Are plastics covered by OHIP

Kath L
on 9/24/14 2:07 am

I'm just wondered, if after the weight loss, are plastic surgeries covered by OHIP?

I'm in Ontario ... OHIP ... ya, I figured you would guess that.

 

Kate

 

Karen M.
on 9/24/14 2:26 am - Mississauga, Canada

If medically necessary, a panniculectomy (removal of overhanging skin commonly referred to as an apron below your abdomen) is covered by OHIP. Under certain requirements a breast lift, reduction can also be covered in some cases.

K.

 

Karen

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Catw
on 9/24/14 2:36 am - Arnprior, Canada

You would need to get a consult with a plastic surgeon, and they send in the OHIP request.  Some surgeons have a consult fee, which they will take off your surgery fee if you have it.  If you do get approved, I've heard of people upgrading to a full tummy tuck, and just paying the difference.

Cathy

        

Needanewbeginning
on 9/24/14 5:30 am - Barrie, Canada
RNY on 05/21/13

My panni is approved through OHIP and I am upgrading to a full tummy tuck with mons repair and lipo on my flanks. 

The wait is long for approval and if denied you can appeal. 

Good luck 

Starting weight: 334 lbs.Starting opti weight: 323 lbs, Surgery weight 303 lbs.Surgery-May 21st, 2013 with Dr Hagen at HRRH Goal weight 165 lbs reached at 13 months. Current weight 156 lbs

     

SulowskiT
on 9/24/14 7:35 am

Would you mind a sharing how much these procedures are going to cost you. I a.m only 3 months out and doing great but I know I better start saving if I want to have ny plastics done.  

Swampy1976
on 9/24/14 9:08 am - Marmora, Canada

I'm just over 2 months and I would love to know prices too. A goal to reward myself with and and know what to approx save for.

Needanewbeginning
on 9/24/14 2:27 pm - Barrie, Canada
RNY on 05/21/13

I went to several consults with different plastic surgeons. Incredible how costs varied!

One was $12,995 for the upgraded panni with mons repair, another was $5000. I am going with the $5k one. Even if I had alot of money, I wouldn't spend $12,995. 

Starting weight: 334 lbs.Starting opti weight: 323 lbs, Surgery weight 303 lbs.Surgery-May 21st, 2013 with Dr Hagen at HRRH Goal weight 165 lbs reached at 13 months. Current weight 156 lbs

     

Delicious_Delilah
on 9/24/14 10:26 am - Ottawa, Canada

I was approved for the panni, but upgraded to the full tummy tuck. 

My share was $4,500.  It included mons adjustment.   That was in Ottawa this summer...

Having arms/legs done later this year.  Don't have full price yet. Will gave more info in a couple of weeks. 

DD

    

 

 

 

 

    

    

    

Diminishing Dawn
on 9/24/14 11:37 am - Windsor, Canada

In less than 2 weeks I will be getting a fleur de lis tummy tuck with muscle repair.  Panni is paid by Ohip.  I'm paying $4080 out of pocket.

dawn

13+years post op RNY. first year blog here or My LongTimer blog. Tummy Tuck Dr. Matic 2014 -Ohip funded panni Windsor WLS support group.message me anytime!
HW:290 LW:139 RW: 167 CW: 145

Swampy1976
on 9/24/14 3:12 pm - Marmora, Canada

Thanks for sharing the prices!!

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