In today’s video, I talk about what excess skin is like, and I show the excess skin on my body 3 years after gastric bypass RNY surgery. Excess skin like this usually only happens after rapid massive weight loss, so don’t panic that you’ll get this after dropping 20lbs.
This video is not meant to debate the merits of gastric bypass. It’s not meant to be a plea for cash or pity. It is simply to show what I live with everyday. I get a lot of questions about it. A lot of staring and looks of disgust, too. But this is my body. And until I can save up ~$30,000 for the series of reconstructive surgeries this requires (very difficult while unemployed and paying off student loans), this is the body I have to live with. Insurance will not cover this for 99.9% of patients.
If you have any further questions, my ask box is open. (Sorry this video is so rushed. Tumblr has a 5 minute time limit, and I’m not putting this on another site.)
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