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Hi everyone~

I have been wondering about excess skin after weight loss. I am planning to lose 70 pounds in all. My mom tells me, "you are young, it won't be that bad." My responses to her are: #1--I am 39--doesn't skin start to sag at that age? and #2--You haven't seen me naked lately! LOL. I have a lot of abdominal fat. I know this is different for everyone, but did you start to see a need for Excess skin removal after a 70 pound loss?

Many thanks!

Amy

PS--My "Eating for life" classes start next week, then a visit with the dietician, THEN I get to meet my surgeon! I am on my way! :)

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I have lost a little over 70lbs I have extra skin. I am 27. I have noticed as I work out this is toning up a bit. I have a little bit more that I'd like to lose then I will give it about 6 months to a year to see what shape my skin is in before I decide on plastics.< /p>

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I've lost about 80 pounds. I have a cpl vertical wrinkles around my belly button and my thighs r sagging and some arm wings that are shrinking up better than I thought they would. But it's all much better than I had imagined it was gonna be

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I've lost about 80 pounds. I have a cpl vertical wrinkles around my belly button and my thighs r sagging and some arm wings that are shrinking up better than I thought they would. But it's all much better than I had imagined it was gonna be

You look awesome!!

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I think it depends on your age, genetics, how many times you've lost weight before, and basically where you carry your fat. I have lost weight quite a few times, carry much of my fat in my arms, am 32, and I have lost 74 pounds with another 100 pounds to go. I know I will have excess skin in certain areas no matter what. It does tighten a little, but it won't completely. plastics are in my future.

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Fab--You look great! Junior, this is the heaviest I've ever been. I've lost 25 pounds in the past to achieve a normal BMI, but now I am at a 35 with co-morbidities, and I see this surgery as a tool to help me get healthy again! 70 pounds is the most I envision losing, and as great as "Fab" looks, I am concerned I will need the "panni" to get the excess skin off my belly. I guess time will tell. I am excited though! :D

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I've lost about 80 pounds. I have a cpl vertical wrinkles around my belly button and my thighs r sagging and some arm wings that are shrinking up better than I thought they would. But it's all much better than I had imagined it was gonna be

You look GREAT!

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I've lost about 80 pounds. I have a cpl vertical wrinkles around my belly button and my thighs r sagging and some arm wings that are shrinking up better than I thought they would. But it's all much better than I had imagined it was gonna be

You look amazing!

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I have lost 50lbs and look awful but have had two c sections and still have 40 to go, I'm 25. Also I do work out everyone is different tho.

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I've lost about 80 pounds. I have a cpl vertical wrinkles around my belly button and my thighs r sagging and some arm wings that are shrinking up better than I thought they would. But it's all much better than I had imagined it was gonna be

Gurrll, u look amazing!! If u don't mind, what was ur starting n what do u weigh now, just amazing:))

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Gurrll' date=' u look amazing!! If u don't mind, what was ur starting n what do u weigh now, just amazing:))[/quote']

Aww thank you :) I'm 154 now

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Good day...I am 56, have lost 65 lbs, but had lost 30-50 lbs at least ten times in my adult life. I have abdominal sagging that bothers me more than anything along with my under the chin swag. It's been about 5 months since I hit goal and I do work out. I think for the most part I am happy with my buttocks, and legs, and even my arms are getting there. I will always have upper inner thigh puckering and a small amount on my inner arms very close to the armpit, it's a combination of stretch marks and a little sag. but would love to have a Tummy Tuck and neck lift. I am much older than you, my suggestion is work out and tone. It does help. I wish they had invented the sleeve 25 years ago. SIGH. In general, I think I am in better shape than a lot of women my age. Clothes are a good thing, no nudest colonies for me. :-)

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Flab to Fab ,

You look fabulous... keep up the good work! I don't have the physical makeup to look that good even with a million dollars worth of plastics and turning the clock back 28 years.

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Flab to Fab ' date='

You look fabulous... keep up the good work! I don't have the physical makeup to look that good even with a million dollars worth of plastics and turning the clock back 28 years.[/quote']

Lol, funny but stop being so hard on urself bc we don't want any set bcks! I'm sure ura beauty in some way or another, even if right now physically, things are still a work in progress:))

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Flab to Fab ' date='

You look fabulous... keep up the good work! I don't have the physical makeup to look that good even with a million dollars worth of plastics and turning the clock back 28 years.[/quote']

We are always our own worst critic. And it's especially bad having to wait for our heads to catch up with our weightloss. I always say I have my HS weight back but I'll never have my HS body back :)

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