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jag 07-30-2011 11:23 AM

6 Weeks Post Op Tummy Tuck: Having Fears, Please Help!
I am a month and a half/ 6 weeks post-op after a mini tummy tuck and lipo in my abdomen and flanks. I had lost over 60 pounds between 2005 and 2006 and this left me with sagging skin in the front. My frame is naturally thin, but I gained quite a bit of weight in high school. When I gain weight, it always goes right to my stomach area. I also have eating problems in the sense that I'll have something and then I get in the habit of eating it all the time. This is good and bad. Usually I eat extremely healthy foods, but other times I'm eating fattening foods. After years of debating and research I finally decided to get surgery to remove the extra skin. The surgery went great and I had an amazing doctor. Now that I'm post-op, I've noticed that my eating habits were back to normal and I was getting into the one track mind of bad foods. I FINALLY have myself on a healthy diet and I'm noticing my stomach seems to have slightly loose skin again. It's nothing compared to what I used to have but I fear that this may have given me an irreversible bit of sagging skin again and I'm just so upset with myself. I know it is still too early to be sure, but I can't help but think this has brought on sagging skin that will not shrink back. If this is the case, can a person get a second mini tummy tuck? My abdomen is still swollen from my belly button down to my scar and this will of course take time to lessen, but I want to know about the possibility of a second tummy tuck so I can prepare for it. I'm embarrassed to bring it up during my next doctor visit and want an opinion beforehand.

Any feedback would be helpful.

jacob bensen 09-02-2011 06:25 AM

You should exercise and take proper diet to maintain your weight otherwise you have undergo another surgery to remove excess tissues.

tiller722 10-11-2011 11:52 PM

Have you Considered the lap band? ...still seems like u have some healing to do. You k ow yourself might do better with support with a traininer and dietitian. Good luck!!

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