you have this surgery because of weight loss?

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The pain was the same as my c-section.. BUT I handle pain well. No weight surgery I had a big baby several yrs ago and just had the hanging skin. Remember I DIDN'T have a Tummy Tuck. The pain and recovery is more intense with TT.
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Thanks for all of the info, hopefully I'll be prepared for it, when it comes around! :-)

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I'm here if u need me
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Thank you, I appreciate that!

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