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Lap Band Port site pictures

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Started by dyingbreed, Jul 17, 2011 8:42 PM
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    dyingbreed

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Posted July 17, 2011 - 8:42 PM

#1
Can everyone post some pictures of their port site?

I'm curious if you can see the port after a large amount of weight loss?


    nomorejellybelly

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Posted July 18, 2011 - 9:28 PM

#2
You can't see mine yet. I'm not too worried about it yet. Since I didn't tell people at work (except for my boss and our nurse), if it came up like "Hey, what's that bump on your abdomen?", I'd just make something up about some other medical procedure. What kind, I haven't figured out.


    AlienBandit

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Posted July 19, 2011 - 12:10 AM

#3
I dont have time to get all my links but if u look at my photos feb 2010 july 2010 oct 2010 feb 2011 and now you can see how my port stuck out etc.

I'll try to post later


    Sue Magoo

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Posted July 19, 2011 - 5:33 AM

#4

Can everyone post some pictures of their port site?

I'm curious if you can see the port after a large amount of weight loss?



Hi: I don't have time to post pictures, but if you look at my profile and my pictures you'll see that my port doesn't show in my pics. My port was placed just below where my ribs join and I think it's a great place for it because it doesn't get in the way for anything.

Best wishes to you. You should discuss it with your surgeon prior to surgery. Maybe you could suggest where it will go so that it has the smallest chance of being seen after the weight loss. I love the position of my port.

Sue


    Melissannde

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Posted July 19, 2011 - 6:30 AM

#5
I've lost 200 lbs (more or less) and my port doesn't show. It IS a whole lot easier to access though. :)

There are "low profile" ports, you could ask your surgeon if that's a possibility for you.

Honestly, very few people have a perfect body.. most of us have imperfections, some more visible than others. My philosophy is get the weight off and worry about physical appearance later.

If you have a "large amount of weight" to lose, you may want/need plastic surgery eventually anyhow.. if the port is noticeable, it can be relocated when plastics are done.


    dyingbreed

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Posted July 20, 2011 - 6:22 PM

#6

I dont have time to get all my links but if u look at my photos feb 2010 july 2010 oct 2010 feb 2011 and now you can see how my port stuck out etc.

I'll try to post later


I tried looking for your pictures, and had no luck.


    AlienBandit

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Posted July 20, 2011 - 7:22 PM

#7
Hey sorry I didnt have time to post links here are some now

my stomach 175 lbs ish http://alienbanditin...st-photo-of-me/

my stomach 160 lbs ish http://alienbanditin...post-op-photos/

my stomach 155lbs ish http://alienbanditin...-op-tummy-tuck/

my stomach now http://alienbanditin...y-2-pouch-test/

I know my scar isnt the best looking and mega big but it will be fixed in a while.

Once my port was moved under my muscle you couldnt really see it.


    oldiebutgoodie2

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Posted July 21, 2011 - 8:37 AM

#8

Hi: I don't have time to post pictures, but if you look at my profile and my pictures you'll see that my port doesn't show in my pics. My port was placed just below where my ribs join and I think it's a great place for it because it doesn't get in the way for anything.

Best wishes to you. You should discuss it with your surgeon prior to surgery. Maybe you could suggest where it will go so that it has the smallest chance of being seen after the weight loss. I love the position of my port.

Sue



Your pics are such an inspiration! I looked like your #1 pic at surgery, but not yet at your #2 pic. Can hardly wait for #3! Super congrats!


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