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Arasaka 07-04-2010 09:33 PM

Alternative for above belt bulge?
Hello all! First time reader... and poster :P

I've looked around, and I can't really find information on this. I'm almost ashamed not to know this...

I'm a skinny 33 year-old male, and I've had a belly bulge above my belt line for the longest of times. I know it's my pants and belt that cut into my belly, and since I have a sitting job, every hour I spend sitting down is killing my mid-section... and believe me that's a lot of hours :S

Positioning belt and pants elsewhere only brings discomfort when possible. I wear size 34-36 pants (36's look baggy most of the time on me). I'd say there's a 1 inch difference between the belt line (36) and just above (37). Is there something I'm doing wrong? Can I sit differently? Is a (gulp) girdle my only choice? Please help.

P.S.: Writing this in the tummy tuck section, because my ultimate question is: should I get a tummy tuck, won't I be recreating this problem all over again after a while?

robyne00 07-09-2010 09:32 AM

Welcome to the forum!

A tummy tuck might help in your situation. Can you post some pics to help assess the situation?

la_angel 07-13-2010 11:51 AM

Well I think this is a predicament that many people encounter after their 20's (men and women!) I think a tummy tuck may help, or maybe just a little spot liposuction in the area.

Like Robyne said if you can post some photos and share more details (weight, height etc) that will help!


Arasaka 07-31-2010 04:55 PM

Hey guys. Sorry about the long wait.

OK, here are the pictures.

Weight: 182-ish lbs
Height: 6'
Age: 33

I have pretty much had this forever, no matter how much I train (during those rare bouts of health mania), or not.

I've always seen tummy tucks as leaving really obvious signs of... well, of having had a tummy tuck. Not just from the scars, but the over all "tucked" look...

robyne00 08-07-2010 09:26 AM

I'd go with lipo, as la_angel suggested.

Mr. Z 08-11-2010 06:46 PM

Or a hardcore workout for a couple months might do the trick. No tummy tuck for sure it's not that bad.

AmyRogers 08-11-2010 06:53 PM

That is so hard to get rid of. It's practically impossible. I found that cutting out simple sugars and having more lean protein in my diet helps. I usually have an egg white sandwhich in the morning for instance. There are some exercises you could do too...but if all else fails, then lipo might be the best answer.

Arasaka 08-14-2010 07:29 AM

Thanks guys!

I did try intense exercise for a while, and I got to where my cheeks are curving in and still the bulge is there.

OK for lipo, a bit more affordable than TT :)

purplepatty 11-07-2010 09:42 AM

I vote for lipo!!!

Mr. Z 11-17-2010 02:09 AM

I don't even think a tummy tuck would be possible because, that would require more excess skin.

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