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Loose Skin and Skin Removal

Friday, June 07, 2013

I love not being fat anymore but I hate my "I used to be Fat" body that I now have.
I swear I say this every morning before my shower.

So far I'm down 100lbs and want to lose another 20-30lbs. I'm really struggling w/ the loose skin, esp on my arms. I'm fine w/ my stomach and legs (for now anyway) but I haaate my arms. They make me so depressed when I look at them. I haven't worn a sleeveless shirt since grade school and I'm dying to wear one but even after all this weight loss I'm just as uncomfortable showing my arms as I was when I was almost 300lbs. I feel like even if I up my arm exercises it's not going to make any difference. I'd love to get skin removal but it's so expensive, you get big scars, and I've read far too many horror stories about problems with healing.

I'm sure I'm not the only one struggling with loose skin---any recommendations/advice? Has anyone had skin removal surgery??
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    my sparkfriend, shrinking_sara, had a brachioplasty. Contact her for your questions.


    I plan to have skin removal surgery once I get to that point. Sara had some pretty serious issues, but I think she would still do it again.
    2776 days ago
    My precious Mom (who is a Jackie O look-a-like & who has always enjoyed a slim & trim body) has the same issue with loose upper arm skin. It isn't bad, but she believes it to be. She investigated the idea of surgery &, with prayer, decided against having it due to possible scarring. She simply got to the point that she chose not to wear sleeveless clothing.

    Of all the wonderful & beneficial traits that I could have inherited from my cherished Mom, the only one I have inherited is her natural tendency for loose (I call it "flabby") upper arm skin! emoticon I choose to not dwell on that fact & just be thankful to have arms that serve me well.

    I do believe that any scarring will fade in time. If loose skin bothers, then I don't believe that the fear of scarring should cause one to reject the idea of the surgery.

    I wish you well in finding the answer that will benefit you the most.

    God bless!
    2790 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/7/2013 7:43:15 PM
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    Congratulations on your weight loss - that is awesome!
    2790 days ago
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    There is a spark team for loose skin removal after weight loss. You can communicate with several that had it done. I had age related loose skin removal in my neck area. I am so glad I did as I feel so much better. Check out the team and good luck to you.
    2790 days ago
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