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  • aces
  • 3 years ago

Hi everyone! I've been pregnant 3 times and after my last pregnancy I got Lap Band surgery. I've lost over 70 pounds and now I have saggy skin on my stomach that I'm wanting fixed.   I'm considering using either Dr. Lomonaco in Houston or Dr. Sugene Kim in Houston. Anyone have experience with either of them?   How soon after surgery will I be able to care for my kids again? By the time I get my TT they will be 2 years, 5 years and 11 years.   I'm excited and also a little scared of the pain and possible complications. I'm glad I found this site and I plan to read through the posts here so that I'm fully aware of what to expect.   Thanks

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Im trying to decide on a dr as well. Do you mind sharing you u picked? Thanks!
Thanks ladies. My husband is 100% behind me on this. He said he can take 2 weeks off with pay and then unpaid leave through FMLA if I need him longer. I had planned to do it in March or May of next year but now that I'm really looking into it, I'm thinking about doing it this coming January instead. My first consult is in 6 weeks. I can't believe I'm actually doing this!
Hi Aces! Congrats on losing the weight! I'm sure you'll be so happy once all of that extra skin is gone. I think it's normal to be fearful of surgery. It looks like an overwhelming majority of people are pleased with the results, though. I found that percocet did a good job of alleviating all of my pain and I switched to tylenol at 10 dpo. I think Angie made a good recommendation of 2-3 weeks before childcare duty. My hubby is starting work tomorrow (12dpo) and I'm terrified! More time would definitely be nice. And from what I read, six weeks, like Angie said, is what the surgeons advise.
Best wishes!

Hi Aces,

I just sent you a personal message. Hopefully you'll consider posting your story here in our TT review community (even before surgery we love to start reading about how you're feeling).

I think you need a good two to three weeks before you start heavy childcare duty, and six weeks before you lift your little ones.

Dr. LoMonaco has a profile on RealSelf here and Dr. Kim's is here.