Skin Removal Surgery
Cosmetic plastic surgery? I never thought I would be one of those people who signed up for some cosmetic surgery, but it turns out, I am. Losing 20% of my body weight and keeping it off for a year makes me a candidate for skin removal surgery. My eyelids are drooping over my eyes a bit, and the excess skin from my arms gets in my way with its wobbling and flapping. The surgeon I saw yesterday also grabbed two handfuls of excess skin around my belly, too, but stretchy pants holds those in, and they don’t bother me.
The cost is staggering, and the scars will be the length of my upper arms. Sometimes I think it would be fun to eat myself sick and gain the weight back (“Hello Donuts my old friend, I’ve come to eat with you again!” with apologies to Paul Simon).
Congratulations. The eyelid reduction can be covered by some insurances if it interferes with vision. Talk to an ophthalmologist, preferably one specializing in lid surgery, about how to go that route. It is a big “if” but worth checking out. You can also call your insurance company: ask about coverage for a medically indicated blepharoplasty.