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took your guys' advice and am going to meet with two other plastic surgeons who have STELLER reviews! Both have worked on bariatric patients, they both are pricier but also more local. I am excited about this process its something to look forward to

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On 6/18/2024 at 10:58 AM, ms.sss said:

well that's interesting!

this type of "control" over self-paid elective surgeries from one medical professional to another is i think unheard of around here. is that a common practice in the U.S. (or other countries?)

unless of course you are getting your plastics covered by insurance...in which case that would make sense...? though i had a portion of my plastics covered by provincial insurance (the panniculectomy portion of my tummy tuck), and even then i did not need to get approval/sign off from anyone other than my plastics surgeon.

I was completely self pay and needed sign off from my primary physician (along with other testing that proved I was healthy enough for a long procedure) and I had to get the same authorizations for each surgery so it might be common.

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2 hours ago, GreenTealael said:

I was completely self pay and needed sign off from my primary physician (along with other testing that proved I was healthy enough for a long procedure) and I had to get the same authorizations for each surgery so it might be common.

that IS interesting!

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14 hours ago, GreenTealael said:

I was completely self pay and needed sign off from my primary physician (along with other testing that proved I was healthy enough for a long procedure) and I had to get the same authorizations for each surgery so it might be common.

Yes, the surgeon also required blood work and an EKG test- I think? but needed my WLS surgeon and Primary signing off. Glad to see this is a normal practice somewhere else. :)

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2 hours ago, AmberFL said:

Yes, the surgeon also required blood work and an EKG test- I think? but needed my WLS surgeon and Primary signing off. Glad to see this is a normal practice somewhere else. :)

From my understanding is pretty common in Miami. These surgeons will require a lot of clearances because there is no prior established history. But my surgeon required clearances every single time like we were strangers 🤣

These were my requirements

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On 06/18/2024 at 14:16, ms.sss said:






granted, i get that either your wls or plastics surgeon would make a recommendation, but for your plastics surgeon to REQUIRE a "sign off" from your wls surgeon or primary to proceed for a self-paid, elective surgery, would be a red flag to me if indeed this is not normal practice in the U.S. i mean are they just trying to cover their asses or something??




seems off...


My PS required a sign off from my primary care doctor to say I’m healthy for surgery.
It may be a US standard for PS to adhere to.
Although I don’t think it’s a bad thing at all though. Being skinny doesn’t always mean “healthy” to withstand a certain amount of blood loss, anesthesia time, healing etc.

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