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Funny Things Said During the Tummy Tuck Process

  • 3 years ago

Some funny statements that have come out of my mouth during this process:

  • Look… my Who Who is so swollen that it looks like a baseball.
  • What is that leaking out of the whole in my hip….ooh nasty!
  • Help me, it hurts and I have to poop. Seriously…UGH Like my husband could go for me.
  • You are going to put what where?
  • What is that? Where did that bump come from? I didn’t pay for that.
  • The playground is closed…sorry!
  • Who shaved me there…was it the nurse or a Keebler Elf. Keep in mind I said this to the nurse while I was on heavy narcotics at the hospital. Boy I don’t do well on drugs. At least I provided some good comedy to the nursing staff.
  • My body is spitting out stitches again!!
  • Can you please rub my butt because it hurt’s. Now what makes this so funny is that I asked my teenager this question. His face was worth a million bucks! What I meant to ask was will you rub my back….came out all wrong. Again, I blame this on the pain meds.
  • Keep your sense of humor through this process because you will need it. It is all good but you will face some challenges and a long healing process. Just make sure that you go in with realistic expectations. You will not come out looking like a Victoria’s Secret model and your stretch marks will not all be gone. Also make sure that you are healthy and in good physical shape, and that you take time for yourself with some pampering and relaxation prior to surgery. I hope sharing my experiences and craziness helps you in your journey.
Best of luck to you on your Tummy Tuck journey!
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Just had tummy tuck on July 16. In between the drug induced comas, I started reading this survival guide. It is so funny and informative, I just wanted to thank the author!
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Glad I could help, welcome to my craziness:)   How are you feeling?
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I've been doing so well, seriously FOCUSED on the procedure but not scared. For some reason I started thinking about the NEXT surgery (3 weeks from now: face lift, brow lift, chin tuck/augmentation, bletharoplasty (eyelids), etc) -- I went to RealSelf site on chin surgery and now I am just about ready to cancel it ALL. It seems EVERYONE on that site is left in agonizing life-long pain. I know better, I'm in health care myself, but it has filled me with fear all of a sudden. I guess I knew I would have to have a moment or two of fear and "second thoughts".... I have six adult kids (4 mine and 2 of my dear husband's: they're mine, too!) Also dghtrsinlaw/sonsinlaw etc. NO ONE wants me to do this. My sweet daughters (one is a PT like me and the other is a trauma surgeon) said they think I'm wonderful as I am but they will not advise me against doing what I believe I need to do. But now NO ONE has said another word to me about it, not since May 30 when I told them I was thinking about it.....
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It's not easy for others to understand why we opt for cosmetic surgery. ..and we may be subjected to criticism for it. In the end if you're happy, do it! It's natural to have mixed feelings, and to be fearful of the unknown....perhaps if u weigh pros and con's, and what truly makes by happy that will help. This is not an easy decision I know, best of luck to u:-)
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Thank you so much. I needed to be reminded of that. I KNOW I am never going to get enough exercise and will limit my life forever with this blubbery belly...and I KNOW if I weighed 120 lbs I'd still have the belly and the thighs that are hereditary. So, as you so wisely say: weighing the pros and cons, THIS IS SOMETHING I NEED TO DO, and others may not fully understand it...after all, I WAS against PS when I was in my 30s and 40s, too!!! So why do I expect my kids to understand until THEY'RE in their 60s? Also, they have totally different lives than I led --by the time I was 30 I had 4 kids, only ONE of my six kids/spouses have had children, and none have been through menopause. Thanks so much for getting me back on track, Paured2. I really appreciate the support JUST WHEN NEEDED!!!!
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Anytime! I am the same, it was one thing I had to cross off my bucket list:-) I am all for happiness....we only live once!! As cliché as that sounds it is true
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Thank you so much for this! It helps to know what to expect after surgery.
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You bet:)
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My fiance and cousin just had a great laugh....i was complaining about the drain tubes and the CG and my swelling. they decided to investigate and went into hysterics that i was so swollen that i have a double vagina and my bottom is trying to squeeze/escape out the back of the CG! guess all vanity went out the window when I got on that table.
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I'm scheduled for my tt on June 24th. I lost over 100 pound and the skin apron is driving me crazy. I am scared silly after reading so much almost rethinking it , but I keep telling myself I was the same way when I had my hysterectomy and that went really well. I will keep checking in. Excited but scared too.
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Hi bvduran, I recently had my tt, lipo done and while I'm not gonna say it's been a complete picnic but I can admit it is manageable but you really need to allow yourself to rest and let others take care of you! Rest is key ingredient here, well that and pain management but I'm 5 days postop and find I only really need the pain meds at night and even that it's more my taking one Percocet and the rest of the time I manage w plain acetaminophen. Good luck!! Don't look back just move forward because you will be much happier without that skin flap hanging over, trust me I know..every time is clean myself I find myself just staring in awe of my new lower abdomen that looks beautiful and flat! Good luck and keep in touch! Miriam61
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Thanks that really helps a lot.
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I just had TT last Tuesday and I'm already back to work, I myself was very very nervous and very anxious, but surprisingly the day of surgery everyone was so nice and my Dr. is such a sweetie all the jitters just went away! I will tell you something to do the day before, drown yourself in water!! drink more than a gallon during the day, you will be so thirsty the day of surgery it'll help your body get back to norm! good luck and btw I have only taken 1 percocet the day after and no valium since saturday!! yay!!
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Was your surgery in the DR? And who was your doctor? Glad to hear you're doing great!
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Thanks that makes me feel better. And thank you so much for the advice
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My best advice don't read on here it had me so scared but I'd never have rethought it! I had mine 4 weeks ago everyday I could just cry in happiness and amazement it's so amazing good luck you'll be fine! It hurts but pain meds manage and get the pain pump or I've heard of a shot too! Take your pain meds better to stay on top of it! You'll love it
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Thank you for your advice and support.
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THANK U SO MUCH FOR THE SURVIVAL GUIDE LOTS OF INFO I WASNT AWARE MY TUMMY TUCK WILL BE NEXT MONTH MID JULY REALLY EXCITED BUT WORRY THANKS FOR INFO
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Mine is Mid July as well
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Well sound like we can be each other's sounding board.
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Wish u all the best I'm staring to get worry and excited
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Yes, let's stay in touch. Are you going to be in DR?
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Had my tummy tuck and lipo if flanks today, all I can say is that my ps dr bond and anesthesiologist are wonderful!!! The nurses have been do wonderful and kind..I highly recommend dr bond and the Clara mass hospital staff!! Am so blessed to have had this very positive experience ! MP
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Glad to hear all went well..
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Discussing surgery with Surgeon, he wanted to hear what I thought of my body..."my face I can deal with, my breasts are fine, my legs are ok and my ass? Well I can't see that so I'm not worried, but seriously, this bit (pointing to my post 4 baby 2 c-section flabby tummy) this is like an alien landed and never left...I look at that and it's not me I see". That good enough?
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