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December Tummy Tuckers Check In Here

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My scar did not heal well. It looks terrible - going to the doctor today to see about a revision. Did anyone else have to get their scars re-done??
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I did. My scar pulled apart & I had massive spitting stitches that just wouldn't quit. I'm so glad that I had the revision.
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Did your PS charge for the revision? I'm HOPING he does it free as it appears the lines are not clean and the scar is much higher than I thought/was told it was going to be...
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I only paid for anesthesia. I didn't want to be put to sleep, but I was told in order to get the best results it is best to go under & not do an in office procedure. You should have a revision clause in the paperwork you signed.
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Amazing :) Thank you so much!!! Cross your fingers for me :)
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Did anyone's PS stitch their drain holes? I have a friend who said hers did. Is this normal or what most do?
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Mine were not stitched after the drains were removed.  I kept the holes clean and dry and they closed up within a couple of days.
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Hi all my old friends!! I'm at 10 months... Love the flat tummy... However still getting swelling - anyone else? I was 5lb heavier yesterday than today. I find myself wearing my binder at times to try and get rid of it. I know they say a year... So hoping in two months it will be perfect? Lol I still have major numbness which doesn't bother me. Anywho - anyone else still experience swelling? Or is this normal people bloat that I didn't experience before because of all the extra skin??
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Hello I had mine done last Dec 7th and yes I still get swelling. I wake up flat but still swell in the night I am hoping by Dec I will be fully healed. the bootom of my tummy is still numb too
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Hi all I had my procedure last dec and today my BB just started randomly oozing - could I be spitting a stitch? Thanks for any feedback
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I am very upset b/c my tummy is not flag after my full tuck. The area from my BB down is flat as a board. But then above the BB my stomache completely puffs out. It's like I have a double-tiered stomache. Can anyone relate to this? My surgeon said it's my body type and that I should do ab workouts -- but I didn't think I'd have to super workout to get a flat tummy after this gruelling procedure. ??
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Did you have lipo anywhere? I think my stomach would look like that if I hadn't had lipo to my upper abs.
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I had lipo on my two sides, but not on my upper abs. The doctor pulls at my skin, and there is absolutely no fat there. He says I just have to work the muscle, that he has done all that he can. I just don't understand and wonder if he just did not pull me as tight at the top?
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It is hard to tell from the pics you posted. If you are unhappy, you should get a second opinion. (((hugs)))
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I have that too but its only at the end of the day I wake up flat . My doctor told me to do sit ups too lol I said the same thing lol. My doctor told me it takes a year to fully recover . My tt was Dec 07
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July 7th made 7 months for me. I have experienced a new round of swelling and the numbness still remains. Neither of these really concern me because I realize this is all normal. However, my tummy is never totally flat. Additionally, the left side of my tummy is fatter than the right side. On the right side I can pinch up a minimal amount of skin. The left side I can pinch almost 3 inches!!! I don't think this is normal at all! Standing and looking straight at my tummy you can see the difference. When I turn to the right it looks pretty much like the results I expected. Looking from the left side I can see a bulge. Sitting and looking down my right side looks good but the left side almost sits on my upper thigh. Gross! Hubby says no one would notice this except me. I say it is me that I went through the TT for so....I want it to be perfect :( I am fairly small (105#'s 5'4") and have neither lost or gained weight since my TT. I pointed this out to my PS a couple of months ago. He said it was pulled as tight as possible. I can't believe the difference should be this noticeable. I am afraid he did not remove enough skin. I have another appointment with him this week to discuss removal of a small dog ear. Of course this asymmetry will be discussed again. If I don't get some reassurance that this will resolve I will be seeking a second opinion. With all this said...I am curious...is anyone else experiencing this?
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Hey has anyone from this group had dog ears fixed yet.. I go Thursday... What should I expect.
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I haven't had mine yet. Going to see the PS on Friday. Hope it goes smoothly for you!
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I scheduled mine for early September (unless they have a cancellation before then). I hope your appointment went smoothly!
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I had my dog ear fixed it looks so much better I'm very pleased I'm a little sore but not bad at all I will post picture soon. I had to fly to Florida the next day and it was no big deal!
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I did. Not bad at all - also had a small section of the scar revised. Nothing at all compared to the original surgery. Just a little tender...
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Hi all!!! Well it is just past 6 months for me.....is anyone still slightly swollen??? when I get up tummy looks great....by mid day tummy starts to puff out under rib cage....I have to hold it in to look totally flat. by night time I am to tired to care..and I look swollen. Tummy is hard...I just expected it to be totally flat. Unless it is my makeup....I never had a totally flat tummy, ever. Saw the Dr in may and he said from the extensive MR done it may be swollen for up to a year!!!!! I had separation up and across muscles. Anyone have this issue??? thanks! barbara
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babzie, my TT was Nov 19 and I have not had significant swelling since about 14-15 weeks post op (March). Sometimes I think I am swollen and I turn out to be *blush* constipation. Do you think that may have an effect? If I miss a day or two of "regularity" I start to look a little bulge-y but I am totally flat after relief from that...sorry if TMI! Being just a little bit distended is noticeable now that my stomach is totally flat.
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it could be!!!!! I always had bloating and gas problems. I was hoping that after tighting up the muscles it would not be as noticeable!!!!! I have one more check in July....going to ask the Dr!!! Thanks!
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Hello My TT was Dec 7 and like you I wake up flat but by the end of the day I am swollen. It doesn't hurt as mush as it used too but at 6 months I shouldn't be looking like I am like two months pregnant sometime. I love my tummy but I am ready to see the full result. Its crazy how my most of the tummy is still numb
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