Monday, February 4, 2013

Tummy Tuck Consult....Take 2

I took the day off today because I had a 2nd tummy tuck consultation appointment with a different doctor. I was pleased with the first doctor, but when I initially went to him I didn't realize that he was not in my insurance network, and my insurance pays nothing for out of network doctors.

Now I know you must be thinking "how would you not check on that BEFORE you went to him???" Well, I did...kinda. Since the other doctor in his office is in my network I just assumed that meant everyone in that office was in my network. Ummm, negative. Since I didn't know anything about the doctor, or anyone who had used her...and the fact that she had only been a surgeon for 2 years (after residency and all that jazz) I decided to have a consult somewhere else.

This time I went to the plastic surgery center at the same hospital where I had my lapband surgery. It's a very well known, top rated hospital. The head of plastic surgery there did one of my bff's body lift (breasts, tummy tuck, thigh and butt lift) after her gastric bypass. So, I made an appointment with him.

He had a great bedside manner. He said that he felt sure that my insurance would cover the skin removal portion of the surgery, but any muscle tightening, lipo, and the belly button would fall on me. I am ok with that, although the last surgeon said I didn't need any muscle repair. He said I should hear something from the insurance in a few weeks.


In unrelated tummy tuck news...I have been craving strange things (strange, meaning things I normally don't crave). This is what I have been eating on daily basis for the last week...

 
 
Yep...cheese, bread and butter pickles, and Ranch dressing. I am normally not a pickle kinda gal, so it is strange that I have been craving them. And no....I am not pregnant. My baby making days are O-V-E-R...and have been for a very long time :)
 
 
Although my baby making days are over, I feel like I have been dealing with a very mischievous toddler. Harleigh is into EVERYTHING. I can't turn my back on her for 2 seconds. In the past two days her new thing is to jump up on the kitchen chairs and walk around. Yes, the chairs are pushed up to the table...
 
 
 
I have still been giving my neighbors dog treats every day. I still want to steal him (or offer to buy him from them) but I am a little afraid for the safety of my dogs. He is a pit bull mix, has been in a fenced in yard with NO interaction since they got him, and I worried that he may be unpredictable. He will let me pet him, but he won't let The Rockstar near him.
 
 
 
 
Speaking of The Rockstar, he surprised me with flowers delivered to me at work last week...
 
 
 
Yes, he got lucky that night ;) And the next night, and the next ;)
 
 
 


16 comments:

Anna said...

Glad to hear your second consult went well! And nice flowers! :)

Sarah said...

Harleigh is so damn cute!!!!

I really don't get US health insurance. Sounds like they are all out to scam you and make you pay a fortune despite paying your premiums.

Poor little next door pup though. Hope you can help him out somehow. xx

Tina @ The Bandit Girl said...

Rock Star Rocks! I have personal experience with pitbull aggression toward other dogs (very common, not common towards people despite what you hear) Be very careful with your dogs. SO excited on the tuckage, etc!

Connie O said...

Harleigh is a beauty! I have a white pit bull, so of course I think the neighbor's dog is gorgeous too. Too bad he has irresponsible owners.

Hope you get good news from your insurance company.

♫ Drazil ♪ said...

Hahaha - that boy needs to send you roses EVERY week! Nice news on the tuck. Was his quote lower for your out of pocket portion or comparable?

Cheri said...

Interesting on the food craving - could it be your body needing something..sodium, fat..? Maybe you should let your doctor know, esp with your BP stuff?

Glad you like surgeon number two. I think the mistake you originally made is totally understandable. Insurance stuff can be totally confusing.

Robyn's Nest said...

The tumy tuck sounds exciting. Well, the results, nothte actual surgery.
Yuor baby is adorable. I hope you can do anything to make your neighbors dog's life better. Poor baby.

~Miss Lorie~ said...

Tummy tuck! Yahoooo! I am so jealous!

Holly Marie said...

Harleigh is adorable! ...and great news on the tummy tucking!!!! Can't wait to hear how that goes for you and if insurance approves!

jennxaz said...

were the price quotes comparable? Harleigh is so cute and nice flowers!

Run, Chelle, Run! said...

Bread and butter pickles are SO GOOD. You are too funny. I can't wait to hear more about your plastic surgery adventures!

MandaPanda said...

Beautiful flowers and cute doggies!

Momee3021 said...

Nice flowers pickle lady!
I hear the Dr's who are connected to lap band clinics do great work... I guess we'll see when the powers that be let you know. Good luck.

speck said...

I think it's great that you are taking steps for a TT. Good for you for doing something for yourself.

I'm thinking like Cheri, maybe your body is needing something. I get that way about meat sometimes.(usually my sign about iron)

Keep me updated.

Sandra

Shavonda Duarte said...

Consultation is the best time for you to determine if the clinic you're eyeing for a Botox treatment is indeed reliable. You can tell how experienced they are just by asking the questions you want to know about the procedure. The doctors will be the one to tell you the kind of treatment you need. Well, since some part of the surgery will have been covered by your insurance, did you push your tummy tuck treatment?

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