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catwoman7
on 9/23/18 12:37 pm
RNY on 06/03/15
Topic: RE: skin removal

or maybe audition for "Skin Tight"?

RNY 06/03/15 by Michael Garren (Madison, WI)

Plastic Surgery 08/10/18 and 12/07/18 by Lawrence Zachary (Chicago, IL)

MarinaGirl
on 9/23/18 7:13 am
Revision with
Topic: RE: skin removal

Another option is to get plastic surgery in Mexico or another country that charges less if cost is a hindrance, but you'll still have to save up and spend thousands of dollars.

Laura in Texas
on 9/23/18 5:49 am
Topic: RE: skin removal

Get a loan. Payments would not be any more than a car payment. If your credit score sucks, work on fixing that and then get a loan.

Many of us have had to self-pay. Get less expensive housing, get rid of cable, get a less expensive car. Get a second job. There are many things we can do to save money. Make a plan and do it.

Laura in Texas

52 years old; 5'7" tall; HW: 339 (BMI=53); GW: 140 CW: 150 (BMI=24)

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."

CerealKiller Kat71
on 9/22/18 10:50 pm
RNY on 12/31/13
Topic: RE: skin removal

I really need someone to pay my mortgage, because I can't get my kitchen remodeled because my house payment leaves me too little for granite countertops. It's preventing me from getting my home in House Beautiful because my home doesn't look the part to be in the magazine!

Does anyone know a contractor who will remodel my kitchen for FREE in Ohio?

"What you eat in private, you wear in public." --- Kat

peachpie
on 9/22/18 2:11 pm - Philadelphia, PA
RNY on 04/28/15
Topic: RE: skin removal

What if someone came to your class and said that they really, really want to lose weight, but can't afford fitness classes and asked you to instruct them for free? I mean they'd be advancing their health, so what would you say to them?

5'6.5" High weight:337 Lowest weight:193/31 BMI: Goal: 195-205/31-32 BMI

hollykim
on 9/22/18 1:39 pm - Nashville, TN
Revision on 03/18/15
Topic: RE: skin removal
On September 21, 2018 at 11:24 PM Pacific Time, zumbawithpatria wrote:

Are there any surgeons in or around the state of Oregon who will perform skin removal for surgery FREE? I have gone around and around with my insurance companies and they are having none of it. Since it is cosmetic and I have no rashes or anything. I am stuck! I am a Zumba fitness instructor and it sucks having to wear long sleeves while working out. Because of all my extra skin its preventing me from getting fitness jobs in some organizations because I don't "look" the part and its holding me back from certifications in other formats. I cannot expand my career in the fitness industry.

so, because you want a job as a Zumba instructor, surgeons should give you free surgery?

Really?

 


          

 

Gwen M.
on 9/22/18 12:28 pm, edited 9/22/18 5:30 am
VSG on 03/13/14
Topic: RE: skin removal

Why would a specialized medical professional perform this intensive surgery for free?

I mean.. maybe you can find a plastic surgeon who specializes in reconstructive surgery after weight loss who is also a zumba aficionado and barter free zumba lessons for life?

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)

zumbawithpatria
on 9/21/18 4:24 pm - Portland, OR
Mini Gastric Bypass on 06/24/13
Topic: skin removal

Are there any surgeons in or around the state of Oregon who will perform skin removal for surgery FREE? I have gone around and around with my insurance companies and they are having none of it. Since it is cosmetic and I have no rashes or anything. I am stuck! I am a Zumba fitness instructor and it sucks having to wear long sleeves while working out. Because of all my extra skin its preventing me from getting fitness jobs in some organizations because I don't "look" the part and its holding me back from certifications in other formats. I cannot expand my career in the fitness industry.

Erin T.
on 9/21/18 5:05 am
VSG on 01/17/17
Topic: RE: Patients of Dr. Michaels - quick question!

Yes! I believe he quoted me 11 1/2 hours and did it in about 10 hours. I had a BL (fat transfer, no augmentation) and LBL.

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

Cyndy C.
on 9/20/18 10:55 pm
RNY on 02/26/18
Topic: Aetna approval?!?

I would like to know how long did it take for Aetna to approve skin removal surgery? Dr submitted all requirements but i have no estimated time frame? Anyone?

1wk post op CW: 169| BW: 261| SW: 251,

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