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I am a work in progress. I had Lap Band Surgery on July 10, 2006. I had a breast reduction in October of 1996. I plan on a lot more surgeries when I get to goal.


I'm a Beauty Enhancement Awards Contestant!


This album is an official submission to the Beauty Enhancement Awards. (Read more about it.)


I'm competing in the following categories:
Best Female Tummy Tuck


My Personal Statement:
I had a full abdominal panniculectomy with no lipo or muscle restructuring. I had lost over 170 pounds after Lap Band Surgery in 2006. I was left with a severe apron with stubborn fat and skin that was not being affected by weight loss and exercise. I weighed 200 pounds preop, and was a size 22. 20.8 pounds of fat and skin were removed, and my post op weight is 183. I am a size 16 now, even with the swelling. I can wear my bikini now. YAY!

I had this surgery because of really bad skin rashes, and really bad skin infections, along with herniated discs in my back from the weight of the pannus pulling me forward.

I am so happy with the results, and still in a state of shock. I feel amazingly well, and am healing very nicely. I look at myself in the mirror constantly. None of my clothes fit and that is alright! I am just fine with wearing baggy clothes and tying knots in my panties till the swelling is gone and I can go shopping for new clothes.

Having this surgery has changed my life, but has also enhanced my health and fixed a lot of issues I was dealing with. I recommend this to anyone who has an overlapping apron. It not only fixes any medical issues but also fixes many self esteem issues you might have. It has done wonders for me!



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    Comments (26)
    sarabrianne143From: sarabrianne143 | 2010-08-21 07:38:32

    I'm glad you feel better, but I have to agree with the dr...why not just have a TT? It seems like it would look strange with no belly button in a bikini! That would bother me...I had a full TT w/MR about a month ago, and would have been devastated to look down and see no BB. Of course, I didn't need to lose nearly as much weight as you (I lost about 35 pounds, mine was mostly after having children). Still you look good, but that no belly button is a shame. Did you elect to have the panni surgery instead because your insurance covered it and not a TT? Also, not sure how you can enter yourself into the "Best TT", since that isn't the surgery that you had. Not trying to be critical, just making observations.
    TomiseFrom: Tomise | 2008-09-29 10:01:19

    I'm sorry for the other two blank one's I'm new. I wanted to say thank you for giving me some insight, we are kinda built the same and I needed to see what would be going on next week when I have this done. I will be placing my before and after photos also. Thank You So Much!
    TomiseFrom: Tomise | 2008-09-29 09:58:57

    TomiseFrom: Tomise | 2008-09-29 09:58:51

    albertaFrom: alberta | 2008-09-16 04:45:15

    excuse wrong
    albertaFrom: alberta | 2008-08-24 02:30:21

    KJMOM2From: KJMOM2 | 2007-09-03 17:13:39

    you look great!!!!! Keep it up!!!! Get some sexy shirts to show off new curves!!!
    drdisaiaFrom: drdisaia | 2007-08-27 17:16:35

    You obviously look improved but why didn't you have a Tummy tuck instead of the panni? The loss of the belly button is a shame.
    funnyduddiesFrom: funnyduddies | 2007-08-27 10:35:03

    Thank you everyone for the support and kind words. they mean a lot to me. i am so happy i had this sugery, and plan on more to make it all even more perfect.
    stef42From: stef42 | 2007-08-21 16:25:10

    You are well on your way to your goal. You really do look great. I hope you are feeling as good as you look! Keep us updated as you progress!
    Congrats on all of your weight loss!
    listenerFrom: listener | 2007-08-15 17:00:18

    What an inspiration you are to so many! Congratulations on the new you!
    mommyinNYFrom: mommyinNY | 2007-08-13 17:53:47

    Ahh, I see! Well, You look great! Keep it up and good luck in the future!
    funnyduddiesFrom: funnyduddies | 2007-08-12 18:08:16

    No belly button. I will have one made when I have my revision. this was just plain skin removal to get rid of the over 20 pounds of fat and skin removed.
    mommyinNYFrom: mommyinNY | 2007-08-12 03:45:37

    You look really good!!! I just have one question.. do you have a belly button? I can't see one in these pictures, and I ask b/c I have a male friend on-line who had a TT and opted to have no belly button added. :)
    artbigredFrom: artbigred | 2007-08-05 14:37:29

    I want to congratulate you on your TT. Wow what a change. You look great. Good luck on the contest. I tried looking at the contest and the contestants, but MMH wouldn't let me click on it. How do I check out this contest? Thanks Artbigred PS keep up the great work..
    teri2200From: teri2200 | 2007-08-02 09:40:43

    You are a inspiration to all. Way to go.
    You look Great!
    Shelly419From: Shelly419 | 2007-07-23 17:13:35

    WOW you have come such a long way girly!
    Congrats on your weightloss!
    You look fantastic hun =)
    mom2jenlaneFrom: mom2jenlane | 2007-07-20 18:24:05

    Congrats on your weight loss. You are looking good. Keep up the good work.
    reblyndFrom: reblynd | 2007-07-20 17:56:22

    I am so happy for you. Cant wait to see more pics!!!
    ousoonerFrom: ousooner | 2007-07-19 16:03:25

    Proud of ya Funny!
    lackosweetsFrom: lackosweets | 2007-07-19 13:11:51

    I've never heard of that surgery before. Congratulations on your weight loss. Your looking super.
    kristaleaFrom: kristalea | 2007-07-19 12:20:16

    You look WONDERFULL! keep up the good work.
    JdruFrom: Jdru | 2007-07-19 10:19:15

    Funny I'm so very proud of you!! You are looking great already...can't wait to see you in your bikini. :)
    jan52From: jan52 | 2007-07-19 09:57:47

    I have to say I am so proud of you for what you have done. I would love to see some new pics of you. I am sure you look just wonderful. I wish you all the great things. I live here in florida and know we all need a bikini. I just bought mine....
    Idaho_PhotoNutFrom: Idaho_PhotoNut | 2007-07-19 08:02:32

    Funny, I am so glad that this surgery has allowed you to really see the rewards of all your hard work over the last year and a half! The change is incredible! Congratulations on getting into that bikini!
    suscaFrom: susca | 2007-07-18 19:24:15

    Wow. Congrats on your weight loss journey, and your panniculectomy surgery. You look fantastic.

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    Member Details

    Username: FunnyDuddies
    First Name: Amy
    Location: FL, United States
    Gender: F
    Age: 43
    Height: 5'6"
    Ethnicity: Caucasian

    Procedure Details

    Date of Procedure: 07-16-2007
    Results: 3 (Pretty satisfied)
    Weight: 200 lbs
    Doctor Name: Dr. David Smith My Profile
    City of Procedure: Tampa
    Sate of Procedure: FL
    Country: United States

    Tummy Tuck, Abdominoplasty:
    Pre-Op Dress Size: 20
    Post-Op Dress Size: 16
    Tummy Tuck Type: Full Tummy Tuck

    Weight Loss:

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