no matter what you decide, Sue, please keep in mind that many surgeons won't take another surgeon's patients, and that the aftercare for these surgeries requires some degree of expertise so that you can live a happy, healthy life.
there are SOME insurers that are actually encouraging patients to go abroad for care, but i have no idea what they're doing when they come home. i'd like to think that these insurers have some docs in their system that have agreed to care for the travelers.
having said that, as Jilly pointed out, MANY people have gone overseas and have done well.
Start your day with a smile, and get it over with.
Keeping it off is a hundred decisions a day that help you maintain what you achieved. And that's the hard part. - L Sanders
start: 506 [Sept 2001]
weight at gastric bypass [Jan 29, 2002]: 409
current weight: 225
weight for plastic surgery: 200
final goal: 180
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