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Can we stand up straight after tummy tuck?

  • melsflossin
  • 3 years ago

I've read where some PS will allow you to stand straight after TT if you can. How long did it take to do it for all of you. My PS told me i can go back to work in 1 week. I am a nurse who passes out medicaitons. Physically easy job.

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Hi, Im 3 weeks post op, I had full TT and Breast Implants. Yesterday I was upset because of may back pain from not being able to stand straight. I did an experiment, I didn't wear any compression garment and slept on my back without a pillow. I had a pillow underneath both legs whenever I feel Im stretching it too much. I woke up feeling better pain wise on my back, then I asked my husband to lay down a yoga mat and laid on my back again no pillows then gradually just stretching my legs and stop when I feel its too much. Im feeling better today, hope it will get better everyday as my Dr. said. Happy healing to all.
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A lot of stretching throughout the day helped a lot. I had a lot of back pain and issues getting completely straight until almost 5 weeks. Even now at 3 months some days I find myself rolling my shoulders forward if I am too swollen and tight.
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Are you having muscle repair or just skin removal? If you are having muscle repair I doubt you'll be back at work within a week. And not standing up straight.
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GOT MY DRAINS OUT YAYYY and no it didn't hurt just burn like hell I go back next Monday to see him 12 days post op. I had to go get a tight tank compression to wear cause of the lipo. some of my friends told me they wore the binder a long while during day and night to help stomach stay tight is that true? the doctor told me I should have it off in 3 weeks
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I'm scared bout getting drains Out I'm going tomorrow can anybody help on some advice please I'm a lil afraid. Thanks
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The drain removal is easy and painless!
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It doesn't burn ?
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I was given gas and air, so didn't feel a thing. The drain site is the most tender area in the healing process.
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Ok I hope I hope so. : )
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It burns a bit . But it's so fast that are not in pain. I had two drain my doctor pulled both at the same time. But if you are scared of the pain take some pain meds before the doctors app. That will help
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I just had my TT yesterday no pain no nausea just pulling and tugging and burn sensation when and how long can I stand straight
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Hi there, take your time don't rush things. I was weeks before I could stand straight and have a washboard flat stomach now. My PS said that it takes at least 10 days to be able to stand. All the best with your recovery - rest rest rest!! Vic z
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thank you I actually feel pretty good I have no pain just uncomfyness hunchback lol so it took you 10 days I think that's good not sure every recoops different when did you have your procedure?
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You are removing your drains 2 days after surgery??
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I had my surgery last thursday
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Are they to stay in longer? I'm assuming they will come out tomorrow
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I'm 21 months post op now. It took me 6 weeks to be perfectly straight. My PS said 10 days was the minimum time, but although I did suffer with backache because of the hunching it was a small price to pay.
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Oh yes my back is killing me,,,,
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I'm p/o day 6 from an extended tummy tuck with muscle repair and lipo to abdomen, flanks, and lower back... All of my swelling is in my hips and I've had way more pain than expected. I've had 2 c sections and thought it would be similar in pain but found out not so much haha but still I think it was worth it!! One drain partially fell out and I had to pull it out the rest of the way today but doc said its fine, just bandage it and he'll see me in a couple days. I still have to walk hunched over because he took a hell of a lot of skin off and my tummy is so tight! But it's so nice to have a flat tummy again!!
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I am so surprised! I expected the worst but I am 5 days post op and had NO pain yet, walk easy and only hunch a little bit. Does not feel swollen. I can eat anything, sleep well, blood drain well. Only hated the first few hours feeling silly after the op like with any op. hope that I am going to look great and cannot wait to get the drain out and have a shower. Wonderful hubby that washes my hair and rub my back! Bit constipated but will keep an eye on it. So far so good and I nearly got cold feet.
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I'm now 12days after op, doing great scar looks fine, have been using bi oil from nine days stomach really flat, but still bit swollen, and tight but looks great . I do feel that it was worth it, I would say to anyone go for it .
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I just stood up by myself. Its just kinda happened. Honor your bod, if it want to stand, stand. If not hunch till you are ready. I was po 3 or 4.
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I could stand up straight right after surgery 24hrs max which to me seems that not enough skin was removed as I should feel more pain and discomfort standing straight so early on. It just feels like not enough skin was removed and im not tight enough or anywhere near as tight as I would have liked =(
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I was completely blown away with how long it took for my recovery...I had my surgery 7 months ago... am a weightlifter, bodybuilder, in awesome shape...just needed my tummy repaired. It took 10 weeks of using a walker before I could stand up perfectly straight! I had a 8 inch diastasis...probably contributed to my slower recovery, but being in that position for that long has now given me horrible lower back pain. I got so depressed because the average recovery on standing straight was 2-4 weeks. I am slowly stretching out my abdominal muscles STILL.. to give me more flexibility to help with that pain, but my advice would be to really try and do the stretching early...even if it feels like there is "NO WAY" you can stand straight....My surgeon gave me clearance at 2 weeks to try and stand straight, but I simply didn't push myself. It felt like a rubberband that had reached its max stretch, but I probably should've sought after massage therapy and heat to loosen the muscles to give me a better stretch. Good luck...regardless..I am SO glad I did it! You'll get there...
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I'm 20 days po and I am really surprised that I'm only able to stand straight about 98%. My tummy feels so tight when I try to go the other 2%. I am also a weight lifter and had an 8 in diastasis. I was excited about going back to my trainer in 4 weeks but not if I look like I'm not recovered!
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