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Three Weeks Post Op (with pictures)

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

I am about to post pictures of my stomach. This is something that I never thought I'd do, but I like what I see right now.

Let start at the beginning. I stretched my skin out to this size for about 17 years.

Then I lost 178 pounds. I felt/feel great, and when I was dressed I felt cute and attractive... but when I looked at this in the mirror, it made me sigh... extra skin is not so pretty. This is me one week before surgery. Let me just say, if i had to live with this for the rest of my life, losing weight would still have been 100 percent totally worth it. Don't ever let loose skin concerns stop you from losing weight. It's minor in the big picture. My energy level and quality of life now more than makes up for some droopy skin

but I had the option of changing it... so I did. I had 5.5 pounds of skin removed from my stomach. I am only 3 weeks post opt, so I am still swollen and retaining all sorts of fluid. My very nice surgeon said I am about a third of the way through recovery and it will only look better from here. Swelling will go down, and my skin should retract more and cling to my body better.... but I like what I see now. I most definitely can live with this :)

So here I am posting pictures for the world (or at least the SP world) to see of my stomach. This is something that I thought I'd never do, but I know many of you might have skin concerns and I would have liked to see others results.... and I am not feeling too self conscious about things right now. It is all good.

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