Sunday, January 6, 2013

Tummy tucks and snow dances

So I went for my tummy tuck consultation Friday. Good news and bad news...I got both.

When I go to the doctor (especially if I know I have to get undressed) I go through a whole ritual. I do what I call the "doctor's office shave"...that's where I shave extra good...like say, the same way you do when.... ya know... it's relations night ;) I also make sure I wear my best and prettiest panties and my best bra. Am I the only one who does this????

Any way...so I had to undress down to my bra and panties and put on a robe. The nurse came in and went over all the paperwork I had filled out. She left and then shortly returned with the doctor. He talked to me for a bit, then told me to stand up and take the robe off. I took the robe off and the first thing he said was "Who did your breasts?" Ha ha ha ha....damn, I gotta buy that same bra in every color. I said "God...and my mama". How funny is it that a plastic surgeon thought I had fake boobs?? He proceeded to feel me up and said "oh yeah, those are natural".

So on to the tummy tuck...

He said that most of the time with weight loss patients he recommends a body lift along with the tummy tuck, but he didn't think I needed one at all (good thing, because I had no plans to get one). He also said I had really good muscle tone and would probably need very little, if any muscle tightening.

Yay....all that is the good news. On to the bad news...

He said he doubted that insurance would cover it. He said it has become harder and harder to get insurance to pay for it any more. My PCP wrote up a letter stating that it was a medical necessity and the reasons why. The plastic surgeon said that my help, but not to get my hopes to high about it. The total cost of the surgery is $7950. I was very lucky with my lapband surgery only had to pay $70 out of pocket. I know I won;t be that lucky this time. I hope insurance will pay for at least part of it, but even if they won't, I still want to get it done. I am looking at getting it done over spring break. That's a lot of money...so I really need to think about it.

In unrelated tummy tuck news, today is the last day of my break. It has been a really good break. I miss my kids and will be happy to see them again, but I am NOT ready to hear that damn alarm clock again. It's time to dust off my dancing shoes and start doing the snow dance!

19 comments:

Tina @ The Bandit Girl said...

Congrats on the great boobies! LOL Keep us posted and good luck with your decision.

Holly Marie said...

I do the extra work before going to the doctor too! :-)

♫ Drazil ♪ said...

Mine cost $5k. Make sure any revisions you need are included because most everyone needs revisions. And lipo on my sides was included too. I was a really active member of a TT board before I got mine and I never met a single person who got it paid for by insurance. It's still considered so cosmetic though I disagree. Good luck honey!

Cat said...

I love that he thought your girls were done!

Momee3021 said...

You sassy little minx! You made me laugh so hard I almost pee'd! You go for a tummy tuck and get felt up - NICE rack hot stuff!!! That's not a lot of money but I would try and get it covered anyway. I think you're perfect just the way you are with your natural (wink* wink*) boobies and all!

Anna said...

Here's hoping for an insurance miracle! And a big ol' "woot woot" on the boob compliment! :)

Run, Chelle, Run! said...

All that and you aren't going to tell us what brand of bra it is??? :)

jennxaz said...

nice tata's You hot mama!

Sarah said...

Ha ha. Brilliant. Will keep my fingers crossed for an insurance break through.

Connie O said...

Once you're past 40, it's especially nice to get a compliment on your breasts. Mine have never held themselves up, even when I was a teenager. It's sad, but at least I've had many years to adjust.

Amy said...

LMAO @ relations night!

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