- HEALTH TRACKER
It is so worth it! You are worth it!
Please take my word on it. You've come such a long way and you will be sooooooo much happier once it's done. You will be amazed at how well your clothing fits, you will have much more confidence and it makes your journey to get here so much more barable. It has nothing to do with being vain, it is a health concern to have overhanging skin and also take into account the way you feel about yourself (your mental health is just as important as your physical health).
Dr. Toy is amazing, he took off 13 lbs of skin and 2.5 lbs of fat through lipo. I went from a size 14 to a 10 and after almost a year I still have a small waist. My only regret is that I didn't do my thighs at the same time, so now I have a tiny waist and large thighs (it's impossible to find jeans that fit correctly!). Dr. Toy doesn't like to do the thighs outside of a hospital setting so if you have a lot of extra skin there, then I would do it while he does your stomach (the only way to do a surgery in a hospital is to have AHC cover at least part of it and they will only cover your stomach surgery, it's complicated). I'm still trying to find a way to get my thighs done by him.
I know you said your husband is against it, did he tell you why? Is he worried that you may leave once you feel better about yourself? My husband was so happy and excited for me when I had my surgery. He loves it to this day and doesn't hide the fact that he loves to touch my flat belly. It's helped us in many many ways.
You really need to look deep into yourself and do what is best for you, what would make you feel better? It seems selfish in a way, but it's not, it will make you feel better about yourself which in turn makes you happier and it makes everyone around you happier. It's a win/win if you ask me.
Sorry for the long post. Feel free to pm me if you want more info on my surgery etc.
Way more than 3 inches. I didn't measure before hand but I had a huge amount of hanging skin and now I don't. It's quite amazing the transformation I went through.
I hear ya about the cost, I got a loan from the bank and still paying it off. It was well worth it, though, I would do it again in a heartbeat.
Regarding your question about your butt, that will not be covered and I believe it would be a separate surgery. I don't think he'll do the abdominoplasty in addition to a butt lift as well as your thighs and breasts, it's just too much at once.
I can't help you with the wait times because I got in to see him within 2 months of my referral and had my surgery within 2 months after I saw him. I know after I got to see him he wasn't taking referrals for a while because he was too busy. I guess the only thing you can do is call the office and ask?
A friend of mine had her panni and thighs done, I can't remember if she got her breasts done at the same time, I'd have to ask her and I believe she paid something like $10,000. As for my costs, I got my abdominoplasty, monsplasty, muscle repair and lipo and I paid $6500 plus tax. If you want to get your thighs done, I'd recommend getting them done at the same time as the panni because Dr. Toy wont do thighs outside of a hospital setting. He can only do surgery in the hospital if a portion of it is being covered by AHC and they only cover panni's and breast reductions. I believe any other surgery he can do at his office but you'll end up paying for the anesthesiologist, room fees, nurses etc etc... you also wont have overnight care, it'll just be day surgery.
I wish I would have gotten my thighs done at the same time as my abdominoplasty, I have a flat belly and huge (in comparison) thighs. It makes finding clothes really difficult. Oh well, nothing I can do about it now, although I do try to tell people that if they want their thighs done to be sure to say something when you meet with him.
Best of luck, feel free to pm me with any other questions.