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Anyone had plastic surgery after a large weight loss? Maybe TMI
Old 12-02-2012, 08:55 AM
 
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I'd like to hear your experiences, positive and negative. I'm not there yet - 90 lbs lost so far and more to go! From what I've read/researched for any chance of insurance to cover it you have to lose over 100 lbs and maintain for a year to give your skin time to "tighten up." I've still got more to lose but I am starting to consider options for the skin that isn't changing... mainly my belly and my arms. It really is all over, but those are the big ones that impact me the most! But the risks of the surgery and the trouble with the recovery are quite an option to weigh against the benefits. I am working out like crazy and building and sculpting muscle underneath (i feel the strength and know my body is changing for the better, but the skin is still there)

FYI - I had been about the same plus size person since I was in 9th grade. I had gained a little more to get to my heaviest point, but the size had been really consistent for over 15 years, so my body had a really long time to get used to all that skin.... so I know it will take a while to see any change. I am 32 so I have that on my side...from what I've read, the likelihood of your skin "tightening" is better if you are under 40 AND haven't been plus size for a long time.

Thanks for sharing!


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