Lost 140lb with Gastric Bypass. Need Help with Excess Skin

I had gastric bypass and i have lost 140 lbs. but...

i had gastric bypass and i have lost 140 lbs. but i still feel fat b/c of excess skin. my belly still hangs over my jeans and i still can't wear skirts and shorts b/c of my knees and thighs.

i no longer have insurance and i cant afford the surgeries i need. i hate feeling like i went thru all the pain and changes for nothing. its a daily mental struggle for me. any suggestions anyone.

is there any financial assistance to remove excess skin after a gastric bypass?

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To HVA
To lie to the insurance company so that they cover cosmetic surgery is fraud, wheather it is commited by the doctor or patient or both.
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Dr. Shureih,before you judge HVA, you should stop and think before you make such comments. As having been someone who has had gbs and having lost 115 lbs so far, I believe that anyone who has lost a significant amount of weight does actually suffer from issues that HVA talked about. I am VERY HAPPY for her and I can only imagine not only a healthier life but also an emotionally lifting experience. Those two alone speak of what she has came through and I applause her courage to make the decision to prolong her life. I wouldn't want anyone jumping to conclusions about you or anyone else.
My reconstruction was paid for in full by insurance. You have to find the right surgeon that can use a medical reason to get it paid for..they were told that my ab skin would eventually cause a hernia so it was paid for..they were told that I would develop rashes and infections under my boobs, back fat and thigh area..also covered 100%..you haven't hit on the right surgeon yet that deals with this and knows how to play the game..when you do..you are in like Flynn..keep looking!
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