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Surgeon or Plastic Surgeon that is the question? (for hernia and tummy tuck)

Friday, November 08, 2013

Well I had my consult and cost for adominaplasty (think I said that right) is 6,500.00 and some change. That is discounted as it will be attached to the hernia surgery already scheduled (doesn't seem very discounted but that's a gripe not the issue). No I don't qualify for insurance to cover this which is both a blessing and a expense.

Here's my Issue. From discussing with my RNY surgeon who will do the Hernia I may have to be opened to get to the hernia anyhow, although he's going to try not to. If I have to be open do I want him to do it (the last scar is not pretty but, hey I am alive), or do I want a plastic surgeon to do it. If I have the plastic surgeon do it (which will cost out of pocket), do I want to get that tummy tuck and have only one healing time. Can I live without a tummy tuck? YES, easily. But if I am gonna be cut do I go for more bang for my buck so to speak? I have not decided yet but would love some feedback from folks who have had these procedures and may know more about them.

Day 8: I am thankful for the opportunity to correct an error. Jesus grants that in the Largest example, for he grants forgiveness from sin. I kneel before his throne of mercy daily and am thankful to be able to. Even though I strive to be a good person, I am a sinner and have many flaws and sins and I need Jesus for daily! I however am thankful for the small ways as well. Correcting spelling errors, or wording. I am thankful to be able to say I am sorry, and truly am sorry to have behaved in a way to have to. I am thankful for the free will that allows you to make a change and begin a new. I like many don't like change but find that change is often a good thing. This year has been a year of change personally with weight loss, greater health, and stronger faith for having to depend on Jesus that he will provide. Despite all the difficulties of this year, I am genuinely thankful to correct the error of habits that lead to me being unhealthy. I am thankful for the opportunity to correct an error.
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  • PATTYR81
    My 2 cents:

    To me, highest consideration should be about your health. What is the best strategy that would give you the best health? If your dr.s feel that your body is healthy, strong enough to go thru 2 procedures at one shot and then only have the stress of one healing, that's a strong consideration vs. 2 totally separate surgery & healing experiences.

    To me, health includes both body and mind. Choose what's best to heal both your body and mind.

    1590 days ago
    You think this would be an easy decision but its really not. I've been debating the tummy tuck for a long time and still not completely sure. When I originally hit my goal weight and was left with saggy skin and accordion stretch marks I thought Iong and hard and decided against it. I worked very hard to get that body and though not perfect my hard work sculpted it, and somehow having a surgeon "fix" me would diminish that accomplishment. Then after years of living with my "new" body I've begun to rethink this. Yes my hard work created this knew me, but I wouldn't have been left with these stretch marks and tools of skin if I hadn't been lazy and made myself big in the first place. If I had never been large I wouldn't need to consider a tummy tuck, if I had changed my life earlier, when my skin was young enough to bounce back I wouldnt need one. Now I look at this as a constant reminder of my past mistakes. Now I lean towards surgery as a "fresh start".

    You need to ask yourself, why? Why are you considering this, why do you need it?Does your stomach bother you, cause you sadness? This a personal decision, none of us can decide for you. I wish you the best with your surgery and its outcome, whatever you decide it will b right for you.
    1591 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/8/2013 2:05:12 PM
  • JIBBIE49
    I sent u a spark mail.
    1591 days ago
    I'd go for the plastic surgeon to do it when you get the hernia surgery. But, only if this is something that you've really wanted for a long time. (As opposed to..."Im having surgery, and a tummy tuck would be nice, so I'll just do both." Y'know?)

    LOVE your Day 8 thankfulness note. LOVE IT!

    Have a blessed weekend!
    1591 days ago
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