Tummy Tuck: StoriesWrite a Review
So Glad I DID IT! Worth It!
- posted 4 years ago
- updated 3 years ago
- Worth It
- Cost: $9,600
- Dr. Mandell-Brown (Cincinnati, Ohio)
I wanted to put this up now instead of waiting.....
- 20 May 2009
I wanted to put this up now instead of waiting...so I answered some of the required fields with what I am hoping for....
I am 28, 5foot 7inches, 115pounds and a mom of two children. I have an 11 year old boy and a 3 year old girl. I had my son when I was 17 and it destroyed my body. I have so much loose skin...i have to tuck it into my clothes. I met my husband 6 years ago and I always joked with him that I wanted him to just cut it and do me a huge favor. I had always spoke of getting a tummy tuck but never imagined I would get it so soon in life. My husband mentioned to me that if I stop smoking maybe we could look into the procedure. I finally did it on December 27th of 2008 and have not touched them since.
I have read all of the reviews and i am very nervous and scard. I had a breast augmentation in May of 2004 and that was not bad at all and I even had 2 drains!
I am counting down and I figured I would introduce myself and put my present picture up.
I had 2 consultations and finally ended up choosing my doc on the third try. He is the most expensive but has the best reputation and I think he will take very good care of me. The only thing that im not sure is normal is that...it seems like it done really quick with not many appointments. I went in on my consultation and he took pics and sold me on the procedure. I paid for 10% that day and they took measurements and told me to pick a day. I then called over last week and pd the rest over the phone and then today I got my rx in the mail.
SOOOOOO I just go in on the date of procedure and thats it????????
Does anyone have any advise on preparing me for the procedure???...like what to have bought before???
Well I had the surgery yesterday morning and...
- 29 May 2009
Well I had the surgery yesterday morning and everything seems okay so far. I went back in to the doc today and seen it....wow....low incision and a pretty belly button! I am so happy so far. He said he took 7 inches of skin off my belly and it lasted about 3 hours for just a full tummy tuck.
My incision does not hurt really at all but my ads above my belly button are sooooo tight! Its very uncomfortable and almost restricting my breathing.
I feel better every hour and will post some pics in a couple of days.
- 30 May 2009
Well today...I am moving around non-stop and feel...
- 1 Jun 2009
Well today...I am moving around non-stop and feel great! The only thing that sucks is not standing up straight. I have a appt. on Wed. to get my drains removed....YEAH! It will be nice to actually take a shower. I did wash my hair today in the sink and then sat on the side of the tub and shaved my legs. I want to tell everyone that this was not a bad surgrey at all...I had a great PS and trusted him and his staff. I think the recovery is measured on your physical state prior to the surgrey. I am really active and very healthy...I think that makes a difference. I also followed the directions in detail. I read every review on this site and prepared myself using every little bit of info that was shared.
I will keep everyone updated!! I also put up 2 pics from my 4 day mark. I made sure that my garment and drains were in the pic because that was one image I did not have prior to the surgrey.
Today I am at 1 week and everything is going good...
- 4 Jun 2009
Today I am at 1 week and everything is going good. I had my drains removed yesterday and WOW, not really painfull but it burns. Actually seeing it...very disturbing and it looks like it should be very painful. I got very hot and dizzy and thoght I was going to pass out...but I guess that is normal. I posted some pics...the incision tape is off and I am very happy with the results. I still have strech marks only because I had them above my belly button prior to surgrey. I still can't stand up straight and you will notice in the pics, I am bent over. On the close up pic, you will notice that I am streched so much that my skin above my incision has split. Doc said its normal and it will close soon. Another situation is that the pain medication has made me constipated and its extremely painful to go number 2. If you are one that gets constipated easily I would start taking something for it because it hurt so bad I was crying and stuck in the bathroom for over about an hour! I get my stitches out next Wed. Will keep everyone updated and if anyone has any questions please put in the comment section below.
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