Why This Woman Didn't Remove Loose Skin After Her 200-Pound Weight Loss
Becca Scheer opened up about why she decided to cancel her skin-removal surgery at the last minute.
Over the past year, Becca Scheer has lost 200 pounds as a result of following a combination of low-carb, keto, and fasting diets. Now she's sharing her weight-loss story on Instagram to helpinspire others to achieve theirgoals.
Earlier this week, she posted a mirror selfie showing the loose skin on her stomach.In the caption, she opened up about followers'questions on her feelings toward skin-removal surgery post-weight loss. Scheer revealed that she'd actually scheduled an appointment to have the skin removed, but ultimately decided not to go through with it. (Related: Real Women Share Their Thoughts On Post-Weight Loss Skin Removal Surgery)
Scheer wrote that she has excess skin pretty much all over her body: her arms, stomach, back, thighs, butt, boobs, and even on her neck. (Did you know you it's possible to exercise your neck?)
Why does she want to keep it? Well, because she says she feels "so damn sexy" in her body right now, loose skin and all. "It may be because I have this incredible man who loves every inch of me, skin or not," she wrote alongside her mirror selfie, which shows her husband Matt lovingly hugging her from behind with his hands on her stomach.
Most importantly though, Scheer said, "I love myself too much to put myself through that surgery right now."
To be clear, Scheer says her intention isn't to shame anyone who might be interested in skin-removal surgery; after all, she wrote that this "doesn't mean I won't ever have [my skin] removed." Her point is that the procedure is a personal choice, one that comes down to how you feel in your own skin. "At this time in my life, it's too much to put myself and my body through," she explained. "Especially when I feel like a damn rockstar." (Related: How This Blogger Came to Realize That Body Positivity Isn't Always About the Way You Look)
Scheer's perspective is all about being honest with yourself, even when it means you change your mind at the last minute. It's totally your right to own all of your decisions to do what feels best for you, especially for something as big as skin-removal surgery. What's most important in the end is feeling secure in your body, regardless of what it looks like.
"Our skin is nothing but a vessel for the awesomeness that's within us," Scheer wrote. "Love yourself completely. Skin and all!"