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Good morning Dr


my primary care Dr felt I was getting too thin and told me to try to gain back five or ten pounds.  I did look very gaunt and my skin color was off.  So I upped my carbs and gained five pounds but it all went to my middle. Just like it did before surgery.  Is there a safe way to loose it or should I just get a tummy tuck?  Obviously if I gain weight it's not going to be distributed evenly.  I don't want a tummy bulge.  Tell me your thoughts.  Thank you.

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Hello mmb5370,

Thanks for your question.

Based on your weight loss achievement, I imagine you probably have a significant amount of excess skin on your abdomen anyway, and likely also have some weakness of your muscles.  In that case, I would recommend a tummy tuck as your best option.  But I would still recommend you first seek consultation with a board certified plastic surgeon experienced in weight loss reconstruction, to discuss your treatment options.


Abhay Gupta, MD FACS.

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