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I havent gotten the surgery yet, but my one worry is having excess skin. I weigh 265 and am 5'5. I dont plan on getting down below 150, I never wanted to be skinny minny, just thinner and healthier. So I plan on losing about 115 pounds. My belly hangs already and my upper arms are already pretty big. So those are the two spots I am worried about and I know those are also what my husband is worried about too. I heard that there are certain excercises and things you can do to help tighten your skin as you lose the weight to help prevent it from hanging so much. Does anyone have any experience in this, any tips on what worked for you, in preventing it? I am so excited about the surgery but cant help but to be worried about this at the same time. Thanks.

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They say losing slowly and toning exercises can help, but at the end of the day it all comes down to genetics. How elastic your skin is and how much fat you had there originally play a big role in it.

I unfortunately look like a Shar Pei because I have TONS of excess skin on my tummy. I will be having a Tummy Tuck late winter/early spring to have it removed.

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I should show you a picture of my arms....

Of course I was much much heavier than you and quite a bit older.

They bother me more than anything.

But... it's worth it.

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I share your fears! For me, lack of money has been a very real threat throughout this entire process (I do not have insurance), and the added expense of a Tummy Tuck is one more obstacle that I have no idea how to tackle. But, the weight has got to go... and I have to hold on to the faith/belief that after the weight comes off I will find a way to deal with its aftermath. Believe me, I'm scared too. I 'm not sure how my arms and legs will look after weight loss, but I'm almost positive that my stomach hasn't a chance -its already pretty bad and I haven't even been banded yet. :(

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After this surgery, I'll be happy to be healthy, if there's excess skin. Right now, I DoNT care!! Least of my worries. Just want to be in good health do I can run around with my grand babies - whenever that happens. Hopefully not for at least another 15 years lol!! In my mind, doing the skin removal surgery is too permanent. But I know for some it's a nessecity. Good luck with everyone's choices. :)

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Choose your parents wisely and never ever go in the sun.

Seriously, the loose skin, if you are going to have it, has already happened, whilst you were getting fatter. You cant undo that now. Sad but true.

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Whn I'm healed and approved by my doctor I'm going to do kickboxing @ ilovekickboxing.com and really getting a good work out while losin the weight at a steady pace should bounce some stuff back maybe not all but a good routine maybe by a video workout or a personal trainer will help. When your younger it's amazing how much elasticity our skin has. I hear moisturizing is good for help with tightening the skin to.. Good luck!! I know I need it. ( don't have money for cosmetic surgery :( )

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If u end up w excess skin u can have it removed n insurances n medicaid covers it. But ur Doc has to write it as a medical necessity n not a cosmetic surgery

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@mis.....will ur insurance cover the surgery

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@mis.....will ur insurance cover the surgery

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@mis.....will ur insurance cover the surgery

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I look great in clothes. When removed I have sagging butt, thighs, arms and thankfully Only about a 1" tummy overhang. I still have 11 lbs to goal so am not ready yet to consider surgery to tighten up but it's something I will consider. I walked but it didn't help my thighs. Maybe weightlifting during The major losing stage may have helped but I didn't do it. The biggest thing that bothers me is my arms but I am not sure I want a scar vs the skin.

I don't think you know how you will fare until you get there... And skinny saggy skin seriously looks and feels better than fat bloated skin!

at least that's how I am dealing with it.

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