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I had Gastric Bypass August 5, 2011. I've lost over 125 pounds. But, I have soooo much excess skin. I have become so depressed, I stay in my house, and to myself like I have always done. I feel just as "fat" as if never even had this surgery. My insurance paid for the entire bypass. They tell me they will not cover the cost of the skin removal because they consider it to be "cosmetic". Does anyone reading this know a doctor that will do the surgery and take payments? I have also heard there are some doctors who will do the skin removal and word it in a way that insurance will cover it..... Anyone???

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My surgeon told me insurance will cover the skin removal if you've got documented evidence that the excess skin is causing rashes/chronic yeast infections/etc that medical management hasn't helped (creams, powders, keeping it dry, etc). If that's not an option, could you get some compression garments, like Spanx, to help "reign in" the loose skin? I've lost about 70 lbs in 5.5 months, and have a little loose skin. I always feel better with a tight camisole or something under my clothes.

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My insurance will pay for a Tummy Tuck if there's pics of irritation sent in. They won't pay for anything else. BUT plastic surgeons do give deep discounts.

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My insurance will pay for the stomach only and that is if you can prove medical need. I am having my arms and breasts done in the spring and will be paying out of pocket.

I suggest looking into finance options (which will allow you to pay monthly) and also Medical Tourism if you can find someone to travel with you. Going to even BP's affiliated surgeons would have saved me 8,000$. Ultimately I decided it was worth the extra money to stay in the states.

I wish you lucK.

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