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Hi everyone !

Has anyone had an abdominal panniculectomy after WLS? I scheduled mine for December but wondering what recovery looks like and how it compares to the pain/recovery from Gastric Bypass Surgery. Any thoughts/input would be appreciated!

Thanks,

Sarah

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My daughter had this done, she had to go home with drains and the recovery was more lengthy than she anticipated. She was happy she had it done. In particular it was easier to find clothes to fit well.

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The pain was a drop in the bucket compared to rny. Best thing I ever did having that 13 pounds of skin removed. Hope it when well.😁

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Hi everyone !

Has anyone had an abdominal panniculectomy after WLS? I scheduled mine for December but wondering what recovery looks like and how it compares to the pain/recovery from Gastric Bypass Surgery. Any thoughts/input would be appreciated!

Thanks,

Sarah
I had this done about 4 years ago. They also did a Tummy Tuck at the same time. I was scared for this surgery. scared of the pain. My insurance required the procedure be done same day..I thought this was bad, but it worked out very well, I never get much rest while in the hospital. Anyway, what helped me most was to stay ahead of the pain. For the first few days I religiously took my pain medication every 4 hours, pretty much no exception. The other thing I did was rented a lift chair for about the first 3 weeks I was home. I am a stomach sleeper so I was sleeping in the chair for most of those 3 weeks. I had 3 drains, which are not fun, but not horrible. I am very happy with the surgery and was very fortunate that my insurance through the military paid for it [emoji57]

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