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I've scheduled my first consult for plastic surgery for April 1st. My #1 area of concern is my abdominal pannus. I've had one since middle school. I remember how embarrassing it was when my family talked about how I should wear my jeans, with my pooch under my waistband or flopping over it. At the time, I was like 12 maybe, low rise jeans were in.

Now, as an adult, I wear my jeans over my pannus, creating an unsightly fat bulge below my belly button. I don't leave the house without making sure I'm presentable...wearing a long shirt/tank to hide it.

I'm wondering what it's going to be like not having to hide the area...what it's like to wear jeans normally.

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I would imagine it would be wonderful! Like you, I've always had a tummy... every time I put weight on it would go to that area. I just can't imagine it not being there! Good luck with your appointment!! :)

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Best of luck!!

It's an amazing feeling to wear what you want AND have it look good!

At first, I bought everything in my size, JUST because it fit, lol!!

The months after surgery, you will have swelling. I went from a 0/00 to a 4, for several months. The swelling slowly went away. Don't be discouraged if you need to wear a larger size for a bit.

They will give you an Abdominal binder, wear it. After drains are removed you can wear a firm support bodysuit or waist nipper. I wore compression for about 6 months. It felt better in the beginning, and this was my only shot so wanted the BEST POSSIBLE result.

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