Has anyone that has had a panniculectomy been unhappy with "muffin top"/roundness?

  • sizzler0123
  • Watrous,SK
  • 11 months ago

I had a modified tummy tuck which is what my ps called it, they removed the bottom apron (panniculectomy) but redid my belly button. The top part of my belly is still flabby and I am very round just above where my stitches are. I am 14 days post-op today. I was never round in the belly before (if you look at my before pics) and now it looks like a ball or early pregnancy belly. Could it just be swelling still? I don't know where to have my pants come up to because it makes the roundness more noticeable!!

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I had mine done 6/9/14 everyone says they are " muffin topping" I am just bloated everywhere in my stomach .. does everyone have their belly button? I do and I'm wondering if maybe my bloating I'd because of the belly button . Also , does anyone else feel this stretching inside like if you move to much it feels like your insides are ripping? Oddly , I'm still numb to the touch. Only thing my PS said was " it's all you , I think it's your organs" um really?? How comforting is that?! Needless to say I have moved 8 hours from there and am going to find a new PS to help me figure this out .. one last thing .. dies anyone else have swelling on one side of their vagi? I do.. same side as a small part of my scar that's taking forever to heal.
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Im not really muffin topping...Im just swollen and look very pregnant...I have one side swelling from my belly button to the end on of my right side..vag included! I was told the swelling will take 6 months to a year to go back to normal....ugh I am having a very rough time with this recovery.
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You and me both hon. I wish I knew this going into this I might have chose not to do it. At least not yet. They took 13.4 lbs off but 8 gained 25 lbs from surgery .. doc swears that will go away in a few months. I WAS BETTER OFF BEFORE
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I had mine done 6/9/14 everyone says they are " muffin topping" I am just bloated everywhere in my stomach .. does everyone have their belly button? I do and I'm wondering if maybe my bloating I'd because of the belly button . Also , does anyone else feel this stretching inside like if you move to much it feels like your insides are ripping? Oddly , I'm still numb to the touch. Only thing my PS said was " it's all you , I think it's your organs" um really?? How comforting is that?! Needless to say I have moved 8 hours from there and am going to find a new PS to help me figure this out .. one last thing .. dies anyone else have swelling on one side of their vagi? I do.. same side as a small part of my scar that's taking forever to heal.
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My swelling is going down week by week but very slowly. I do have my belly button and I only had pain around the tube areas. I haven't had any ripping feeling on the inside. I do know sometimes with the feeling coming back from the nerves it can tingle a little bit here and there. My PS said the swelling can take 6 months a year. Another patient told me it takes patience with this surgery. I hope everything works out for you.
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Thanks I'm kinda worried about the tearing feeling .. no one seems to have it. It's stopping me from doing exercise I'm disappointed as of right now
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I had my panni done on 5/20/2014 and didn't start exercising until 7/28/2014, because my tube on the left side stayed in for 5 weeks because it was too much fluid draining during that time. My recovery took weeks, so that's why I waited so long to start working out. I wear a waist crincher 24/7 and during workout.
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My PS told me to stop wearing my binder .. my drains were removed 3 weeks post panni. The pulling and stretching inside my stomach stops me from working out
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For me the stretching / internal ripping feeling stuck around for a bit and my ps told me to wear my binder until it went away. I'm going on three months post op and have finally stopped wearing the binder. I still get the stretching feeling every once in a while but it's pretty much gone. I was told it varies for people on how long it lasts. the only thing I can't stand about my body now is how I'm heavier above the belly button and now look pregnant. Still its better than the huge hang I had.
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I got to admit it is better then the over hang .. I feel 6 months preg. Oddly enough I did this to get a tubal reversal done I feel preg before I get the reversal lol thank you for your input you helped me feel better hon
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I have tearing and ripping inside too...its the internal sutures moving or tearing..ps said it can happen when you move. I had 20lbs of hanging skin removed...I look 8months pregnant and rounded....I really have a bad infection and ended up back in the hospital for a week. When I had my surgery, I actually gained 20...then lost 23...went back in the hospital for my infection and regained 23lbs because of swelling. It will come off...my ps said it can take up to 6 months to a year! I really really really didn't expect to hear that!
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You say you had an infection.. how could you tell? See, I have had a fever off and on for the last 3 weeks, My PS says there is no infection. I never had fevers before, I am one of them types who can be on my sick bed and no fever. But, I have been getting low grade fevers up too 102. I think that little spot that is not healing ( I have a very minor spot on the same side as my vagi is swollen literally just above the swelling ) I think there is a infection or seroma not sure what it's called but, that part of the scare feels different and it feels like there is a ball under it. It's the most sensitive part of my scar it hurts to touch it. I swear my PS doesn't care if I get an infection inside long as his scar looks good. I have to say him and his nurses compliment how good my incision looks and how well it's healed to me I look like I have franken-belly to them they say it looks great.
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That's exactly what happen to me, I ended up with an infection. I had to go to the emergency room to have a culture done, cause my PS was like there is no infection. I really wish I went to a different PS.
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I am thinking I need to get cultures done. This is ridiculous. :(
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Hey Ladies, I hope all is well! I wanted to know how are things going? My stomach has went down, but still not fly. I still have a little muffin top.
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Mine is down a little but I still look pregnant and am having major problems with under wear and pants rolling to my pubic area..no one can live like that...everytime I walk...my pants come down because my stomach is so round...it wasn't like that before my panni.....im so pissed
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I know exactly what you mean, I had to invest in several belts and it has helped me a great deal.
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No improvement for me, I go to see a new doc on the 9th. Getting a Ct and and ultra sound done. We are all thinking I have a hernia. I'll let y'all know when I know
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Okay, please do.
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My swelling has gone down very little. My underwear roll down to the pubic area as well as my pants. I just feel so bloated. My PS removed an eleven pound apron. Glad it's gone but seems to create another problem.
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Make sure you get some belts, its helps a great deal.
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My doctor Better fix this mess.....I know I have a hernia but no one wants to repair it....amd I am sure that's some of the reason why my stomach bulges so much....muscle tightening should be included....and it should be medically necessary ....The way my misplaced belly button pulls causes pain and it cant be good for the abdominal wall....
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Mine do too....mine was close to 20lbs but it looks worse than before......I look pregnant
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My belly is still numb but if I move the wrong way or lift something that has the slightest bit of weight it HURTS
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