Hi, TicTock. I've been seriously concerned about this as well. I have now come to the conclusion that I'm willing to chance having to deal with it, and here's why. I'm already dealing with a lot of extras. I have a lot of extra fat around me that gets in the way, keeps me from wearing the clothes I want to wear, seriously inhibits my life, and has a tremendous effect on my health. When I lose the weight, there is a significant chance that I will then have to deal with loose skin as a consequence of my former condition, however, I will be so much freer. I may not look terrific without my clothes, but I know I certainly don't now either, and at least I'll be able to... excuse my crudeness here, but tuck that crap into the outfits I want to wear to look cute on the outside. Not only that, but I will be healthier, feel SO much better, and I may even reach a point where I can either afford to have the plastic surgery done, or work where I would have better insurance that might cover the surgery to remove it if it is significantly affecting my life and health. So, while I'm not excited about having hanging skin, I'm incredibly excited at the prospect of having a lot less hanging fat.