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Tummy surgery after 180 pound weight loss [warning - some graphic pics]

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  • Icy_FoxIcy_Fox Member Posts: 90 Member Member Posts: 90 Member
    Looks great! How visible will the scar be once it fully heals?
  • Icy_FoxIcy_Fox Member Posts: 90 Member Member Posts: 90 Member
    VUA21 wrote: »
    Icy_Fox wrote: »
    Looks great! How visible will the scar be once it fully heals?

    @Icy_Fox

    The scar runs below my pubic hair line, so in normal clothes it will not be visible. Even in "low rise" or "hipster" style trousers and underwear, the scar will be under the clothes.

    Then it sounds perfect, I wish you a fast recovery!
  • rickiimarieeerickiimarieee Member Posts: 2,212 Member Member Posts: 2,212 Member
    VUA21 wrote: »
    VUA21 wrote: »
    Update: Day 5 recovery. Anesthesia pump removed and completely off of painkillers. (Ouchie, but not unbearable). For the first time in nearly 20 years I sat up and my stomach did not cover my groin and half my thighs. Still bloated, in some pain (more soreness than actual pain).

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    I didn’t have a full abdonimalplasty like you I had a mini one! 07rk19bx30k4.jpeg

    @rickiimarieee May I ask how long ago you had your surgery? Flattened belly good!!!

    Had mine in November of last year this picture was taken maybe about 3 months post op!
  • kshama2001kshama2001 Member Posts: 25,153 Member Member Posts: 25,153 Member
    Bookmarking! Great job, everyone!
  • SlowfasterSlowfaster Member Posts: 166 Member Member Posts: 166 Member
    I am beyond impressed! First that you lost 180 pounds, and second that you braved the surgery. Your tummy looks fantastic now -- who knew they could make such a fine looking belly button?!
  • elsie6hickmanelsie6hickman Member Posts: 3,863 Member Member Posts: 3,863 Member
    You look fabulous. When all is said and done, you are going to have a killer body!
  • New_Heavens_EarthNew_Heavens_Earth Member Posts: 610 Member Member Posts: 610 Member
    Thanks for sharing this. I know I will need an arm lift and tummy tuck when I reach goal. I have a double flap for a stomach. The top flap is skin folded over a double hernia repair scar and I have a lower abdominal flap too. I'm starting to see tricep development but skin folds hang over my elbow when my arms are by my sides.

    My biggest issues are scarring because I tend to keloid and get dark scars, and pain.

    But seeing how well you're healing and how you're taking shape makes it worth it. Wishing you a smooth recovery.
  • nvmomketonvmomketo Member Posts: 12,020 Member Member Posts: 12,020 Member
    Congratulations on your loss and successful surgery. I hope your recovery continues to go so well.
  • nutmegoreonutmegoreo Member Posts: 15,510 Member Member Posts: 15,510 Member
    VUA21 wrote: »
    Day 10 recovery.

    Some of the scabbing is starting to shed. 95% of the soreness is gone. Went for a slow walk today, it felt good to get back to being my normal active self. Even if my activities are still very limited. My "workouts" are limited to slow walks, seated upper body workouts and calf raises: not too much but it's progress from activities being sleep and lying down. I'll be getting my drain removed soon, can't wait for that!

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    Is there much coming out of the drain at this point?

    Thank you for continuing to update and share.
  • VUA21VUA21 Member Posts: 2,073 Member Member Posts: 2,073 Member
    nutmegoreo wrote: »
    VUA21 wrote: »
    Day 10 recovery.

    Some of the scabbing is starting to shed. 95% of the soreness is gone. Went for a slow walk today, it felt good to get back to being my normal active self. Even if my activities are still very limited. My "workouts" are limited to slow walks, seated upper body workouts and calf raises: not too much but it's progress from activities being sleep and lying down. I'll be getting my drain removed soon, can't wait for that!

    zy931p718a28.jpg

    Is there much coming out of the drain at this point?

    Thank you for continuing to update and share.

    I'm draining between 30 and 40ml/day. So it's getting close to being done and due to be removed soon.

    You're welcome. Next update will be my 2 week update, then weekly updates after that.
  • nutmegoreonutmegoreo Member Posts: 15,510 Member Member Posts: 15,510 Member
    VUA21 wrote: »
    nutmegoreo wrote: »
    VUA21 wrote: »
    Day 10 recovery.

    Some of the scabbing is starting to shed. 95% of the soreness is gone. Went for a slow walk today, it felt good to get back to being my normal active self. Even if my activities are still very limited. My "workouts" are limited to slow walks, seated upper body workouts and calf raises: not too much but it's progress from activities being sleep and lying down. I'll be getting my drain removed soon, can't wait for that!

    zy931p718a28.jpg

    Is there much coming out of the drain at this point?

    Thank you for continuing to update and share.

    I'm draining between 30 and 40ml/day. So it's getting close to being done and due to be removed soon.

    You're welcome. Next update will be my 2 week update, then weekly updates after that.

    Awesome! I suspect this may be in my future too. Even if it weren't it's fascinating to follow.
    edited August 2018
  • darla499darla499 Member Posts: 423 Member Member Posts: 423 Member
    I wish I could afford that! I've lost 185 and am 19 pounds from goal. Looking good!
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