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Hi I had a gastric sleeve done 7 years ago and recently I started to notice skin irritation around my waist line I have lost about 120lbs so there is loose skin. I never had a Tummy Tuck or anything like that. So I was wondering if anyone had gone through this and what they had to do to correct it. Thanks!

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I had a bunch of this sort of thing pre-op. Post-op, while I had pounds of extra skin, no irritations or the like.

Pre-op it came down to yeast infections. Got a cream and that was that.

Post-op, if it's right at the paints waist line, you may be pulling the waist cinch a bit firm to compensate for the loose flesh.

If it's itchy or in some other way unfomfortable you might want to make mention of it with your PCP.

Good luck

Tek

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Some insurance policies will pay for skin removal, if the issues have been documented over time. I'd recomend you start documenting thm with your PCP. The either get a referal, or find a plastic surgeon on your own. Options are usually insurance pays in full for skin removal (assuming standard co pay and out of pocket rules apply), or you can pay additional cost directly to the surgeon for non covered parts of the skin removal procedure.

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