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Anonymous asks:
I am about to get the Gastric Sleeve surgery done and would like to know how much it is going to cost to get the skin removed once I lose the weight??

On: 10/16/2013 10:24 pm

To doctors from: Florida

Category: Skin (General)

Answers

DrElizabethMorgan on 10/17/2013 04:21 pm wrote:
This is very difficult to predict.
It depends on your present height and weight, how much you lose, where you lose it and your natural skin elasticity.

Most people after major weight loss will need an extended tummy tuck. This costs about $9000, including all fees.

Some people will also need or want a breast, arm, thigh, chest and face lift. At times the breast lift will require an implant as well. Such extensive surgery can cost $50,000 or more.

Do not let that discourage you from having the gastric sleeve - weight loss has many important health effects that balance the excess skin that it leaves.

The plastic surgery is done when you are near your final weight.
Most insurers do not cover this surgery but you might check with your insurer to be certain.

Let us know if there is more we can do to help.