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50, 60, 70 and Fabulous Forum (Tummy Tuckers)

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Ladies if you are 50 and older we would love to hear from you in this forum.  Chatter away beautiful ladies...

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omg girls one week away from extended tummy tuck; no lipo of flanks just cut the loose skin off...ha lol. im 51 and so ready to do this. have had two breast augs bfre this op so this isnt my first rodeo if you know wat i mean; ha lol.
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Exciting!!  I would love it if you created your tummy tuck review.  I sent you a link to get you started.  
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April is my one year Anniversary for the over 50 babe! Yes, I'd do it all again! Life is Good! Love the new bod! Best wishes for all of you gals who are just beginning this awesome journey. You'll be glad you did!!!! Happy Healing!
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I am 61, and had my TT 8/8 and doing well. As the PS told me he wouldn't do any lipo in the TT area during the procedure. On 2/4 I am going for lipo of the upper ab area. My result has been amazing but Im still holding fat there. ByeBye Fat.
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I am 10 weeks PO. My incision opened up at a few places and I kept complaining of feeling like I was going to explode from the fullness feeling. I have gone to three drs. and 2 catscan, 2 ER trips and yesterday they finally did a culture of my belly button which is still open, never closed after surgery. I am on my third antibiotic and I'm hoping that I will finally heal so this swell hell will go down. I love my results even thru all of this. My scar is thicker where it opened up but with massage and silicone gel with time I am sure it will go down. On my posts you can see where I started and where I was at 6 weeks before "all hell broke loose". I knew there could be complications just never thought it would be me but it was. I have always been positive through the red open incision, scars, open bellybutton, cellulitis, pain, swelling, antibiotics and all the dr. visits. It took a lot of my persistence on saying there was something wrong till they found the cellulitis so red thick areas on my scar are really nothing. God only gives us what we can handle and I am still so thankful that I did this for myself and I think I look wonderful. Having a caring, supportive, loving husband always helps too. Wish all of you all the best and speedy recovery. God Bless you all and thank God for t this forum.
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did anyone else get scabbing around their tummy tuck incision?
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I have had pussing, scabbing and slight bleeding in several spots. My PS says it is prob stitches but I haven't seen any, he said put warm compresses on them and I do and they seem to get better but still really red and thick areas -wish it would stop so I can continue my scar therapy and hoping the redness is not making my scar permanently thicker. This just started around 10 weeks
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Call your ps they may ask you to come in or text them a pic.
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I am 12 days post op from TT. I am freaked out about necrosis. Can anyone tell me if my incision looks like I should be worried? I dont know how to post the pic but will send via email if needed
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If you are worried about ANYTHING- call your PS. Call the answering service and leave a message if necessary. Do not take chances with your health.
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Don't do what I did, I wore vs pink yoga pants. They did not get passed my knees! Between the swelling, padding and drains..... What was I thinking? My boyfriend is a dr at the hospital, and ran to get me disposable scrub pants! I usually would be embarrassed but I was wheeled out in wheelchair. At that point, who cared!
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What did you ladies wear to the hospital the day of surg? Would loose pants or a sun dress be better in you opinions?
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Wear a sleep bra and loose sweats.  You will be grateful that you have the sleep bra for your recovery. 
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I have not had my surgery, but I have a full button down dress that I plan to wear. From what I have read, it will be tough to put your arms up to pull anything over your head.
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The nurse will help you get dressed.  You will probably see your doc the next day and they will be messing around with the cg etc.  I found it easy to not have to get undressed and that is why I wore sweats.
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I wore a pair of pajamas...they are really soft and it has a matching robe. That way once I got home I could just get comfortable and rest.
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I wore a zip up terry cloth bathing suit cover up. It was great soft and nothing to pull up or down and when I got home I lived in it the first week (washing it of course)
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Great question. With swelling I'm reading about do I go a size up in my clothes ?
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Had TT on 8/8 and I just wore lose clothing after. You should be fine in your old clothes if you get dressed. You may notice that as swell hell goes away that your pants will be bigger. Your contour changes too. Good Luck!
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Thanks. I dont know about anyone else but my closet has a variety of sizes. LOL
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I'm 8 days post op today.  My Dr left the drain in until Monday - grrr.  The drainage is just yellow now.  My cg is really annoying and the back pain severe but I'm not taking any meds.  I've had a few uncomfortable BMs and then a couple easier ones. . . accidentally drank a cream soda for nausea yesterday and was full of unpleasant gas!!! lol.  My tummy looks good now (before and afters are in my profile under my review of Smart Lipo) but I see many irregularities - I had done this TT to deal with deformities left by Smart Lipo . . . so I am now panicking that my tummy will not be smooth - perhaps it's just too early to tell.  I'm not depressed but am wondering if this will really be worth the big scar at the end of the day.   Anyone else having these issues? 
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Miss V you are going to be just fine, I'm telling you if you start doing this nesting stuff time is going to fly - believe me.
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13 days post tt. Thought I would catch you up. PS took 2nd drain at 10 days. It was still putting out a little too much fluid but the site was looking infected. So far, no sign of a problem. I had read somewhere about pain with drain removal. My PS uses a new type of tube and there was absolutely no pain at all when removed. There was almost a tickle feeling with it. In fact, he told me about several things that he does different from others as they are new techniques and new types of equipment. If your PS is not using the most up to date equipment available to him, I suggest you keep looking. You wont know if you don't ask. Anyway, everything I do makes me tired. I went to the store to walk around to build strength. I barely made 5 minutes. 2nd try was about 15 minutes. Also, I drove to gas station on Saturday. I cried the whole time (don't know why) but made it ok. My emotions were a mess days 9-11. Today I went back to work. I was able to stay about 5 hours. I am a church secretary so tried to stay down as much as possible. I had taken pics before I left this morning to see if I could notice a difference in swelling. Silly-I know, but actually the difference was very noticeable. I took same angles when I got home and compared side by side. I know my binder felt tighter but I really swelled alot. Don't really know how to fix that as I have to work but will try to stay seated. But then again, sitting upright may have something to do with it. By the time I got home my incision line was sore. It had not felt that way for days. This weekend I tried sleeping in the bed propped up by pillows. I was there for about 15 minutes and had to move back to recliner. I miss my bed and sleeping next to my husband. Hopefully that will change in the next week or so. Ok. All that said...I feel so much better than I ever thought I could at this point. Still look in the mirror and cannot believe it. That feeling will continue for years, I think. I can see part of my body that I have not seen in 25 years. I have a lap when I sit down (which means alot to me-will explain more later). Gastric bypass was a true life changer for me but I am certain this ranks on the same level. The best money I ever spent! If you are thinking of doing this-DO IT!
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Frogger girl, I thank you for your honest sharing especially about the crying. My PS has warned me about that. She told me about 95% of all TT patients will experience a depression at the two week mark. My hubby's response to the doctor was "well, that's when I will plan my fishing trip". I'm counting the days down until December 19th wishing the surgery was behind me already.
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TampaTT make sure you don't watch any sappy movies or Hallmark Ads..LOL

I cried like a baby at everything on and off for a month.  It does pass so just ride the wave:)

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