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psren13
on 7/12/19 8:50 am - NC
VSG on 03/11/15

How can one afford PS? Is there special financing somewhere? I do have documented rash below in the "apron" area and some under the breasts so how much or how many times does the doctor have to document this for Medicare and/or supplemental insurance might cover it?

 

 

Gwen M.
on 7/12/19 12:05 pm
VSG on 03/13/14

Some surgeons participate with Care Credit, so that might be an option.

For Medicare/Medigap/Supplemental insurance, you should call and find out exactly what the requirements for coverage are.

I used a combination of savings, some money from my mom, and the home equity line of credit.

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

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

catwoman7
on 7/13/19 5:12 am
RNY on 06/03/15

I've heard of others using a home equity line of credit, as Gwen did. Also, I've heard of some taking it out of a retirement account (not sure I'd recommend that, though - although it might be fine at your age (70) as long as you have enough left over to get you through the rest of your life). I used some inheritance money for mine. If it weren't for that, I probably would have gone the home equity route.

Haley_Martinez
on 7/13/19 9:16 am
RNY on 05/03/18

I went to Mexico for my surgery, so I got a 360 degree lower body lift, muscle repair, butt lift, outer thigh lift, lipo and fat grafting for $12,000. I took out a low interest loan.

25 years old - 5'5" tall - HW: 260 - SW: 255 - CW: 132.0

Pre Op - 5.0, M1 - 25.6, M2 - 15.6, M3 - 14.0, M4 - 13.4, M5 - 10.8, M6 - 13.8, M7 - 9.8, M8 - 7.8, M9 - 2.8, M10-2.4, M11-0, M12-7

Lower Body Lift with Dr. Carmina Cardenas - 5/3/19

Em143
on 7/14/19 1:06 am

I've had 3 surgeries totaling $48K, and used savings and a low interest credit card. I'm very frugal and live an inexpensive lifestyle which helps. I joke that my most expensive hobbies are running, yoga and my grandkids. I work full time and try to do any overtime offered. Being frugal as I am, the amount I've paid is well worth the self-confidence I've gained. It's also motivation to maintain my weight. I know it's an intimidating cost, but completely doable if you set your mind to it.

Gwen M.
on 7/14/19 3:07 pm
VSG on 03/13/14

Running can be such an expensive hobby! Race fees, running clothes.. sheesh ;)

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

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

Em143
on 7/14/19 4:22 pm

Not to mention shoes and insoles that have to be replaced every 300-500 miles! Lol!

Sharon SW-267
GW-165 CW-167 S.

on 7/15/19 4:35 am - PA
RNY on 12/22/14

I have had 3 PS, this video gives the best summary of PS after WLS and insurance approval. Be prepared for the f-bombs.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MoMWdgAp51c

At 4.5 years after surgery, I am ready to Dr. Voung's straight talk. Listen to the end. He has tips for how New Mexico now covers some skin removal surgery. It may give you some ideas to document the medical need some some surgery.

Sharon

Erin T.
on 7/19/19 6:47 am
VSG on 01/17/17

I covered some with cash and then the rest with a personal loan. I also took out a new credit card with a large bonus for spending a certain amount in the first 90 days. I put it on the credit card and then paid it off with the cash/loan money immediately. Between the bonus and the points I got about $1,500 back that way.

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

White Dove
on 7/19/19 12:32 pm

Also, shop around. I learned that plastic surgery has a different price tag depending on where you live. My surgeon charged $12,000 when he did a tummy tuck in Boston, MA and charged $5,000 for the same surgery in Youngstown, OH.

To go the insurance route you need to work with the plastic surgeon and submit you evidence of rashes, appointments to treat it, and the prescriptions used.

Real life begins where your comfort zone ends

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