For those in the medical know

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  1. FarmboyBill

    FarmboyBill Well-Known Member Supporter

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    X tells me shed love to get/have liptosuction? done, but they told her its a visual enhancement, as I cant remember the right word and not a medical necessity. Is that right?
     
  2. Terri

    Terri Singletree & Weight Loss & Permaculture Moderator Staff Member Supporter

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    It's complicated. I think what she understood was "visual enhancement".

    Liposuction is a poor way to lose weight because it can give your body a shock if you take too much fat out. And, your ex is already in poor health.

    What liposuction CAN do without giving your body a shock is to remove SMALL pockets of fat that have resisted being removed by going on a diet. This actually works OK, and this DOES make you look better. But, to get rid of lots of fat in this manner is darned hard on your body.
     

  3. MoonRiver

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    Liposuction gets rid of fat cells, but doesn't do anything to fix the reason she is obese. What might happen is the lipo would reduce the overall number of fat cells, but the remaining fat cells would just get bigger. Excess fat is excess fat and it has to get stored somewhere.

    If she had lost a lot of weight and was at a stable healthy weight, and still had, let's say a pocket of fat on her thigh, then lipo could target that particular area for cosmetic purposes.
     
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  4. FarmboyBill

    FarmboyBill Well-Known Member Supporter

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    BUTT, she says that they wont do it on her. Not for medical reasons, but because ital. make her look better, NOT make her medically better.
     
  5. Vjklander

    Vjklander Well-Known Member

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    That is 'elective surgery'. I suspect the doctor will do it, but most insurance will not pay for it, though they may be able to get reduced rates.
     
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    frogmammy Well-Known Member Supporter

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    If she wants to pay for it herself (or you do), it could be done. However, if she is on medicare/medicaid it *HAS* to be for health reasons. IF her weight loss, and resulting excess skin, has created a health problem, THEN they will pay.

    Mon
     
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  7. FarmboyBill

    FarmboyBill Well-Known Member Supporter

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    yup. That's about what she said. Thanks.
     
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    Bill; the best you can do is try to keep her in a cheerful mood, help her along with attention, keep her as active as she can be. Nothing happens over night, but in a period of a few months she can lose a lot of weight and feel much better.

    In the meantime, it is planting time.
    CS
     
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