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I'm in Law Enforcement and I have a TT and breast lift and aug scheduled for Jan 25th! I have LOTS of questions!

  • kfw1633
  • Charlotte, NC
  • 2 years ago

I don't like the term MOMMY MAKEOVER because I'm' not a mommy, lol, so I wanted to start another discussion. I'm in Law Enforcement and I'm wondering how long does it take to become mobile again after surgery. I'm very active and I have some fitness events scheduled for March. Again, I have LOTS of questions and I've read a lot but I haven't really seen much posted about going back to work where the job is NOT a desk job...help!!

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IM IN LAW ENFORCEMENT TOO. HOW WAS YOUR RECOVERY? HOW LONG BEFORE YOU WENT BACK FULL DUTY? I TOOK OFF 8 WEEKS AND WANT TO GO BACK FULL DUTY AFTERWARDS...IM ON THE STREET AND A LITTLE WORRIED ABOUT MY GUNBELT AND THE INCISION. ALSO HOW COMFY THE VEST WILL BE...POST AFTER PICS AND BEFORE PICS TO. I HAVE BEFORE PICS AND IM SCHDULED FOR FRIDAY BL, SILICONE IMPALANT AND TUMMY TUCK...GOOD LUCK TO YOU
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Hi there.. So I took off 7 weeks from work. Everything is going to feel a bit weird getting back into uniform.. I was still very numb so nothing hurt wearing the belt. However the swelling is terrible. I was back full duty as well. The vest didnt bother my stomach at all. They have changed the woman vest for us and it actually fits really good and stays in place and doesn't pinch any thing when you sit. Much better then the old ones. Hope this helps ya a bit! Good luck ;-)
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Just coming to check in on ya.. see how your doing..
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I'm thinking about you kfw! Hope you are resting easy!
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Hey Maumee! Thank you. I'm home in bed with some minor pain and discomfort. I posted on Jan TT' s wall just a few mins ago. I'm trying to stay awake long enough to read all of the posts. How are YOU doing??
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So glad you are doing well, kfw! Your recovery sounds amazing so far. I am on post op day 21 today. I can't believe it has been 3 weeks already! I stay home with my two little ones (3 and 5) and I'm back to school to get my bachelor's so between the kids and online classes I've not gone bonkers yet being cooped up at home. Plus it's freezing here in OH so I wouldn't want to go out anyway. I am venturing out to lunch with friend today and it will be the first time I've gotten dolled up since surgery. I've showered of course, but couldn't bother to make the extra effort, so it will feel good to feel "normal," at least a little. I'm hoping my regular jeans will fit over my binder - we'll see!!
I wish you continued ease with your recovery!! Remember to rest with feet up after dinner on the days you do extra stair climbing etc. :-)
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luckily i'm a lieutenant and in a desk job now so I don't have to wear a uniform if I don't want to (unless mandated for a funeral etc). I tried on my uniform pants the other day thinking it might be easier than wearing civies since my cg goes to my calves. Pants fit fine but then I thought crap I gotta put 30 pounds on my hips. If it werent for my hip bones and the incision being so sensitive and not completely healed I think it would be ok, but since mine is so sensitive and the hip bones are the worst I bet it'll be 7-8 weeks until it's completely healed where I won't be worried of the belts weight reopening that fresh skin. I read JenP's blog on here (filter tummy tuck, 25-34 years, and worth it then by comments) she is 4.5 months post op and went back to street work at 7 weeks but said she got really swollen after a 10 hour shift. I found her blogs super helpful since she is in LE and a crossfitter which is what I do so I've been going back to her blogs checking when she did things and how it effected her. I'm going back week 4 and I'm a bit worried. I still don't stand straight and am so sore from the lipo, I know for myself I wouldn't do street work for 8 weeks, for my safety and everyone elses. But that's just how I feel right now at week 3 so maybe there will be huge healing gains. How long did you take off?
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Mommy Makeover is a marketing term that definitely doesn't apply to everyone who gets a TT and breast work. I think fitness events in March will be seriously pushing it. As far as going back to work, you'll probably want a good 3 weeks off. That's what I've heard from most ladies. There are a few exceptions, of course, but this is major surgery and it all depends on how you heal.

Here's what some doctors have to say about healing after a mommy makeover. I feel like they might be quite optimistic, but then, I haven't had a tummy tuck myself, so I can't say for sure. I just go by all the reviews I've read.

Good luck! Please consider starting your story in RealSelf's Mommy Makeover Community. You can update as you go and even add photos and video if you so desire. You're also likely to get the best support and most comments over there.

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