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The cost of skin removal surgery

The cost of skin removal surgery? Skin removal surgery is scheduled for November. Since the post where I announced my decision to have skin removal surgery, I’ve been asked a lot about the cost of surgery.

I’ve been hesitant to share. Not because I think you’ll judge me but because me sharing my answer won’t be valuable to you… even though you think it will. I actually think sharing may do a disservice to some in that they may shy away at even considering it because of the cost.

In the bluntest of definitions, it is plastic surgery. An elective. The only way most insurance companies cover it is, in my own words, if you have so much skin it actual effects your quality of life in a physically debilitating way. Mine is more of an annoyance vs actually physically a “problem.”

If you are considering it even 10%, I highly recommend you go talk to someone yourself
and not compare your possible cost to what mine costs.

Consider skin removal surgery similar to the purchase of a car. There are SO many variables that it really is up to what a person wants & how much skin they are removing (not how much it weights but how many different places on the body), where they go, what region of the country they are in, and the doctor.

The estimated cost of what I’m having done is in the middle of that range because I’ll be having it on 2 separate days which means paying 2x for anesthesia, OR equipment, etc. It is on 2 days because it is too much to have all on the same day.

A possible change in plans: I haven’t discussed this with my doctor yet but I may have a change of plans in terms of the procedures. Here is what my current surgeries will correct:

  • Underarms
  • Breasts
  • Stomach
  • Back

Ok, So, How Much Does Skin Removal Surgery Cost? 

A car can cost anywhere from $2,000 to $50,000 and so can skin removal surgery, depending on the variables. Here’s a decent estimate of cost that I found online:

“Lower, upper, and mid body lift procedures generally cost between $5,000 to $8,000, while a full body lift typically costs $10,000 read more

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