I had gastric bypass a little over two years ago and have lost 130 pounds. I had a lot of excess skin on my stomach and my insurance covered abdomiplasty but I chose to pay the difference and get a lower body lift.
I am extremely happy with the results of the body lift because now I can wear any type of clothing I want without feeling the need to cover-up my stomach area with long tops. My body lift was about three months ago and other than popping some stitches in the back a few days after surgery which has taken until now to heal, I am very happy I did it. I did not have any pain, more of a very uncomfortable feeling of tightness and being bothered by that sensation in an area that you have to bend to sit.
I would definitely recommend the procedure although I think you need to be mentally prepared for the restrictions that will be placed on you and I'm not sure I fully understood those.
The results have been amazing both physically and mentally. People tell me I seem happier and, the truth is, I am.
The only thing I am not completely happy about is my mons area. It bulges when I sit and it is larger than normal. I can't wear some bikini underwear because it does not cover the entire area. I am wondering about the risks of liposuction on the mons to reduce the fat? What do I need to know before I make the decision to have a procedure like that done?