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Just posted my 5 month results. Have a peek :)
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Hello I am an August tummy tucker. Had surgery on August 21. I love my results but was wondering g if you get swollen on your tummy. I am definitely swollen on sides where lipo was done. I can't help but feel like from a side profile I am still thick. Is this swelling? I am 11 days out. When does swelling do down. I am wondering if what I see is what I get or will it get better
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How are all of my June 2012 ladies doing.  I would love to hear from you so please check in and tell me how things are going a year later.  Still loving your results?

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Hey ladies, I don't think I've checked in since I went back to work a year ago! I had my surgery last June and still can't believe how you can be cut open, cleaned out, if you will, pulled up and sewn back together and be done and healed in close to 6 weeks!!!!! I am still amazed every time I bathe and lotion my scar. I am an Fitness Instructor and I had this done because you get tired of working out and nothing happening in that area, so I did it, went back to work, got Few comments, but basically people just comment on how good I look........not ring conceded, just saying ........if you're like me, you are always waiting for someone to ask .......Did you have surgery? Because I work out, I don't people to think that surgery is THE answer. If you're not in the habit of working out, then it'll be hard to begin once surgery is over. Some people can get that tummy weight off by working out and some of us can't no matter what you do. That said, after a year, I 'm still glad I did it,but I'm not flat, just smaller. Thighs have gotten bigger, making me go to a bigger size to get pants up, breast have gotten bigger as well. I was already healthy up there, but after surgery they shrunk down causing me to buy small size tops and now I'm back into mediums!!!! I'm still swollen, and not really smooth on the sides where scar begins and ends. I'm just now beginning to itch, which I think means I'm still healing. All in all, no regrets because I'm still smaller than I was. Doctor said , although fat wont come back where surgery was done, if you don't keep a healthy life style, the fat will come back......and in areas you least expect. Thus my new found thighs and breast!!! Lol!! Well, I hope everyone else is doing well! Thanks for the conversation starter Kimmers25!
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Thank you for checking back in with us!!  It's great to hear how you are doing.  

This is a long road and never and endless road.  It does take constant diet and exercise to maintain the results.  It sounds like you are doing great and loving the results.  I am happy for you and it's wonderful to hear back from you.

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Wow!! A year has gone by and since the surgery, I've gone from a size 8 to a 4. I'm loving my results!! I'm still a little numb near the incision area though. The scars have faded, but are still visible. I'm still a little sore in the ab area, so sit-ups are limited. I had to go back in and get lipo of the lower abs because my PS forgot to do that area during the surgery. All I have to say is, I have no regrets, I would do it over in a heart beat. For you ladies that are considering this surgery, my advice to you is to research, research, research. Go on as many consultations as possible until you find the PS you feel most comfortable with and Check out all reviews you can find. Get all your business and care items in order prior to the surgery and try to find someone for at least a few days to help you out because you will need the assistance. Good Luck and welcome to fabulous!!!
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Wonderful!!  Thank you so much for checking in with us:)

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How does one pee with the cg? Is the hole big enough to not get it wet? I'm just curious. And I have to ask about having a bowel movement, does the cg have to b removed? Sorry for the gross question but I was wondering.
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The one I have does not need to be removed for either and you won't get it dirty or wet. I think mine is a design by Veronique.
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The surgeon I have sold me an Isavela with crotch opening. Guess should b Same. Thanks
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Definitely make sure you get crotchless-pulling the garment off and on is no easy task the first week or two. Mine never got dirty.
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Happy Holiday's to all my fellow June tummy tuckers !
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I don't think it's ever going to stop! I have a question. I am 6 months PO as of 12-19, and I have started having pains in my stomach. It's like where he did muscle repair. It literally feels like I can feel where he sewed my muscle together on both sides. Has anyone else had this problem or having this problem now? I thought maybe it was just getting the feeling back. But I don't know! It has been this way for about 5 days now. I can move a certain way and pain shoots through or I can cough or sneeze and it's just like the pain right after my surgery. Someone please let me know if you have done this or not!!
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Rdy, not sure if this feeling is the same as yours or not but I still have shooting pains sometimes when I sneeze - not always but sometimes, and not exactly like immediately postop (because I was really numb then and didn't feel much) - this is more like a burning pain. My belly is also still sore muscularly, and am now kind of itchy skin-wise and perhaps a bit deeper whereas I was not at the beginning; I am still mostly numb (!) in the front but there is an itchiness to it that wasn't there before, and some sensations that are new. I am just considering it part of the process, because I don't know what else it could be.
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Merry Christmas to all my fellow tummy tuckers, hope you all have a great holiday !
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i had mine in May of this year and i am not having pains like you describe, maybe you might want to call PS and ask them about this.
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Kathy, I am done with my PS, The one spot healed and hopefully I won't have to see him again. I will deal with whatever this is. It has gotten better though. Thanks, Hope everyone has a Merry Christmas and a safe New Year!
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Hi fellow June tters... Sorry I haven't checked in, it's been quite a recovery. I hope everyone is doing well. I must admit that the best medicine i found is "time and patience". it's been 5 1/4 months for me, I can finally say that I shed lots of swelling, some weight and mostly all numbness. My clothes are all either fitting or too big, thank God, for a while pants wouldn't go up my thighs. I learned that recovery is individual and patience is key! I still have a ways to go but feel and look good and looking forward to the tight ass holiday dress :-)
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I agree with the "quite a recovery". I am glad to hear you are doing well. I still have a lot of numbness. I am hoping this is normal. But since yours is almost gone, not so sure. I like the way clothes fit on me also. Strange to hear people say I look skinny. I keep telling them I'm not, just smaller than I was.
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Hi Rdy, agree totally with not skinny. I too am smaller but to that I am thankful. I was having major bathroom issues and had it confused with swelling, lmao!!! Feeling better now that I know. I do continue to get weekly massages but not sure that has helped, but figured I'd continue until 6 month mark which is the 18th then decide. I am not exercising, which I should be. What about you? Take care and nice hearing from you. Have a good day.
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I am not exercising. I need to start back walking. The weather here in south Alabama has been great, just can't get motivated. I am not gaining or losing weight right now. Everyone keeps telling me I don't need to lose any more, but I want to at least 20 pounds. Maybe after the holidays I will start back. Hope you have a wonder holiday!
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So hard to lose weight with the holidays coming up, maybe we can skip the desserts and fried foods. Easier said than done, lol. Thank you and enjoy the holidays as well. Happy holidays, Continued healing and well prayers to ALL.
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i still have some numbness, may always be there not sure, things are good with me, i have been doing exercise program for about 3 months now and feel better than i have in years, clothes fit great, so nice to be rid of that belly, im still shocked when i look at myself, cant believe that belly and stretch marks are finally gone, thank god i went thru with this and thank god all went well........best wishes to all of you(yep quite a recovery !)
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Well, I decided not to have the procedure done tomorrow. The spot has actually started to heal! Amazing after 5 months of this, it decides to start healing about 5 days ago. It's almost to a stop draining infection. Hopefully just a couple more weeks and it will all be healed. I think the peroxide I have been using for the last 3 months has done it. Hope everyone is healing and feeling great!
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That's good news Rdy and a pleasant surprise (to me, anyway - but you knew and now I have learned, thanks!) - congrats! :) One big benefit is your scar line will all be healed at the same rate. My touch-up scar is about 3 months behind the original, and it shows, but I guess in the end they all fade pretty well so it doesn't matter. Doing well. Did okay staying out of the Halloween candy, now to avoid stuffing myself at Thanksgiving. ;)
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