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Great work !! You can also do weight training to fight loose skin... I have asked others in forums about loose skin surgery... that will be an option. Best of luck in your journey


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You look amazing
Great job

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You look phenomenal! I know loose skin tolerance is a personal and individualized thing, but I can only dream that my skin looks as great as yours when I am at goal! Congratulations on reaching goal!


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49 minutes ago, elliekay said:

honestly I can't really tell, maybe I'm just making excuses for still being tubby lol. When is too early to start looking into plastics? ? (not that I could afford it but a girl can dream....)

Having a personal moment of silence for my booty disappearing. You will be missed. Thank you for being a sacrifice to the weight loss deities.

You look great! I would love to have your thighs mine are a real pug area. yours are tight compared to mine.

The skin, talking to some plastic surgeons, fat clings to it and it is very hard if not almost impossible to lose it. So it makes you feel fatter than you really are. We have a similiar shape pre-op and post-op, I am a little more hippy than you are but you also have 5 inches of height on me.

My body has changed so much in the past 12 months, I would really say don't look at plastics until you are weight stable at least a year maybe even 2. I know that sucks, I have really struggled with that waiting myself but if you want really good results from plastics and you only have money to do it right once, then wait.

My thighs are still bad, but they have improved a lot over the past year. If I don't get my thighs done ever, I can live with them as they are. Last year I would not have been able to say that, they were my worst area, they have tightened and improved a lot. My stomach is similar to yours but I have more loose skin on it.

Lately my belly button area has started becoming gross/yeasty because it gets no air, it is just a black hole surrounded by skin. That area, as my body is adjusting and I am losing more inches is just getting worse. There is no way I can live another 40 years with that skin. I imagine 10 years from now carrying it around will be hell on my back, so it has to go.

My arms compress nicely in clothes but they are 1/2 loose skin, the are really toned, but you can't see it because of the skin. It has to go.

As far as the butt goes there is hope. As time has gone on and with massages etc, my butt has came back to a respectable level. That has been over the past 6 months. As time has gone on the fat has just relocated there and my hips, increasing my feminine shape (which is part of why my skin stomach is worse I think). I haven't been doing squats even though I promise myself I will every week. It is just my body rearranging itself.

Just stay active, eat the same, and let your body decide what it wants to do. You might be surprised what happens. Waiting on plastics until your body is done adjusting is important not just because of the procedures you might choose but because there are different techniques for each surgery so waiting as long as you possibly can helps with your and your Dr making the right choices for surgery and techniques. The surgeries I would have done last year and the techniques I would have wanted are completely different than what I would choose now.

Good luck and keep up the great work. Now the really hard part starts, maintaining. Also as far as wanting to lose another 20 or 30, I feel the same way, but if I lose another 20 or 30, and then had my skin removed, I would end up under weight in the end. Maybe another 10 max is all I need.

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5 hours ago, OutsideMatchInside said:

You look great! I would love to have your thighs mine are a real pug area. yours are tight compared to mine.

The skin, talking to some plastic surgeons, fat clings to it and it is very hard if not almost impossible to lose it. So it makes you feel fatter than you really are. We have a similiar shape pre-op and post-op, I am a little more hippy than you are but you also have 5 inches of height on me.

My body has changed so much in the past 12 months, I would really say don't look at plastics until you are weight stable at least a year maybe even 2. I know that sucks, I have really struggled with that waiting myself but if you want really good results from plastics and you only have money to do it right once, then wait.

My thighs are still bad, but they have improved a lot over the past year. If I don't get my thighs done ever, I can live with them as they are. Last year I would not have been able to say that, they were my worst area, they have tightened and improved a lot. My stomach is similar to yours but I have more loose skin on it.

Lately my belly button area has started becoming gross/yeasty because it gets no air, it is just a black hole surrounded by skin. That area, as my body is adjusting and I am losing more inches is just getting worse. There is no way I can live another 40 years with that skin. I imagine 10 years from now carrying it around will be hell on my back, so it has to go.

My arms compress nicely in clothes but they are 1/2 loose skin, the are really toned, but you can't see it because of the skin. It has to go.

As far as the butt goes there is hope. As time has gone on and with massages etc, my butt has came back to a respectable level. That has been over the past 6 months. As time has gone on the fat has just relocated there and my hips, increasing my feminine shape (which is part of why my skin stomach is worse I think). I haven't been doing squats even though I promise myself I will every week. It is just my body rearranging itself.

Just stay active, eat the same, and let your body decide what it wants to do. You might be surprised what happens. Waiting on plastics until your body is done adjusting is important not just because of the procedures you might choose but because there are different techniques for each surgery so waiting as long as you possibly can helps with your and your Dr making the right choices for surgery and techniques. The surgeries I would have done last year and the techniques I would have wanted are completely different than what I would choose now.

Good luck and keep up the great work. Now the really hard part starts, maintaining. Also as far as wanting to lose another 20 or 30, I feel the same way, but if I lose another 20 or 30, and then had my skin removed, I would end up under weight in the end. Maybe another 10 max is all I need.

Thank you for all the insight!! You're always so helpful in your replies, I really appreciate it. The thought of waiting a year or two sucks but I can't exactly afford it now anyways. I can't imagine my skin changing but I really hope I have the same experience :)

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@elliekay

I really didn't think it was possible either, but it does tighten some, plus the fat adjusts and moves. It is has been a really weird experience but I have learned a lot from it. I probably won't do plastics until fall 2018 at the earliest.

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Ellie - you are young, 23 am I correct? And I think your skin will adjust a lot, especially after you get some muscle and a couple years. And if you have not had kids or are not done having kids then wait on plastics until after that.

I think you look amazing.

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Ellie - you are young, 23 am I correct? And I think your skin will adjust a lot, especially after you get some muscle and a couple years. And if you have not had kids or are not done having kids then wait on plastics until after that.
I think you look amazing.

23 is correct :) Kids are in the plan someday but I can't see myself starting until ~30 or so and I feel like I'm "wasting my youth" or something being so flabby still. I hope you're right about it adjusting!!


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You look great, congratulations!

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Congrats! You look wonderful!

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Damn girl, congrats! I am so happy to see ladies with a similar body to mine (I usually have to compare to men because of our height). You look so fantastic!

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You look amazeballs!

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