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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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Well I did my TT almost a month ago and I was too I little worry but every day it is so much easy. I am almos 100% streght
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I was able to stand up straight by the third week, but my PS said to always listen to my body. So I didn't push it. I went back to work 10 days after my TT. (I work at a desk all day).
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It took me 3 months to finally walk straight just take your time every ones body is diff
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Had a full tt with lip and muscle repair on 7.10.14 am a little nervous because tomorrow will be 3 weeks and am still not walking straight. Is it possible he cut too much skin or am I being dramatic?
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I am 3 years post op. I can't believe it has been that long! No worries I couldn't stand up straight for a month and even then if I did too much was hunched over by the end of the day. Everyone's body heals at a different pace. I think back to all my worries and laugh at myself now. What you are experiencing is perfectly normal ;-)
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Thanks! Glad to hear I didnt know if I should start to worry lol.
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That is how I feel. Two weeks and I am way bent over. Scared
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Thank God
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Hi, I had my Full abdominoplasty w/ stomach muscle tightening on 7/11/14. A day after you. As of today, 8/3/14, i am JUST starting to straighten up, but its hard. My surgeon said I should have been doing so 2weeks ago. He said alot is me trying to "protect myself", but I truly am not feeling ready. I feel a little straighter every day, but only by centimeters. I am also concerned I will never walk right again. Every day I force myself a little more...and I am successful. I believe I'll be one of those that will just take a really long time. I flex my hips alot to force a straight a back, but now my knees are suffering. All I can say to you is "one day at a time...eventually you'll be back to normal". Much of what Ive read on the subject is dont expect much before one month post op. Im starting to feel they are all correct! Good luck to you
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my full TT with muscle repair was on July 18. I'm 7 days post op. since day one I've been laying flat and walking straight..my dr prohibits sitting for more than 10 min at a time. at this point I'm just extremely gassy.
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Today I am 7 days post -op of a full tummy tuck with muscle repair. I had exparel and my pain was minimal. My only problem was nausea. I was so terrified of throwing up. My doctor gave me medicine for that. My drains were removed today and it felt like a creature slivering inside of me. I cannot stand upright and my back is hurting. Exparel is a miracle drug.
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Hi to all of you. I am 50, have three kids, and I am 23 days post TT, plus breast surgery. I had my 17 year old saline implants removed, got a breast lift and breast reconstruction with fat grafting, because I just didn't want implants any more. The result: I used to be a C+, now I'm a C-, but finally with natural, soft, and most of all, perfectly shaped breasts! Unlike my prior PS's, my new PS is female. I found her through an AM radio show. She is a type A personality, absolutely incredible, uses cutting edge procedures and technology and has won 2 national awards (out of 3 candidates nation wide.) Yet her charges are as modest as her demeanor and her address ( Oxnard, CA). I didn't get drains, because there is a new procedure where you don't need any drains. Yessss!!! My tummy is flat and my abs are showing beautifully. I went back to work at the office 12 days after the operation. The mornings were fine, but it got more difficult in the afternoons. For the first 2 weeks after the procedure I walked at the speed (and posture! ;) of an old grandma, but during the third week I started to pick up more and more speed. I still have trouble standing up/ walking completely straight. My PS told me if I don't straighten out soon I will have back aches. And yes, she was right, as of yesterday I do. However, every day I see significant progress in my healing progress. Also, two and a half weeks after my procedure my PS took the regular tape off the incisions and put this new kind of clear, broad silicone tape on it. The way it works is that at first, when removing this silicone tape from the packaging, it stretches out, but once applied to your skin it shrivels and pulls together, thus perfectly tightening the incision. It is the number one thing on the market to promote scar healing as thin and invisible as possible. These bandages cost extra, and get re-applied every 1-2 weeks, for up to 3 months. To me it's totally worth it. I stopped wearing the compression binder two and a half weeks after surgery. I am surprised on how rock hard my tummy feels. I hope it will get back to normal some day. Also, I haven't dared to have intercourse yet. Anyone with experience on how soon after the operation we can safely approach that? I noticed a sharp itching sensation in the lower abdomen with the use of tampons. Thanks for reading, smiles, and a speedy recovery to all of us!
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What is the name of the sillicon tape do you know? I'm 3 weeks post op and my scar, once perfect and thin is now going dark red and raised. I'm so happy you are pleased :) happy healing to you :)
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Hi Louise14, Thank you, and happy healing to you too. I don't remember the name of the tape, but you could call my doctor's office to find out. My doctor's name is Lynn Jeffers and the phone number is (805) 981-1898. I'm currently out of town, otherwise I would have called there myself and found out for you. All my best to you! :)
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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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After how many days should I be able to drive? I need to drive kids for summer activities on 12th day!
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Forgot to mention muscle repair w mini tummy tuck.
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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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