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BILL60 Posts: 926,503
4/4/13 8:55 A

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4/3/13 10:01 P

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4/3/13 1:06 P

REALITY- After this is done, depending on the extent of the surgery, the scar can be traumatiing. I had an abdominoplasty done in 1993. I had lost 160# and was 35 years old. I had 2 incisions. One was retropubic (where you have a C-Section) the other goes completely around my body except for about 6 inches of my back. Also, my navel was 'removed' and resutured in place in my 'new' abdomen, so there is a scar all the way around that.

The pain was minimal, surprisingly. I needed to take nothing for it, though my nurses about needed something every time they changed the dressing! There was a drain for about 7 days.

If I eat much wheat, which causes me to retain fluids, I feel......well, stiff I guess.... in the area of the incision. The scar is very evident and I would never wear a 2 piece! I consider it a battle scar.

Would I do it again? Not sure. You see, although I didn't/don't have to 'fold my belly into my pants' anymore, I also saw how saggy my legs, arms, boobs, etc were. We have to learn to accept ourselves and not expect perfection.

This is a very personal choice. Think about it. Pray about it. Get at LEAST 2 opinions. Then, if you decide you want to do it, go for it without regrets.

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4/3/13 11:30 A

its not going to snap back due to exessive skin tears due to being 24stone 4lbs..

Really need to do something just not sure what and when.

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4/3/13 10:41 A

emoticon Your young. Give yourself time to restore the elasticity of your skin on your own. Surgery has risks of pain, infection, and worse.

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4/3/13 10:40 A

Just wondering if anyone has had any type of tummy operations to get rid of lose skin or tighten ect.

I am considering having it sliced off/ or a part of it atleast due to it being really lose and empty and full of stretch marks.. Im 26 male and have quite bulging ab muscles due to extreme exercises regime.. Just all hidden by this skin...

Any advice be muchly appreicated.



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