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Additional note regarding complications -/ The wound associated with the inner thigh lift was covered by my primary health care insurance hoo also covered my lab work and prescriptions for all the procedures. They are very strict and indicate in their policy they cover no elective reconstructive plastic type surgery - yeah they covered the medical clearance EKGs and other preop items. Maybe because I have my primary care doctor perform all those tests labs and medical clearances. Anyway it save me on my original weight loss surgery as well as three plastic surgeries. Just hate that word plastic - LOL

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3 hours ago, Stella S said:

First round - LBL, exterior thigh, bumb reconstruction with fat transfer, stomach muscle, and breast lift Round two arm lift round three inner thigh lift.
11 or 13 hours on the first surgery, then 4 and 6 or 7 respectively. Both hospitals he uses are top notch with extremely minimal infection rates. Finally in regards to aftercare - it was hell.
He is extremely good super responsive and I literally got in touch with him at all hours - also he can refer you to personal care nurses. In my final surgery this was super helpful and I wish I done it for all my surgeries. I would consider an Airbnb, with nurse support. They do this all the time so talk with the office staff. Honestly the aftercare part I was nervous about but feel pretty comfortable with. Round one and two went just fine. Inner thigh lift had complications - The complication rate is 50 to 75% and I knew this going into it. I also know that I can be a type a personality when it comes to medical procedures and I absolutely needed a response of staff and a doctor I could reach personally. Once I apologize for being a difficult patient- and he pointed out that is why he gets paid the really big box! Well his surgical skills are good and I like his bedside manner that hospital he practices at was a contributing factor - positive. I would highly recommend getting a consultation and seeing if he is a good fit for you chat with office staff as well. I think the times are right but it’s been a few years - The after care was smooth and even if I wasn’t local I would choose this doctor knowing what I know now. I would do it all over again too. As a note - he would not do the inner thigh left with the LBL as the skin pulls in different directions. The same is true of breast work with arm lift.

Thank you so much for the information. I knew thigh lifts were problematic, but I had no idea the complication rate is THAT high. Yikes. Do you recall how expensive the personal care nurses were? I'll eventually do consults with a few surgeons, some of which have after care built into their prices, so I feel like I need to tack that onto whatever quote I get from Dr. Michaels. I won't compromise my safety, but I'd be lying if I said price isn't a factor, even though it's behind safety and results.

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None of this is cheap - The person I utilized had a 4 day minimum - I had 5 days at 6 hours at 750.00. For a city with a minimum wage is $15 an hour I really thought this was good. I paid under the table and direct - LPN Also my spouse was with me during the night It was really really really really marvelous for him not to have some of the care responsibilities... as I stated I wish I would’ve done this for my two previous procedures. The Private Duty picked me up from the hospital brought me home and got me situated, Plus helped me with bathing and brought me to a follow up appointment The days were not consecutive.

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any recommendation in New England ?

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