Loose Skin - Plastic Surgery

Loose Skin – Plastic Surgery

Hey guys! If you follow me on social media then you know that I’ve announced that I will be having some of my loose skin removed on October 5th, 2016. After losing 110 lbs, I feel so much better, and now this is just the next step for me. I did A LOT of research, and met with several surgeons before deciding. Ultimately,  with the help of my plastic surgeon, I decided to have a lower body lift, tummy tuck, breast lift, liposuction, and fat grafting (from the liposuction) to my breast (instead of getting implants). I’m not against implants, it’s just that I still have quite a bit of breast tissue, and really don’t think it’s needed at this time.

My surgeon is Dr. Stephen Ronan from Blackhawk Plastic Surgery, in Danville, CA. (San Francisco Bay Area). Dr. Ronan has an impressive reputation, a fully accredited,  state-of-the-art, on-site surgery center, and I just instantly felt comfortable and confident in his opinion. I can’t stress enough how important it is to make sure your surgeon is board certified in plastic surgery, has great reviews, and makes you feel comfortable. Having surgery is a major decision, and come surgery day you need to feel confident and safe with your surgeon. I recommend checking out Real Self for plastic surgery reviews!

I will be filming several videos to document my surgical journey/progress, and will share any helpful information with all of you! Even though this is difficult to share, I feel like it may help others facing the same issue, so here I am! You all have been the most incredible support system, and I can’t thank you enough!

I will be updating with before and after photos, but for now, here are some pre-surgical photos of my loose skin.



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    Cindy Tucker
    September 27, 2016 at 10:13 pm

    Wow! That is so freaking awesome! I have been doing Keto for a little over 3 weeks. You have been a great inspiration! I hope I can have plastic surgery as well once I lose all of my weight. How much does all this cost?

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      September 28, 2016 at 11:06 pm

      Thank you so much! The price is different for each person, depending on what you need to have done. They do offer consultations in person and/or through Skype/Facetime.

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    September 30, 2016 at 4:16 am

    Good luck next week, Suzanne. You worked SO hard for this! You will be so happy going to the next level of health and beauty and piece of mind. I live in SoCal and will send good vibes up to SFran. ????

    Cari ????

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    October 1, 2016 at 5:49 am

    Congratulations! You made it! I wish you a successful surgery and speedy recovery. I look forward to more updates. Whenever I have doubtful moments I think of your posts. You always seem to know exactly what we all need to see and hear. Thank you for your willingness to share your experiences.
    All the best!

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    October 6, 2016 at 3:46 am

    Thank you so much for opening up and sharing ALL of this incredible journey with us. While no two paths are identical, you have opened our eyes to so much.

    Blessings & Peace

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    Effie Rodriguez
    October 7, 2016 at 2:03 am

    Suzanne, I hope by now you are well on your way to a speedy recovery. You are with out a doubt a true inspiration….you have given me courage when I did not have any. I am 7 weeks in and already have had stalls so your posts keep me focused and ketoing forward. May God bless and keep you. Prayers for good health, a fabulous body, and many years of happiness.

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      October 30, 2016 at 5:22 pm

      Thank you so much! Hang in there! We all have stalls, but you just have to push forward and make adjustments as needed.

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    stephanie montanez
    October 9, 2016 at 10:46 am

    If you don’t mind sharing the cost. I live close to Danville and would like to have a similar procedure after my huge weight loss of 120 pounds.

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      October 30, 2016 at 5:21 pm

      Hey there! Blackhawk Plastic Surgery offers free in person consultations, so I recommend for you to go in, meet everyone, ask questions, and get a persoanlized quote. Each person will require different things, so it’s really better to find out exactly what is recommended for you!

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    Marcelle Wortmann
    October 9, 2016 at 4:52 pm

    Well done on the weight lost…good luck with the next step

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    January 29, 2017 at 5:25 pm

    You look amazing and should be so proud! Can I ask you did you pay for this with care credit? I have lost 200 pounds with clean eating and exercise but I’ve been quoted 25,000 to 40,000 by 7 different surgeons for the skin removal I need.

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      May 31, 2017 at 11:45 pm

      I personaly found that other credit options tend to have much lower interest rates, so I didn’t use care credit. Hope that helps!

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    September 6, 2017 at 4:47 am

    Hi Suzanne,

    You look amazing first off, and I admire your lifestyle! I’m doing the Keto diet for a little over month and so far, so good! I appreciate you sharing your cholesterol information, that helps explains quite a bit. So now that I’ve gotten that out of the way, ????… did you get loose skin from losing weight so fast from the Keto diet? Or did you have a previous procedure (gastric sleeve etc…) done and got into ketosis? I will def. not have the means for loose skin surgery! Thank you for your time.

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    Kim Williams
    October 22, 2017 at 10:32 pm

    Thank you for sharing your journey with all of us. You are providing hope and inspiration to many.

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    Rebekah Lopez
    November 5, 2017 at 10:57 am

    I’m SOOO INSPIRED by your story. I’m actually starting today on my journey. I have done “Atkins” before and lost weight but wasn’t able to keep up the lifestyle. I think the ” Keto” diet will be a much better fit for me because you have more variety. I can’t wait to be able to ride horses again and go to the pool and enjoy myself. Not to mention fitting into a roller coaster, which I ❤️ but can’t ride because I can’t fit safely…that’s what made me look up YouTube channels, and information. So here I am!! Can you PLEASE share pics post surgery?? It would be great to see. Thank you ???? For sharing your story for people like me that need guidance to see.

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