I haven't had my surgery yet. Having VSG Feb 24. Anyway, I have been looking at some plastic surgeons sites to see how difficult it will be to combat loose skin after weight loss, but everyone they use as an example is 50 years old!
Has anyone here noticed that their skin did better because we are younger? Does anyone have any photos posted?
I know I will have SOME loose skin (especially on my stomach which is my biggest problem area), and I am actually ok with that, but I'd like to know if it looks less crazy when your skin is a little younger and has more elasticity.
This is the only part of weight loss I am kind of dreading. I have learned how to hide fat in clothes- but I don't know WHAT to do with droopy skin flaps!
Thanks for any info!
on 1/8/10 8:05 am
Honestly- it just depends on how you carry your weight and how well you work out and tone up after surgery... some people bounce back to where they dont feel they need surgery and some (like me) just need to have some work done. I carried most of my weight in my stomach and arms, but have always have pretty toned legs so with a little leg work at the gym they bounced right back to shape. However- i am currently looking into plastics for tummy tuck, arm lift, and breast lift (im 18 months out). Everyone has a different skin story and youre just going to have to wait and see how you personally look and feel after you are to a weight you like :) Good luck with everything!!
Yall ever haev question or any sort feel free to email me I will be ever so glad to help in ANY way I can.
Have an awesome day!
323/170/175 I'm @ GOAL!!! Wooohooo =)
Since my Tummy Tuck im now under my goal ???
If you can dream it, you can do it. Live your dreams !!!
http://www.obesityhelp.com/group/Vegan/discussion/ <-- Join this group
I couldnt care less about it! I thought I was trading one bad thing (the fat) for another (the skin) and i had issues with that until the weigh came off me...ya know its a fair trade. If you do have loose skin, who cares! Its great to be able to be outside in 100 degree weather and not thing OMG im gonna die its so hot! cause your not so big that its uncomfortable...(that was my biggest issue, i hate heat...until now, i love summer time!!)
If you are TTC. when you hit that point and u look at ur tummy, which will have baggy skin, but will also revel to your, your oh so cute baby bump....you wont care one bit about the skin...I PROMISE!!
trustme.. i was in the same boat a year ago!! ITS A GREAT JOURNEY AND YOULL BE SO HAPPY TO BE HEALTHY NOTHING ELSE WILL MATTER! besides...if all else buy a good set of spanx until you can do plastics!
my arms looks awful!!. but it looked that way even before surgery. so don´t worry about that.
my belly ehhh i have a small pani n a bit of celulitis. i wanna get a tt but i would live if i don´t.
and i would also like to get my uper tihgts done. but i also will live if i don´t do it. soo.
im getting my brachioplasty(armlift) this february 5th. i've been wanting this for a very long time now.
if you wanna see pics of my arms and belly i have some at my BEFORE AND AFTER almbum, you have to be my friend to be able to see them. so send my a friend request. : ).
there is this girl who is very sweet n helpful. she just posted some after plastic pics. i know she wouldnt mind if u look at her pics. she is looking great. http://www.obesityhelp.com/member/sensdncr86/