Pro Bono Removal of Excess Skin After Weight Loss

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Extreme weight loss can lead to excess and loose unwanted skin. This can be embarrassing and uncomfortable. If you cannot afford the plastic surgery costs, you may want to look into pro-bono surgery options.

Research

  • If you are seriously interested in excess skin removal surgery, consider spending some time surfing the web. You should look into different organizations offering pro-bono work. Newly certified surgeons may need more practice and might consider your case. Even if they cannot offer you a free surgery, they may offer you a discount or ask you to only pay for supplies and the anesthesia.

Being Proactive

  • Contact your local plastic surgeon's offices who specialize in weight loss surgeries. You never know if they may consider your needs and want to use your surgery for their own experience and interest. If it is for a good cause, they may just agree to help you out with the cost of your procedure. It cannot hurt to ask.

Go Public

  • Many TV shows are based on before and after surgery results and biographies. Look into different shows and networks to see if they are doing "casting calls" or have postings on their websites about what kind of cases they are looking for next. You may not be comfortable being on TV, but if you are desperate to have someone pay for your surgery, you should consider all your options.

Insurance

  • Take a better look at your health insurance coverage. In some cases, insurance companies may cover the cost of your procedure due to a great deal of weight loss. Also, if your excess skin is hindering your ability to function, causes continuous infections or other problems, then this may give you a leg up on reasons behind the need for your surgery.

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