Loose Skin from Losing Weight
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I don’t think my loose skin is a big deal. It’s just a battle scar from my weight loss journey, a reminder of where I’ve been and a place I don’t want to ever visit again.
Do I love having loose skin? No, but it’s better than having the weight.
I always try to keep a positive outlook. There’s obviously nothing I can do about my loose skin from losing weight, so why should I let it consume my thoughts and emotions? I looked into having surgery to have it removed a few years ago, but my family doctor said that it was extremely rare for insurance companies to cover the removal of loose skin. I would have to pay for the surgery out of pocket.
Seeing as how the quotes I received from plastic surgeons ranged from $7k to $12k, surgery wasn’t and still isn’t something I’m going to consider (at its current cost, anyway). I know there are payment options like credit cards, payment plans, etc., but I’m personally not willing to take on debt to get rid of my loose skin.
If your loose skin bothers you enough, then I’m sure you can find a local plastic surgeon willing to work out a payment plan. They need business in this economy.
Aside from the surgery option, there are unfortunately no products that work in removing loose skin. Repeat: there are no legitimate products that remove loose skin. It’s impossible for a cream or lotion to remove or tighten skin. There are surely plenty of products being sold today, however, that claim they can.
The only realistic option available to you is hoping your skin naturally gets tighter over time — mine did, to an extent. I still might look into the surgery option again down the road, but I’m not going to dwell on it, or my loose skin.