Shocker: Weight Loss Surgery Can Leave Saggy Skin!

Gasp! Who Knew? OMG!

OK, enough sarcasm. This story (“Weight Loss Surgery Can Leave Saggy Skin“) came in while I was too busy to post, but I just had to revisit it. Mostly because I have a psychological need to be snarky this morning, and because I’ve always hoped that by the time I’m ready for plastic surgery (maybe this time next year?) BCBSNC will cover it. They sent me a letter when they approved my gastric bypass informing me that they would not cover plastics. But I shall stubbornly cling to hope.

And in fact, the article says that more insurance companies are beginning to cover plastics. The key is to have your PCP document problems – any rashes or pain or sores will help. (Does just being grossed out because my skin looks like that of an 80-year-old woman count?)

Here’s a link to the video version (sorry, they have a notice saying you can’t reprint the article and they won’t allow embedding – hope they don’t get ticked about the screenshot of the video above):

 http://www.wral.com/lifestyles/healthteam/video/3450915/

Best of luck to Sue, even though I’d rather go to UNC hospitals than Duke. It’s a TarHeel Thang. 

Go Heels!

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One Response to Shocker: Weight Loss Surgery Can Leave Saggy Skin!

  1. Hey there! I had to re-register because I couldn’t get back in but you know who I am now! I wanted to tell you that I’ve mostly heard that you need to document, document, document everything. When you have anything…rash, whatever…go to the doctor and get it documented. Call it reconstructive surgery instead of plastic surgery and read all you can about how to get it covered. I hope that helped a bit. By the way, I loved this post! You made me laugh too!
    blessings, Yvonne