The following post from ourforum is from a man from Hawaii who lost 245 lbs. and is considering having a full tummy tuck with muscle tightening and vertical and horizontal incisions plus skin reduction on chest or a lower body lift tummy tuck with just a horizontal incision and a bilaterial mastectomy.
Date: 03/06/2011 Submitted by: JohnLost 245 Lbs., Live In Hawaii And Needs A Tummy Tuck
Great job and great info, I am a 49 year old male who has lost 245 lbs., as you know lot of extra skin, I live on Maui so surgeon shopping is a bit tough, I have had two consultation’s, first one was going to do a full tummy tuck with muscle tighten, with vertical and horizontal incision, plus skin reduction on chest, man boobs, cost 27K.
Second would be a lower body lift tummy tuck just a horizontal incision, and he would do a bilaterial mastectomy. same price might be a little less.
How long was your surgery? Both say 9 hours. One I would go home, the other would be on another island so hotel for three days with a nurse. I am thinking of one more consultation, I tend to over analyze. any advise would be great, I am a bit nervous about this.
Date: 03/06/2011 Submitted by: Tanner
Losing 245 lbs is quite an achievement. I congratulate you. I know how much effort that took.
I couldn’t tell you exactly how long my surgery took but I think it was about 5- 6 hours.
Over analyzing is a good thing as long as you don’t “over worry”. Getting a third consultation sounds like a good idea especially since the two surgeons that you have already gone to are recommending different surgeries. The more information you have, the better.
I know what you mean by being a bit nervous. Something new and unknown with risks involved is kinda scary. One of the best things to do that will help is to do a good job in selecting your surgeon and making sure he has all of the right credentials and experience. Having confidence in your surgeon, getting physically fit, getting as healthy as you can before the operation, taking vitamins and supplements, following all your doctor’s orders and having a positive attitude will help you the most (in my opinion).
If you haven’t already done so you might want to read about a guy who had a Fleur De Lis Tummy Tuck (full tummy tuck with muscle tighten with vertical and horizontal incisions.
I will say this though. After the operation is over you will feel better both physically and mentally. You will be happy to be rid of the excess skin. People will see the change in your attitude. For me, the surgery was well worth the effort and money (although it looks like you will be paying a lot more than I did).
Let me know if you have any specific questions that I can answer.
Thanks for the quick reply, and the words of encouragement, if I come up with anymore questions, I will be sure to ask.
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