I had gastric bypass in 2008,have lost over 240 lbs and developed non-healing necrotic abdominal wounds in 2012. They first thought the wounds were calciphylaxsis from dialysis but 4 biopsies were negative.Now they think the drag of excess skin is causing the problem hence a panniculectomy. Just wondering what I can expect pain wise...I have high tolerance...recovery time etc. I would really just like to know there is an end to this nightmare I've been living for the last 10 months. Thank you!
I Am Getting Ready to Have a Panniculectomy...what Can I Expect?
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Panniculectomy, what to expect
Tummy tuck is mainly to improve shape and contour by plicating your core tight then redraping the skin. Without the core thightening (muscle repair), its not a tummy tuck, but a panniculectomy (skin and fat resection). In your case you will definetely need your core tightened after losing weight. Expect 2 weeks of being slow, and 2 more where things improve. You will have to wear a abdominal binder for 4 week maybe 6weeks.