“I had a long journey to get here. But even after losing over 150lbs the extra skin made me feel self-conscious, especially as a gay male. I felt ashamed despite my hard work and even more unwanted than before weight loss. From the first day I met Dr. Ryan Hoffman and his staff they made me feel like a person and not just a number. They were extraordinary. Dr. Hoffman answered all questions.... more
8/3/2012 Full Extended Abdominoplasty with Lipo.
History: I've needed an abdominoplasty for a long time. I was a fat kid. In my early 20s I had lost about a hundred pounds. The damages to my skin was done. I was left with a spare tire and love handles that stayed present regardless of my weight. For most of my life I had to wear larger shirts and tucked the redundant skin. Yuck.
After a 70+lb weight loss, from 226lbs to 155lbs, I had a lot of excess skin and I wanted to get rid of it. I finally was in a financial position to do it, so I made an appointment with a surgeon that I'd known for a few years that two of my friends had used previously for other surgeries. After a 2 month wait, I went into surgery where they prepped me by adding the markings and putting in... more