Jump to content
×
Are you looking for the BariatricPal Store? Go now!

Loose jiggly skin -- what do I have to look "forward" to?



Recommended Posts

At what point did your skin begin to look loose and jiggly? Where did it show up most noticeably? Under the arms? Belly? Thighs?

For those who have had children, was your baby pouch even more pronounced?

How do you feel about your loose skin? Is it discouraging to see?

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Be proud of your lose skin cause you have to earn it. Nothing says success in the WL game like some lose skin.

yes i have it. it got more noticeable as i dropped under 200 lbs. from slight to moderate it is all over, calves arms legs belly crotch. Its a price to be paid for where i was to where i am now and i will pay it gladly.

if you just cant stand it they have another surgery for that but not for me. life is what it is. move on time.

  • Like 8

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
At what point did your skin begin to look loose and jiggly? Where did it show up most noticeably? Under the arms? Belly? Thighs?
For those who have had children, was your baby pouch even more pronounced?
How do you feel about your loose skin? Is it discouraging to see?
I am starting to notice my loose skin more and it is starting to bother me! But, I plan on talking to my doctor about it and when more or less would be a good time for skin surgery. I just know the pain is gonna be awful!! Look at it for now as a sign that you did it!! You're kicking ass!!

Sent from my SM-G955U using BariatricPal mobile app

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

@allwet I've always thought of scars from any injuries or surgeries as survival badges. And my stretch marks from childbirth as medals of honor. I wonder why my brain didn't classify loose skin with the same sense of pride.

Yes! Loose skin will say something about where my body has been, what it's been through, and where it will not be returning!!

Thank you for your wise words. They helped to put my thoughts back on a positive track. :1311_thumbsup_tone2:

Edited by Missouri-Lee's Summit
  • Like 5

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
You know, I think it honestly just depends. My neck was HUGE....I had no neck at all. I’d feel choked just sitting upward...my apnea’s were over 120 per hour, but I have no loose skin on my neck. I have the tiniest bit of a fat pocket left. And my stomach was huge as well, I thought surely my skin would hang below my pubic bone, because my fat does. I still have a ways to go, so maybe once the fat is gone and it’s just skin, I’ll feel differently, but right now it’s actually shrinking upwards.

image-0.0019073486328125.jpg

  • Like 1
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

Since I lost first from my face, the first sagging was jowls and under my chin. It seems to be tightening up a bit now. The back of my thighs are downright hilarious! Fortunately, they don't get shown off too often. Of course, the boobies will never be the same. I'm not even sure where to take my bust measurement now!

As for baby bump skin - my last pregnancy was twins and they weighed in at 15.5 pounds total. I don't think that amount of stretch is ever going away.

Edited by Orchids&Dragons
  • Like 3
  • Haha 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My worst so far is my arms. I can tell I will have lots of extra skin there. I am tall so that helps some as I had more skin to begin with. I’m starting to see some small wrinkles in my abdomen and inner thighs.

Surgery wise I can see the boobs and arms will be prioritized.

I would much rather be at a healthy weight with loose skin than morbidly obese.

If you think you would want surgery after weight loss to remove skin, start saving when you have the weight loss surgery!

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

I've lost 150 and I do have a lot of loose skin. However, considering the amount of weight iost, it could look a lot worse. I've seen people who lost the about the same amount as me and their skin is worse than mine. I've never had an infection or rash. I can live with the skin below my neck. What bothers me is the skin on my face and neck. I've seen people to lose more weight than me and they don't have skin issues above the neck. Everyone is different and you never know how it's going to be until it happens. There are also other factors to consider such as age, genetics, pregnancy etc

Edited by animallover1247
Typo
  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I began to see loose skin literally 3 weeks after surgery. In my arms, thighs and lower belly.

