SparkPeople Plastic Surgery after major weight loss Team Messageboard A team to discuss issues related to weight loss related plastic surgery--whether to have surgery, costs, benefits, problems. SparkPeople Plastic Surgery after major weight loss Team Messageboard Surgery yesterday Still a bit woozy from meds but am so happy I did this. Tummy tuck, breast lift and implant change. Much less pain than I had imagined. Will write more when my head feels clearer. Sat, 18 Jun 2016 23:53:08 EST SP_COACH_TANYA wants input about loose skin. She posted a message below to the At Goal & Maintaining + Transition to Maintenance team, but not here. Here is a link to that thread so you guys will know about it and be able to provide your input too. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1111x5700<BR>1778 </link> Wed, 5 Mar 2014 07:22:00 EST Hi. My name is Tanya. A couple years ago, I began my weight loss journey which resulted in me dropping from 263 lbs to about 170 lbs. From there, I struggled to maintain my weight over the next year or so, but persevered and have been able to take my weight down to an acceptable 155 lbs <em>9</em> (my goal weight being 140 lbs). But now, like many others who have experienced a tremendous reduction in their weight, I am stuck with the ugly aftermath and reminder of it all, which I would say, is probably more rep... Sat, 4 Jan 2014 14:20:35 EST recent surgeries? Anyone had any recent surgeries, and they would like to share their experiences? <BR> <BR> I just had a revision from a breast reduction that I had over a year ago. The first surgeon did not do an expert job, and I had scar revisions, and a lot more tissue and far removed from under my arms. I am still healing. At first, I was losing weight, actually was not even hungry. Then the antibiotic prescription was done, and for the past two days, all I can think about is food, and eating. This is ... Sun, 15 Dec 2013 10:01:34 EST weightgain after surgery Does anyone have any experience with weight gain after surgery? I had a tummy tuck in June and have gained 8 pounds since! My doctor says I still have significant swelling, but I'm kind of freaking out. I do not want to put weight back on after losing so much! Help with advice if you can please. <BR> Clover Mon, 2 Dec 2013 00:31:47 EST I have loose skin on my lower abdomen . . I have a crescent of loose skin that hangs in a half-circle around the bottom of by abdominal area. It is so embarrassing because it shows under my clothes. I have to be careful about what I wear to hide it. <BR> <BR> I am 66 years old, weigh 133 (although I recently weighted 152). I am now in Maintenance, and really love my "new body" - except for that ring of fat. <BR> <BR> How much does it cost, approximately, to have this removed???? <BR> <BR> I look forward to getting some "realis... Sun, 25 Aug 2013 16:39:29 EST weight gain after surgery So I am 7 days away from my tummy tuck, and I am really worried about gaining weight during recovery. Does anyone have any input or experience with this that would be helpful? Wed, 12 Jun 2013 23:27:21 EST I'm Clover Hi my name is Clover, I have lost 128lbs. I have tons of excess skin on my belly and legs. I am scheduled for tummy tuck on June 19th then plan to have thigh lift next summer. Everyone keeps asking if I'm nervous, but I am so excited there is no room for nervous! Thu, 30 May 2013 23:52:18 EST tummy tuck I have lost 128lbs, and am scheduled for a tummy tuck on june 19th. I have an extreme amount of excess skin hanging off of my belly, and can't wait to get it off! Does anyone have experience with this procedure? Any advice? <BR> Thanks, <BR> Clover Thu, 30 May 2013 23:45:25 EST Surgery scheduled in May I'm so glad to find this forum!! I have lost 85 pounds and have kept it off for almost two years. I had read that loose skin may take two years to shrink, and, after two years of extensive exercising, I've given up hope. My doctor referred me for a breast reduction, so I decided to do a two-fer and get a tummy tuck at the same time to remove excess skin. I have both procedures scheduled for late May and am leaving most of June open for recovery. I've been combing the internet for advice on ... Mon, 1 Apr 2013 20:30:56 EST After Surgery I just had a circumferential abdominoplasty and an inner thigh lift. All I can say is ouch! Of course my insurance didn't pick up anything but I think it will be worth it. Well, since my surgery was yesterday I really don't have anything else to add yet. Just thought I would introduce myself. Tue, 19 Mar 2013 21:24:46 EST Fat transfer posted on the spark cafe, no response here Sun, 20 Jan 2013 10:39:34 EST Did anyone hear about a new way to do liposuction? I was watching one of those daytime TV things...maybe The Doctors? Anyway, they were talking about this new way to do liposuction (with lasers???) that causes the collagen to shrink, and that it's especially good on batwings (underarms) and inner thighs. Am I dreaming, or has anyone else heard about this? Sun, 6 Jan 2013 16:19:59 EST Introduction and here to help if I can Hi Folks. I'm Lisa Haupert. I'm 55 years old and lost 115 pounds since turning 50. As you can imagine that left lots of excess skin that wasn't going to go away, despite training and running half marathons. In March of 2011 I had a upper body lift and about 10 days ago I had a lower body lift. Both have been extremely successful and easier than I anticipated. To see and hear more about my most recent surgery, the lower body lift, you can learn more than you probably want to read here by going... Sat, 8 Dec 2012 22:16:34 EST making the decisions In many if not most cases, insurance will cover breast reduction if medically necessary-each insurance company has different criteria, but plastic surgeons know that. <BR> <BR> I am on a site called