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Jolls

2nd opinion important?

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So the surgeon I went to is in the cities;  3 hour drive for me.  My friend works at a hospital down there with the bariatric program and this surgeon I went to is who primarily is the "go to" for that program/hospital.  So he comes highly recommended and she has seen quite a few people who used him with good results/recoveries/thoughts on him.   I liked him as well, got a good vibe, seemed to know what he is talking about; explained stuff etc.   So what would be the reason to see a 2nd opinion?  Is it always a good idea?

I could go closer to home but frankly everything up here scares me.  My best friend had a tummy tuck after her kids here and I just know someone in the support group who had plastics done just this month here and both had good results/experience but....  just...   I don't know.  I feel "safer" in the cities - like they just would have more experience etc over all due to having millions of people vs the 1000s of people up here. 

My friend who suggested this surgeon also had a consult with him and she is going for a 2nd opinion.  When I asked her why she said "just pure curiosity".    Just wondering what others have done and why.  We are waiting to hear from insurance before I get quoted anything so if insurance doesn't pay I guess a 2nd opinion due to cost may be warranted....  but other then that...   any other reasons I should consider?   With the procedures we discussed I will be staying IP one night;  and due to that 3 hour drive;  wondering if I should consider staying in a hotel a night or two "just to be safe".

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Jolls, I used the plastic surgeon recommended by my Bariatric surgeon. I liked him immediately and never got a second opinion. I was thrilled with my results and will use him again if I work up the nerve to do a tummy tuck.

excited for you!

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I only saw one as well. He was recommended by my surgeon's group. I liked him right away and he did my work. I am thrilled with my results and would have him do any future work.

 

 

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I met with 6 or 7 I think. I picked the 2nd to last one, he was great! I'm so glad I went to someone connected to a good hospital. I had so many complications and having all the specialists around to work with him was great. 

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