Its gonna be there, I truly don’t care cause I would rather have loose skin and be healthy than skin filled with fat and unhealthy. Skin can always be removed if you want it to be gone.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I didn't see a lot of loose skin until I was over a year out. I actually was thinking I would be lucky and not have it too bad but then I woke up one morning and everything was sagging. My arms bother me the most because they are the hardest to deal with - everything else can be managed with Shapewear and a good bra. I workout a lot and just hate my arms both because I'm embarassed but also because they are very uncomfortable when I'm moving. And I typically have to buy shirts a size bigger to accommodate my arms (depending on the sleeve type). So yeah, that's first up for me on the surgery front.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On ‎07‎/‎07‎/‎2018 at 8:10 AM, Orchids&Dragons said:

As for baby bump skin - my last pregnancy was twins and they weighed in at 15.5 pounds total. I don't think that amount of stretch is ever going away.

My sister's twins were 15.3lbs total. She went full term too. I admire any woman who carries two babies like that. She was miserable at the end.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
15 minutes ago, AshAsh1 said:

My sister's twins were 15.3lbs total. She went full term too. I admire any woman who carries two babies like that. She was miserable at the end.

Not like you can change your mind halfway through!

  • Like 1
  • Haha 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Started noticing some loosening around the 1 month mark. 2 months it was quite noticeable. Now at 3 moving towards 4, I'm seeing more and more. Like recently my ass has started to sag, like a lot! My arms and legs got thin right away, I've got some "Bingo wings" going on, but I'm working on my Biceps and Triceps to fill that area in, working well. My stomach is a flap of wrinkly bs, but it's cool, I don't care at all, I mean, I'm down 123 lbs total at this point... there's going to be saggy wrinkly skin all over. I'm kinda proud of it. To a point.

  • Like 3
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 7/7/2018 at 7:31 AM, AshAsh1 said:

You know, I think it honestly just depends. My neck was HUGE....I had no neck at all. I’d feel choked just sitting upward...my apnea’s were over 120 per hour, but I have no loose skin on my neck. I have the tiniest bit of a fat pocket left. And my stomach was huge as well, I thought surely my skin would hang below my pubic bone, because my fat does. I still have a ways to go, so maybe once the fat is gone and it’s just skin, I’ll feel differently, but right now it’s actually shrinking upwards.

image-0.0019073486328125.jpg

YOU look so good!

  • Like 2
  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 minutes ago, Little Kansas Kitty said:

YOU look so good!

thank you so much!

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Featured Surgeons

    1. Masoud Rezvani

      Woodbridge, Virginia 22191

    2. Lisa Medvetz

      Downingtown, Pennsylvania 19335
      800-282-0066

  • Recent Topics

  • Recent Status Updates

    • Jodi1980

       Lunch time was my yummy dinner from last night. I made homemade turkey chili. I know, it's the middle of summer but I wanted something hardy and that was perfect with some sliced avocado & a tad of shredded Mexican cheese. YUM! I found the recipe that was titled "the best turkey chili recipe you will ever eat" and in fact, it was!
      My shake this afternoon is the Syntrax Nectar Kiwi Strawberry with a banana. I brought in my magic bullet blender to work since it's light and portable. I used water this time instead of the almond milk. Sipping it now at my desk, it's pretty good. I'd give this one a 5! The banana takes over and taste just like strawberry banana shake. Yum!
      Not quite sure what I am planning on tonight for dinner but since I had my main meal for lunch, it will consist of a dinner shake and a p.m. snack after (protein based of course- probably 2 hard boiled eggs.
       10 more days until surgery... I really hope my liver is teeny tiny from all of this!
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • Joe78260

      One week out and I am okay.  I am not in any pain and I still do not have gas.  I am feeling empty and no hunger.  I am getting my liquids down.  My doctors appointment is on Thursday.  The runs have slowed down to once a twice a day.  I am doing 30 mins of activity a day to the neuropathy in my legs  I want to try to do more there is nothing stopping me
      I do not feel anything emotion wise like happiness, second guessing, sadness, full of questions.  Some second thoughts as I am realizing the help of the surgery is changing your thought process.  I could eat but I can wash it out of my head. I wish I could do this with my legs.
       
