Aug 13, 2015 9:43 PM GMT
Radd saidI feel badly for people who lose all that weight, only to be cursed by drapes of skin hanging down. Must be incredibly difficult. There's a guy who has his locker next to mine who had the skin reduction surgery. The scar is as bad, if not worse than the loose skin. He looks like someone cut him in half, then sewed him together again. It's a very dark scar and it's so bad I can't even look at him with his shirt off.The scar heals up pretty good after a few years, if the Surgeon did it right. I knew a guy who had it done at age 19 after losing over 200 lbs. By age 25 it was still visible but not "out there" because it was cut along the natural lines of his body, so it healed up to accentuate his natural lines. He's now a professional fashion model.
Wyckofr saidThis is my goal. I used to weigh over 500 pounds. Still a long ways to go amd the excess skin to remove.
Good point but I'll put it out there again that I'm certainly not advocating gastric bypass if it can be avoided. As I said in in earlier post on this thread:
"Personally I think of gastric bypass as the HARD way out - coupled with skin reduction, it's practically heroic. I'd certainly prefer to diet (as I did, losing 80 pounds). But just as people got fat sucking milkshakes through straws when they had their jaws wired shut, they can eventually enlarge their stomach capacities through overeating and get fat again (I call it "The Carnie Wilson Affect"). And even if they don't regain the weight, they need more discipline than dieting to lose the weight in the first place because they have to stick to tiny portions resisting milkshakes, and carefully supplement given the minimal nutrients they get from their reduced food portions, for life."