considering TT but pictures of the scar freaks me out. 2 consults scheduled this month. how do u guys feel about your scars?

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Thanks for your comment, pocahontas12! My co-worker went back to work 12 weeks after her TT. I guess everyone is different. I just want to make sure I am 100% when I go back to work because our floor is very physical. I am going to see MD #3 this week and I've heard good things about him so I'm hoping I can pick out a physician soon.
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thanks for your comments! Pocahontas, we lift patients in bed (some up to 300 pounds). At 5 weeks, were you back to your normal self activity wise?
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when I went back to work I was almost 6 wks and it was not bad because I worked with 2 of my dearest friends that they were watching over me, I was very very cautious PLUS we don't lift pt's unless they are 80 or older which we barely have ( my floor is part postpartum and only women with gyn problems no male pts) and since they are not sick they have to get up by themselves with us in the room but we mostly don't do any lifting...
I still don't feel "normal" at times but I'm getting there, this is a very long process and so is the healing ...I can do exercise but no weight lifting, my PS does not wants me to lift any free weights(no more than 5lbs) since I'll be putting too much strain on my abs and I'm ok with that, it still bothers me to sneeze and cough I have to hold my belly really tight so it doesn't bothers me...
Just be careful when you go back to work...good luck!!
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Without a doubt the scar is worth the result of a flat belly. My transformation has been dramatic and I feel so much better about myself. It is wonderful to wear tight form fitting clothes. Skinny jeans and tight tank tops, I have never been able to wear that type of clothing before. I feel confident. It has been 5 1/2 weeks since my surgery and the scars are starting to look a little better. I just started using maderma and bio-oil. I have no doubt that in a year I will barely even see the scar. Best decision I ever made!!!
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Let me see, scar or giant scrotum hanging off my navel, and navel that poked out of my shirts and one piece bathing suits like a puckered lip in the middle of my tummy...Very glad I chose scar :D
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thanks for your replies! I am hoping to have surgery in November. Timing it so that I can have the holidays off!! Working in healthcare, I will probably not have a long stretch of vacation time during the holidays, so I want to take advantage of the timing. Looking at my c-section scar, Now I realize that a TT scar won't be that bad.
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I'm a bedside post op/post partum nurse and I had to take 5 wks personal LOA mostly because our newborns have heavy cribs and our floor can get super crazy and didn't want to jeopardise my results....
Good luck!!
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I agree ladies scar beats blub any day! I'm 1 week pre op and I'm totally amazed by my scar and results x x
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Ditto the other girls on this! My scar is longer because I had skin love handles (sexy) but it's very thinand straight. My friend had a Mommy Makeover 2 years ago and you can barely see her scar so keep in mind it will fade! I agree though - I will take the long scar I have ANY DAY over what I did have!
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I say this...do you rather to have a long scar that nobody knows about it or sees it ( unless you walk naked on the streets) or you rather to carry an ugly fluffy hanging belly ( no offense to anyone) where you can't wear anything nice because your belly is on the way? once you see your flat belly the scar is going to be a secondary thing sometimes we have to compromise in so many ways and this will be one of the, I can care less about my scar seriously!! what I see is my beautiful belly without my muffin top, with time you will not even see it because it fades away ....
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prob a lot better than i feel about my flabby, stretch marked fat belly.
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