Paying for Tummy Tuck Revision?

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Thanks for the opportunity to ask my question! Actually i am so much anxious about that issue! I had full tummy tuck with results that (to my opinion) are close to awful! So I have no choice but suffer a second, revision surgery!

The thing is I am supposed to pay extra fees for anesthesiology and hospital, for this second surgery. If you ask me it doesn’t make sense why I should pay for them! Actually I am the one that will suffer a second surgery, with its pain, downtime (which will cost me even more) and probably a painfull recovery period. And I am not sure the second surgery will even provide the results I was dreaming of!
Shouldn’t I get exactly what I payed for without spending even an extra cent? Is there something I can do? Am I absurd? I really need your opinion!
Finally I wonder if it is not a good idea to give this plastic surgeon approval for having a second surgery on me?

Thanks in advance
Katrin

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Posted by Katrin Johnson (Questions: 1, Answers: 0)
Asked on June 25, 2013 10:10 am
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Hi Katrin,
It sounds like your surgeon is waiving their own fee, so that’s definitely encouraging in terms of receiving acknowledgement that the procedure was not up to par. However, pricing for cosmetic surgery is a complex issue, and sometimes there’s nothing that can be done to waive the other fees.
You should be candid about discussing your feelings about the cost of your revision surgery with your doctor. It is important to feel that you are being treated fairly. More than concerns about cost, though, I would counsel you to make sure that you feel positive and comfortable with your choice of surgeon. You only have one body. Choosing a different surgeon for your revision plastic surgery may be a better option. It is quite common for revision work to be performed by someone other than the original surgeon who performed the procedure.
I hope this helps and wish you the best of luck,
Dr. Campanile

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Posted by Dr. Frank Campanile (Questions: 0, Answers: 6)
Answered on October 28, 2013 3:34 pm
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Hi Katrin,

Thank you for your question. With any surgery, be it the first procedure or any revision that is required, it is important to have realistic expectations and to discuss your expectations with your doctor. I would recommend you have a consultation with your doctor and take in the list of questions that you have.

Having a clear list of questions ensures that you can both discuss all the points that you have raised and this will help make sure nothing is missed. If you aren’t feeling comfortable or feel you may have more questions, you can organise a consultation with another doctor for a second opinion.

Kind regards,
Dr Ajaka

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Posted by Dr. Joseph Ajaka (Questions: 0, Answers: 31)
Answered on June 26, 2013 5:31 am
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