August Tummy Tucks!

  • 3gmom
  • Fort Worth, TX
  • 2 years ago

I am getting my tummy tuck on Aug 31...ugh the very last day BUT the very last day to have this belly :) Hopefully there are other August people out there or there will be soon!

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Almost 1 year later and I feel I waisted 12,000 dollars on a surgery that hardly made me look different. I'm a big girl 5'9 and just at 175 pounds. I still have a tummy and my surgeon said he would like to do lipo and hit me up with another $4400... He said he wouldn't be making $ on me. Oh ok yeah right...this was never told to me in the beginning I never knew I could possibly need to lipo my belly. I would have never done this. Plus he is one of the top dr here in Scottsdale so I guessed. :-( nice to hear you are all doing well looks like I'm the only one not happy...
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I know, I feel guilty for complaining. I didnt get lipo either and I wonder if I should of. Dr didnt feel i needed it ( i did) but I also know risks increase with lipo and fat tends to go to other places from what I hear as well. I just gotta hit it hard! I don't think I would go under again though, it is too stessful on the family.
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I will be 1 year PO In a few weeks. Best thing i've done for myself and I am so happy! I have my first crossfit competition since surgery next month and for the first time ever, I think I will compete in a sports bra and shorts! Diet has been really strict and body fat is lower then last year. I still see some mild swelling after a 10 hours work shift in my uniform. Scar has lightened up a lot though!
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I saw your pics, you look great! I've brought my body fat down but my tummy doesnt look as nice as Id like it too. I obviously need to work on core some more and follow better diet :) I also need to work on my back fat. All in all though, it looks much better than 1 year ago for sure :)
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My weight tends to go to my back as well. I did not have lipo so I had to work a little harder to get it off. Its funny because I went from 124 to 117 in the past 2 months and I still feel like I have some pudge on my sides. We are never satisfied! LOL
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Hello August Tuckers! Yes a year gone by and it's been terrific! I love my tummy tuck! Clothes fit better, I don't mind looking at my belly in the mirror, and I think I look pretty awesome in lingerie! Heheh! Hubby is very happy too! We both think it was money well spent! I haven't gained any weight over where I was at the time of the surgery but haven't done well losing weight either. Sometimes I wonder if I would consider any other procedures but at the moment I am just happy where I am!!
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I am a year post op this month and am doing great. I have been participating in an extreme body shaping class and feel wonderful. I have come a long way!
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I am pretty happy too however I feel like my tummy needs a shape....what type of class are you participating in?
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It is a class that meets 6 days a week--3 for cardio kickboxing and 3 for strength training with bands. Will be finishing up my first ten weeks soon and have already enrolled for a full year. It also includes a nutrition plan that is very doable. Since starting I am back in my favorite pants again!
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That is awesome! So happy for you : )
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How is everyone? It will be a year post op next month!
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I am now 2 months post op. I have noticed in the past week or so that my tummy seems to be getting flabby or soft. I have been exercising and eating right and even losing weight, but it seems that I am accumulating fat on my belly again. Could it just be swelling?
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Immflabby too! Not thrilled 5 weeks out even when I sit I have a little roll!
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Hi gals, I've been Mia the last few weeks ish dealing with the loss of my dog getting my son I to the swing of things at school. My complaint is here...... Went to see the dr that did my surgery two weeks ago and he said everything looks good bye see you in four weeks, stay in spanx and keep scar covered with tape. So I do.... Now I've noticed since surgery my stomach is flabby, soft um not the rolly Polly type of flabby just super soft and I can suck it in real good! What is the deal with this? Anyone know? I mean I asked him and he said he took everything he could in! I'm not thrilled 5 weeks out and I really thought I would have a super flat stomach! :(
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AZ post some pics so we can see and encourage you! I have some concerns too but my doc was very clear that this will take a year at the minimum 10 months! That helps me ALOT to be patient which is difficult for me!
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Thanks Susan319 I will keep that in mind. I will go read more now.
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First, amie1975 glad that your husband made it back safely!

