55 Years Old and Ready To Feel Good Again ..... - Saint Peters, MO

After multiple pregnancies and several surgeries...

After multiple pregnancies and several surgeries involving my stomach area I have decided to take the plunge. Overlapping skin, lots of scars, not to mention reoccurring irritation and raw areas. I can keep it relatively under control with constant cleaning and LOTS of medicated powder & ointments. But when my gynecologist saw it and suggested abdominoplasty I took that as a sign to move forward.

Unfortunately my insurance does not see it as a problem. After submitting some very embarrassing pictures and letters of necessity I was rapidly declined any form of coverage. They have very little compassion for the quality of life this condition brings about. So I am totally on my own with the cost. Thank goodness for Care Credit that allows me to make payments for part of it.

I am so excited and terrified at the same time. I trust my surgeon completely but do not do anesthesia or pain meds well. I have panic attacks when in recovery and extreme nausea from meds. So I know I will be a basket case as the date of surgery gets closer. But I want to feel good again and that is stronger then my fear I guess. I am so glad to be on this site and meeting new friends that are going through the same journey. Hugs to you all and we can do this !! :)
Saint Louis Plastic Surgeon

Dr. Copeland and his staff are very professional and really help to make this journey as easy as possible. I have called several times with questions and have always been treated with nothing but kindness. I have full confidence in him. A friend of mine was in a bad accident and had facial injuries. Dr. Copeland did the surgery to repair the damage and you cannot tell anything had ever happened. So I know when my surgery date comes I have the best doctor anyone could ask for :)

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