February Tummy Tuckers Check in Here!

  • newmomat37
  • Peoria, AZ
  • 2 years ago

I am scheduled for Feb 6, 2012. I have been reading the Nov and Dec forums and getting lots of great info..thought it was time to start our month..might be a little early, buy hey, I am excited! I am 40 yrs old, have two boys, ages 4 and 1 ( he is actually 17 months old) and am excited and scared at the same time. My tummy bounced back after my first son but did not after the second one. I have severe diastasis as told by my PS and most likely a hernia. I look 5 months preggers so since we are done having kids, I decided it was time. My biggest fears are handling my kids after the surgery ( I will have help for 2-3 weeks for sure and then some help after that initial healing phase) and not being happy with the results after the long road to recovery, the cost, the trauma to my body, etc. I am 5' 3" and weigh 133. I would love to get closer to 125 before surgery but the Holiday season isn't helping.  :)

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I updated my one year post op update the end of February. I'm doing great. I didn't mention though that the feeling isn't back to normal in the belly below the belly button. Hope that still comes someday. I'm very happy with my results!
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We miss you and want to hear from you!   We would love to hear how you are doing one year or more post op. 

Drop back in and give us an update.  You sharing your long term results will be very helpful to others just beginning their process. 

Look forward to hearing from you:)

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February 2012 ladies how are you doing 1 year from now. I had my tt done February 2013 and I'd like to get a feel of how I'll be doing. Any pains still, swelling still present, back to full workouts, belly what you expected etc. Please advise thanks in advance.
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I am still numb in tummy area across incision...boobs still hurt at times and nipple sensation is not as before. .. I've gained weight in thighs and booty and in places I didn't have before. . Think that's fat redistribution from lipo:(
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I couldn't believe it when I realized I was 1 year post-op! I feel great. I can do most anything now. I don't do a lot of ab exercises. My PS advised me to not do anything other than yoga or planks. I can't do crunches or situps or anything of that sort. I do still have numbness all the way down the front. It's not as weird of a feeling anymore because I am used to it. I have put on a bit of weight since the surgery but my tummy is still as flat as ever. I am so happy with my decision to do this. I have no regrets!
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wow! one year and still no sit ups! what about swelling? Has that competely stopped?
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My PS won't let me ever do sit ups or crunches again. I had a massive separation in my abs so he doesn't want any strain on that area. I didn't really have much swelling at all after surgery so that's never been an issue for me. I also didn't have any lipo. I don't know if that was a factor or not.
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Well ladies yesterday my daughter and I went on the flat side. Surgery went well for both of us. Her surgery was performed at 7:30 am and my surgery was performed at 10:30am. Both surgies were about three hours long. The stomach muscles were pulled very tight which is why you walk hunched over. I can see the change now in spite of the swelling. Getting in and out of bed difficult the pain is not to bad it feels like a c-section but to the 10th power,Applesauce is my bfb I eat that before taking my pain meds. Please ladies do not let the wear off because you will feel it. I'm drinking half gatorade and water to replace my electiclights
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I think this is last years feb forum, come and post on this feb forum! :-) sounds like you are doing great! Yay!
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Hope you both are doing great
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I am about to be 3 weeks PO! I have been cleared for light exercising. What did you gals do on the first couple of weeks back. im a little reluctant bc I really dont know how to take it easy in the gym. I reallllly go hard but I know I am not ready and wld never do anything to jeopardize my health. I just need some help on what to do my first week back.
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Another Question. After reading all of your posts I just remembered that when I had my gall bladder out in November they told me I also have a small hernia. Did your PS's fix the hernia's as well? Did the insurance company pay for the surgery then?
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yes to both questions
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Ok I am ready to start writing and took some disgusting before photos (I don't go until March 5) How do I upload them I don't see a place
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Think you add on your profile. Most people on this forum had surgery last year. You should be able to find one for this year. It's great to chat with people that are or have gone through similar journies.. Good luck.
