I just saw the opening segment of today's show concerning teachers and plastic surgery. I am not a teacher, but a teaching assistant in the state of Georgia. Thankfully, my state health insurance covered gastric bypass surgery for me in May of last year. I have since lost 130 pounds and am a much happier and healthier person. I have began looking into skin removal surgeries and have been very disappointed in what I have learned so far. Unfortunately, a lot of the procedures that I have read about are considered "cosmetic" and not necessary, therefore not covered by insurance. There is no way that someone making my salary could afford these types of operations. I definitely think that having my excess skin removed would be reconstructive as it would help improve my quality of life and make doing everyday things such as exercising and showering easier... I wish that insurance companies would see this from another perspective and I would love to hear The Doctors' opinions on this issue!