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Spare No Expense for Your Tummy Tuck
- updated 5 years ago
- Worth It
- Cost: $14,000
- Detroit, MI
I had a tummy tuck and body lift six months ago. I...
- 30 Aug 2007
I had a tummy tuck and body lift six months ago. I am now fully recovered and happy with my new body!
My best advice: Spare no expense! In most cases you are paying for TT out of your own pocket so I know this is hard, but save up until you have more than enough. I splurged on a great surgeon, aftercare center and all the comforts I wanted to have around when I healed (I bought some new games and crafts, etc). These things add up but it’s better to wait until your pocketbook can handle it.
I don’t recommend shopping around by price but by speaking to the different surgeons. Luckily I knew someone who had used my PS and then I followed that up with my own research and consultation. He was one of the more expensive surgeons in the area but it was never about price for me; I wanted this done right.
The surgery went smoothly and I recovered in an aftercare facility for three days. The nurses there were really helpful and knew what they were doing. This made the simple tasks I couldn’t do all the more easier. They were also able to adjust my pain medication when I needed a boost.
By the third day I was moving around somewhat and ready to go home. The rest of the week at home I stayed in bed for the most part. When I walked I couldn’t stand up straight! Besides, I didn’t have anywhere I wanted to go.
I was partially recovered after one month, able to get out of the house and do basic things, but it was six months before I was completely back to my normal activity level and happy with my shape. I am now down to a size 10 and may well lose more but more importantly than that it is flat. There is no more extra skin or hanging flab around my midsection. I am thrilled when I look in the mirror and really, really glad I got this done!