I have not been on here in a long time as well. My sides start to hurt if I wear regular pants too long. It swells up and hurt to touch it. I tried to work out and I must of done too much running on the treadmill I could barely walk without my body hurting like someone hit me with a truck. So I haven't been back on the tread for a little bit. I am 2 months po and I am flat in the stomach area, but my hips and butt are swollen still. I have not tried the icy yet, but think I may soon.

Have anyone eaten something and all of a sudden they swell up in certain areas? I don't even know what it is that is doing it. I will start back on the tread tomorrow. I feel like I will start to gain weight if I don't get back to working out quickly.

Also, have never been a healthy eater, what exactly should I be eating? I don't eat much as it is, but in the past whatever I did eat usually sticks to me. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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This is taken directly from "12 Things I want Patients to Know Before Tummy Tuck Surgery"
By drelizabethlee

5. Nutrition is very important

In my area, a fair number of my smart, professional women patients don’t sit down to eat regular meals. Many of us also diet constantly. Nutritional habits that may work to maintain you when you are healthy can become a huge stress when you have a surgical wound to heal. You have to eat well. You should have protein with every meal, at least two eggs or four egg whites, two pieces of citrus fruit per day (whole fruit, not juice) and then whatever else you want. It is not healthy to try to lose weight during this time. You must eat well to heal well.

If you want to read more ..you can plug that title into the Real Self search engine :)
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wow it has been a long time since ive been on here! I hope everyone is doin good and healing nicely! I am exactly 2months out today and have some concerns but dont have my apt. till the end of this month. My husband is finaly home from Iraq though and has made life so much more happier for me and my kids....down side is now im laughing so hard that i hurt all the time! There is one spot on my lower abs that tends to swell and hurt the most. I feel a bulge there when it is hurting the worst and im not sure if this is something i need to be concerned with. For the most part i know when im doing too much but this one spot i cant get to stop hurting no matter how much or long i relax... dont know if i should schedule a sooner apt or not???? well its nice to get a chance to be on here and see how everyone is doing now! Thanks for all the support guys!
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Tomorrow I will be 2 months post op. I am feeling a ton more normal and able to do most things. I am almost sleeping completely on my stomach with a pillow wedged under one side. It is heavenly. I feel ready to jump back into working out full force but I am nervous I will do damage if I do. My doc said no Zumba for another 4 weeks and I can understand. This weekend my husband and I attended the Air Force Ball and I danced and noticed that today my incision is really bruised looking where it was not before. I guess what I am asking, is if anyone knows if at this point if I am feeling good, what damage can be done with more activity? My next appt isn't until the end of October.
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Listen to your body as you get back into more activity.  If you hurt and it swells they STOP!   Rest, elevate, ice and medicate as needed.  Go slow and ease back into everything.  

You are only given this one chance to heal properly and it can take up to a full year for final results and healing.

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You're right about all of that. We start to normal, get going and we forget the things you mention. You're like the Yoda of tummy tucks and it's great! I ice 4 x's daily. I've never been a believer in icing anything but boy does it help! I do it while I'm working on clients for 2 of the times during the day! My pack is large and rectangular and has 2 Velcro straps and I just hook up. It's also an ice pack that can also heat. Hubby got it at CVS on day 2 po because ice cubes in a bag just didn't hold up! Glad let me down :-/
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Hi Aug TT's, I've been missing from here dealing with some family issues then Thursday I lost my beloved yorkie at a very young age... The pain from this loss is unbearable. :-( I have a hard enough time sleeping with all the crying but now my back is killing me. I would like to know when you all were told that you could sleep on your sides? My PS said to wait another 3 weeks I'm already 3.5 weeks post op. Tks..
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Oh darlin I am so sorry about your doggie:(   That's a horrible thing to have to go through and I feel terrible for you.  Hang in there and let us know if you need a shoulder.  We are here...

 

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Oh Kimmers thanks for your kind words... If your not an animal lover it's hard to understand but we are in such terrible pain! ......he was our first baby and lost him at only 7 yrs young. :-(
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