Compression garment coverage

on 2/2/19 6:41 am
VSG on 06/26/17

Does anyone know if the compression garment for after LBL is covered by insurance? $294. Is a little pricey!!

on 2/2/19 8:15 am

Mine wasn't and I thought what a high price for a throw away item. But, you know, I spent so much time in it that the cost over usage made the output reasonable. As much as I hated to be in the thing, I came to rely upon it like a security blankie at the end and almost can say I missed it a little bit when it was time to say goodbye. That said, my cost was nothing NEAR what you have quoted. Ouch!

Good luck with your surgery!

  goal!!! August 20, 2013   age: 59  High weight: 345 (June, 2011)  Consult weight: 293 (June, 2012)  Pre-Op: 253 (Nov., 2012) Surgery weight: 235 (Dec. 12, 2012) Current weight: 145

 TOTAL POUNDS LOST- 200 (110 pounds lost before surgery, 90 pounds lost Post Op.diabetes in remission-blood pressure normal-cholesterol and triglyceride levels normal!  BMI from 55.6  supermorbidly obese to 23.6  normal!!!!  



Gwen M.
on 2/2/19 9:07 am
VSG on 03/13/14

That's about twice as much as I paid for any of my compression garments. If your surgery is covered by insurance, you might be able to get the garment covered as well.

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 42 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

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RNY on 12/22/14

I had thigh work done and the doctor put the LBL garment on at the end of surgery before I was conscious. They measured me at my pre-surgical visit and the cost of the garment was included in the surgery. I hope your dr will do the same. At 2 years out, I still wear it after a long drive or flight.


Cathy H.
on 2/2/19 8:54 pm, edited 2/2/19 12:55 pm
VSG on 10/31/16

I didn't have compression garments after surgery. I did fine without them, so you may not need it.

ETA: oops, just reread your post and see that you're getting an LBL. So, nevermind! LOL

5'3", CW: 165 Ultimate Goal: 150 ............. Livin' La KETO Loca!!
134 lbs lost since surgery, 195 overall!! Initial goal reached 9/15/17, (10.5 months)!
SW*: 299 GW: 175 HW 3/2015: 360 PSW* 5/2016: 330 *PSW=Prog Start Wt; SW=Surgery Wt

M1 -31, M2 -10, M3 -15, M4 -16, M5 -8, M6 -6, M7 -11, M8 -8, M9 -8, M10 -4, M10.5 -7 GOAL

Erin T.
on 2/3/19 7:24 am
VSG on 01/17/17

My medical grade compression garments were about $80-$100/each. So, I'd shop around.

VSG: 1/17/17

5'7" HW: 283 SW: 229 CW: 135-140 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

Kathy S.
on 2/4/19 3:27 am - InTheBurbs, XX
RNY on 08/29/04 with

If your insurance is paying for your LBL then yes, if not no you will have to buy your own. Shop around, I agree that is pricey! Good Luck to you

HW:330 - GW:150 - MW:118-125

RW:190 - CW:130

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