Panniculectomy.. Realistic Results please?
on 1/10/12 1:54 pm
I know this surgery won't give a flat, attractive tummy (as a TT might) since it only takes off the lower abdomen (major prob area only), n leaves the upper ab alone (also has loose skin, etc). So I'm just curious to know how others' outcomes hv been, were u satisfied with what was left in terms of the appearance? Am mainly doing this to become more mobile to do more exercise which I hope will help w/ the shaping aspect.. Am also doing this to fit into clothes better & feel better/ more confident & 'normal' abt myself (even after having lost so much)!
Thx for any info u can provide!
And I so enjoy,even relish my flat tummy when in bed! Even just walking around I strut like a pea****
I hope to be approved for boobs.
Mikimi in Israel
Is there any way you can afford to get a TT? How far are you from your goal? The difference in appearance and how you fit your clothes is like night and day - between a panniculectomy and a TT.
12/09 and 6/11, 9 skin removal procedures with Dr. Sauceda in Monterrey Mexico
Revised to the Sleeve after losing 271 lbs with the LapBand.
on 1/10/12 11:19 pm
I had a terrible low-hanging pannus.
But I also had stuff hanging above the umbilicus.
A panniculectomy would not have done the job for me.
I had the anchor cut with muscle tightening.
There are probably some who have had the panni only and been happy but boy, I know it would not have worked for me.
Revised from Band to Bypass 10/26/09
High Wt 355/ Surgery Wt 343 (BMI 61) / Current Wt 190 on 3/17/12
TT/Fleur De Lis 8/22/11
Mastopexy and Brachioplasty 12/14/11
Even with the Panni removed, you will probably have a muffin top...My PS showed me photos of some of his patients that had the panni removed and then came to him to have the TT done..
I think you should ask your PS for realistic expectations.. I dont miss my triple shelf of skin.. 1st shelf- Panni, 2nd ab area and 3rd my poor deflated boobs..