Originally Posted by jshannyn519
I'm below my pre-pregnancy weight, but a lot of my clothes don't fit right because of the flabby PP belly that I'm dealing with. I'm pretty much wearing t-shirts, tank tops, and elastic waist shorts 24/7 because they're cooler and they're comfortable. I bought a pair of compression underwear today that will hopefully help squeeze everything back to where it used to be so that I can fit my clothes right. I'm afraid though that at some point I'm going to be submitting a request to my insurance company to pay for the removal of a big chunk of floppy skin off my belly, aka a panniculectomy. Once I lose even more weight there will be even more skin and I can see myself having to tuck the skin apron into all of my clothes. That's hardly attractive, or healthy since yeast and such can grow in skin folds. Yuck.
OK, I know this thread isn't about this specifically, but I have to ask .... will insurance PAY for that? I always assumed it'd be considered cosmetic so never even considered that I might be able to get this done.
ETA: I'm below my pre-pregnancy weight too, but hardly anything fits right. I bought a couple of knit dresses from Walmart. The bodice is like a tube-top; they have spaghetti straps, but they're too long and I haven't had time to try to alter them so I just tuck the straps into the top and wear them strapless. Aside from them, I have a couple of pre-preg dresses that have necklines with deep v's that cross ... have no idea what the proper term for that is, but they do okay for nursing. Other than that, I desperately need some nursing tops and nursing bras. And skirts. And shorts, and a BATHING suit (I want to go swimming soooo bad ...). So, basically, I need a whole new wardrobe and we're pretty much broke. So, strapless dresses from walmart it is. LOL