I can't live with the extra skin on my stomach - it is a pain to deal with when exercising and clothes don't fit me right!
I was in the same situation. I had a TT done in Feb of 2013. It was difficult, costly, yet the best thing I have ever ever done for myself. I went thru a depression after dropping tons of weight, I still had skin, fat, stretch marks etc. I am not on that normally would do plastic surgery. I suffered from the pain of carrying around 10 lbs of skin hanging from my ab area, got constant infections under the flaps, couldn't find clothes that would fit my shape...and depressed for years after losing all that weight still hating the way I looked.
I would do it again in a second. I didnt have lipo, or any other things done. I ended up having to have the extensive surgery to repair several issues from abdominal prolapse and such I had the huge T incision. It was the scariest decision I made, but trusted the dr.
It was difficult physically but for so emotionally. I admit I also got the depression after surgery. You look at pics and want perfection..it doesn't happen. You don't come out looking like a model, just a better you. I am just learning that. I have never been comfortable with my body but now I don't hate it.
I had already been at my goal weight for years when I decided to do the surgery. This latest increase in weight has come from health problem, bad back and my own eating. While I have gained from 150 to 172, you don't see much change at all. I just wish I had real expectations when I had the surgery and due to the weight loss and the way my body was after it I don't have perfect summitry.