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Insurance approved my lower body lift!

I can't tell you how happy I am. I literally cried tears of joy! Sometimes insurance will only approve a portion of the lift, usually panniculectomy (sp?) but they approved everything for me. I had a history of rashes, boils, repeated yeast infections in my belly button. My belly skin sagged to the pubic region, which is probably why they approved me. Not only will this improve my look but my quality of life! I won't have to move my skin around to do things, like pee, or putting on clothes or shower!

So now... What do I need? I need a shopping list of things for this surgery. I might only have a month or two to prepare! Top items on my list:

Power Lift Recliner
Lots of pillows
Walker
Pre-op Skin Wash
Medical side table on wheels
Compression garments come with the surgery but probably need more post-op

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That's wonderful news! I hope your surgery goes well and you make a speedy recovery!

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💙CONGRATULATIONS💙

Can you share the types of things and how often/long/by whom they were documented ?

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Just a heads up, I am having surgery in 3 weeks and my surgeon said not to buy any additional compression garments until after the drains come out because most do not accommodate where the drain placement will be... so maybe see if your doc has suggestions on that. I also am going to use my BariBear for support for when I have to cough (or go #2). Also, apparently, you want to have a lot of laxatives ready because #2 is painful with muscle repair (so I hear)! Maybe look into scar tape and scar creams?

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Congrats! What exciting news!!!

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On 10/30/2019 at 10:33, GreenTealael said:



💙CONGRATULATIONS💙




Can you share the types of things and how often/long/by whom they were documented ?


Yes. I had a few things, documentation from my bariatric surgeon, documentation from my OBGYN (sorry if TMI but my loose skin was causing irritation in my public region), documentation from my primary where I had 2 yeast infections inside my belly button due to the skin fold. I had visits spanning from about 5+ months before I decided to see a plastic surgeon.

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On 10/30/2019 at 10:56, mousecat88 said:



Just a heads up, I am having surgery in 3 weeks and my surgeon said not to buy any additional compression garments until after the drains come out because most do not accommodate where the drain placement will be... so maybe see if your doc has suggestions on that. I also am going to use my BariBear for support for when I have to cough (or go #2). Also, apparently, you want to have a lot of laxatives ready because #2 is painful with muscle repair (so I hear)! Maybe look into scar tape and scar creams?


Yes! Thank you for that info. I will definitely wait to all my doc about the garments. Also I'm going to Google the bear NOW! thx u for the info again. Are you doing TT or 360?

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1 minute ago, damzelindistres5 said:

Yes! Thank you for that info. I will definitely wait to all my doc about the garments. Also I'm going to Google the bear NOW! thx u for the info again. Are you doing TT or 360?

I am having a TT w/ muscle repair and an arm lift!

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4 hours ago, damzelindistres5 said:

Yes. I had a few things, documentation from my bariatric surgeon, documentation from my OBGYN (sorry if TMI but my loose skin was causing irritation in my public region), documentation from my primary where I had 2 yeast infections inside my belly button due to the skin fold. I had visits spanning from about 5+ months before I decided to see a plastic surgeon.

Many thanks!

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Congratulations!

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On 10/30/2019 at 13:24, damzelindistres5 said:

Insurance approved my lower body lift!



I can't tell you how happy I am. I literally cried tears of joy! Sometimes insurance will only approve a portion of the lift, usually panniculectomy (sp?) but they approved everything for me. I had a history of rashes, boils, repeated yeast infections in my belly button. My belly skin sagged to the pubic region, which is probably why they approved me. Not only will this improve my look but my quality of life! I won't have to move my skin around to do things, like pee, or putting on clothes or shower!



So now... What do I need? I need a shopping list of things for this surgery. I might only have a month or two to prepare! Top items on my list:



Power Lift Recliner

Lots of pillows

Walker

Pre-op Skin Wash

Medical side table on wheels

Compression garments come with the surgery but probably need more post-op



Who was your surgeon?

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