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Published on 17 Feb 2015 | over 3 years ago

Kristina Miles is a young 23 year old mother of three who lost 130 pounds to look good for her wedding. But the opposite happened, and she's left with loose skin draping her body. She can't afford the reconstructive surgery to fix it...Is this something that insurance should cover, or should she just gain her weight back? Her options don't seem great. Comment below with your thoughts.

Bride who shed NINE STONE for her wedding day left with so much excess skin she refuses to let husband see her without clothes.

-Kristina Miles went from a size 24 to a size 14 for her wedding day
-Her dramatic weight loss left her with folds of excess skin on her stomach
-She has been refused surgery to have it removed by the NHS
-Kristina worries that to feel normal again she will have to put on weight

By Martha Cliff & Kelly Strange

If I Lose Weight Will My Skin Tighten?

You Lost the Weight. What About That Extra Skin?
When you work to lose a bunch of weight, you dream of a tighter, toned body. You don’t picture extra, loose skin. But that’s a real possibility, and one that can cause health problems and a poor self-image.

“It’s frustrating to patients who have put all this hard work and commitment into their weight loss journey and new bodies to be left with extra skin that doesn’t reflect that effort,” says Jason B. Lichten, MD, a plastic surgeon in Columbus, OH. “Often, they feel that their extra skin hangs on them the same way their old clothes from before their weight loss would, only they can’t take it off.”
Readmore here: www.webmd.com/diet/obesity/you-lost-weight-what-about-extra-skin

Will Insurance Cover Removal of Extra Skin?
reconstructive surgery
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