Viewer Comments: Excess Skin Removal After Weight Loss - Experience

Patient Comments & Reviews

The eMedicineHealth doctors ask about Excess Skin Removal After Extreme Weight Loss:

Excess Skin Removal After Weight Loss - Experience

What areas did you have excess skin removed?

Anonymously share your comment to help others.Patient Discussions FAQs

1
2
Comment from: parakeetsmom, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: October 10

I had the gastric bypass nine years ago and lost a total of 302 pounds. I am 189 now and 5'9". I have kept the weight off, walk, and do all of the things I couldn't before. I never had pain with the bypass and never asked for pain meds in the hospital or after. I had skin reduction surgery a month ago and never had pain with that either. I did get up and walk the day of the surgery and the day after. I can clean, vacuum, sweep, do laundry, grocery shop, and all of the things I normally do in a day. The doctor said if I went to the library and took out more than one book, or went to the store and bought more than two articles, anything over five pounds I had to use my grocery buggy. I have a visiting nurse daily who watches the incision and the drain holes for healing. I am now a diet-controlled diabetic and they watch the feet and incisions. A week before the skin removal, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. During the surgery I also had a lumpectomy and need 30 treatments of radiation. I expect to be tired, and I expect that I will have a lot of follow-ups by all of my doctors. Still, I feel so much better. Now I will have the breast lift and the batwing arms tightened and also the area of bra bulge. That is day surgery. I feel better about myself than I ever have in 57 years. I hope this helps someone.

Comment from: patricia, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: July 10

I have loss over 255 lbs and now I am in search of some assistance of getting the excess skin removed, but due to my limited financial resources is making it difficult!

Comment from: Fraulein, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: January 24

I had lipo surgery done on my calves in 1992. They still look large despite having this procedure done. There is an excessive amount of loose skin which I believe is why they look so big still.

1
2

Patient Comments & Reviews

The eMedicineHealth doctors ask about Excess Skin Removal After Extreme Weight Loss:

Excess Skin Removal Surgery - Results

Were you satisfied with the results of your excess skin removal surgery?



Viewer Comments are not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your physician or other qualified health provider because of something you have read on eMedicineHealth. The opinions expressed in the comments section are of the author and the author alone. eMedicineHealth does not endorse any specific product, service or treatment.

Alert If you think you have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately.

Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.



Medical Dictionary