I am 15 yrs post op bp/ds with the awesome Dr Dennis Smith in Atlanta (he is now in Florida). although I lost 200 lbs, I just never really thought about plastics. I lost almost half my hair with wls and was scared to be under anesthesia again for long time. Anyway, I got divorced a few yrs ago and much to my shock, I am actually dating again and I am starting to think I might want to feel better about how I look sleeveless or in shorts. I have a lot of hanging skin on my stomach, thighs, arms and really wanna do something about it now. I live in East TN, but I am willing travel anywhere in the country to get a great doctor with a lot of experience with post wls patients.
Thank you for any any all suggestions. :)
Here's a recent post that might be useful for you -- http://www.obesityhelp.com/forums/plasticsurgery/6029162/Gen eral-questions/
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 40 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
Real Self is a great resource.
Dr. LoMonaco in Houston was my surgeon. He is one of the best in the country and has a lot of experience with bariatric patients.
I didn't just want to look "better", I wanted to look "good". I am 51 years old and my stomach looks as good now as it did when I was in my 20's. I am so grateful for Dr. L and his expertise.
Good luck in your research!
Laura in Texas
51 years old; 5'7" tall; HW: 339 (BMI=53); CW: 140 (BMI=22)
RNY: 09-17-08 Dr. Garth Davis
brachioplasty: 12-18-09 Dr. Wainwright; lbl/bl: 06-28-11 Dr. LoMonaco
"If what you're doing doesn't work, change what you're doing - don't complain that it doesn't work."