Ty

(deactivated member)
on 10/24/17 8:10 am, edited 11/3/17 9:41 pm

Ty

Laura in Texas
on 10/24/17 9:03 am

Why no belly button? Even after losing 200 pounds my surgeon was able to save mine. Most are able to be saved if the surgeon is good. I would talk to another surgeon before deciding to go with this one.

There was a woman here years ago who had no belly button. I will try to remember her name.

Laura in Texas

51 years old; 5'7" tall; HW: 339 (BMI=53); CW: 140 (BMI=22)

RNY: 09-17-08 Dr. Garth Davis

brachioplasty: 12-18-09 Dr. Wainwright; lbl/bl: 06-28-11 Dr. LoMonaco

"If what you're doing doesn't work, change what you're doing - don't complain that it doesn't work."

Laura in Texas
on 10/24/17 9:13 am

Jupiter6 used to post here a lot. HERE are her posts on this forum.

Laura in Texas

51 years old; 5'7" tall; HW: 339 (BMI=53); CW: 140 (BMI=22)

RNY: 09-17-08 Dr. Garth Davis

brachioplasty: 12-18-09 Dr. Wainwright; lbl/bl: 06-28-11 Dr. LoMonaco

"If what you're doing doesn't work, change what you're doing - don't complain that it doesn't work."

(deactivated member)
on 10/25/17 5:08 am

Thanks for your reply. He said it's because if he saves my belly button then it'll be all the way down by my pubic area. So I don't think I would want that but your rite.. maybe I should see what other doctors might say too.

Lisa_at_the_beach
on 10/25/17 6:00 am - Raleigh, NC

My surgeon made me a new belly button, and it's cute.

    

Laura in Texas
on 10/25/17 8:30 am

Technically for a panni they do not have to do anything for the bellybutton. They are just removing the excess skin. But I think most surgeons now at least move it to the right place even for a panni. I would definitely get a second opinion.

Laura in Texas

51 years old; 5'7" tall; HW: 339 (BMI=53); CW: 140 (BMI=22)

RNY: 09-17-08 Dr. Garth Davis

brachioplasty: 12-18-09 Dr. Wainwright; lbl/bl: 06-28-11 Dr. LoMonaco

"If what you're doing doesn't work, change what you're doing - don't complain that it doesn't work."

(deactivated member)
on 10/27/17 5:03 am

Ty for the info.

FuturePinUp
on 10/25/17 6:04 pm

Ditto on a second opinion. I've seen some after photos of insurance-covered panni removals that were definitely able to keep or move the belly button. I know it may seem daunting since you've already received an approval and this means potentially restarting the process, but I think it's at least worth a second opinion.

And then ultimately, you would have to decide if this is a deal-breaker for you.

VSG: 06/24/15 // Age: 34 // Height: 5'10" // Lost so far: 190 lbs

HW: 348 (before 2 week pre-op diet) // SW: 326 // CW: 158

TT/Lipo & BL/BA: 07/21/17 with Dr. Reish (NYC)

Unconventional Sleever & Low-Carb Lifer

(deactivated member)
on 10/27/17 5:04 am

Ty for the input

mschwab
on 10/25/17 8:35 pm
RNY on 11/21/14

My surgeon made me a new belly button and it is way cuter than my old one. Sounds odd to me that your surgeon wouldn't do the same.

 Height: 5'7".  HW: 299, Program starting weight: 290, SW: 238, CW 138 - 12 pounds under goal!  

     

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