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17 hours ago, catwoman7 said:

P.S. old timers on this forum are probably sick of seeing this photo, but this is me BEFORE I had plastic surgery. I lost over 200 lbs, so I had TONS of loose skin. See it there? No - I didn't think so. It's pretty easy to hide. And easy to get rid of if you want to pursue plastic surgery.

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My mindset right now is that it's all worth it. I'm glad to see more people not feeling regret like others I have seen.

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14 hours ago, summerseeker said:

I live in the north of England where its mostly wet and cold so my loose skin is not really an issue but at the moment I am in Spain. Its hot. In the evening I can cover my arms but during the day in a swimsuit my arms are out for all to see and it does bother me. I have a 2 inch dangle on my bingo wings. As soon as I am at my set point these ugly things are coming off asap

I live in South Florida, USA... heat and humidity are a daily thing ...lol...😫

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Not everyone has loose skin. So many factors play into it. I do not have any. Now in all fairness my goal is above normal BMI so I may Have some if I lost a great deal more but still it couldn’t have been much. I’m not saying don’t prepare yourself mentally for the possibility but it may not even happen.

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On 6/24/2022 at 6:15 AM, SuziDavis said:

I live in South Florida, USA... heat and humidity are a daily thing ...lol...😫

Lol- I live in southern ca. while it isn’t humid… it is definitely hot and the skin folds do get sweaty. I was thinking I was fine…. Until summer hit. Now I am looking into skin removal. 😅

I am a little worried they won’t do it though. I would like a Tummy Tuck, arm lift and breast lift because those are the areas where I get rashes/pain, but I am at 155 pounds now and I am worried they will look at my weight ….. guesstimate the weight of loose skin to be removed….. then refuse to do it because it could push me into the underweight category bmi for my height 😬.
I’m trying to get in asap before we loose insurance again. 😑

fingers crossed at least some will be covered since I have a history of skin issues

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On 6/23/2022 at 9:57 PM, kristieshannon said:

Me too! Mine were awful. I had an arm lift and am so happy. I now feel comfortable in short sleeves, spaghetti straps, and even strapless dresses.

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How are the scars from the armlift? Do have the kind running down the arm?! I think I wanna get an armlift too but kinda worried about the scar situation. I still wear sleeveless dresses and don't even care about the loose skin. But it definitely doesn't look great especially when your arms are up in the air or when you're trying to pose as you have in the pic 😂

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I was informed my by Bariatric Dr to swim & keeps skin hydrated also warm shower & very cool rinsing & rinsing your hair in very cool Water keeps it from falling out a lot also so double bonus.

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On 06/23/2022 at 12:40, SuziDavis said:



Hello! I am prepping for my surgery date, Aug. 17th, and just thinking about things that i worry about. I have seen so many people complain and have regrets due to their skin after, how did you handle that? How did it effect you?


I have lost 30 pounds, and have 70 to go. So far I’m okay and the loose skin issue has not appeared. It will, but it hasn’t yet. I’ve decided to deal with it when the time comes. 🤷🏻‍♀️

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