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joybell901

9 days ago
Edited Replies 3
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Vyvance weight loss

I lost over 65 pounds because of the medication my doctor prescribed me. I have extra skin on my lower abdomen but I don’t think Im a candidate for my insurance to cover the removal of the skin. Im a flight attendant and it makes me feel so uncomfortable and insecure. I’m really looking for surgeon that accepts in house financing.

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Farid Mozaffari San Diego, CA
9 days ago
ASPS Surgeon

You are a great candidate for an abdominoplasty (tummy tuck) and you are correct that insurance will not cover that. Depending on how much skin you want to have removed, you could do a full or a mini abdominoplasty. I would recommend seeing a board certified plastic surgeon and they can cover all your options and prices for you.

Nelson Castillo Atlanta, GA
8 days ago
ASPS Surgeon

Thank you for your question and series of photographs. You have done an impressive job with your weight loss, congratulations! Nothing replaces an in-person examination, but I think you would most benefit from a full tummy tuck. The tummy tuck will tighten your stomach muscles, helping to achieve a flatter appearance, while removing excess skin and adipose tissue. You can refine your results with liposuction to diet and exercise resistant areas. I would favor the full approach because it appears that your skin and muscle laxity is present above and below your belly button. Few offices perform in-house financing, most electing to pursue companies such as CareCredit, but you should reach out to ones individually to see if one near you offers it. Hope that this helps

Adolfo Sesto Santo Domingo - Dominican Republic
6 days ago Edited
ASPS Int. Surgeon

Hello Joybell. Congratulations on you wieght loss. Because of it is neccesary to tight your abdominal muscles and remove the excessive skin and fat from your abdomen (which is call a prune belly). This will be complemented by a Liposculpture in upper and lower back , and flanks. The fat willalso be transfer to your buttocks to improve form, projection and volume as needed. Since I work only in the Dominican Republic our cost and fees are different. But I have not in house financing.

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