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How many cc's per fill?

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Started by HotMama24, May 13, 2011 9:05 AM
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    HotMama24

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Posted May 13, 2011 - 9:05 AM

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I haven't been to the doctor for a fill in over a year. Our insurance changed and then I had a baby (was able to eat a ton due to not being restricted much at all) so I never had an unfill.

I am having to pay for fills out of pocket now and my doctor will only do .5ccs at at time, when I'm paying $150 each time I want to get my money's worth and don't want to go back all the time. Is this common? Or is my doc on the more conservative side?

Thanks!


    christine1182

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Posted May 13, 2011 - 9:30 AM

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Thank goodness I don't have your doctor....he is ripping you off. My doctor charges$80.00 for a fill and he will put in as much or as little as needed.


    HotMama24

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Posted May 13, 2011 - 9:52 AM

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Seriously?? My problem is that I'm not sure if I can get a fill with someone else that didn't do my surgery, you know?


    christine1182

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Posted May 13, 2011 - 10:51 AM

#4
I had my surgery in mexico and I go to a lap band dr. in New Jersey. You can try calling around and see if any lap band dr. in your area will see you as a patient. It took me calling several dr. but I was able to find one that would see me here in the states.


    B-52

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Posted May 13, 2011 - 7:06 PM

#5
Wow, that's rough.

My first fill was 4cc's, second was 2 cc's, and 3rd was 2cc's, 8cc's total. Each fill was exactly one month apart.


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