Here's what they've told us WLS folks.. first, the younger you are, the more likely it is that your skin will snap back. second,the more moisturizer you use, the better it is. and take your calcium to help the elasticity.
slow loss also helps, as does exercise
BUT!!! for some of us, there is absolutely no hope. i'm one of them. the surgeons are saying that i'll have about 20 pounds of excess skin, and there's no way it'll fix itself. no plastic surgeon will even talk to me until my weight has been stable for 6 months, and that's just fine with me! i'm not looking forward to the surgery, but frankly, if all goes according to plan, i will have lost more than 300 pounds, AND I DIDN'T GO THROUGH ALL THIS TO HAVE 20 POUNDS OF EXCESS SKIN!!!!
Start your day with a smile, and get it over with.
Keeping it off is a hundred decisions a day that help you maintain what you achieved. And that's the hard part. - L Sanders
start: 506 [Sept 2001]
weight at gastric bypass [Jan 29, 2002]: 409
current weight: 225
weight for plastic surgery: 200
final goal: 180
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