on 12/29/17 7:27 am

Is anyone on here from Connecticut? If so, who did you use for a doctor.

My neurologist and PCP both recommended me to a Dr. Tishler.

I have been putting this on hold for about a year and a half now and I really think I should do something. It's gonna be a new year. One thing I was really concerned about was the lose skin that will be left after losing the weight and the rashes it might cause.

Sparklekitty, Hag of Science
on 12/29/17 8:44 am
VSG on 12/10/13

Not everybody has massive amounts of loose skin. And if you DO have it, it's possible to have it removed.

Loose skin is a small price to pay for a vastly improved quality of life and a longer lifespan.

Nerdy Little Secret (#42) - Tucson Roller Derby

on 12/29/17 11:37 am - Manchester, CT
VSG on 11/17/17

I'm from CT. I almost went with Dr Tishler (A few friends have), but went with Dr Pirillo at St Francis due to his personal connection with Obesity (Hi Dad).

2 friends had the surgery (Sleeve) with Dr Tishler 2 years ago and 1 is going through the pre-op process with him now.

Loose skin, as already mentioned, if really bad can be removed eventually. Being a healthy weight is more important to me.

Ht: 5'7" HW: 355? StartW: 304 (5/5/17) SW:272, CW 204 (6/29/18)

VSG Scheduled 11/16/17 with Dr Jon Perrillo, St Francis Medical Group

PreOp: 32, M1 17, M2 9.2, M3 10.8, M4 10.8, M5 6.6, M6 6.6, M7 5.6

Gwen M.
on 12/29/17 7:43 pm
VSG on 03/13/14

Many people have no rashes with excess skin. Some people have it removed, some don't. If you do have rashes, you'll be able to make a good case to have insurance cover removal.

I will take being at a healthy weight and having loose skin over morbid obesity with no loose skin any day of the week, though!

VSG with Dr. Salameh - 3/13/2014
Diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder and started Vyvanse - 7/22/2016
Reconstructive Surgeries with Dr. Michaels - 6/5/2017 (LBL & brachioplasty), 8/14/2017 (UBL & mastopexy), 11/6/2017 (medial leg lift)

Age 41 Height 5'4" HW 319 (1/3/2014) SW 293 (3/13/2014) CW 149 (7/16/2017)
Next Goal 145 - normal BMI | Total Weight Lost 170

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