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How long to fit in clothes?

  • Columbia Mo
  • Columbia, Missouri
  • 3 years ago

If I have always been really athletic how long to fit back in to my clothes after mid TT? I am 5'7' and 134, any close to my body type?

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I was able to fit into my clothes the day I had my drains removed which was 5 days po. Even with my worst days of swelling at three months out, I'm pretty much the same size as before surgery. My clothes just fit better...no more belly hanging over my jeans.
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I'm am three weeks post op and very fortunate to fit into my jeans .. it's discouraging for people to know I had this done and are wondering why I loOK the same or sometimes look much bigger due to swelling. but I explain I didn't have weight loss surgery. I had skin removal ..muscle tighten ing surgery. I'm still waiting to bloat up more as I've heard it could getworse before it gets better.
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I think ...there won't be any much difference you care , If still confuse you just need to increase to have 1 more size up clothes.
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jonnyropa.com The size is same as originals. does anyone know here buy?
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I am exactly your height and weight and I remember it only taking a few weeks before I was in my in my clothes again, in fact I went down a size in shirts and down a size in my jeans and was still at the same weight. Since you are also athletic, it shouldn't take long, hang in there!
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Hey, I am going on 5 weeks post op and I can't even come close to buttoning my old pants, leggings are even too tight in the waist band. It gets discouraging and is hard try to not let it get to you. I have chose to eliminate pants for the time being and just do maxi dresses and skirts, they're long enough so that my Spanx don't, show I know some ppl don't wear a garment some choose a binder my PS suggested spanx I like the high waisted ones that starts above the knee and ends under the bust it has straps that wrap around you bra so you don't have to worry about it rolling down. I sit at a desk all day and I am never adjusting it in the front or the back and if I find myself wearing a regular dress i just hike the shorts up a bit it all hides nicely under a fitted dress. I have made the mistake over and over by weighing myself and even measuring my waist and hips just to see if there's a bit of change and trust me it's a baaaad idea once you see the numbers there's no forgetting.
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Hi Fawny, I'm 2 mos post op and am ver discouraged as well. At first I list 6 pounds but started to go up so I quit weighing myself!! This whole process is quite discouraging. I have a vacay coming up & want to wear a bikini but now I'm rethinking that. I am constantly checking in the mirror grabbing my flanks wondering wtf??? I'm going to call my ps tomorrow. I work out almost every day & eat right. Since I stopped my cg everything is spreading WIDE!! I'm totally bummed. Hope you're feeling better.
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I am almost 3 weeks PO and just wearing maxi skirts and sweats. I have a binder on 24/7 and wear spanx when I go out. I just don't want anything rubbing/laying on my stitches yet. I am not getting on the scale until month 4 PO.
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Hi all, I'm 16 days post TT and I'm feeling awful. I took my first shower today, and, for the first time took a look at the results. I feel somewhat like the bride of frankenstein. what used to hang over is gone, but now it seems as if the upper abdomen is huge, swollen and mishapen. I can't get into my size 18 jeans prior to surgery (that were too big). I lost a total of 16 pounds of skin during the surgery and I thought that I'd be down a couple of sizes. I'm absolutely depressed and lost. Please tell me that this swelling will go down? I'm feeling absolutely freakish and hopeless. Thanks so much for your input ahead of time!
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It can take months for the swelling to go down. My ps told me not to really weigh myself or try on any clothes for at least the first few weeks. I am 4 weeks po and I can't get into any of my pants. I just wear dresses or stretchy pants. Be patient the swelling will be better.
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Hi all, I'm 16 days post TT and I'm feeling awful. I took my first shower today, and, for the first time took a look at the results. I feel somewhat like the bride of frankenstein. what used to hang over is gone, but now it seems as if the upper abdomen is huge, swollen and mishapen. I can't get into my size 18 jeans prior to surgery (that were too big). I lost a total of 16 pounds of skin during the surgery and I thought that I'd be down a couple of sizes. I'm absolutely depressed and lost. Please tell me that this swelling will go down? I'm feeling absolutely freakish and hopeless. Thanks so much for your input ahead of time!
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be patiente it takes a while, but in a while you will be so happy as I am today! you will look so pretty and proud! I had mine one year and a half ago.
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I am 61 and am close to my fourth week after tummy tuck. I didn't need any muscles tightened and decided not to include the added risk of lipo so I'm not sure if this will apply to you. I could fit into my regular jeans after a week, but felt snug. They got looser almost daily. Now some fit loose, some fall off and some are snug depending upon how they fit before. Doc says swelling will continue to reduce until four months, so I'm waiting to buy new clothes.
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When I was back at work, I explained my predicament to my 8 months pregnant co-worker. She offered to bring me some maternity pants. She brought me some high waist jeans and black dress pants and they are SOOO comfortable and they fit my legs much better than larger size regular pants. I'll probably need to wear them at least 3-4 weeks.
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It does seem to be discouraging, when you think you should fit the small clothes, doesn't it?

I was still wearing my binder at 17 days. I wore it for nearly 2 months. It was a huge comfort to me, and helped the swelling when I had to go back to work. Of course, it also meant I couldn't wear smaller clothes, but in reality, they didn't fit yet, even though I was down about 14 lbs.

I had my TT and lipo on Feb 2nd. I still get some swelling when I overdo, and I still have the numbness in the belly. I do however, now wear a size 6 pants, instead of size 12! :D

The PS did tell me earlier in the spring, to not think about buying a new wardrobe until at least 4 months post-op.

Just keep comfy and don't push it. You'll feel much better in the long run.
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I'm 17 days post op. I'm 5'3 and I was 135 before surgery and now I'm 127. I was a size 4 before the surgery and now I can't even button a size 8 pair of jeans that fit when I was 150. I pulled out all of my looser clothes in anticipation of being swollen, but I can't get any non-sweats on. I may need to search for size 16 pants I wore when I was 190. I go back to work Monday and I only have a couple dresses and skirts I can wear. Strapless bras add my back pain, so I have to wear a regular bra and it limits the dresses I can wear. I saw a commercial for Pajama Jeans today and I actually wished I had them. I used to wonder who would ever buy them! I've worn my pajama pants in public several times now and I wish they looked like jeans.
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I think the doc said 6 or 8 weeks for sex.

Don't do situps so soon.
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i am 9 weeks and it still hurts to do setups and cough does that mean i am still swelling??
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You probably are still swelling, but I don't think that is causing your pain. I was not allowed to to sit ups until I was 6 months post surgery!! Things are really tender inside and there was a whole lot of cutting and stitching. It takes a long time to heal completely. I think it is very normal to feel sore when coughing at 9 weeks. Fold your arms tightly across your abdomen and push in when you sneeze or cough. It helps.
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some of you have to have the answer for me, how long after surgery is safe to have sex? I am still afraid! I had mine 32 days ago! and how long it takes to the tape and the numbing of the tummy to feel normal again? thanks
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I meant to the tape over my scar to be off by itself like the DR told me!
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I think we had very gentle intercourse at 5 or 6 weeks, but my incision had pulled apart in two places at 4 weeks (DO NOT ARCH YOUR BACK!!!), so my healing was a bit delayed. I didn't have tape on my incision very long...maybe I wish I would have so it wouldn't have torn open, which was really gross and upsetting. The open places eventually healed normally,about 3 weeks behind the rest of the scar.
Regarding numbness, mine has lasted for many months. Feeling has slowly returned from the edges of my abdomen toward the center. Also, the tummy feels softer, still flat, but not hard like a snare drum. At 8 months I have feeling everywhere on the surface, but still feel numb under the skin in the center 4-5 inches.
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