money for plastics

samiamiam
on 1/26/18 12:24 pm

Hello, I am truly wondering how people afford plastic surgery. I have about $20,000 worth of plastics I am wanting and that is the price in Mexico.

I am getting out of debt this year and next year I am saving my tax return and other monies and hope that I can save half of that. I also have care credit however, the interest rate is 24%

Thank you,

Tammy

Thank you to all who take the time to share and give me advice.
Teresa
Erin T.
on 1/26/18 12:59 pm
VSG on 01/17/17

I think it depends on your personal situation and credit. I funded a large portion of mine from cash and the other portion from a short-term personal loan. I have good credit and got a decent interest rate and it will be paid off quickly.

VSG: 1/17/17

5'7" HW: 283 SW: 229 CW: 130-ish GW: 145

Pre-op: 53 M1: 22 M2: 12 M3: 12 M4: 8 M5: 10 M6: 11 M7: 5 M8: 6 M9-M13: 15-ish

LBL/BL w/ Fat Transfer 1/29/18

vacationlover
on 1/26/18 1:45 pm

I had to prioritize what I really care about... so I ended up just getting a 360 LBL with a fleur de liz and BL. Legs and arms are still baggy, but my torso is awesome! Definitely worth it!

CW: 130ish HW: 264 SW:254 Hgt: 5'2

Goals-Dr:159-MET Mine:140-MET!!! Final Goal: 135-MET!!!!!

W4:-22 W8:-11 W12:-10.5 W16:-12 W20:-11.5 W24:-9.5 W28:-8 W32:-7.5 W36:-8 W40:-7.5 W44:-5 W48: -4.5 1Yr/W52: -7

samiamiam
on 1/26/18 5:26 pm

Thank you for replying. Do you have photos? How much did all of it cost? I know that everyone is different. I need an upper and lower body lift

Tammy:)

vacationlover
on 1/27/18 5:19 am

I went to one of the top plastic surgeons in the state, and it was just under $18,000. They had a 6 month no interest financing package, and I did that.

CW: 130ish HW: 264 SW:254 Hgt: 5'2

Goals-Dr:159-MET Mine:140-MET!!! Final Goal: 135-MET!!!!!

W4:-22 W8:-11 W12:-10.5 W16:-12 W20:-11.5 W24:-9.5 W28:-8 W32:-7.5 W36:-8 W40:-7.5 W44:-5 W48: -4.5 1Yr/W52: -7

Gwen M.
on 1/26/18 5:19 pm, edited 1/26/18 9:20 am
VSG on 03/13/14

When I started my reconstructive surgeries, I had no debt aside from my mortgage and lots and lots of room on low interest credit cards and my home equity line of credit. I also had a fair amount in savings as I have automatic monthly transfers set up to savings that I then forget about. My mom was also kind enough to give me gift of about 10-15% of the total cost.

So.. savings, debt, and a lovely gift from my mom.

I'll be paying off the debt for most all of 2018 probably, but it was worth every penny.

VSG with Dr. Salameh - 3/13/2014
Diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder and started Vyvanse - 7/22/2016
Reconstructive Surgeries with Dr. Michaels - 6/5/2017 (LBL & brachioplasty), 8/14/2017 (UBL & mastopexy), 11/6/2017 (medial leg lift)

Age 41 Height 5'4" HW 319 (1/3/2014) SW 293 (3/13/2014) CW 149 (7/16/2017)
Next Goal 145 - normal BMI | Total Weight Lost 170

TrendWeight | Food Blog (sort of functional) | Journal (down for maintenance)

Gwen M.
on 1/26/18 5:26 pm
VSG on 03/13/14

Did you not end up getting a tummy tuck on June 10 in 2012?

VSG with Dr. Salameh - 3/13/2014
Diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder and started Vyvanse - 7/22/2016
Reconstructive Surgeries with Dr. Michaels - 6/5/2017 (LBL & brachioplasty), 8/14/2017 (UBL & mastopexy), 11/6/2017 (medial leg lift)

Age 41 Height 5'4" HW 319 (1/3/2014) SW 293 (3/13/2014) CW 149 (7/16/2017)
Next Goal 145 - normal BMI | Total Weight Lost 170

TrendWeight | Food Blog (sort of functional) | Journal (down for maintenance)

MyBariatricLife
on 1/27/18 12:48 pm

My facial plastic surgeon took Care Credit interest free for an entire year.

Living larger than ever,
My Bariatric Life

Dizzy

FuturePinUp
on 1/28/18 11:22 am

I took out a loan against my 401k, so now I'm paying myself back. Absolutely worth it for the results I've received.

VSG: 06/24/15 // Age: 35 // Height: 5'10" // Lost so far: 190 lbs

HW: 348 (before 2 week pre-op diet) // SW: 326 // CW: 158

TT/Lipo & BL/BA: 07/21/17 with Dr. Reish (NYC) BL/BA Revision: 01/11/18 with Dr. Reish (NYC)

Unconventional Sleever & Low-Carb Lifer

joanne0658
on 1/29/18 8:00 am
with

For my tummy tuck I used CareCredit/2 year/No Interest and paid it back in 7 months. Using CareCredit again, same deal for my BL and Mons fix on 3/2/18(and going to try to pay off soonest, if able).

Age: 59 | Height: 5'3.5 | Surgery Date: 07/24/15 | Starting Weight: 292 | Surgery Weight: 267 | Goal Weight:150 | Current Weight: 149 | WL so far: 143 lbs

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