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24/02/2013 at 17:41

Earlier this week they talked about weightloss and all the loose skin that can be left afterwards and whether NHS should pay for the removal of it following gastric bypass as a part of treatment.

Then there were questions, what about those who actually lose the weight on their own.

What do people think about this subject in general?

Also, what other alternatives are there to deal with the loose skin? Slower weightloss helps the skin shrink back gradually as one loses weight but as we are getting older and the skin loses its elasticity, it's not all going to shrink back to way it was.

Nobody ever talks about this. Probably because it would put people off from wanting to lose the weight in the first place. 

Are there any other options but surgery?

I know that by building muscle, something happens in the collagen ratio and it actually helps the process but not sure how that works in theory.

24/02/2013 at 17:50

my problem is all the exccess skin created from being pregnant - although I have lost all the weight my belly is left lloking like a relief map of some mountainous region and really saggy. It is horrible, but then I don't think I would want surgery because of the problems that can cause 

24/02/2013 at 17:58
Elli don't ask they are looking for what to put in Tesco burgers since the horse issue
24/02/2013 at 18:04

Elli - I have this problem. I lost 10 stone through running and diet and have kept it off for 7 years. But (and there's no other way to say this) my body still looks hideous.

I try not to let it bother me. It is my fault for becoming obese in the first place. I'd like to be able to take my shirt off on the beach etc but there you have it. I can't. Although I am a decent runner, I am even reluctant to run during the day because I still wobble.

There are creams you can put on, and muscle work/training can help a little but, from what I can see/what doctors have told me, surgery is really the only way. That and getting fat again.

 

24/02/2013 at 21:31

I'm in this exact boat right now having lost 5 stone since my max weight over the years, and weighing up the options. I could probably afford to have it done privately but really it's a shitload of money for not much gain - I'm not going to get any modelling work any time soon. But I would like to get rid of it.

kittenkat    pirate
25/02/2013 at 06:56
mathschick wrote (see)

my problem is all the exccess skin created from being pregnant - although I have lost all the weight my belly is left lloking like a relief map of some mountainous region and really saggy. It is horrible, but then I don't think I would want surgery because of the problems that can cause 

Can I ask how much weight you put on in pregnancy?

25/02/2013 at 07:49

four stone in each pregnancy yes, ate too much, but there we go, it is done now, and my belly was covered in stretch marks - I think it is the stretch marks actually that have caused the problem rather than the excess skin, as it is more of a wrinkly puckered nature than just hanging loose skin

25/02/2013 at 08:52

There is no debate.

The NHS is there to save your life ...... sometimes that can include gastric band surgery etc ....... having lots of skin is not a life threatening illness, so if its that important to you, you'll find the funds to pay for it privately. And certainly if it was that big an issue for you, your friends and family would chip in to help out.

And if you do think the NHS should pay for it, I want you to take the cheque away from the cancer unit at great ormond street hospital and say to them 'sorry about that, but someone needs a tummy tuck so I can look a bit better, even though its not life threatening to have loose skin and it was my fault in the first place that I got fat, but please tell Johnny that hopefully they'll raise some more funds soon to pay for his chemotherapy.'

David Falconer has spoken.

 

Dave The Ex- Spartan    pirate
25/02/2013 at 08:53
David Falconer 3 wrote (see)

David Falconer has spoken.

 

But what about David Falconer 3 ?

25/02/2013 at 08:54
Dave The Ex- Spartan wrote (see)
David Falconer 3 wrote (see)

David Falconer has spoken.

 

But what about David Falconer 3 ?

Oh yeah, I blame Runners World ....... I have no idea why they appended 3 to my name ...... must see if I can get it changed ....... there is probably a setting somewhere.

 

25/02/2013 at 09:39

that is a bit black and white - how about that fact that the nhs pays for IVF treatment?

25/02/2013 at 09:44
mathschick wrote (see)

that is a bit black and white - how about that fact that the nhs pays for IVF treatment?

IVF is not a life or death situation and not having a child will not result in harm to the health of either the male or the female in question, so therefore should not be funded by the NHS.

If you have any other questions, Im happy to answer them.

 

Dave The Ex- Spartan    pirate
25/02/2013 at 09:46
Viagra on the NHS ?
25/02/2013 at 09:47
Dave The Ex- Spartan wrote (see)
Viagra on the NHS ?

Im willing to make an exception in this case and agree it should be available on the NHS.

 

 

25/02/2013 at 09:48
David falconer for prime minister?
Dave The Ex- Spartan    pirate
25/02/2013 at 09:48
I can think of thousands of women who would disagree DF3
Dave The Ex- Spartan    pirate
25/02/2013 at 09:49
What about DF3 tho Ja5on ?
25/02/2013 at 09:52
Dave The Ex- Spartan wrote (see)
I can think of thousands of women who would disagree DF3

But the viagra benefits them indirectly!! (or even directly the point could be argued)

 

Edited: 25/02/2013 at 09:53
Dave The Ex- Spartan    pirate
25/02/2013 at 09:54
They might not want to benefit !

Keep trying to nick some from my wives bag, but she hides them for some reason
25/02/2013 at 10:04
On a more serious note, this may upset a few people!

If you think the NHS should pay for excess flab, then that's wrong!

You got yourself in that situation in the first place, ie over eating! Then why should you have the free tummy tuck just because you have achieved something you really didn't need to do on the first place!!

The NHS is wasting millions on overweight issues!

There's only one person to blame! And quite frankly you should have to suffer because its your own fault!
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