Welcome to the new tummy tuck revision forum

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This is brand new here at RealSelf, and created after our main Tummy Tuck Forum got really really busy. Our hope is that you'll enjoy having a separate area for discussion about tummy tuck revision or secondary tummy tucks.

Welcome again, 

Kimmers25

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I'm not sure but if it is only skin removal it won't be as bad. Good luck!!
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I had a mini TT almost three years ago and it is just that a mini. I kept suggesting a full but was told I didn't need it. Now instead of a pouch under my bb it is above and the skin appears to have trapped fat. Uglier than ever. Am having it redone by different surgeon on 9/23/14
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I had a TT back in 2009, then in 2013 I had scar revision surgery and was left with a horrible dark scar right above my scar revision line. Has anyone had anything similar happen to them?? Any suggestions on what to do?
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I had my TT in 10/13 and am very unhappy. Still swollen. Had a revision on my side (Flank) and is much larger than the other side. Have pain inside of my stomach. Can't do ab excercises. Totally disgusted. Don't know what to do with this.....
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I had a revision and ended having a FDL to treat upper loose skin. Seemed to be in a lot more pain than the normal TT. Surgeon said it's due to muscle tightening. It did eventually pass but the skin is still loose, not as much but I don't seem to have good elasticity. in clothes I look great but now look like a hot cross bun with all the scars and still have look skin on the back. We think a revision will make it all right but I guess we have to be happy with improvement. I hope you get sorted did you have lipo on the flanks ? this can sometimes be uneven due to swelling.
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I had bad results also including additional lipo and it is still awful. I am having a different doc revise to a full TT. I don't care what they say or why they say it will get better because it doesn't!!!
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Hi I had a TT in December 2013 I am upset because when I sit down I still have a roll of fat coming out over my pants. My doctor said to come back in May and we would decide then. I am so mad I have to go through all the pain and nerves about surgery again.
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Same here. I had a TT three months before you and I'm disappointed with my results. I'm even more disappointed about having had a mini rather than the full (standard) TT that I thought I would be having. I hate my waist rolls and all the excess skin that shows through any tight fitting tops. I'm not exactly thrilled about a second surgery but want what I paid for and am willing to do whatever it takes to achieve optimal results.
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I had same problem and had revision in the form of FDL - Has reduced the roll but there is still loose skin. Problem is the surgeons wont over tighten horizontal cuts due to the tension on the scarring. hope you get sorted. I feel cheated and having paid for another procedure, still not right and the 2nd time was more painful. Hope you have better luck and get sorted.
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I am in the same boat but I'm not giving more money to the one that already did it wrong!!
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I had a full TT but two months post op there is suddenly lots loose skin in the upper half. Dr agrees it's a problem. Has anyone here dealt with this? A reverse tummy tuck seems to be one way to get some improvement but at this point, if I am going to have a scar across my chest, I am wondering if redoing the tummy tuck from below, closing the existing belly button opening and then making a new one is an option. My sense is that pulling the skin down may no longer be an option but I have to ask. Thanks.
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HI, I was wondering if you managed to sort your problem since posting last year. I have a similar problem, terrible loose skin above the button region, plus after my TT about 8 months back, I have a pouch and my mons area looks very swollen. I don't have enough skin to have my tuck redone, so looking at having a reverse tuck with breast uplift. The scars will be big though and the concern I have - will it be right this time. Guess one has to be realistic.
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I just found out today I will need a revision of sorts. I had my TT on 10-14-11, but I got MRSA and Staph. My stomach now has almost as much of an over hanging pouch as I did before the TT. I had full muscle repair and lipo as well. I will have to have my stretched out tummy skin removed, the infection cleaned out, and more lipo for fat necrosis I have. Hopefully it won't cost as much as the first surgery did! I paid $7,070.00 the first time!! I am very curious as to how much I will have to pay. I am using a different surgeon than I did the first time, the other guy I used was a quack! I am really hoping that this surgery won't be as hard to get over...with no muscle work I guess it will be. If any one has had a TT revision I would love to know what to expect!
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