I would like to know the answer too. Anyone here know what is the right answer to your question. I'll do some poking around and get back to you if I bump into an decent answer. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably could give you help..
Good to hear that you are making negatives into positives. A great outlook is a tremendous help in healing and self.
As far as the thinning hair, I think it also goes by if you have thin hair to begin with or a thick full head of hair..
I happen to have a very thick full head of hair.........so even though I know I've lost quite a bit........noone notices. Even when I was getting my hair done, she said that I would never have to worry about going bald or thin............I.
She meant my hair for the thin part.......LOL..
The loose skin........not so fond of it, but I can keep it hidden........am a bit uncomfortable with my hubby seeing it......but luckily.......he loves me. Hopefully someday a tummy tuck........I can dream for now...
I'm 11 months out now, and have experienced both the hair loss and the excess skin issues..
On the excess skin, I don't have any new skin I didn't have preop. I had fat rolls as an obese gal, and they are still there. Just deflated. I have had an apron skin since I was 8 years old. I had the apron before.
And still have it now. Its not like all of a sudden all this skin started showing up. Its really not as bad as perceived when you are a preop. The skin I have is just as noticable as it was before, but I have coverage through my insurance to get it removed, so that's what I am in the process of doing now. Just waiting on hearing back from my plastic surgeons office to get a date scheduled for hopefully sometime in February..
On the hair loss issue, I have posted a million times about it, LOL. I did have hair loss, and I have pictures posted to show it. I did cry a few times, but looking back, it really wasn't as bad as I thought it was at the time. Mine started at about 3 months post op, peaked at 5 months post op, and then started growing back at 7 months out. And now, although not as full as it once was, is bouncing back in it's texture and curl, I have a ton of short little hairs growing and I'm really quite happy with it currently. I believe that the biotin I take did the most benefit in my hairs recovery, as well as some other things I did.
I got thin, and yes I could see my shiny scalp, but I was never bald. My hair up in a pony tail, you couldn't even tell. And no one ever commented on my thinning, it was more me noticing it..
So I guess what I am trying to say is, yes those things happen, but don't stress, just minor bumps in the road to a much greater quality life!.
Wishin you the best!!!..
I used to have thick hair but it has really thinned out over the past two years. I've thought about the possibility of needing a wig post op but really, I know I just wouldn't like the hassle of it. I'll just deal with thinner hair, but that's just me...
I have crazy thick hair usually...I rather enjoyed (am enjoying) the amount of hair I have now...its thinned out nicely.....
I too take biotin and have a heapload of little 2 -3 inch hairs coming in.....
The hair loss doens't last long...and honestly..NOBODY except me..and my hubby who saw me pulling out handfuls...even noticed...
I agree with everyone else about the hair loss issue. I also have very thick, curly hair and have lost quite a bit.....but, I think I am the only one that notices it. I just wear it in ways that make is look less thin...