I think this is a question that only you and your plastic surgeon can answer. Chances are that all the hypertrophy won't fill out your skin completely. But a good plastic surgeon should be able to help you figure that out.
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
The skin will never go away so you have to decide if you can accept it or if you want to get it removed.
Mentally I had to get mine removed but many people love themselves as-is. I guess I was actually a combination of both. I fixed the parts that bothered me most and learned to love the rest of me as-is. I love my body now.
Laura in Texas
52 years old; 5'7" tall; HW: 339 (BMI=53); GW: 140 CW: 150 (BMI=24)
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."
First- great job with your loss!
I have just recently thought about having abdominoplasty, I have not yet met with a surgeon. I feel my core is strong and will not need a lift, but what do I know? LOL. I am happy with my arms/shoulders and chest and am 3 years out from surgery.
If you go for a consult let us know how you make out. I am seriously contemplating this.
HW - 299 , Consult day weight - 277, Day of surgery - 259,LW - 178, GW - 195, CW - 207.6 , 12.6 lbs to goal.
I am 75 yo now sleeve surgery at 70 yo...Let me tell you and anyone reading this thread...GO FOR IT...like you've read, the skin doesn't tone nor dissolve....I am too old and will live with it though not too bad but if younger, for sure. If you can afford it - GO, Rush, you have only one life....Btw...Female, my husband and I will be celebrating 50 yrs of marriage in November 2018....I weigh in at 145 lbs, 5'4" but shrunk from 5'7" :(....
Good luck. alese in Florida
Congratulations on your upcoming 50th Anniversary!!!!
My Mother, age 85, has shrunk from 5 7 down to 5 foot. Her back is curved quite a bit. She has not eaten meat since age 4 (animal lover) and had bad nutrition and eating habits. Not to mention having 6 kids.
Sometimes I feel my back is curving a little, (age 51, but then realize partly it is bad posture not standing straight!) I do stretching exercise on my decline bench to stretch spine out. Suppose to help with this. Put rolled towel under middle back and stretch arms back over my head. Stretch that way for a little bit. Anyway thanks for posting this something that I am concerned about. Keeps me good with vitamins and protein.
I have questioned myself at my age of 51 if I don't bother am too old to pursue PS. Happily married 26 years and with him since 18!! I am almost 10 years from RNY out look good in clothing but at the beach or naked I am self concious. Being Irish and white as a ghost does not help! Recently decided why not? After reading success stories here.
Congrats on on your success!!
Great day to you!
(Edit to correct spelling error)