Need Advice on Going Forward with the Procedure - Ontario, Canada

I am a 20 year old 6'2 Male. I'm currently in the...

I am a 20 year old 6'2 Male. I'm currently in the process of trying to decide whether or not to get the procedure done. 3 Years ago i weighed 290 Lbs, after drastically altering my diet and lifestyle, I now sit around 170 Lbs. It has been a long journey and I just want to be able to feel fully satisfied with my weight loss. I'm just wondering if I should wait a few more years or go for it now. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Consent Signed, Going forward with the procedure !

April 2014 after graduation I will be getting the procedure done ! met with the doctor last week and signed consent to go forward, I am very excited and can't wait until April. However the doctor would like to see me gain 15 pounds , which I'm not to thrilled about. But I am going to try my best ! Thanks for all the advice guys !

Surgery is booked

Yesterday I phoned and booked my surgery , 2 days after I finish school in April I finally get to have the procedure ! Thanks to everyone on this website for their advice and information it is much appreciated !

I am however a bit nervous because I've been reading a lot about how to tell whether I have fat under the loose skin or if its all just loose skin, it's really bothering me.

One month to Pre-Op

Today marks one month until my pre-op appointment and exactly 38 days until my procedure ! Getting very excited but also experiencing some nervousness. My biggest fear is that I will have the operation and still be unhappy with my body, thus not improving my mental health, it really terrifies me.
I would also like to take a moment to thank all of you who have commented on my post, you are all so inspirational and your comments have been ever so helpful. Thank you once again.
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Go for it. You will not regret it. It is not just the looks, it will help you remain healthy the rest of your life.
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Exciting news!!
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Best decision I ever made seeing results each month, now almost 8 months post op, new pictures coming soon, most I portent thing wear the binder a long time, then dri fit our under armor, keeps swelling done and really helps flatten. It ll out
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Why do you have to gain weight? (And YAY!!)
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I guess do to my height in proportion to my weight the doctor would like it to be a bit higher, I'm quite boney and lanky at the moment
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Do it, it's difficult and expensive but you will not regret it
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Thanks for the feedback everyone , it's much appreciated !
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I've been hearing from so many people they wish they had done it sooner. I am 37 and over the last couple of years lost just over 175 pounds. I wish I had done *that* sooner. I also believe the investment is incentive to not let the weight come back. If you have the means, do it now!! :). PS: I'm in Ontario too. :)
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I agree 100% with Kimmers25 comment below. It also becomes another incentive not to gain weight again. I wish I could have done this when I was younger. If you can do it, do it.
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If you are at your goal weight and have maintained this for a while, I say go for it!

Having the skin removed with make you feel so much better.  Let me know what you decide to do.

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