breasthealthonline that lists surgeons those members have used and recommend. They have a lot of before and after pictures and all kinds of very good information.They also have forums for abdominoplasty, breast reconstruction after cancer, augmentations, etc. <BR> <BR> They recommend three con... Sun, 18 Nov 2012 09:31:17 EST haven't regretted anything As a card carrying feminist from the 70's, I thought I would never do such a thing as have someone shape my body. But after losing weight, gaining a pouch of extra skin, after having cysts that made me look 6 months pregnant and needing a hysterectomy, I decided to have an abdominoplasty along with my hysterectomy and rectal repair that I needed to relieve myself of pain. It was a pretty big surgery, the insurance did not pay for the plastic surgeon because it was considered cosmetic. However... Fri, 19 Oct 2012 19:48:33 EST Any regrets? Anything you'd do differently? I'd love to hear from those who have Been There on this... <BR> <BR> I'd rather ask you guys because I think you'll tell me like it is. <BR> <BR> - How long ago did you have the surgery? <BR> <BR> - Do you have any regrets about anything? Is there something you might have done differently, now that you've been through the process? <BR> <BR> - Is there anything you definitely think you did right? <BR> <BR> - How visible are the scars? <BR> <BR> - How much neurological effect have you ... Tue, 21 Aug 2012 23:26:30 EST Love the idea of this team Hi There, <BR> <BR> I asked three of my friends who I know have had skin removal to join, because I'd like to see an active place where I can find them (and others with similar experiences) and ask questions. And I think the idea of this team is fantastic, because there really ISN'T anywhere else to ask about this stuff, or find people who know about it. <BR> <BR> I myself have lost 186 lbs (as you can see from my homemade trophy icon), but am kind of chicken to consider the surgery so far... Mon, 20 Aug 2012 19:47:18 EST Echo echo echo Let's get this one restarted!! Mon, 20 Aug 2012 17:15:47 EST Zerona Has anyone on here tried Zerona or Skin-Tyte laser treatments as an alternative or prelude to surgery? I purchased a Skin-Tyte groupon and went for my first treatment on my face last week. (I have LOTS of areas I want to tighten up, lol, but they wouldn't do total body!) <BR> <BR> Frankly, I think it's a scam. The "technician" moved a wand with blinking light over each cheek and my forehead for a total of about 10 mins, and that was it. She said that the laser actually damages the skin to en... Wed, 29 Feb 2012 16:13:16 EST Tentative surgery date set I have a tentative date set for my plastic surgery. I'm planning to have a TT, TL and lipo in the hip area. I met with the PS on Friday. They sent me home with lots to read. I had already made my decision that as long as it could be done within my price range I would go forward but the PS wants his patients to thoroughly read the informed consent paperwork and have time to reconsider before setting up a surgery date. So I did my reading, discussed it with a few friends, and decided that ... Mon, 30 Jan 2012 12:33:55 EST Is this team still active? I joined the team and saw a message about the team leader not being active. Tell me it's not so! <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> This is a topic I have given much thought to, even though I'm only 1/3 way to goal. I am hoping to find some SP friends that understand why I would consider surgery as an option. <BR> I have been reading some posts, and it looks like I might be in the right place. Sun, 18 Dec 2011 20:57:04 EST Interesting Articles If you find interesting articles or websites about plastic surgery after weight loss, post them here! Wed, 22 Jun 2011 14:28:23 EST To have surgery or not...that is the question So if I have plastic surgery, is it just vanity, or are there reasons of psychological and/or physical health involved? I've had two plastic surgeries (breast reduction and min-abdominoplasty) and am considering having surgery on my thighs and upper arms. The question I ask myself (a LOT) is why I want to do this. The breast reduction was easy...definitely physical health. The heavy breasts were KILLING my shoulders and back. The tummy tuck...well, it wasn't probably for physical health, but ... Wed, 22 Jun 2011 14:14:02 EST Recovery Share your recovery stories here! How long did your recovery take, were there any complications, what have you done to minimize scarring? Wed, 22 Jun 2011 14:02:01 EST Costs Plastic surgery costs a bunch...does anyone have ways they've come up with to pay for it? I know some plastic surgeons work with some kind of medical loan company. Does insurance ever pay for post weight loss plastic surgery (other than breast reductions)? Wed, 22 Jun 2011 14:00:10 EST Hello! Hi, Ann here, your friendly team administrator. I started this group because I haven't found a SP discussion group on this topic. I have lost aver 100 pounds in the past couple of years, most of them on Sparkpeople. One of my goals post weight loss was to have a breast reduction (I was always large breasted and had various problems related to that--back pain, shoulder pain which ended up needing surgery) but the surgeons I talked to wouldn't do the breast reduction surgery until I had lost a ... Thu, 2 Jun 2011 10:07:42 EST Reason for this topic This team is dedicated to discussing anything related to having plastic surgery after major weight loss. This is not for those looking at lapband or gastric bypass surgery, but it is for those looking at breast reduction, abdominoplasty, brachioplasty, or any other cosmetic surgery to remove excess skin after major weight loss. The only thing that is off limits is discussion of any particular doctor or hospital. Thu, 2 Jun 2011 09:56:17 EST