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April 2013 Tummy Tuckers Check In Here...

  • 1 year ago

Calling all April ladies...I want to hear from you.

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Just quick check in. 13+ months since TT/breast lift, 11 months since arm/thigh lifts. The breast and thigh lifts are my favorites in terms of healing - scars still fading but they look good. TT looks good though not super happy with the belly button (its more of a slit than a round) but a small sacrifice for how good the rest looks (also still needs to fade) and a little poochiness but doctor said he couldn't take any more skin (had 6+ pounds removed) or risk my not ever standing upright which I think he was right as I still get tight sometimes, especially after a bath where standing upright is a bit uncomfortable. The arm lift is ok but had some "banding" - i.e. tightness in a few spots so creates some visual tugging on the skin and the lower part of the scars didn't heal as well so the doctor is talking scar revision surgery which would consist of the lower 4-6 inches of each scar being cut out (local anesthesia) and restitched with a minimum 2 weeks off work. I still haven't lost the 20 pounds I lost during the 4 months of bed rest so disappointed with that but determined to keep working at it! I look good just not quite as good as I would like but still dealing some with the mental aspects of having lost 130+ pounds. I am starting with a counselor tomorrow so that will help I am trusting! Not putting up photos for now. Sorry, just not quite up to it yet. Glad to see so many are doing really well! Take care!
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Worded that wrong... I haven't lost the 20 pounds I gained during 4 months of bed rest...
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just posted 1 yr pics.. maintaining weight & still flat tummy! Hope all is well with everyone!
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Happy One Year Anniversary Ladies.   I would love for all of you to update your reviews with new pictures and details.  I want to know how you are doing one year after surgery.

I hope to hear from all of you:)
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Wow! It's been over a year now. TT was 4/1/2013! Would do it all over again. Happy Anniversary to all the April Gals! Hope Life is Good for you all! :)
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I posted my 1 year update. I would also do it all over again lol. Happy Anniversary to you too.
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Hello girls, I haven't post for awhile too. 10 month post op, still swell hell when I work out or other extraneous activities, mostly the lower abs part with a small bulge. Last post op, my ps informed me about a weak muscle who didn't respond well. Not sure yet, he told to be patient and see. I post a new update and photos. Read you very soon ladies:)
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You look fantastic!!
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Yourself too;)
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Hi there . 10 months po for me. Having revision on a slight dog ear in April when I have another procedure done. I do too swell at times but other than that feeling good
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Wow. Almost been a year! How are you all doing?
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checking in at 10 Months PO. Had a belly button revision last Friday so I'm hopefull it will look better. Ended up with a small hernia. Also fixed the slight dog ear on the left hip. Feeling pretty GREAT though! Up until the revision I hardly had any swelling and mobility was back to normal. Looking forward to warmer weather and working out! Spring is around the corner!
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Happy Holidays to all the ladies here! 9 months PO and I still swell on some days. Today is a killer. So uncomfortable and really haven't eaten anything unusual. Who knows. Really look forward to the day I realize I don't swell anymore. But would do this again a million time over. Happy New Year to all of us and those ladies to come!
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Hope all of you ladies are doing great. I posted update and talked about my dog ear getting fixed. Happy Holidays to all of you!
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So before surgery I hated to wear a thong. Now I dont mind one bit! I also love wearing my white house black market turle necks with out a jacket to cover my rolls! Whbm is making a fortune off me this year!
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Still so itchy on the TT scar but on the sides. Anyone else experiencing this ?
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Not since po. Maybe its your scar cream?
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Wore tights today and didnt feel like I was stuffing sausage and didnt have to deal with the waistband rolls! Whoot whoot! Plus I rocked my pencil skirt!! Its all good! Doing a 30 day plank challange and with yoga, its been realy easy so far!
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Coming up on 7 months Nov 1st. I just bought size 8 pants today! Down from 12!!! YaHoooo!. Lovin' Life. Just need to get into an exercise regime now. Also went back to tight spanxs like underwear and WaLa the scar is calming down. Almost disappearing on the hip bone area. Yay! Feelin' Wonderful!
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Hi! I am actually only almost 3 months PO. Why is my waist thicker? And mY thighs bigger? I haven't gained any weight..so why is this happening? Anybody have this also? Thank you.
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You are prone to swelling well into the 4th or 5th months. Be patient. It takes time for the muscles to heal. I still get swelling after exercising and I'm 6.5 months out; almost 7. But less frequently than months 4 & 5.
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Ok. Thank u. My ps didn't do anything to my abs but I do have a full tt scar. Still swollen above belly button even though he did no ab work.
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just dropping in to say hi! I feel like weight is creeping in despite serious healthy eating and exercise. It sucks being 50 sometimes!! Everything else is good. I just got back from big birthday trip and it was a blast. Loved wearing my bikini! Now to work on the boob reduction..
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You looking great and would never think that's a bod of a 50 year old. I am 47 and slowly hv noticed weight creeping up too . Dammit!!! Must be an age thing :(. But still love the fact I have a flat tummy. I guess one will never be 100% happy with their looks, but doesn't mean we need to stop trying :)
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I'm about to turn 51 and I have found that the fewer beer I have in a week makes a difference. So cutting back on the alcoholic beverages helps loads. Lot of empty calories. Also enjoy eating only what comes fresh out of the garden.
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