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • AshAsh1

      Checking in on this sunny Monday morning. For those who read my last update on Friday, I was having a funky week. I recharged the batteries. I spent a fun filled day a the pool yesterday and rode the water slide at least 10 times, yes... like a little kid! I made a work out date with a bestie for this evening. AND I officially, as of this morning, weigh two pounds less than my husband, and 9lbs away from ONEderland! It's amazing how quickly things can happen... I'm so blessed. So for now, its a good week. Love to all!
      OH and! My BMI has gone from 57 to 35.9  That's 21.1 difference. *mic drop*
      · 2 replies
      1. KimTriesRNY

        That’s awesome! :1296_raised_hands_tone2:

      2. okayestmom

        Wow! I am happy for you!

    • Jodi1980

      This weekend I found it difficult to write/journal anything with my dear soon to be 2 year old running around and keeping me busy. I have quite a few shakes to write about since Friday.
      Friday's continuation of lunch was the Syntrax Nectar Crystal Sky. I'd give this a 4. Reminded me of Kool-aid. Not too shabby and kept me full. 
      For dinner Friday I had my left overs of baked chicken, sauteed spinach with olive oil and garlic and steamed broccoli, potatoes and cauliflower. 
      For my pm snack, I had the Syntrax Nectar Wild Grape. I blended it with PB2. I should have just had it plain.  I think it would have tasted so much better. In my head  I figured it would have tasted like a pb and jam sandwich. Because of my experiment, I gave it a 2 and 1/2. LOL.
      Saturday morning I tried the Syntrax Nectar Cappuccino latte with pb2. Not bad. Some of these Syntrax latte's have that sweet after taste even though they say they are aspartame free. I have no idea what it is but I'm not a fan. The PB2 or banana kind of takes that away.
      Hubs took me to see a movie and my n-laws watched our son. I didn't think ahead so I grabbed a smoothie at the Jamba Juice to stay hydrated. I could have totally snuck in my own shake or drank water but I was tending to my son's needs ahead of mine. I need to learn to make more time for myself. I do have anxiety and this kicks in right before we leave to go out whether it's the family or just me and my hubs. My mother-n-law and father- n law are great with my son but sometimes they don't listen to instructions I give them and thus causes the anxiety to come out. Ugh. Anyway, back to it....
      So this Jamba Juice I had ordered was the PB Banana Protein and MAN did it have ALOT OF SUGAR IN IT. I should have made my own but I'm only human right....Yes, It was tasty but a medium size with 34g of protein, okay......58g carbs, 23g fat and ....eekk....49g of sugar .
      Not, the best choice. Again, I'm only human but I need to really research my nutrition info. before just looking up and seeing "oh protein, that's what I need, I'll take that, please" on the big board of what looks good.
      For dinner, I had a hoagie bowl from my local Wawa which was grilled chicken (all 3 stripes of it ) REALLY?!  packed with veggies and some honey mustard dressing. 
      Breakfast Sunday morning was Syntrax Nectar Strawberry Mousse. I swapped out water with almond milk and added 1/2 a banana. That was a 5 for sure! Very tasty!
      Lunch I tried the Syntrax Nectar Caribbean Cooler with almond milk and 1 banana. Tasted just like a daiquiri. So good. One of my favorites so far! 5!!!!
      Dinner I made turkey chili. Very good! High protein and so good!
      Breakfast this morning, I tried the Syntrax Nectar Vanilla Latte with 1 banana and almond milk. Bit of an after taste again. I need to find out what the hell that is. Again, all of these protein shakes are aspartame free yet, I have this horrible sugary, "sweet-n-lowy" kind of after taste. I give this one a 3.  
      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
    • BTmom


      Losing my mind fighting the enemy telling me I can't do this!!

      · 0 replies
      1. This update has no replies.
  • Trending Topics

  • Magazine Articles

  • Together, we have lost...
      lbs
    ×