Skin Removal: The Two Year Anniversary

Hello all!

It has been two years (yesterday) since I had my skin removal surgery! It feels like it has passed in a flash! I have seen where people have said that skin removal surgery isn’t necessary and I am here to tell you that that is simply not true for everyone. It was very necessary for me! If I had not had it done, then I know to this day I would be extremely self-conscious about it especially when working out. Before the surgery when I would work out I could hear the slapping the skin made with every movement. I mean they took off 6 square feet of skin!!!

It truly was a blessing to be able to be rid of that skin so that I can live a relatively normal life. I can’t thank the best surgeon in the world, Dr. David Stoker, and the most awesomely, amazing nurse in the universe, Tami Greiner, enough for all the care they provided.

Before the surgery Dr. Stoker asked me if I would be able to maintain the lifestyle and not develop extra skin again. I responded with an emphatic HECK YES! And I can say that I have lives up to that promise.

The skin surgery is unbelievably liberating for someone who has lost an immense amount of weight. It signals the end of a chapter in your book of life and the beginning of a new one. When I first saw what I looked like post surgery I was in awe and the tears flowed instantly. The tears were happy ones because it showed me just how much work I had truly done over the year-long process.

To all those on your weight loss journey, keep fighting! To all those in the next chapter, stay diligent and don’t regress!

A-Train

3 thoughts on “Skin Removal: The Two Year Anniversary

  1. Alex- You are a true inspiration! Big fan of you and Courtney! So proud you are paying it forward and showing you are always a work in progress! Way to go!

  2. I totally did not get why anyone would want skin removal surgery or breast augmentation done…ever….and then I lost 135 lbs in the last year and a half. I get it now. I understand the meaning of appreciating the work you’ve done. Looking in the mirror and liking what you see. Not because of vanity but because you’ve poured every fibre of your being into this journey and you want to feel as good as you now look. I can only hope once my journey is completely done that I can manage to afford the surgery. I’m so close – going to try to do as much as I can without it.