Okay, I recently went to my doctors to talk about my test results from my blood draw. We talked and stuff was done, but my doctor kept saying - again - that even though I am a specific weight, I look much slimmer than what their scale is saying.
Then my doctor started asking about if I would be willing to have surgery to get excess skin removed. I told her that I want to do it as a last resort. I think she saw my stretch marks - I have them on my belly, gut, and arms - and thought that I thought them un-sightly. Now, I have no problem with stretch marks - I consider them a badge of honor - it means I'm losing weight.
I do have skin on my arms, but it doesn't bother me. My gut is shrinking and I'm working on my core, but truthfully, I don't want to go under the knife. Multiple reasons I told her, which included: My insurance will see the skin removed as a cosmetic procedure, and won't pay for any of it. Thus, skin removal will be on my dime, and I cannot afford to pay for the procedure. I simply don't have the funds for it.
Second of all, even if I did go under the knife, that means several days - if not weeks - of staying home, after-care check-ups, etc. If I were truly sick, I would understand, but for something like skin removal, not really interested in missing work for an appearance procedure.
Third of all, I don't have a high opinion of plastic surgery to begin with.
My doctor wants me to drop at least 20 more pounds before she and I talk about it again. I can do that, but I wish I knew what to do.