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Date Posted: 19:07:14 12/18/03 Thu
Author: Coli
Subject: Re: Question for women who have lost a lot of weight
In reply to: Stephanie 's message, "Re: Question for women who have lost a lot of weight" on 09:40:37 12/18/03 Thu

I have NO confirmation of this, it's a rumor at this point, but I heard from a member at my Curves that there are certain charities, such as burn units, that will do the skin-reduction surgeries for a minimal fee or for free if you donate the skin to their patients. it makes full sense to me and when I get to that point and more importantly when my boyfriend gets to that point, I will look more into it, but I've still got a way to go and he's got even more (he probably needs to lose 150 pounds. I'm not about to shell out the money to buy a scale to weigh him so we really don't know what he weighs currently, but he's too big, we do know that!)

maybe a google search might give you more info on reduced fee surgery if you are really in need...sometimes it just takes the skin a little longer to catch up with the loss tho....I would say not to do it right away, but rather, wait until after you've been maintaining for a while...a year or more. then if it still bothers you, do something about it because it will ALWAYS bother you!

>I have researched this subject a little because I also
>have 75 pounds to lose. The skin only has so much
>elastic to it and we have streched it out of shape and
>it will only go back so much with exercise, we will
>have to have the surgery. Richard Simmons who lost
>alot of weight, never tucks his shirt in because he
>never got the surgery after his loss. If and when I
>reach my goal I am already saving for surgery.
>
>>I was wondering about women who have lots a lot of
>>weight.
>>
>>Did your skin go back in shape with all the weight
>>loss or do you have a lot of excess skin hanging? I
>>have about 100+ lbs to lose and was wondering if I
>>will have a problem with loose skin when I have
>>achieve my goal? Is there anything I can do to make
>>sure I have as little loose skin as possible?

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