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Age 50 Plus Tummy Tuckers

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Ladies we now have a new community just for you. Talk about all the experiences you've had as a Tummy Tucker over the age of 50.

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Wow, still feeling very tight above my scar, but moving a lot more without trouble. Standing up straight and holding my tummy in is making me feel very stiff, cooler weather tomorrow so another go at the panty girdle as nana used to say. Still struggling with the BM! But think I'm improving, can't work out which is muscle stiffness amd which is the other. Are other Tt ladies finding themselves stiff and tight at 4 months. If I press into my bb area as I walk, I am much quicker and more mobile, though it looks a bit like the Dutch boy with his finger holding in the waters of the dyke...very odd! What a book this forum would make! Well,wishes to our TT sisterhood. :)
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Gillie no pics?
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Hi Stevie, I don't have before shots but ths ps took some. My phone camera doesn't work, and my iPad, has no camera, but a phone card. Not sure I can ask a son to take pics!.....so......
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I see, I would not ask my son either :)
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No, well my sons are pretty good, but, I think I can get hubby to take some with his iPhone, and then a son can tell us how to send them! Very cool day today, and I've been weraing a basic garment I got at K mart and I feel so much better, and look a bit less fluidy too, love the cool! Metamucil has been a wonderful, kind alternative to all the other BM things I be tried and doesn't upset my IBS! What a difference a few days can make :) How are you going on our interesting journey?
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Hey, Gillie Ruth, It was 5 months for me on April 1, 2014 and I still get that full, stiff feeling over my abdomen, esp as the day goes on. I still think that wearing under garments with a bit of compression really helps. I've found Flexees by Maidenform at Walmart, that I really like. It is much cooler than the CG we started out with at first, lighter compression but appropriate for several months post op. The garment that I like has straps that run along the side of the bra and ends a couple of inches above the knee, very comfortable to wear. Had to laugh as I pictured a short lady with a flat belly scurrying down the street with her finger poked in her bb. I'm dealing with Achilles tendonitis (chronic, off and on for over 10 years) right now, which is a real pain because it prevents me from getting into some serious exercise that I really need to get started. I'm sitting around way to much and I tend to snack on the wrong things when I'm bored. There always seems to be one kind of a challenge or another for us to overcome but we didn't get to this point by being quiters so lets just keep on keeping on and see where we end up. To all of us, cheers.
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KES25, hi, haven't been on for a bit. You and me both with the snacking, and I'm having trouble walking my tummy feels so tight. I can do stuff at home, but pay got it the next day. I don't look nearly as good as I did early on, but heaps better than before the surgery so I'll just keep at it. Hope you get some healing of your Achilles tendon,,that must be frustrating. I carry a little jacket now and hide the hand girdle as it looks a bit odd! Trying for another girdle this week at a bra shop where I can get some privacy, not like the last shop where a guy burst into the change rooms to see how his wife looked in a bikini! Boy did he get a serve from all the ladies on the change room lol imjuatbwant one for a very short waisted person. 5 months on the 27th, so a bit to go. Look after that tendon, and I'll,think of you exerting your self control while I'm trying to as well.
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Hey, Gillie Ruth, I'm still having tendon pain that comes and goes. This thing takes quite a while to settle down, so I try different tricks to help it a long. But I can't get into good exercising, that is frustrating. My husband and I took his sister shopping a few days ago and he got into the Easter candy department. Well, we came home with enough Easter candy to supply a small community, Just what we need. My husband is a snackaholic and I Work night shift so I have been taking candy to work for a pick-me-up, not a good idea. I really have to clean up my act. Will you be going back to work soon? What are the school months in Australia? Ours run from late August to early June. Still get that tight feeling in abdomen esp after increased exertion or by the end of my day, though not as severe as at first. Im still wearing foundation undergarments, don't know how long I'll need it but from previous posters it doesn't sound like a year would be out of the question. So we may need to continue to exercise patience. Keep up the good work, talk to you later. Good luck to all you gals.
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Hi Ladies, I just came back from a visit to my PS and I'm really happy that he will do a scar revision to lower my scar! He said I needed to finish healing first. I'm 4.5 months out and I've been a bit worried about my scar being to high since December. I did a quick update on my review.
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Oh lovely, X-ray shows why I don't have a flat tummy. I BS and painkillers equal unhappy colon...so now taking Coloxyl, amd supposed to go on holidays in two days,,,,um....bother! :/
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Hi Gillie Ruth, Just catching up on the 50+ TT news. Sorry to hear about your bowel prob., I know that is uncomfortable, hope your feeling better soon. My little open areas along my scar have finally healed. I haven't really started to exercise because I have a recurring issue with Achilles tendonitis and it started to act back up again a couple of weeks ago. I see others are having issues with numbness along the abdominal skin, I well be 5 months p/o TT on April 1st and I still have scattered areas of numbness, some of that will recede with time and some areas may remain numb due to the incisions that cut through the nerves that supply the skin. But after a time you get used to it and you don't notice the numbness so much. Love reading about all the experiences, we do share so much in common. Happy Spring to those of us north of the Equator and Happy Fall to those to the south.
