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Old 04-16-2005, 12:41 PM
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I've already been to a few plastic surgeons, really since I was so obese the only option is to get the extra skin removed. I was quoted $13,000 or so to get my stomach and manboobs fixed.
Wow $13,000 seems a little steep? I mean can't you get breast implants for like $4,000? Try and see if your insurance can cover any of it or if your parents have good medical coverage.. Just say that it isn't cosmetic surgery, make up a reason that it is a health hazard or something? My gf had a gap between her two front teeth and she got $1,000 from her insurance company because she said it made it tough to eat or something, even though really it was just purely for cosmetics. Or just try to find a cheaper surgeon?
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Old 04-20-2005, 08:41 PM
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Nice ASS J/K, good job bro, I think I am kinda late.
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Old 04-21-2005, 03:50 AM
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You should keep the pics of your transformation coming. It is really inspiring to see someone make that amount of change, and to continue making the changes.
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Old 05-16-2005, 06:08 AM
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hey so i am 6, 375 and just started on my transformation recently so i am wondering how much you started at and how long tell you got to where you are now?and where can i find this 5x5 program you had mentioned.i started off at 409 about 8 months ago and threw diet only i am down to i believe 375-370 so i am on my way hope you could throw me some pointers thanks.

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Old 06-13-2005, 07:53 AM
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Question Excess skin

I was intrigued by the excess skin issue as well. And I heard some compelling advice which I shall relay now, though one must not confuse the following for any kind of medical advice (for that one should try to find a health or fitness professional with experience working with large changes in weight, and NOT also selling plastic surgery )

I'll build an analogy from the explanation I recieved, I'm in computers and teaching, analogies are what I do

Imagine one blows up a balloon, then fills it with a sticky gluggy substance, kinda like honey, or some weird gluggy waxxy substance (yeah I'm alluding to fat) (I also appreciate that filling the balloon while blown up is physically impossible, just bear with me). Make sure the thick layer of glugginess coats the entire balloon. When you let the air out, the balloon, which normally would have contracted back to normal size, stays saggy and large, because there's a sub-cutaneous framework holding it out there. The problem is not so much that there is extra skin, at your (and it looks like my) age the skin elasticity is still pretty good. It's the remaining fat adhering to the skin. Apparently the subcutaneous layer is some of the toughest to shake. The gentleman from whom I gained this advice is said to have seen it repeatadly, there's even some fancy name for it. He said once the hard yards had been done, you've just keep cutting untill you get to a low skin fold. The first part is shrinking the waist line, all work from now on will shrink the skin back into place.

I offer two pieces of evidence for your consideration.

a) if your skin hadn't already contracted alot you'd be able to pitch a tent with whats left (man you lost a boatload of weight, freakin' good on ya'), but you've really got relatively little skin left, (look at those piccies and try to imagine if your skin hadn't shrunk any at all)

b) Pregnant ladies, and I'm talking triplets and stuff here get huuuuuuge bellies, but those who maintain a relatively low body fat percentage recover perfectly (after a bit of toning) after their birth, well the birth of their... you know what I mean).

finally, the other issue that should be raised is stretch marks. these are more like scars in their creation, and may never fade completely, but I'm assured if you find a good moisturiser for the final cutting stages, and apply relatively frequently, they will at worst fade alot, and at best virtually dissapear.

check out some of the transformations from
http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/trans.htm

specifically
http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/trans7.htm (edit) on second looks he has a scar, he may have had plastic surgery. There's another even better example on there somewhere
http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/trans11.htm

(edit, this is the one I was looking for)
http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/louis.htm
he has a q and a page where he specifically, but briefly covers excess skin, he basically said that it all tightened up as he kept losing weight.

Thats all
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Old 06-13-2005, 08:39 AM
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Talking Thanks Mtn Goat

Thanks Mtn Goat,

That is some pretty interesting information you offer up. I hadn't thought of it that way.

Much apprecaited.

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Old 06-13-2005, 09:14 AM
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i second that great info and links
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Old 06-13-2005, 09:18 AM
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Isn't like the best thing for stretch marks cocoa butter?
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Old 06-13-2005, 12:56 PM
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Very inspiring, keep up the great work! ;)
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Old 06-14-2005, 03:23 PM
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Isn't like the best thing for stretch marks cocoa butter?
cocoa butter and any mosterizer really it just depends on how much u apply it i would assume. i think the goal is just to keep the skin mosterized
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