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Hi everyone! I have an AP small lapband, surgery done 2013. Lost around 70 pounds and am scheduled for an Abdominoplasty in early May. My surgeon is of course aware that I have a lapband in place, but he hasn't addressed how this affects the surgery he is going to do on me. Are there any Bandsters in this group that have had this done? I read a scientific article (old, dated 2012) about possible complications due to the port and tubing and the muscle stretching involved with the abdominoplasty. Of course I'll bring this up with the surgeon but wanted your input as well. TIA!

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Hello!!

i am 6 years out from my lap band and had a tt about 2 years after. There were no issues working around the port or tubing. The ONLY issue is that I can see the port through my shirt. No one else seems to notice but my flat stomach and abs (I workout a lot) make the port stick out slightly. A good surgeon has probably worked on bariatric patients in the past and can work around. Next month I am having my final surgery. lower body lift. I’ve had boobs, tt, a lot of Lipo and now this. All worth it of course. Let me know if I can help

further. Congrats on your success.

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Thanks so much for this comforting information, Tashaplus3. I appreciate it. You look great!

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Awww. Thank you for saying so. It’s been a long haul but totally worth it. Good luck!!

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