Did anyone else do liposuction instead of full tummy tuck and wondering if you need more?

  • Abby29
  • 1 year ago

I did lipo a month ago.  While it is a VAST improvement, I still have a little belly mpund, much much smaler but I look like the before picture for some perfectionists.  Three out of four dictors tole me I would need the full TT but I decided to go with the dr. who thought I should see if I would be satisfied with lipo alone.  I son't seem to have any extra skin, just a sticking out thing -- anyway it could still be swelling or is it the muscle separation thing?  I have had two C-sections.  Just wondering it it will improve or if this is probably close to end result.    

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If 3 out of 4 said recommended a TT, they probably understood the true results you were looking for. Which would have required muscle tightening aswell as fat excision and or lipo. The 4th dr. sounded like he UNDERSTOOD your aversion to the TT and wanted to sell you something, even if it was just an "improvement" rather than just to agree with the other 3 drs and just have you walk away from him too. Sure he could promise to improve your abdomen but if it wasnt good enough for you, he could charge you for another whole surgery. Whereas it would have been cheaper just to have it done all at once. In saying all that, I think it is way too early to decide if you are going to be satisfied with your results. Most PS say its around 3-12 months where you will be able to see real and definitive results.
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was wondering the same thing but I'm only 15 days post op so it's hard to tell. I had lipo instead of mini tummy tuck. I like my results thus far, I just wish the swelling would go down so I could see what the actual results are and make an assessment. However, after all this swelling, I don't know if I want to go through surgery again.
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Thanks for the replies. Kirsty, thnx for keeping me patient; snomama, I hope it all resolves to what you want. Personally I don;t think I have it in me to even think about another surgeyr for quite some time. I sometimes wonder if I should have gone with the full tt to have the flat stomach now, but this was much less invasive I guess, no scar, and a very big improvement. Probably enough for me. Maybe now it is up to me (diet and exercise ;))).
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I'm almost 2 months out and still have swelling. I might still need a tummy tuck to achieve the look I want, but I don't think my husband is up for spending even more (I also had BA) right now. ;) I have a couple lumpy areas too, the doctor said they will go away. I go back Oct. 31 since that will be about 12 weeks post surgery.I feel like I am gaining weight back in my belly but not in my hips/flank area yet. Not sure, the scale is staying steady. It worries me though. Maybe it's skin?
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Hi there, welcome!

I'm not a doctor, so please don't take this as medical advice, but I would personally assume that it may take a little longer than a month for all the swelling to disapate and for the full results to show. However, have you asked your doctor for their opinion?

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