Loose Skin !?!?!?!?!
So, I'm super excited about WLS. From my research, I know it will be hard, but I'm hoping it will be worth the struggles. A big concern I have is excess skin. I'm currently 34 and most of my "fat" is pretty well distributed through out my whole body. My question, what should I expect in regards to loose skin? Since I'm fairly young, should most of it event "snap" back, or should I expect to have a lot of excess skin sagging every where?
However, remember this: Health is a lot more important than looks. This is about saving your life, not about getting Hollywood hawt.
Everyone is different but for me I was over weight everywhere so I have extra skin on my thighs, hips, tummy and upper arms AKA angle wings.
Some people do toneing workouts and it does help I am doing them and I see some diference but I am still going to have a body lift. Also it is always a good idea to keep your skin moisturized.... I use lotion 2 times a day, bu****ch out for moist areas like under the tummy skin... I use powder to help stop rashes... it can happen and if I do I was told by Dr to use a anti-fungul cream.
Good luck and Congrats!
I have lost half of my original weight (120 from 240) and have alot of excess skin, primarily my arms and thighs. But then again I am 60 and was overweight my entire life. Many others I have met who are much younger (in their 30s) have lost alot more and have very little excess skin. I attribute that to age.
There is probably no way to tell in advance but you definitely have age on your side. Plus the way I am looking at it is that extra skin will not kill me but morbid obesity would surely have.
Hugs and blessings ~~~ Vivian
GOD GRANT ME THE SERENITY TO ACCEPT THE THINGS I CAN NOT CHANGE; COURAGE TO CHANGE THE THINGS THAT I CAN; AND THE WISDOM TO KNOW THE DIFFERENCE !!!! THIS IS MY DAILY PRAYER.
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As a previous poster said, the condition of your skin is dependent on a number of factors. I though I would be in the clear because I too was heavy all over and relatively young (32) but I am not satified with my stomach. Here is a before and after with a loss of about 120lbs. I am just under 130 now. Would I trade the excess skin for the weight? Absolutely no. Totally cannot tell when I am dressed. I am lucky that I have no problems with my back, thighs and arms. Even to me they look like I was not heavy. Best of luck!
Is it worth it? Totally. Unless I'm naked, you'd never know how bad the loose skin is.
HW 290/GW 159 (reached 2/19/11)/CW 142