Welcome to RealSelf's Tummy Tuck Community!

  • 3 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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If you have any questions or concerns, please send me a personal message
 
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You may also check out my Tummy Tuck Survival Guide and Month-by-Month Diary Post Tummy Tuck

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How's everyone today? I'm going to my one-week check-up today. I may or may not get the drain removed. I'm just going to see what Doc says. I'm in the frame of mind that I don't want to rush anything since my progress this week has been going so well.
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I am 11 days post OP. I also have muffun top, which I did not expect with corset abdomniplasty. I am holding hope its swelling, also swelling over bottom scar.
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Most likely swelling!!
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Hi I'm Kim. I'm having my tummy tuck the 14th. While I'm there I'm throwing in some new breasticles to add the fullness I used to have. My abdomen doesn't have a lot of flab, it's just very scarred up and the ovarian surgery 5 years ago left a but crack scar from navel to pubic bone. The surgeon assures me I'll be cruise ready September 28. Can someone tell me what to expect? The breasts are freaking me out more about mammograms after. I'm 54.
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You are going to have a new body very soon.   How large of an implant are you having done?   When you go in for mammograms the first thing they ask is if you have implants.  I wouldn't worry, they deal with this all the time.  

Click Here to read some great information from our doctors Q&A's: 

Can I Get a Normal Mammogram After Breast Implants?

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Thank you for responding. I'm getting 450cc. I have breast tissue just not the fullness in the top like i used to. That seemed to fit me proportionately I'm 5'10" just a little nervous.
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I am 5'1 and I had 500 cc High profile silicone implants from a flat B to a nice full DD I am almost 3 months post op and I love the way the" girls "look I also had a tt and flank lipo 3 months ago and I look amazing , I have worn a 2 piece already this year I haven't worn one of those since I was 19 ( now 40 ) I haven't had a mammo yet I am worried about the same thing you will look and feel great once you start to heal , thanks for asking that question I will look into it as well
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Thank you!!
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Thanks for the info.
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Hello Kim! I am so grateful to have stumbled across this community! I am having my TT this coming Monday, July 7th! I am excited but just SO NERVOUS! It is all so overwhelming. I feel like I'm not prepared and I also feel depressed these last few days. It feels like I am in limbo waiting and I don't know what to do with myself. My husband is so supportive and always says there is nothing to worry about. I will post my review and journey with pics. I have had both an emergency appendectomy that was very messy and an emergency bowel resection that was even worse. So my stomach is a MESS. I am so sick of trying to hide my stomach under baggy clothes. RealSelf is amazing, I am learning so much, thanks to everyone who takes the time to post!
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You feel like the rest of us did right before. I just told my regular doctor that I had it done 2 months ago and she said it was one of the safest surgeries oit there. The results are amazing and life altering. Enjoy the ride .
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I am so excited, thanks for the encouragement, can't wait size 8!!!
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I am so glad to have you here with us.   Just breath, relax and trust that everything will be ok.  You have an amazing support community here to help you through.  

In just a few hours you will have your new tummy.   I am sending hugs and happy thoughts your way for a great day tomorrow.
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Just saw 2 high school friends and told them of my tt and went into the bathroom of rhe restaurant to show them the 10 week results. Both were always thin. But loved my tummy and how tight it was. There's were never that tight. They were really happy for me and my new found confidence.
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Good luck today, NewBellyisBangin'!
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Hello new belly bagin.... I will send you prayers, all will go great. I felt the same I was down the few days before my surgery. I will say I wished I read to expect some post surgery blues, not everyone but most will wonder if they made the right choice when in pain and not as mobile as usual. If you do get this , it gets better, im 11 days out and struggle with feeling like this. I dont regret the surgery, but realistically there will be ups and downs.
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Hi I'm 3 weeks p.o my tt scar is starting to peel or scab off ...I have a tummy broad that I started using today for extra compression for my stomach..not sure if I should be doing this? Also I was told by a friend to not cover my tt scar any more let it heal with out the gauze and tape I was dressing it with ..was she correct about this? When should I start scar treatment ?
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I started scar treatment at 2 weeks as per my PS
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What scar treatment are you using?
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I'm using biocorneum serum and new gel silicone strips. I use the strips at night as per my surgeon and 2xs a day the serum
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What scar treatment did you use? Thanks.
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Where did you buy these products? I have had many problems with my tt. Had it done almost 10 weeks ago and I have to have it cut open again as my hanging skin/fat is huge and has a firm yet jello like giggle when I touch it. I am a bit discouraged right now. Any one else have problems and having it have to be done again?
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Think it's best to ask your PS how they want you to proceed with your scar treatment. I'm glad you made it to the flat side. Congrats!
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I have Corset Abdominoplasty scheduled for next Thursday June 26th. Is it normal to feel like the surgery wont look correctly.
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Hi Kim, My t.t. has left me with a huge muffin top all across my stomach. Do you think it will be absorbed - my surgeon says it will. I can't see how all that skin and excess fat can be absorbed. I am almost 7 weeks p.o. Thanks for your opionion.
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