Hello, i am considering getting bypass surgery. I am 5'6 270lbs. Majority of my weight is in my stomach. I have a large stomach around which at this time hangs pass my vaginal area. I looked it up and my apron is considered grade 3. I have lower back pain, under the apron is always moist unless treated with powder but that only last a few, cracked skin under the fold and inner pain. Sleep apnea. i included the best picture i could get.Thank you in advanced!
Panniculectomy Am I a Good Candidate for This? (photo)
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Panniculectomy - am I a good candidate for this?
I would highly recommend continued diet and exercise prior to any consideration for a panniculectomy or body contouring as getting down to your ideal weight prior to the procedure will certainly give you the best results as well as be the safest for you. Neither one is a weight loss procedure. Also, a continued healthy and active lifestyle will be needed in order to maintain the benefits that the procedure has given to you. You should consult with a plastic surgeon at anytime to go over options and in order to assist you in deciding which procedure(s) would be right one for you. Depending on your examination, photo documentation, and discussion of your symptoms, insurance coverage may be possible. Discuss our plan with your surgeon as these are two separate, but related procedures - it may be a possibility. Best wishes for a wonderful result!
Good candidate for panniculectomy?
I would wait until you have the weight loss before panniculectomy. The surgery can be done now, but you will have to have it redone after you lose more weight.