I think most of you who read this blog know that I lost a lot of weight over the last couple of years. That being said, I have a lot of extra skin now and it's really ugly. I talked to a lot of doctors about it. I printed out our insurance coverage and read the fine print.
Basically the only thing I can do about it, is go to a plastic surgeon and have it cut off, lifted whatever you want to call it. And there isn't any way I can get insurance to cover it. I know, because I read it carefully. If you have a bunch of sores, rahes or infections directly related to it, they will cover it. But I don't.
So I went to 4 different plastic surgeons and heard what they had to say. I'm telling you, they are nice, but it is an embarrassing process. I think I lost a little bit of my modesty along the way. By the time I got to the last one, it was a lot easier.
It's interesting that they all had very different opinions about what I needed and how it needed to be done. Going through that process though, gave me some confidence in the doctor I chose to use. I can't afford to do all that needs to be done, so I picked the things that bothered me the most and were the most visible, mainly my upper arms and thighs. (brachioplasty and thighplasty)
They do it all at once, in a 5 hour operation. So I am going in on Jan. 26th. I ask for your prayers, good wishes and kind thoughts that day! And hopefully, when all is said and done, I will look a lot better! I have been on line and looked at a lot of before and after photos. My doctor said that even if we don't hit a home run, third base will still look a lot better!
They take some rather humilitating before and after photos at the Dr's office. I took some at home too. But trust me on this, you don't want to see them.