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Doctor insights on: Should I Lose Weight Before My Tram Flap Reconstructions Surgery

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Do you have any helpful info for an upcoming tram flap surgery?

TRAM: A tram flap performed for a one sided breast reconstruction is an appropriate procedure and not controversial. Patients with or existing back problems should be evaluated for the diep flap which sacrifice little to no muscle and typically leaves all motor nerves intact to the rectus. Also a tug flap is a good alternative. If there is a concern find a plastic surgeon experience with all of these! ...Read more

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Dr. Al Hegab
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Lose Weight (Definition)

Many people resolve to lose weight in the New Year for different reasons. For those who are overweight or obese, there are many health benefits to losing weight. It can help decrease your chances of developing diseases including diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, osteoarthritis, and even certain types of cancer. Low-calorie diets combined with increased physical activity are thought to be most effective long term. The healthiest weight loss regimen, therefore, is one that consists of making lifestyle changes that incorporate a balanced diet ...Read more


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Do people gain or lose weight after cyst surgery ?

Do people gain or lose weight after cyst surgery ?

Possibly...: ...But not as a direct relationship to the surgery. If one feels better post op and is more active, weight loss could occur. If one is sedentary and eats poorly after surgery, weight gain could occur.I don't even know what form of cyst you're referring to, but it really does not matter. Good luck. ...Read more

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Please describe a good post surgery diet to lose weight?

Please describe a good post surgery diet to lose weight?

Negative balance: Weight loss is achieved by increasing energy/caloric expenditure and decreasing caloric intake. The combination of diet and exercise achieves negative caloric balance. Try "my fitness pal" a free app to help you. Isometrics burn calories. Eat half portions, avoid alcohol and sweet beverages, increase your veggies and switch to low fat foods. Good luck. ...Read more

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Has anyone had the surgery to lose weight? Do they end up nauseas and full-feeling right after they start eating?

Has anyone had the surgery to lose weight?  Do they end up nauseas and full-feeling right after they start eating?

Depends: It really depends on which surgery fr weight loss you had. Most surgeries do lead to a full feeling after eating. Nausea shoudl only occur if you over eat. Over time, most patients know when to stop eating to avoid nausea. ...Read more

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How might you lose weight after ACL surgery?

How might you lose weight after ACL surgery?

Diet and exercise: Losing weight after acl surgery is no different than losing weight any other time. Watch your calorie intake, eat healthy (lean proteins, lots of fruits and vegetables, avoid sugary and/or alcoholic drinks, avoid carbs), and of course exercise regularly and increase your overall activity level (i.e. Take the stairs instead of the elevator, park farther away, etc). ...Read more

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What's the fastest way besides surgery to lose weight?

What's the fastest way besides surgery to lose weight?

Reduce intake: Ideally, if you are able to exercise and eat less, your metabolism will be revved up and excess body fat utilized to provide energy. However, this is not a quick fix and requires a lifelong committment. If you are severely overweight or have medical issues such as heart problem, back, joint injuries, etc. You should talk to your doctor about a monitored weight loss program. ...Read more

Tram Flap (Definition)

Transverse rectus abdominis myocutaneous flap is often utilized to reconstruct one or two breasts while also reducing the size of the patient's redundant abdominal tissue. The skin is cut with a horizontally oriented ellipse and remains attached to the lower end of the rectus abdominis muscle which is flipped up to carry blood supply to the skin which is used ...Read more