At the age of 23 (weighing in at 6'2", 386 lbs) I made the greatest choice in my life to have the Lap-Band procedure. About 14 months later, thanks to the Lap-Band, a lot of exercise, and a healthy diet, I had lost 200 pounds and reached my goal weight. I was thrilled with my "new" self, but knew that I would eventually want to have the excess skin removed that no amount of exercise could fix. Over the next 4 years, I started saving money, exercised 5-7 days a week, and did eveything in my ability to never go back to my "old" self.
On January 4, 2013 I had the Circumferential Body Lift w/ Mons Lift, Periareoolar Mastopexy & Upper Trunk Lift. I am currently a little over 7 weeks post-op, but am thrilled with the results so far. The best thing...swelling, soreness, scars, etc. will continue to improve over the next 4 months.
I look forward on working to my final results as I slowly get back into the gym around my week 8 post-op mark (3/1/13), continue to recover and heal, and watch scars fade away through the various at-home treatments.