Q: You’ve been open about . What do you want other people to know about the process?
Having lost 350 pounds, I was left with a lot of excess skin that I am in the process of having removed. What I want others to know is that if you find yourself in the position of needing skin removal surgery, because you feel like that is the best decision for you, then fight for it. Do not let anyone make you feel like you don’t need it or should not get it. If you feel it is best for you and your overall health, then I say go for it. A lot of people like to say skin removal is only “cosmetic”—even doctors. You are the only one who knows what you feel and what you are going through with that excess skin. Always remember to stay true to yourself and know it is so much more than just “cosmetic.” My skin was not only causing me physical pain, but mental pain as well which is why I am choosing to have it removed. Stay true to yourself and keep fighting. You deserve to live your best and healthiest life and never let anyone tell you otherwise!