1. Get the Diabetes Forum App for your phone - available on iOS and Android.
    Dismiss Notice
  2. Guest, we'd love to know what you think about the forum! Take the Diabetes Forum Survey 2020 »
    Dismiss Notice
  3. Diabetes Forum should not be used in an emergency and does not replace your healthcare professional relationship. Posts can be seen by the public.
    Dismiss Notice
  4. Guest, stay home, stay safe, save the NHS. Stay up to date with information about keeping yourself and people around you safe here and GOV.UK: Coronavirus (COVID-19). Think you have symptoms? NHS 111 service is available here.
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Find support, ask questions and share your experiences. Join the community »

Tummy Tuck

Discussion in 'Weight Loss and Dieting' started by Nickers, Feb 19, 2020.

  1. Nickers

    Nickers · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    74
    Likes Received:
    17
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Hello all, I’ve currently lost a good bit of weight and I’m considering a tummy tuck. My HBA1C is a bit high so need it down before they will consider me. Has anyone had an operation like this? Or any advise?
    TIA.
    Nichola
     
  2. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
    Staff Member Administrator

    Messages:
    13,946
    Likes Received:
    8,002
    Trophy Points:
    298
    Nichola, I haven't had a tummy tuck or such, however a couple of years ago I had some necessary breast surgery. Discussing it with the surgeon at a follow up appointment, I expressed a certain wistfulness that I had hoped to wake up to a rejuvenated pair of bosoms, having lost some volume when I trimmed up, quite some time before my then recent op.

    Her response was very enlightening.

    She advised that she could render my bobbies as full and pneumatic as I wanted them, however, as an initial cosmetic procedure, for someone, post weight loss, she wouldn't recommend it. Her very strong recommendation was for anyone considering a surgical route, to consider their upper arms first. Whilst not as glamorous as bosom, or face, they are most easily and most frequently on show, and in her experience those ladies who had their bosoms done, without tackling arms, chest and throat, where required, regretted their starting point, as the overall look didn't "flow".

    As it was I was offered a bit of reconstruction around my op site, but I declined, because without enough available fat for a fat graft, I didn't want an implant that's could go wrong at a later date.

    If you really want to do a bit of body tidying, maybe best to discuss the impacts - physically and importantly, mentally with your chosen surgeon.

    Good luck with it all.
     
  3. Nickers

    Nickers · Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    74
    Likes Received:
    17
    Trophy Points:
    28
    Thank you for your reply, I am happy with the rest of my body just not my stomach! I have an overhang if fat/loose skin from the weight loss. So will see what they say.
    Thanks hun
     
  4. DCUKMod

    DCUKMod I reversed my Type 2 · Master
    Staff Member Administrator

    Messages:
    13,946
    Likes Received:
    8,002
    Trophy Points:
    298
    Good luck with it all. It's quite a big op, as I understand it, so allow plenty recovery time. Getting your bloods into good shape will all help with that.

    It'll be good to hear about the new you.
     
  5. Resurgam

    Resurgam Type 2 (in remission!) · Expert

    Messages:
    7,952
    Likes Received:
    4,822
    Trophy Points:
    198
    I lost a lot of weight and developed an apron.
    During hot weather the fold became painful, so I unfolded it and wore the lower part of a tight vest - having cut the top off - to keep the skin closer where it ought to be. This was more to protect the sore area and keep it dry, but even though I am approaching 70 my skin seems to have recovered and I no longer need the tight vest, so I suggest waiting to see if your skin recovers before choosing surgery, but don't leave it flapping about in the mean time as that seems to be bad for it.
     
    • Creative Creative x 1
  • Meet the Community

    Find support, connect with others, ask questions and share your experiences with people with diabetes, their carers and family.

    Did you know: 7 out of 10 people improve their understanding of diabetes within 6 months of being a Diabetes Forum member. Get the Diabetes Forum App and stay connected on iOS and Android

    Grab the app!
  • Tweet with us

  • Like us on Facebook