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I am wondering what to do about the excess skin which will invariably occur after one completes the surgery, sticks to exercise routine and healthy eating. I live in NB Canada and am wondering if Medicare or the Province will assist in the removal of the excess skin which I would think affect the self esteem and confidence. Anyone have an experience with this? Thank you!

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The amount of excess skin you will have will depend on a lot of variables. There is no guarantee it will be enough to warrant surgery.

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11 minutes ago, Cheryn385 said:

I am wondering what to do about the excess skin which will invariably occur after one completes the surgery, sticks to exercise routine and healthy eating. I live in NB Canada and am wondering if Medicare or the Province will assist in the removal of the excess skin which I would think affect the self esteem and confidence. Anyone have an experience with this? Thank you!

Many people are concerned about the loose skin issues. Its an unknown out come for each of us. Contact your surgeon’s office and insurance companies to see if its covered. Some insurance companies cover if the skin causes mobility issues or documented rashes. They won’t if its aesthetics.

Will weight loss and plastics take away self-esteem issues? For some yes.

I can’t afford plastics. My loose skin is livable. For vanity sake I look much healthier and better now with loose skin then I did obese. Body shapers and a good bra do wonders. lol

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That's a topic I'm going to explore about a year from now once I've reached goal weight and stabilized.

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Hmmmm, loose skin? Or fat, sick, dumpy, and exhausted?

ring, ring

"Hello, loose skin? Pleasedtameetcha!"

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My doc suggested today to check out Slimpressions.com they sell compression garments that can keep the loose skin in check and help with the chafing, etc as well. I have been having issues under the 'belly flap; that has developed already. she says it helps to wear an undergarment that keeps the loose skin contained so there is no contact underneath.

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Thanks for the feedback. I will be checking out the Slimpressions garments - it can't hurt... Also wondering what people have heard about the need for a MedicAlert Bracelet? This was not mentioned in any of the sessions I have attended so far and am wondering what others have been told. Thanks again everyone - I appreciate it!

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hmmm never thought about medic alert. What would that be for?

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