Location: Spring Valley, WI
Member since 5/7/2014


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Reviews by nativeprincess35

Panniculectomy & Hernia repair....46 yr old

I had gastric bypass back in 2000. I have maintained a 150+ lb weight loss and now need hernia repair and a panniculectomy. Been having issues with my pannus since a hysterectomy in 2012 leaving me unable to get much physical activity in. I have platued at my current weight for over a year... READ MORE

Vertical Banded Gastroplasty - Minneapolis, MN

The decision to have surgery was after years of being over 500 lbs. My health was starting to deteriorate too much and I had no real quality of life left. My surgery seemed to have gone very easy and recovery was a lot easier than I expected. I have lost 150+ lbs and maintained the loss... READ MORE

Questions from nativeprincess35

Where are the incisions when having strictly a Panniculectomy done? No other body contouring.

Highest wt 500+ lbs and I have plateaued at have an incisional hernia below belly button. A hysterectomy in '12 has left my pannus more cumbersome and painful,... READ MORE

Recent comments from nativeprincess35

I do see the loose skin still....and unfortunately with a Panni they are only supposed to take the skin under the belly button. So I can see where the results will be less than ideal when you have lots of loose skin on top too. Did... READ COMMENT

The lopsidedness will hopefully get better as time goes on. check with your PS on that. READ COMMENT

Well, I can't compare mine to others because of what happened to me afterward...but I still get depressed from time to time about my current results too. ;-) I realize I can't do that for many reasons. You also shouldn't do that..... READ COMMENT

Thank you so much! It can be very hard at times. I still have a ways to go, but I am on my way to a much healthier me. The biggest problem is once you have gained almost 300 lbs, what your body is left with after loosing 2/3 of it,... READ COMMENT

Your swelling will go down more as time goes by. you look totally awesome! Pull up one of your before pictures and a current after one....there is a HUGE difference, even if you are only seeing the swelling aspect. I totally... READ COMMENT