Age 50 Plus Tummy Tuckers

  • 1 year ago

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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My TT was December of 2013. There are still discolorations but I don't care. From 10/12 pants to 6/8 pants. Fitted all the way down. No regrets. At all. :-)
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Glad to hear you are so happy with the results.  
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I was wondering what have you ladies generally said to your employers re the time needed off work post-op?
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Shorty I said I was having surgery and didn't offer to tell them what kind. I think they are not supposed to pry because they didn't ask. My PS office gave me a form letter I can turn in.. I still haven't done that.
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I told the two coworkers I work most closely w(one is my immediate supervisor) what I was having done but just told everyone else I was going out on medical leave for two weeks but that I was fine and not ill. I assume most think I had a hysterectomy...
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My post-op nurse told me not to touch any of the bandages. Once a week I went back and she changed the bandages.
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With the swelling and abdominal discomfort that people report did you find you had to alter what you ate and the quantities?
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After the surgery I've been eating less quantities just because I am so psyched to maintain this gorgeous new body!
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Hi, just been recommended this site by a PS. I'm 50 and considering a TT, am anxious about post op pain and infection, any words of wisdom out there for me ?
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I'm 51 and 17-18 days post op. My recovery has been fairly easy after first 3-4 days of headache, nausea. Be in the best shape possible ( healthy weight, strong from gym, clean diet) before and have help at home first few days,follow surgeon and nurse directions and you'll be fine!
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I personally didn't have any trouble with post op pain. They give you IV antibiotics during surgery so I wasn't worried about that. I would make sure you are in the best physical and mental shape going in. Make sure after you are eating clean, drinking enough and get rest. You will have days whe you say why did I do this and days when you say why didn't I do this sooner. I personally have had two tummy tucks. The first one was a partial and I wasn't happy so a year and half later I had a revision. I had lipo the first time and that was rough. Good luck and I would be happy to answer any questions you have!
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Yes, read other people's experiences on this site - it is AWESOME! So helpful, informative and the members are supportive. If you join the "month" for TT , then you will have some people who understand exactly what you are going through. Just consider that almost all of the people on the TT forum are very pleased with their results and have found the pain etc very manageable.
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I'm 57 and had my TT 19 days ago. I agree with what others here say. I am glad I did it. to me, it is worth it.
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I didn't have nausea nor headaches. just the tightness in the tummy.
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Hi, welcome to this site, it is extremely informative. Age is no barrier to the procedure and you will be so happy with the ' new you' During surgery, infection is religiously controlled by the Staff, it is when you get home that you are at most risk. Get some liquid hand cleaner and use it before and after each meal, whenever you have touched the incision area and making sure you clean your hands after touching anyone else. From the report from others on this site, infection is not a major concern, although it does happen. Look forward to the operation with confidence, ask as many questions as possible, even though they may seem trivial to you. The PS and Staff are on your side and are a valuable source of information. Use them. Look forward to following your journey.
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Welcome Shorty sporty, glad you joined us. Do your research, make connections here on RealSelf and try not to stress to much. Have you scheduled any consults yet?
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I had an initial assessment yesterday with a PS and he's advised I think on it. He's sending details in post incl cost etc. I feel quite excited but also nervous.Only hubby knows at present. Thanks for your kind words of support.
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Thank you for those wise words i shall certainly bear them in mind .
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I can't imagine having such an extensive op and hardly any post op pain ,wow, I hope I'm that fortunate. Thank you for your wise words and support.
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Very reassuring and thanks for mentioning 'month' for TT, I will remember that, cheers.
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Fab, reassuring , thank you
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Yes I have been warned ?!??!! Wishing you a speedy recovery.
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Thank you , very wise words.
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Exciting!   I am glad you are here with us for your process.  
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