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I've heard of the 5 incision and the single incision through the belly button. When I woke up from surgery I noticed I had 3 incisions. One on my belly button and one on the left and right side of my belly. I haven't had a chance to talk to the surgeon but has anyone had this technique?

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i have 4 incisions according to my doctor he said that during prep time on the surgery table he will asses ur stomach and see how many incisions are needed. not everyone qualifies for the 1 incision.. i have 1 below my right breast.. one on my right side 1 above my belly button and the big one on my left side were my port is..

so its really just whatever ur surgeon thought was needed.. and congrats by the way

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My surgeon performed SILS (single-incision laparoscopic surgery) on me through my belly button -- but then had to make three small incisions as the surgery went on.

I am so happy that the biggest incision is hidden in my belly button. :-)

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sawyer... i like ur virtual person.. how did u do that?

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sawyer... i like ur virtual person.. how did u do that?

I went to MyVirtualModel.com and put the information in for my highest weight. I did a screen capture (PrtSc button), and then pasted it in a photo program I use called IrfanView (because it is free, easy to use, and has the "panorama image" feature -- URL is IrfanView.com to download) and saved the file, calling it filename High. Then I went back to MyVirtualModel.com and entered my current weight in the model's information. I did another screen capture and pasted it in my photo program and saved the file, calling it Current. Again, back to MyVirtualModel.com and entered my goal weight on the model. Screen Capture, paste in photo program, save file, calling it Goal. Then! I went into IrfanView's Create a Panorama Image under the Image menu. I selected all three files (High, Current, Goal) in that order horizontally. Save the file! Then I added it to my LBT album, and took the URL and added the pic in my signature using that URL.

How's that?! :-)

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I went to MyVirtualModel.com and put the information in for my highest weight. I did a screen capture (PrtSc button), and then pasted it in a photo program I use called IrfanView (because it is free, easy to use, and has the "panorama image" feature -- URL is IrfanView.com to download) and saved the file, calling it filename High. Then I went back to MyVirtualModel.com and entered my current weight in the model's information. I did another screen capture and pasted it in my photo program and saved the file, calling it Current. Again, back to MyVirtualModel.com and entered my goal weight on the model. Screen Capture, paste in photo program, save file, calling it Goal. Then! I went into IrfanView's Create a Panorama Image under the Image menu. I selected all three files (High, Current, Goal) in that order horizontally. Save the file! Then I added it to my LBT album, and took the URL and added the pic in my signature using that URL.

How's that?! :-)

Hey Sawyer where in south Jersey did you have your surgery done? I had it done in AC by Dr. Onopchenko. I have the 5 incisions 4 tiny ones and my port incision

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Hey Sawyer where in south Jersey did you have your surgery done? I had it done in AC by Dr. Onopchenko. I have the 5 incisions 4 tiny ones and my port incision

Dr. O is my surgeon, too. Just love him and his staff. :frown: Do you go to the support group? When was your surgery?

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Dr. O is my surgeon, too. Just love him and his staff. :frown: Do you go to the support group? When was your surgery?

I was banded 3/2 I love Dr. O and Lauri and Lisa. EVERYONE. haha I go in for my first fill 4/14. I was Dr. O's last patient to be banded and have to stay over night, as well as have the swallow test in the morning. I do go to the support groups, however I didnt go to the March one I will be there the April group. Thats cool that you were banded by him as well. Do you live in Atlantic county? I live like 5 minutes from the life center.

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I was banded 3/2 I love Dr. O and Lauri and Lisa. EVERYONE. haha I go in for my first fill 4/14. I was Dr. O's last patient to be banded and have to stay over night, as well as have the swallow test in the morning. I do go to the support groups, however I didnt go to the March one I will be there the April group. Thats cool that you were banded by him as well. Do you live in Atlantic county? I live like 5 minutes from the life center.

The March one was great! They cooked quinoa polenta for us. Mmmm! They mentioned no more overnights and no more swallow tests at the support group. I'm so thankful that I got to stay overnight. I needed it -- I was nauseous and glad I had the nurses there to help me.

I live in western Atlantic County, yep. :frown:

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The March one was great! They cooked quinoa polenta for us. Mmmm! They mentioned no more overnights and no more swallow tests at the support group. I'm so thankful that I got to stay overnight. I needed it -- I was nauseous and glad I had the nurses there to help me.

I live in western Atlantic County, yep. :frown:

I couldnt make it to the March one, I wouldnt have been able to eat it anyway. Plus I HATE polenta! But Ill will be at the april one. It is awesome to find a fellow Dr. O patient. If you are at the next one I will see you there!

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