Flab care?

on 4/12/18 10:04 am
RNY on 02/28/17

I have lots of loose skin on my abdomen and upper thighs since I have lost weight. I am hoping to have a tummy tuck or lower body lift but not until fall or winter. My body has always easily gotten infected hairs and rashes in the "moister" areas, so I am really concerned about how I will manage the lose skin on my abdomen this summer with the heat and sweating, especially with exercise.

What have you done to prevent skin problems post-weight loss? I am hoping to avoid infections, etc.


HW: 248, SW (2/17): 244, GW (10/17): 125, CW: 117-122

RNY w/ Joseph Afram: 2/28/2017; Plastics w/ Douglas Forman: Extended mastopexy, Extended abdominoplasty-5/18/2018

on 4/12/18 10:24 am
RNY on 08/11/14

At times I found some relief using like a Goldbond type of powder in those areas.

RNY 8/11/14 with Dr. Kelvin Higa PS Lipectomy 4/12/17 with Dr. John Burnett HW 291.4/CW 137-140 (10/2018)GW 150

on 4/12/18 10:28 am, edited 4/12/18 3:29 am

My derm has me using the the fungal powders - affectionately known as foot fungus or jock itch powders. I use it every morning and night (particularly right after a shower or coming out of the pool... - not while I still wet though). Has worked perfectly so far. I did get all kinds of problems early on, but not since I started using regularly.

HW 510 / SW 424/ GW range 175-185 / CW 182 :)

RNY November 2016

Laura in Texas
on 4/12/18 2:49 pm

I wore shapewear even in the summer. It kept my skin from rubbing against itself which prevented the chafing/bleeding for me.

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."

on 4/12/18 3:53 pm

I've used nystatin from my dr...but was told it can thin the skin...Soooo I use desitin now and have used foot fungal powders also...

on 4/12/18 4:03 pm - CA
RNY on 10/07/13

Make sure you work with your doc to document any rashes and treatment--anything to show the negative impact on your health and well-being to prompt insurance to at least pay some of the cost of plastic surgery. That's not to say to let rashes get bad on purpose, however. Summer is a challenging time for loose skin issues and there are some good suggestions here. :D


on 4/13/18 5:22 am

ive had this same issue particularly in inner thigh area where there is a lot of skin- will be interested in responses.

HW 295 SW 278 Surgery weight 225 CW 160 GW 150 LW: 118.8 RNY 12/15/2015, GB removal 09/2016, Twisted bowel/hernia repair 08/2017

M1 Dec 2015-13.0, M2-7.0, M3-14.5, M4-9.4, M5-7.1, M6 9.8, M7-7.6 ,M8- 7.6, M-9 5.5, M10-6.4, M11- 2.2, M12 Dec 2016- 5.8

on 4/13/18 10:45 am
RNY on 07/23/14

I always used an antiperspirant deodorant stick and rubbed it in those areas.

Cynthia 5'11" RNY 7/23/2014

Maintaining a 220lb Weight Loss
Plastic Surgery Dr. Joseph Michaels - LBL and Hernia Repair 2/29/16, Arm Lift, BL, 5/2/16, Leg Lift 7/25/16

Need to get back to Basics? The Five Day Meat Test



on 4/15/18 5:34 pm
RNY on 12/19/17

Interdry is a silver impregnated textile that comes in a Roll it is antibacterial and can be tucked into skin folds to wick any moisture from the fold to the outside of the fold to prevent or heal rashes and skin breakdown. It is manufactured by Coloplast. You can search it on the internet and it can be purchased without a prescription at Mercy Surgical Dressing Group you can call them at 412-446-1946.

on 4/15/18 7:16 pm, edited 4/15/18 12:16 pm

Gold Bond was my friend for a long time. Now all those areas are just kind of rough and ready. My biggest problem was bike riding taking a toll on the Lady Bits... still an issue unfortunately.


Highest weight: 340
Surgery weight: 313
Surgery date: 10/24/11
Current weight 165... 185 pounds lost!!!!

I am not a doctor, but I play one at work.

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