Stomach and Waistline

ebonymc
on 1/7/17 9:25 am

Hello!  I've heard that stomach and waistline goes down significantly after having RNY due to the fat that has built up around those areas before surgery.  How about with the sleeve. Has anyone found this to be a problem?

Liz WantsHealthForAll
on 1/7/17 10:31 am - Cape Cod, MA
VSG on 03/28/16

My stomach and waistline are the smallest they have ever been except for excess skin.  I'm having a TT next week to remove that (no lipo needed as there isn't any excess fat to remove).

Liz 5'3" HW: 219 (BMI 38.8) SW: 185 GW: 125 CW: 115-118 (BMI 20.4-20.9) - TT and facelift 1/11/2017 - Brow and eyelid PS 12/11/2017.

WL: Pre-op: -34 M1: -17 M2: -12 M3: -11 M4: -7 M5: -7 M6: -5.5 M7: -3.3 M8: -3.3 M9: -2.5 UNDER GOAL since 10/12/2016 - in current range since 12/10/2016. Average maintenance calories 1350

Readyjwc
on 1/7/17 12:32 pm
VSG on 01/05/17

Hi Liz -

I'm about the same height and starting weight as you were. I've already had two C-sections (21 and 22 yrs ago) so will be looking into a tummy tuck at the end of my weight loss. I'm in New Hampshire. Can you give me an idea of how much a TT is?  I know most insurances don't cover it.

Thanks so much!  Great job on your success!

Jan

Height 5'4 Starting weight: 225 Surgery weight: 216 Goal Weight: 135 Surgery date: 1/23/17 Portsmouth, NH

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Liz WantsHealthForAll
on 1/7/17 1:24 pm - Cape Cod, MA
VSG on 03/28/16

No my TT is not covered by insurance. It is costing about $8500 total (surgeon, anesthesia, hospital).

Liz 5'3" HW: 219 (BMI 38.8) SW: 185 GW: 125 CW: 115-118 (BMI 20.4-20.9) - TT and facelift 1/11/2017 - Brow and eyelid PS 12/11/2017.

WL: Pre-op: -34 M1: -17 M2: -12 M3: -11 M4: -7 M5: -7 M6: -5.5 M7: -3.3 M8: -3.3 M9: -2.5 UNDER GOAL since 10/12/2016 - in current range since 12/10/2016. Average maintenance calories 1350

Readyjwc
on 1/7/17 1:57 pm
VSG on 01/05/17

Thanks Liz -

Let me know how it goes. Good luck.

Height 5'4 Starting weight: 225 Surgery weight: 216 Goal Weight: 135 Surgery date: 1/23/17 Portsmouth, NH

The little engine that could.....

Lemily
on 1/9/17 10:46 am
VSG on 01/16/14

For comparative purposes, I live in NJ and my TT cost about the same. 8500

    
(deactivated member)
on 1/7/17 10:38 am
VSG on 10/31/16

My pant size has gone from a 22/24 to 18.  I can really tell the difference around my ribs and waist. I had the vsg. 

Cathy H.
on 1/7/17 10:40 am, edited 1/7/17 3:07 am
VSG on 10/31/16

I can't imagine this being classified as a "problem" lol, but I think everyone does, and if you're like me and are apple shaped (carry the majority of your weight in the midsection), then yeah, you definitely get smaller.  Depending on how much weight you have to lose to begin with, and how young you are (under 30 or so), will depend on how well your skin bounces back.  If you're old like me (lol 57), I have the hanging skin, and it's not pretty, but beats the heck out of the fat, so I'll take it! 

5'3", CW: 165 Ultimate Goal: 150 ............. Livin' La KETO Loca!!
134 lbs lost since surgery, 195 overall!! Initial goal reached 9/15/17, (10.5 months)!
SW*: 299 GW: 175 HW 3/2015: 360 PSW* 5/2016: 330 *PSW=Prog Start Wt; SW=Surgery Wt

M1 -31, M2 -10, M3 -15, M4 -16, M5 -8, M6 -6, M7 -11, M8 -8, M9 -8, M10 -4, M10.5 -7 GOAL

Readyjwc
on 1/7/17 12:34 pm
VSG on 01/05/17

I'm 52 Cathy and we're not old - just seasoned lol.

Height 5'4 Starting weight: 225 Surgery weight: 216 Goal Weight: 135 Surgery date: 1/23/17 Portsmouth, NH

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Gwen M.
on 1/7/17 10:58 am
VSG on 03/13/14

Pretty sure this is something based on the individual, not the surgery type. 

VSG with Dr. Salameh - 3/13/2014
Diagnosed with Binge Eating Disorder and started Vyvanse - 7/22/2016
Reconstructive Surgeries with Dr. Michaels - 6/5/2017 (LBL & brachioplasty), 8/14/2017 (UBL & mastopexy), 11/6/2017 (medial leg lift)

Age 42 Height 5'4" HW 319 (1/3/2014) SW 293 (3/13/2014) CW 149 (7/16/2017)
Next Goal 145 - normal BMI | Total Weight Lost 170

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