Skin

Rny122719
on 3/13/21 10:50 am
RNY on 12/27/19

Does anyone else have issues with loose skin? I feel like I am wearing extra layers of clothing and my face looks like it's melting. I know I am healthier and that's important but I am uncomfortable in my own skin

KalesD
on 3/13/21 2:00 pm
RNY on 09/30/20

I have noticed a lot of loose skin. I am 6 months post op.. and it er.. sometimes makes sounds when it smacks around when moving (like my arms for example) .. it does make me a little self conscious and I may consider plastic surgery down the line. Loose skin is normal and to be expected after losing large amounts of weight.

Surgery 09/30/20

CW: 146.2 |SW: 221.6 |HW: 255

Learning my new normal, one day at a time.

hollykim
on 3/13/21 5:45 pm - Nashville, TN
Revision on 03/18/15
On March 13, 2021 at 6:50 PM Pacific Time, Rny122719 wrote:

Does anyone else have issues with loose skin? I feel like I am wearing extra layers of clothing and my face looks like it's melting. I know I am healthier and that's important but I am uncomfortable in my own skin

yes, loose skin is pretty much a side effect of weight loss, especially the amount of weight morbidly obese people lose.

about all you can do about it is plastic surgery to remove it.

 


          

 

Teenie
on 3/16/21 5:54 pm - Pittsburgh , PA
RNY on 12/19/17

Skin is a side effect however age plays a part in this process. If your in your 30's and under do not run to a plastic surgeon right away. You still have a chance of your skin bouncing back since it still has a lot of elasticity. Hit the gym and give it a year after you hit you goal if your still uncomfortable then seek out a great plastics guy. However if your older the gym can only do so much. Hope this helps and good luck in your journey.

HW 299 SW 290 CW 139 GW 140 2/08/2019 OPERATION: Surgical Hernia with excision of total surface area of 55 x 29 cm of abdominal skin.

alaskasusan
on 3/23/21 10:46 pm - AK
RNY on 02/11/13

Didn't do my surgery til my late 50s so a LOT of loose skin - it is what it is. I just keep working out to tighten muscles, get smaller and wear clothes that flatter me.

No funds for skin surgery here - I still like that I'm smaller and a whole lot healthier :)

        

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