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For the several days I have been searching for a hospital that specializes in treating hernia. I checked with some of the hospitals in Ontario but most of them displeased me for one reason or the other. Can anyone recommend me a good hospital within the locality?
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Hi ladies! It has been a while since I've been on...I only get notifications of messages on a very sporadic basis..not sure of why.
I can't believe that the PS can charge you for something that SHE is in control of! If you had done something to cause the problem, then I could see having to pay for a revision. My PS did some additional lipo to my right side because I had a lovely little lump left over and was very obviously not even. Yesterday I went back for the 1 month check up for the lipo, and he said that it looks good, but that he wasn't happy with the color of my scar...thought it was too red for being 5 months out. He asked if I had time for him to laser it, and of course I said "sure!" He has been absolutely wonderful! I really appreciate the time that he has spent with the follow-up care.
My belly button still looks odd as far as the scarring goes, but hopefully that fades. I have the little devil looking scar around it, but it is nice and round.
Has anyone tried lying on their stomach on a hard surface? A couple of days ago, I was trying to do some pilates moves (swimming) and I felt some soreness in my "upper" ab area...like it was very firm. It was even on both sides, so I am guessing that it is just normal now.
Hope all are doing well!
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Hi February tummy tuckers....I'm wondering if any of you ladies
have a muffin top after your full tt surgery w/lipo? I'm starting to notice that I have one and it's driving me nuts. I thought that the surgery would have gotten rid of it but it still looks the same as before. If any of you ladies have had to go back and have it revised me let me know. Take care and God Bless!
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Mimi'stime, I have no muffin top. I had a full tt with lipo of flanks and upper back. If you got lipo of the flanks you should not have a muffin top! Unless you've put on weight. How long ago was your surgery?
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My surgery was Feb 20th, I have not put on any weight, I have actually lost about 12 pounds. I feel like I paid to have this removed and it's not. the first few months I didn't really notice it but as time as gone it's getting more noticable. I have been going to the gym trying to get rid of it but I don't feel like I should have to do that even. I know I need to work out to keep in shape but gosh that part of it shouldn't be the problem. I'm really thinking about going back to my ps and letting him look at it but I know he's gonna say give it time. well it should be getting better not worse. sorry! just venting.
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I had my tuck on feb 1st 2013. i alotttt of swelling on my flanks which makes it look like a muffin top...is it possible that u r still swelling? does it get more noticeable at night?
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Not sure if anyone still checks in.. but curios,first has everyone gained stomach strength back..enough for Yoga or situps, etc? How are your scars looking? If you are working out, are you working out the same as before surgery? How is your appetites?
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I haven't gained enough stomach strength to do my pre-op workouts. I am trying. I can keep up with everything except abs. My PS told me not to do sit-ups or crunches ever again. But I can do yoga, planks, isometric abs exercises... But now, I struggle with planks and push-ups. My abs feel like I'm being stabbed. The pain is mostly at the top near my breastbone. I try to push through it, but it's hard. The rest of my workout is the same as before surgery.

As for my scar, it looks great. It's pretty thin and not really raised. I am using a silicone scar cream I purchased from my PS. It was really expensive so when this is gone, I will probably just stop using it.

Appetite is the same as before surgery. I have gained some weight so I'm starting to change my eating habits. I need to lose about 10 lbs.
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Hey Mia I hardly checkn in now a days. But I wanted to reply. My workouts are the same as before surgery. Except for the Ab workouts. I can't say that I've gained back that much strength back. It's weird thou when I do crunches. I hav'nt even tried a full situp yet. Because I figure if crunches are weird how will it be with a full situp. My scar to me is still a little darker than I would like. I hate that I have a T scar thou. That to me is the worse looken one. I posted a new pictures today. You can see my scar.
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Sweet, hey girl. I don't get on blogs as much as when we were going through it either. I can'tsay I work out as hard as I used too. Starting to feel stronger, just so tired all the time. Maybe need too get anemia checked again. Hoping the 6 month mark gives me incentive.
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