Redditor stillfat11 lost seven pounds in one day recently. What was her secret? Having a doctor cut off skin.
Stillfat11 had lost 212 pounds, which resulted in a lot of excess skin that, for reasons of comfort and to move on from her past, she had removed. She got very candid about her weight loss and surgery on Reddit, where she posted a few before and after photos.
Immediately following her surgery, stillfat11 hasn't been that comfortable between the draining tubes she's been wearing and her limited range of motion.
The tubes keep me from wearing jeans. Been in sweats for 2 weeks. No bra because of my arm compression garmet. And cant really do my hair/makeup. Sleeping in a recliner, cant lift over 10 pounds, cant clean or really cook. Hardest is no exercising. It gets to you
"I have some "phantom limb" issues," she wrote. "If i cross my arms i feel the skin, but im not touching anything. Or if my tummy itches. Its such a weird thing to wrap my brain around."
In total, stillfat11 (who should get a new username) spent $9,800 on a fleur-de-lis tummy tuck, brachioplasty, and flank liposuction. This time around, she didn't go for a boob job, but she says she will soon because her "boobs look like I was the wet nurse for a whole damn village."
Stillfat11 shared a bit about the mental and physical journey that's given her those scars. "I ate myself to a point that i was suicidal and i know there are others like it," she wrote. "Eating was my addiction so i treated it like someone who is an alcoholic. I got help and i busted my ass to give myself a normal life."
While in the past two years she's tried keto and crash diets that made her anemic, she's settled on the three meals-two snacks routine. On top of better nutrition, stillfat11 started a mix of cardio and weightlifting that she'll resume after she recovers fully from surgery, which takes about six to eight weeks. Until then, she's busy eating Vitamin E to help her scars heal while also trying to think of a great story for them. Fencing accident is what she's got so far but she can think of something better, like surviving a samurai fight.
Due to requests, she shared a photo of her excess skin after it was removed. Here's the fascinating/disgusting picture.
Seven pounds, which is roughly how much food and water you might vomit up after seeing that picture.