Tummy Tuck with an Existing Lap Band?
- Asked by Jacqueline4769
- 1 year ago
I am 5'2 and go up and down between 185-190 lbs. I had a lap band put on 3 yrs ago. I have gained about half my weight back. Do i have to loose weight? Plus i would like to know if the lap band will present the surgeon with some problems? and am i a good candidate to have a tummy tuck? I am full figured body type, except for the tummy and my arms which i would like to have done as well. Please help me as i am just starting my process of picking a doctor. thank you.
Lap band and tummy tuck
the lap band is not an issue with a tummy tuck, the issue is weight loss or gain. if you think your weight has been stable for a while and you are not planning on losing any again, you might be a candidate for a tummy tuck. if you are trying to lose the weight you gained back, I would wait till you achieve that and see if you can maintain it.
A consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon is always a good idea and you will be able to discuss all the possible options and the best timing for the surgery.
Web reference: http://www.hallakplasticsurgery.com/tummy-tuck-san-diego/
Abdominoplasty after lap band surgery
Tummy tuck works even if you are overweight.
1) You will still be overweight, but you will have a flat stomach.
2) Lap band is not a problem.
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