Love Handles...

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    Aug 14, 2010 3:13 AM GMT
    Hey, I'm new here, and since this would be my very first post, I figured why not make it pertain to those stuborn pockets of fat that sorta spill over my shorts?

    In all serious though, I need your guys help, 'cause this is really starting to piss me off! Before I had plastic surgery to remove my man boobs, I was around 145 lbs. and had a 35 inch waist. But, a few hours after the surgery I gained around 2 inches on my waist (making that around 37 inches) and maybe five pounds ( I don't exactly remember - I was a little out of it due to those darned pain killers.) Now, about two months after the surgery. I weigh about 160 lbs. and have a 39inch waist! This is ridiculous! At 160 - before my surgery - I did not have a 36 inch waist. In fact, I remember being around 174 and having a 34 inch waist. Anyone know what's wrong? OR EVEN BETTERRRR how to get rid of them?? If so, thanks!


    -r0b!


    F.Y.I. - If you need more details to properly asses my situation, I'll be more than willing to give them!
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    Aug 14, 2010 3:24 AM GMT
    It'll take a full year for your body to 'get back to normal' after a surgery like that. I'm guessing two months after the surgery, and you are no longer taking pain medication.
    Medication will make you fluctuate weight in such drastic degrees or lack of mobility. Try some aerobic activity?
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    Aug 14, 2010 4:55 AM GMT
    hauptstimme saidIt'll take a full year for your body to 'get back to normal' after a surgery like that. I'm guessing two months after the surgery, and you are no longer taking pain medication.
    Medication will make you fluctuate weight in such drastic degrees or lack of mobility. Try some aerobic activity?


    Yeah, but your waist size will not fluctuate that much from meds. That's a significant different in inches!

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    Aug 14, 2010 5:00 AM GMT
    RJHarris91 saidHey, I'm new here, and since this would be my very first post, I figured why not make it pertain to those stuborn pockets of fat that sorta spill over my shorts?

    In all serious though, I need your guys help, 'cause this is really starting to piss me off! Before I had plastic surgery to remove my man boobs, I was around 145 lbs. and had a 35 inch waist. But, a few hours after the surgery I gained around 2 inches on my waist (making that around 37 inches) and maybe five pounds ( I don't exactly remember - I was a little out of it due to those darned pain killers.) Now, about two months after the surgery. I weigh about 160 lbs. and have a 39inch waist! This is ridiculous! At 160 - before my surgery - I did not have a 36 inch waist. In fact, I remember being around 174 and having a 34 inch waist. Anyone know what's wrong? OR EVEN BETTERRRR how to get rid of them?? If so, thanks!


    -r0b!


    F.Y.I. - If you need more details to properly asses my situation, I'll be more than willing to give them!


    I've never seen such a procedure done before or even talked to a plastic surgeon before about that; however, I am curious to know if anything else has changed in your life...

    Before the surgery were you physically active? If so, what what was your typical routine?

    What were your eating habits before the surgery? Did they stay the same afterwards?

    How soon did you begin an exercise routine afterwards?

    Best of luck to ya!

    P.S. Love handles are typically the last thing to go when losing weight.
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    Aug 14, 2010 10:30 AM GMT
    why would u wanna lose them handles?

    if they be gone u wont be able to do diz....lolz

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    Aug 14, 2010 10:33 AM GMT
    Sounds like you're retaining water.
    So...drink more water to flush the retained water from your body.
  • jlly_rnchr

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    Aug 14, 2010 1:30 PM GMT
    Were you on stuff other than pain meds? Like steroids to keep inflammation down? Prednisone make you puffy if taken too long.
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    Aug 14, 2010 2:08 PM GMT
    Sometimes, if you had lyposuction the weight you are putting on just relocates itself to another area of the body in the form of fat. One of the drawbacks of lypo.
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    Aug 14, 2010 2:27 PM GMT
    SFNavigator saidSometimes, if you had lyposuction the weight you are putting on just relocates itself to another area of the body in the form of fat. One of the drawbacks of lypo.
    This, however as I understand it it is not so much relocating as it is we only have a finite amount of fat cells. Suck some out and others remaining compensate by taking on more of the storage work load.

    If you didn't have lipo, I think a trip to your doc is in order to make sure there is no medical problem. If you're good to go the only cure for love handels is a healthy diet and exercise. I recommend the Stong and Lean workout on this site, it will kick you ass (in a good way) also if you have a smart phone, look for the app "lose It" it has really helped me stay on track with my eating, and when I screw up I can easily see what's tripping me up diet wise. Good luck.
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    Aug 14, 2010 3:40 PM GMT
    The non medical term is 'Muffin Top' ...

    I had surgery to remove about 9" of skin from my midsection in the front, 4-5" on the sides and back.

    I am very pleased with the result. In about 7 months later, I had my chest done as well, and I was only on pain medication about 2 days after surgery. I actually was on a plane to go to a client 4.5 days after surgery. I just had to wear double thick gauze to keep the rubbing and irritation down from my dress shirt.

    Something else could be going on and you need to have that looked at.

    Keep drinking good fluids to help rid your body of the water retention. Cranberry juice, flush your kidneys, and maybe see a urologist to ensure your urine is in good order.