After the weight loss insurance will pay for excess skin removal??
on 12/12/11 3:10 pm, edited 12/12/11 3:11 pm - IL
on 4/22/14 11:22 am
How old are you and what type of eexercise plan did you do after the GBP?
I'm very happy for you, but as other people who've replied to your comment, I too exercise a lot and have a lot of excess skin.
I'm starting to use coconut oil, which helps with the abdomin, but alas, the thighs are just, well, suicidal. I use to have nice thick, meaty legs (for a guy that's pretty nice, as where they looked muscular as opposed to flabby), but now my legs/thighs are practically skin and bones, and I mean a LOT of skin, plagued with stretch marks at the inner thigh (I got as a teen, when I grew really quickly). NOTHING is helping to shrink this skin. It's so horrifying to see, and so painful when I constantly get diaper rashes from the excess skin rubbing against itself that it almost makes me wish I hadn't gotten the surgery.
On top of that, as if being a 40+ year old white male isn't bad enough for my butt, this surgery killed whatever butt I had. Now all I have is skin that hangs down on my legs. Although my 5-8k of daily walking and stairs has helped, I still have nothing on my backside but a big overlapping fold of skin on each leg where my butt used to be.
All in all, despite this, I'm still glad I got the surgery. It has taught me that people eat WAY TOO MUCH FOOD. After the gastric sleeve, and not being able to eat more than a handful of food, and survive just fine, I see that what people around me are calling meal sizes is nothing more than plain and simple gluttony.
Please note: I AM NOT A DOCTOR. If you want medical advice, talk to your doctor. Whatever I post, there is probably some surgeon or other health care provider somewhere that disagrees with me. If you want to know what your surgeon thinks, then ask him or her. Check out my blog.
50 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
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on 3/7/15 5:23 am
you look good keep up the great job i known you feel better and also feel better about your would you pray for for me all go well