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9/2/13 3:04 P

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The consultation was free from my insurance provider, actually there was the $10. co-pay, however I did go for a second opinion with someone not associated with my insurance company and that one was $35. I was glad I went in for the second opinion because when he heard which doctor I had seen he had nothing but wonderful things to say about him. Evidently he had worked with him before he went out on his own.

As for the shapewear, I agree! I have thought about at least trying one on but can't force myself to take anything into the dressing room! I remember girdles all toooooo well!



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9/2/13 2:41 P

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I have lost 20 pounds actually. The roll of fat just wasn't that noticeable when I had a larger stomach and hips. I went from 152, and now am down to 131.5. Now the danged thing shows under many of clothes, so I have to be careful about what I wear.

There are many things about my aging body that I all together accept: the baggy skin under my neck, the flabby skin that hangs down under my arms, the crepe-ey texture of my skin here and there. But I absolutely can not stand that ring of fat around the bottom of my abdomen area.

I probably would not wear shapewear, as I think I would find it terribly uncomfortable. I remember back in the good old days (I am 66) that women wore something called "girdles"--Yuck and double yuck. No way am I gonna squeeze myself into something like that!

How much did you pay for the initial visit to get a price estimate, if I am not asking too personal a question?

And it could to some extent be my imagination that the ring of blubber seems ENORMOUS!

Edited by: OAKASHANDTHORN at: 9/2/2013 (14:42)
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8/31/13 7:12 P

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I am curious. Was it 30 pounds you lost? I can't even imagine that that ring would be very noticeable. But then I had a lot of loose skin. And no I am not independently wealthy. I also am retired. When you want something bad enough I guess you find a way. Good luck with that ring. I think they have shape-ware to help with that. Keep up the good work

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Good heavens! There is no way I could afford the surgery at that rate on my retirement income. Maybe if I win the lottery, and I don't even buy tickets.

Of course I have lots of changes in my body due to aging, but the only think I really do not like about my body is that ring of fat!

Oh well, guess I will have to get used to it, and wear styles that do not let it show.

Thank you for your reply. You must be independently wealthy to have been able to afford it!

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8/25/13 6:34 P

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Welcome to the team Oak Ash and Thorn. Congrats on your weight loss. I had lost 155 lbs and had a lot of excess skin. I had a circumferential abdominoplasty (all the way around). I wanted to achieve as smooth a look as possible, My plastic surgeon asked me lots of questions to find out what my expectations were so he could give me a realistic quote. He made sure I knew that I would not be model thin. Well, I am happy with how I turned out.
The circumferential abdominoplasty was $11,500. My insurance did not pay one dime including the pre-op tests. Don't get me started! Anyway, decide what you want and the results you want. Then go in for a consult. It did take his office a couple of days after the consult to give me the estimate. I had almost 7 lbs of skin removed so it was a very long surgery.
Good luck with the consult. It was so worth it. I am 63.

Susie South Central WI
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8/25/13 4:39 P

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I have a crescent of loose skin that hangs in a half-circle around the bottom of by abdominal area. It is so embarrassing because it shows under my clothes. I have to be careful about what I wear to hide it.

I am 66 years old, weigh 133 (although I recently weighted 152). I am now in Maintenance, and really love my "new body" - except for that ring of fat.

How much does it cost, approximately, to have this removed????

I look forward to getting some "realistic" information on this topics from others in the know.

Thanks much for any advice you can offer.

Oak Ash and Thorn

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