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

System
System Posts: 1,780 MFP Staff
edited August 2018 in Health and Weight Loss
This discussion was created from replies split from: So you want a nice stomach.
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  • GoodLardy
    GoodLardy Posts: 163 Member
    VUA21 wrote: »
    @middlehaitch

    First day post surgery. Dr says a bit over 4lbs of skin was removed. Had to get a second drain put in today. Here's the pic of my 1 day old scar.

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    Looks fantastic already! Thank you for sharing with us. Wish you a speedy recovery!
  • nutmegoreo
    nutmegoreo Posts: 15,510 Member
    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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    It looks great.
  • mmebouchon
    mmebouchon Posts: 855 Member
    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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    Take care. You did an amazing job of getting to the pre surgery stage! Congrats on the new tummy.
  • quiksylver296
    quiksylver296 Posts: 28,073 Member
    nutmegoreo 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).

    nu32w74ukoko.jpg

    It looks great.

    I agree! Absolutely awesome!
  • VUA21
    VUA21 Posts: 2,073 Member
    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).

    nu32w74ukoko.jpg

    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!!!