My doc took off 6 pounds. It is not a lot (and I have gained back more than that, although I am nowhere near where I was when I first started) but the difference still shows. I would have been miserable if it had not been done. The excess skin felt like a scarlet W for weight loss. Of course I am not ashamed of who I was before or anything of the sort. It's more like, sheesh, it's my own business. Why should everyone else be treated to it every time I want to wear a short top?
In my boobs I had a total of 1200 grams removed but because after the surgery you are a bit swollen you don't really seem to lose weight at all!:-) I think in the abdominoplasty I had about 700 grams removed--same thing. I took before pictures, and on days I wonder if it was worth it, I pull those out. Yes, it was worth it, no matter what people may say. I think some of the weight loss shows have shown what excess skin after massive weight loss looks like, though, and that's a good thing!
Thanks to all my SparkFriends who have supported me through this journey to health!
There is also, I think, a pretty large chunk of people who seem to feel that this is * frivolous * an easy way to lose weight (sheesh, it's only a few pounds and surgery is not exactly an easy thing) * cheating somehow
I asked my friend Jes to join, 'cuz I knew she'd had the surgery and was hoping maybe she could help answer some of my questions in a common forum.
Information about this subject is just so rare on SP. I'm amazed that there aren't more people here. It's a common issue!
Instead, I seem to stumble across people here and there who have opted for skin removal, but there was no central place to find them and ask about how it was -- and how they feel about it now, after some time has passed.
Never, ever, EVER give up!
From BMI 53 (336 lbs) to under 30. Now aiming for less than 20% body fat.
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