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From 300+ lbs to a current 230lbs and I need help to remove the very painful extra skin with a Abdominoplasty Surgery !

Hello evaerybody, my name is Jaliesa. I’m a 23 year old Latina girl who is hard working, open hearted and loving to all gods gifts (bad and good). I’m a free spirit who is the type of girl who will give it her all and then some. I try my best to help others and I’ve never ask for anything in return until now. I’m here asking for help for my abdominoplasty cosmetic surgery. It’s a tummy tuck procedure which costs around $6000.00. I had once saved up $1400.00 by working two jobs, but lost all that I saved when I lost both my jobs due to cutbacks and layoffs (both in the Philadelphia International Airport). Between rent and other bills it’s gotten a little rough. I'm doing odd jobs for a local flower shop (Collingdale Flowers, PA) for $6/hr (under the table). Now I know when others think cosmetic surgery they might think it’s because I'm being vain or lazy, but it’s not like that I assure you. I once was roughly 300lbs and I'm only 5'3 (so needless to say I was obese). One summer a few years back, after some hard times, I decided to shed the pounds and did so rather quickly dropping from 300lbs to 230lbs. I was happy with the results until I looked down one day and noticed that I had which I un-lovingly refer to as a “poosh” (the extra skin leftover from my rapid weight loss). Losing any more weight only increased the size of the “poosh” and made the surgery even more expensive (FML)! I’ve tried many diets, exercises designed to work out that part of the body and talked with 3 different doctors and all tell me I need the abdominoplasty procedure to remove the extra skin, but that’s a little rough for me at the current moment. I don’t want it too seem like I’m asking because I’m being vain or shallow, but I’m asking for help for a better and healthier life.
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