excess skin

BG2: What happens when you lose all that weight?

As I might end up losing 40kg, this could be me too (apart from the boobs)

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A Canterbury woman who documented online her two-year battle against obesity has called on her thousands of fans to help fight Christchurch Hospital’s decision not to go ahead with a “life-changing” operation.

Elora Harre wants the excess skin – which is the result of losing nearly 55kg – to be removed from her body.

The 21-year-old, who lost weight over two years through healthy eating and exercise, says the extra skin on her stomach, inner thighs, calves, lower back, arms, breasts and armpits is physically crippling and has taken a huge psychological toll on her life.

Ms Harre, a customer service representative, said she hoped her battle with the health system could help pave the way for other people in her situation.

Yesterday, she said she was called the “perfect candidate” for an operation to remove it by Christchurch Hospital’s plastic surgery team at a consultation, but was told the hospital did not have the resources to perform it. Read more »