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Any tips to speed up tummy tuck recovery?

  • chickenlady184
  • Massachusetts
  • 4 years ago

Please, any advice to speed up my recovery? I am six days post full tummy tuck and lipo and can barely make it across the house without extreme pain and needing to sit down. Of course sitting is also painful. how long will this last, i thought it would be much better by now!!

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I am going in tomorrow to have my scar revised and make my scar line perfect with a minimal amount of liposuction. My tummy tuck was June of 2013. I still feel like having the gastric sleeve tummy tuck and breast augmentation is the best choice I've ever made for myself. Everything is a little painful but in time it gets better. You'll look back in a few weeks and see realize it was so worth it and the pain is gone.
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Good luck tomorrow! I wish you a speedy recovery!
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Wow all these great tips , I had gastric bypass 10/22/2012, and have lost over 100 lbs now I have hernia and Thursday April 3rd, I'm scheduled for my tummy tuck and hernia repair , I've been so excited until last night that I started watching the procedures on YouTube and I'm a lil nervous, I hope I'm like some of the woman here and not feel much pain :( , and just keep praying and hoping it comes out great !!!
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Just wondering how you are doing? I had gastric bypass 6/25/2012 and had a circumferential adominoplasty 4/1/2014. My recovery has not been too bad. So far I like what I see. I hope you are doing well and glad you went through with it. I am!
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Do not watch any of that stuff on YouTube!!!! Scary Stuff!!! How is your recovery going so far?? I had my TT on 03/03/14, just take everything one day at a time and each day will get a little easier and you will be stronger too!!!
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My recovery is going well. I get impatient because I am a very active person and can't stand to sit around. I do great until about 3:00 pm and then I start wearing down and getting sore. I take some pain medicine and just take it easy the rest of the day. You are right. Each day does get easier. Just ready to be back to normal. How is your recovery going?
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I am starting Day 6 of post op Full tummy tuck and lipo and muscle repair. Pain meds are gone, getting more. Ibu is not cutting it. I want to be able to do more than I can do which is frustrating but feel the healing process is going well so far. have lots of itching in stomach and tingling in tummy area. Still have my drain which has dropped to about 100 units per 100 hr period. How many more days will pain be strong enough that I need to be taking prescribed pain meds? I am scheduled back to work Jan. 1. 12 Hr shifts....
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I wish I could load the bikini pictures 2 months post op. I will be 6 months post op Dec 5th. It is worth it and I had a drain for 17 days because I started driving at 10 days post op and taking care of my three girl's. Then at 4-5 weeks I had a seroma and when it busted I lost 32 ounces of blood and yuck. But I made it through. The pain was not horribly bad for the most part. I did take medication ever 4 hours for 9 days. That helped the most and sleeping in a recliner for 3-4 weeks. I took arnica Montana for burning and swelling.
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It's been 2 days and I'm in worse pain when I walk. I feel like I punished myself doing this.
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First off take your pain meds round the clock... That's the beat thing you could so at 2 days PO.... Don't forget plenty of fluids and rest! I pushed myself and wish I would have rested more.
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Thanks for the reply.
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It does get better love. Stay ahead of the game on pain meds, remember time is your friend, it's a process you had major surgery so be good to yourself. Hang in there you will have highs and lows but we're here to love on you new year new me....xoxo
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Thanks so much msgd528. Im much better. Today is my 6 day Post op. I think the worst is behind me...;)
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You should be so looped up the first week. I did nothing but sleep in my recliner, drink G2 and take medication.
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I agree I set my alarm for ever 4 hours for 9 days. I took phenafgren with my meds to sleep.
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That was so wonderfully encouraging MSGD528. Bless your heart. That even encouraged me. I will be having my TT w/lipo next month. Feeling a bit antsy.
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I am four days out from TT and lipo. I am draining fluids like crazy and the area below the scar is puffy and raised. The bruising is terrible and hurts more than the drain sites. Feel miserable. Any help ladies? What is working for you?
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How are you doing?
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Hi everyone I'm new to this site reading your posts are really encouraging. I'm day 2 POST from TT and lipo it was a really tough day hopefully tomorrow will be better and I hope it was all worth it!
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How's it going?
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Had a tummy tuck and muscle repair July 25, 2013. I only take one pain pill at night. Most of the day I don't have any pain, just feel really full and tight in the abdomen area. I walk hunched over and the only pain I get is in my lower back from doing that. I had a pain pump so I don't know if that is the reason why I haven't had much pain or not. I've been walking around since post op day 2. I change my sons diapers, feed my dogs, and drive short distances. I feel great! I honestly was prepared that it would hurt way worse but honestly it isn't that bad. I honestly think the pain pump I had helped me tremendously! I'm still swollen, but I know that's going to be a while till it goes down.
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That sounds pretty much like what I'm going through. I have had no pain except a slight burning at the drain site on the first day. I'm not taking any pain pills and I am having no trouble at all. I feel really lucky!
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Great! Count the blessings!
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Were you able to go home with the pain pump, or did you have to stay overnight after your surgery?
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Yes I went home with it, however I stayed 1 night after TT
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