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I've been really lucky and don't have excessive skin...I do have "saggy and baggy"....But then, I'm 43 yrs old and have had two kids....and never really worked out...so I expect that. I won't have any kind of surgery done to correct any of it...I'm fine with things the way they are...and besides I think I look pretty good in clothes...don't expect to be going nude anywhere anyway...LOL Take care, Sherrie
I think if you can be happy with your body just as it is, sags, bags or whatever, that's great, and certainly a healthy attitude. I however knew long before surgery that I would not be happy with a panni or fat arms. My panni ended up being just a long droop of skin with pretty much no fat in it. It affected how my clothes fit and how I felt in a swimsuit as well as in intimate moments with my husband. For me, abdominoplasty was worth it. I never have gone back to get my arms done, despite the fact I had an extremely easy time recovering from abdominoplasty. Part of it is money, and part of it is the truly ugly incisions that I've seen on many people--is it a worthwhile tradeoff? When I try to get some blouses on that have very slim sleeves (and I won't go sleeveless), I wonder. I would estimate that 50% of the men and women who were in my support group and had surgery within a year of me ended up having at least one procedure, some had multiple. A few were and still are unhappy with the results, but most are very glad they did it. Only one guy who had a belt-line lift had any recovery issues. Just my perspective. Ann
I've always been very comfortable with me…large and now small. I do have extra skin…although it's not as bad as some I've seen. I wouldn't mind having a few things tightened and plumped back up…but if I NEVER have it done, I'm soooooooooo ok with that. I love me just the way I am….
NO WAY! I am having an LBL in July after I lose the last 13lbs, I can't stand the extra skin and it is mentally draining. I am 36 and have a lot more living to make up for that I have lost, including wearing a bathing suit and looking good again. I feel great, I want to feel even better!
Banded since 2003, maintaining my weight loss and still knowing I made the right choice for me. If you want information on what life is like for a band success, have questions or need help and suggestions on band life, feel free to message me. Otherwise, just read the Lapband Forum.