After reading all the reviews on this site i thought it would be only fair to post my own experiences to help share and encourage others considering doing this. I e read up and researched this thoroughly and would encourage anybody considering this to do the same including finding a good reputable plastic surgeon.
about 3 years ago i got a lapband which provided some intial results but after 10kgs of weightloss this stalled. In short my band became infected was removed and a new band installed. This too provided some initial results but again stalled. After 2 years I had only lost and maintained weightloss of 10kgs. So i decided to get off my lazy behind and join the gym over a year ago having weighed 155 kgs.I started off with a personal trainer a couple times a week to help get me going but once i got into the swing of it have since scaled this back to once a week. In short over the past year through diet and exercise i have lost 58kgs. Its never been easy and i gym almost 7 days a week for an average of 2 hours a day which includes running 5kms daily, cardio and weight training. This has unfortunately left me with excess skin on the inner thighs, tummy and chest. Yesterday was my surgery to remove the skin with a medial thigh lift, gynecomastia and circumferential abdominplasty. The surgery was extensive taking a total of 8hrs. Once the anaesthesia wore off the pain has been minimal with pain centred mainly at the incision sites (burning mostly) im feeling really good and have even managed to take a shower this morning myself after the first post op check up. While its only day 1 and im sure time will tell i could not be happier with the initial results. The other reviews on this site were especially helpful for me to have realistic expectations around pain and what to expect. Attached are some pre opp pics, i'll continue to post pics as I progress.