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Pre-Op Tummy Tuck Anxiety (4 days until the big day)

  • Kat1978
  • 2 years ago

Hello,        I am having my tummy tuck done in 4 days and I am super nervous about the surgery. My thoughts are consumed by "will come out okay or if all of my results will by what I expect". I have spent the past 3 weeks watching videos on Youtube and reading about the good and bad things that can happen. I am 33 years old and have 12 year old twin girls and a 4 year old son. I have wanted a tummy tuck for 12 years and the time has finally come and I am starting to have doubts about if doing this is worth all of the stress and pain. Any thoughts or advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Kat

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Thanks for responding to my post. I am now 7 days post op and I have seen the scar and my belly button and I am really depressed! My expectations were too high of the outcome. I thought honestly, that it would be perfect and it is far from it. I know that it takes up to 1 year to see the full results, but I thought all of my stretchmarks would be totally gone and they are not. My husband said that I cannot judge the outcome so soon, but hard to do when I look at it everday. I hope that your outcome is great!
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Hi Kat,
I didn't see my wounds until day 8 post op and I can tell you I cried for almost 24 hrs (on and off) I was so depressed at seeing the incision, swelling and a triangular belly button and i wondered why the hell i had done this. I am now 12 days post pp and i think i've got used to the wounds etc and i can see the light at the end of the tunnel. I had stretch marks above my belly button which are now below my belly button. All the stretch marks originally below the belly button were removed with the op. All I can say is that it's not perfect or the tummy i had pre-twins but it's a whole lot better than pre-op.I'm sure we'll both be happy with our results in a few months!!!
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I have 9 year old twins and a 7 year old. I had my tummy tuck on 12th March so i'm 2 days post op. I can tell you I was so apprehensive I couldn't stop crying when I arrived at the hospital. It's normal to have doubts pre-op and i just kept thinking of the time I finally made the decision to have the op and thought how I'd feel if i backed out at the last minute. If you look on this site v few women have a bad experience and most of those have been because of poor surgeon choice or poor communication/ expectations. 94% are happy with their results so chances are you will be delighted too. I can't really comment on my own results as i have a corset on that I'm not allowed to take off for a week and I haven't seen my incision or belly button yet- but anything would be better than what i had before. Good luck with your op.
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