tummy tuck after lap band?
on 1/9/09 12:43 pm - savannah, ga
Be prepared, the tummy tuck is much more painful than the lapband surgery. But I do not regret it at all. I have this nice little flat tummy - in fact, you can feel my hipbones! It's pretty cool.
Take care and good luck.
Starting weight: 240 Current weight: 130
I am from Seattle and had the lap band done by Dr. Oh. Did you go to St. Francis in Federal Way?
I am at 107 with 100 lbs. being my goal but I will most likely stop at 105 or so. I am trying to find out if my insurance will cover a tummy tuck. I lost 116 lbs. now. The other day I started smelling a strange smell and my belly button felt weird. I lifted up the skin and I have a rash with a smelly infection in my belly button area. This is so weird. I take showers all the time. Do you know how to get rid of a rash like this? I have been doing lots of alchol rubs and antibiotic ointment. I was wondering if Dr. Oh did your surgery and if it was covered by your insurance? Also what did you do when you had all of the extra skin?
Thank you. You look so great. I hope you are still feeling good and you're at your goal.
on 11/4/10 4:06 am
You need to have your doctor document the rash and give you a RX for the cream even if OTC. Some insurance will cover the TT if you have enough medical documentation. It is very important to keep the area dry.
My one thought though was if you have completely thought through letting a surgeon relocate your port who has never done it before? That one part scares me. I'm a bit overly protective when it comes to my band since I'm self-pay.
I wish you much luck though, a speedy recovery and killer abs though! Please come back and share your journey and results with us!
on 4/1/13 10:18 pm - Califreakinfornia , CA
Miss you Loves ya
FOLLOW THIS LINK FOR COMMON LAGB COMPLICATIONS.