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It suddenly dawned on me why i am slow in recovering, as I broke and sprained my foot badly last year and took 6 months for it to be stable when weight bearing. So no exercise much and just when I started, I went in for Tt. You would think I might remember such a thing....think I'll blame anaesthetic for memory lapse! Good healing to all my Tt friends. :) The TT Sisterhood!!
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At 70 yrs old, I am now 4 weeks TT and Lipo post-op. Delighted to say I look great......and experienced zero pain for this entire time. I flew out of the country to a highly recommended PS and my cost was about 15% of the cost had I had the TT in U.S. I have read this 50+ TT site. Some good choice prep pre-op attention.... daily ab exercises, healthy eating and appropriate water consumption, immunity and healing supplements. Post-op........ rest, healthy eating, water consumption, supplement. Same day of TT and still continuing daily, I have added moderate cost magnetic therapy items (helps avoid or reduce pain, helps your body fluids move, helps avoid or reduce inflammation and swelling and more.). I am very satisfied with my procedure and recovery healing. I spent less for 2 Int'l air tickets, touring on beginning of trip, TT and Lipo procedure, 2 nights in a boutique hospital, and 9 nights in a hotel after the procedure for post-op healing and 2 follow-up exams, then I would have paid for just the procedure and 2 nts. hospital in U.S.A. I am not experiencing any problems that some post-op 50+ TT people are,.....i.e. ab or back pain, swelling, hanging or extended pouch. If this is okay.........Any questions....contact me directly. aadmantourcruise@sbcglobal.net
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Getta, Welcome to 50+TT, bunch of great gals here, adventurous, willing to take a chance to produce a change for the better. If you have any questions or insites along the healing process that's what we are here for, as Gillie Ruth says, the TT sisterhood, here's to us.
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A trip to the GP about the dreaded BM, and off for an X-ray as he thinks things are not moving too well...then maybe lots of 'make me go' things, yuk, but glad to have an opinion that I'm not imagining it, I may have a flatter tummy after all this.....not complaining:)
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I swear if you get fresh okra and cut ends off and put a cut in the middle. Then soak in cup of water over night. Drink down (remove okra) can be slimy so down it. You do this for a few days and you will be cleaned out.lol Its so unpleasant I know to be in your stte.
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Well
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Woops, wrong key. I have finally started to see my new shape, so long as I hold my tummy in tight and stand very straight! I hope some exercise will shape things up. Are others finding their shape quite loose at nearly 4 months?
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My skin feels loose above my BB and stills a little firm below my BB, but above my scar. I still have numb areas especially from the liposuction. I feel like my skin itches in those areas but deeper than the surface. I'm looking forward to the feeling totally coming back!
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Hi Gillie, Glad to hear that all is going ok. I have not been on for while but will try to post photo's today. I'm very happy with the decision that I made to move forward with the surgery. I love my new shape and Im sure that it will look better with time.
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yeahI know what you mean, I am still numb as well. I find the areas where I had Lipo more uncomfortable at times. I had my surgery on January 21st and am now starting to get some feeling back however the lipo area when I sit for a long time feels like burning. I will be glad when this feeling goes away. I have cut my nails down to prevent me scratching in the abdominal area as it becomes very itchy at times.
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Hi Gilllie Ruth. I'm 7 months PO now and at 6 months I was still swelling quite noticeably and this made me impatient and worried, however I now feel consistently less swollen and think I have finally reached the new me, and every morning I rush to the bathroom to check that I'm not dreaming. One exception is my flanks which are still quite similar to before my op. I had believed that they would be brought in with the TT, but apparently not - the doc says that left to right tightening can only be achieved with the use of vertical scars. I'm not disappointed now with this, yes it could be better, but I am finally beginning to believe that this has been worth it. So, you may have longer to go, but keep the faith. - Oh I forgot to say that a line of unusual swelling I had is to be liposuctioned as my doc says I have a line of fat cells in that area that is causing the bulge [photos on my review]. Even this has diminished however, but I'm due to have that done in July. Good luck.
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I had a mini TT with lipo of hips/flanks almost six months ago. My recovery was quick and uneventful. I tired quickly for a few months and had some pain the first month but it wasn't a big deal. I'm hoping that a full TT scheduled for May will be just as uneventful as first time around.
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Red letter day today, went driving for the first time since Tt on 27th nov. oh how one part of me hurts, the rest is great! Found myself lead-footing it a bit around roundabouts. Hubby asked why I was racing and I have to say I didn't check speed at first, it was my normal speed, but a bit too much for his nerves! So I can go to doctors, out to visit and get ready to go back to work now. Yay! I know many are driving much sooner, but with diabetes, it pays to be at good sugar levels before trying the roads. Perhaps it's just as well none of our Tt ladies live in Melnourne (or do they?). If you see a silver Nissan Pulsar with a very small driver at the wheel- run!!
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Way to Gillie Ruth, so great to hear that you have gotten over that great hurdle. I'll bet you feel a great sense of freedom. I am very happy for you. Keep going kid.
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