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Old 07-04-2010, 09:33 PM   #1
 
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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?


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Old 07-09-2010, 09:32 AM   #2
 
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Welcome to the forum!

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

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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!


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Old 07-31-2010, 04:55 PM   #4
 
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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...

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I'd go with lipo, as la_angel suggested.

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

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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.

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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

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I vote for lipo!!!

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

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