It has been a while, but I remember in the past people paying 3,000 - 5000 extra to upgrade a panni to a full tummy tuck.
Laura in Texas
51 years old; 5'7" tall; HW: 339 (BMI=53); CW: 140 (BMI=22)
RNY: 09-17-08 Dr. Garth Davis
brachioplasty: 12-18-09 Dr. Wainwright; lbl/bl: 06-28-11 Dr. LoMonaco
"If what you're doing doesn't work, change what you're doing - don't complain that it doesn't work."
I am Canadian....
I went in for my consult....
I wear looking for a complete abdominal plasty (complete with the muscle tightening)
I also need a umbilical hernia repair...
The plastic surgeon said that OHIP (our medical insurance only covers $1000 for the Paniculectomy
There is a criteria for the Paniculectomy.
Your weight must be stable for 6 months, documented rash or irritation, your skin must hang well below your pubic bone. They submit request to insurance OHIP & wait for approval.
Paniculectomy is not pretty. Abdominal plasty will yield better results. Belly button will be repositioned.
I asked how much does OHIP cover for the hernia repair. He says, "Oh that is only $250 and it is included in the $1000.
I was sceptical and asked him what doctor would do a hernia repair for $250? Honestly??
You can't even get a tooth pulled for that amount?
His total was $13000 minus the $1000 for the Paniculectomy & hernia repair.
That is ridiculous!
This plastic surgeon rubbed me the wrong way.
Dishonest & shady....
I am going to shop around and quite honestly, I am hoping our Canadian $$ will be at par and I will go to Florida and have my work done there.
NB... OHIP WILL COVER SEX CHANGE OPERATION FIR $30000 BUT WILL NOT COVER PLASTY SURGERY FOLLOWING MASSIVE WEIGHT LOSS.SO UNFAIR....
Roux En Y - Jan. 4, 2017
HW 283 SW 260 CW 167
Wt.Loss M:1-23 - M:2-14 M:3-13 - M:4-12 M:5-8
IN THE END WE ONLY REGRET CHANCES WE DIDN'T TAKE.