Good question... I dunno what is the right answer to your question. I'll do some poking around and get back to you if I find an decent answer. You should email the people at Medifast as they probably can help you..
The dr that often speaks at my real life support group won't even touch a patient until their 18 months out. He also has a minimum percentage of body fat that is optimal for that type of proceedure..
I kind of wonder why you or anyone would have such a proceedure with so much weight left to lose????.
I'm with Brett here Im afraid, Are you anywhere near done yet? Having skin removal now might complicate things later should you need additional.
You have done so well, I admire you for that... Are you at the lowest you will be, please ask about the implications of having removal now rather than later wwhen you have reached your ultimate weight..
I do appricite your desperate to remove excess skin, I really do. Just wondering if it's worth waiting so you dont end up having 2 procedures...??.
A little confused here..
Thanks guys for the encouragement and support. I have thought about waiting a little longer before I have this.
But the hanging skin that I have at this time is causing tremendous back pain and infection..
Yes, I have a long way to go and I might have to have this precedure done again later but the majority of my weight is in my pannus. I will be going this Thursday to see my Bariatric Surgeon for my 10 month check-up. I will get his opinion as well and if he tells me to wait then I will wait some more months before having this.
Thank you so much for the information and concern...
I'm also concerned for you to have your skin removal so soon. I also carry most of my weight in my pannis and have posted pictures in my profile of my hanging skin..
My plastic surgeon said I had to be within 30 lbs of goal weight before he would touch me. I'm there now but, couldn't imagine doing this when I was in the 300s (mainly because I imagined myself looking like I had a shark bite. Because although my pannis would be gone, I'd still be fat everywhere eles)..
I'm also amazed you got approval from your insurance company as mine requires 6 months at a stable weight, because of the high risk of repeat.
Insurances only want to pay for this one once it seems..
I can relate to how much a.
Like this would be life changing. And I want it so bad too. I can't make your decision obviously, it's all you. I just wanted to express my concern that waiting might be another option...
Think of those who have yet to take your leap. I am trying to get to my pre-opp goal and look to you and others as encouragement to move forward. Think of the days before GBS and know that you are on a journey for a lifetime. Stay encouraged!..