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Welcome to RealSelf's Tummy Tuck Community!

  • 2 years ago

I'm Kim, the Tummy Tuck Community Manager, and I'm here to help you...
  • find tummy tuck information
  • get support, and
  • answers to guide you through your tummy tuck journey.
More about me. I am...
  • a tummy tuck and breast reduction recipient
  • I am a 49 year old wife and mother who decided it was time to take her body back.  My passion is to support,
  • encourage, educate and guide RealSelf users through their process
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Hi All! I have my initial consultation on April 24th! I'm so excited. I was curious to see if anyone's insurance covered their TT or part of it? Just curious. I've been reading that some insurance companies cover part. It's been super helpful to read everyone's posts and experiences!
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Hi, I am just joining the site after finally going through with the decision to have a tummy tuck and lipo! I just paid for the procedure and I am set for April 28th! I am very excited! Hope this is all worth it.
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Im sure it will be!!
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Thank you!
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Hi:) I am getting ready to book full TT and breast augmentation with shaped textured gel implants to be done May 19. I saw 4 docs before deciding on my guy. Like everyone Im sure I am sooo excited. I'll be posting more and hope to make some friend's here through my body makeover
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congratulations on finding your doc coll, can't wait to see your before/ after pics.
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I can't wait to see my pics too lol. Will be taking the before pics this weekend (ew) lol
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Welcome to the forum coll:)
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Thank you:)
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Thank you
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I know the feeling! I took mine today and did not enjoy the experience =(
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Scheduled for a TT and BA May 22
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YAY. We will go through it together:)
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I had my tummy tuck march 24 and I'm looking for a garment to make my waist smaller and stomach flatter!
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I'm new, I am scheduled for a full TT with MR on April 21. I am flying out of province for it and will be flying home 7 days after surg. However, I wont be staying overnight in the hospital, I'll be released later that day, and will stay with a friend. Heaviest I was 305, currently 140-150 wavering back and forth. Nervous for flying home, has anyone flown after surgery?
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P. S. I'll be having an inner thigh lift one month after TT and flying out and back again.....very nervous for everything....
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Welcome to the forum:)
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Hi bandaid. I am curious about staying with a friend that first night. I don't know if it is standard procedure but my surgeon makes patients stay at a recovery place for 2 nights post op -- there are complications that can arise. Also flying is DEFINITELY an issue because of the small but REAL danger of blood clots. It might be beneficial to check in with another doc for feedback on your plan. Good Luck!
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Hi suz1218 Thanks for the comment :o) I chose my PS out of three I saw. And a friend of mine had a TT by him six months ago and her scar is very straight. He doesn't keep his patients over night. Besides, it's $700 a night and I'm already stretched to the limit (no pun intended lol). I've already paid him for the surgery too. The flight is only an hour and a half, but I'll be happy to get home. Although, my next issue is that I live alone.......gulp lol
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Rock it girl! 305 to 140 shows amazing strength. I know you will be very happy. Be sure to take some good before and after pics too
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Please read real self not worth it! Before you pick a dr.
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If you go out of the USA. A USA Dr will help you. But it will cost you more for office visits. 200.00 a visit. More surgery 5,000 to 10,000 more for hospital fee.
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Ladies. Please read real self not worth before going out of the USA. Things happen in the USA too. But YOUR USA Dr will help you until you are satisfied .i wil
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Hello Ladies, im on my 3rd day after tt w lipo and thi's. My concerns are what to eat? I had a salad,& some apple slices, baby carrots, and almonds, a sm pb&j sandwich..trying to drink water..taste a lil ugh..im worried im gona eat the wrong thing. I'm also wearing a compression garment. I go monday for a bariotic (spelling) treatment. I've done a lil walking cause laying in bed so much hurts..any help would be greatly appreciated! Hope y'all doing well to :)
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I wish u a speedy recovery Eat proteins to heal faster and green veggies so u don't become constipated and lots and lots of water
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