Itching lower belly and bend of legs

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I had the sleeve March 2013. I weighed in at 256 and I'm 130 now. I'm 34 years old and 5-1. I saw a plastic surgeon for a tummy tuck and breast lift. The surgeon complemented me on how well my stomach looks, BUT, when I bend over it's a totally different story. I have to pay for my tummy tuck because I don't meet the measurement guidelines for insurance. My question is this: I have started itching madly below my belly button and in the bend of my legs. So bad that I break my skin itching. Would a tummy tuck to remove what extra skin I had and lipo in the bend of my legs solve this problem? I really need a solution!

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Hello anb3333,

Thanks for your question.

Congratulations on your weight loss achievement!

Yes the tummy tuck skin removal should resolve your skin rash and itching problems.

Depending on how much extra skin you have in your groins (the bend in your legs), skin excision (groin lift) might be a better solution than liposuction, but your plastic surgeon is the best person to make that decision.

Good luck with your surgery.


Abhay Gupta, MD FACS.

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