September 06, 2018

Skin Removal Surgery

After a year of maintaining 100+ pounds lost, I decided to go for a plastic surgery consult. I was interested in getting a tummy tuck; and even though I knew I couldn't afford the surgery, I figured it wouldn't hurt to see if it was covered by my medical insurance.

It turns out that I met the qualifications for my insurance: 1) Lost 100+ pounds; 2) Kept it off for at least 6 months; and 3) Have rashes caused from loose skin on my abdomen.

I was shocked when I heard part of it would be covered. Here, I have links to the posts that detail my experience start to finish. The surgery date was November 14, 2011 at 6:30 in the morning. I got a lower body lift (also called a belt lipectomy or circumferential tummy tuck). My insurance only paid for the tummy tuck part, so I had to come up with about $4,300 on my own.

**A lot of those posts contain pictures from before and after my surgery. DO NOT POST THESE TO PINTEREST or anywhere else. I will report it as copyright infringement, as I had to do in the past. Please understand that I was extremely self-conscious of my stomach and posting these photos was VERY hard for me. Seeing photos of my stretch marks on Pinterest was very embarrassing, so I hope that you will respect my wishes. Thank you!**

Here are all the posts that contain photos of my skin removal surgery
Here are all the posts that contain tips and advice for anyone interested in the surgery
Here are all the posts that contain updates on my surgery, including photos

And below are ALL of my posts regarding the surgery in chronological order:

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