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Tummy Tuck and Breast Lift After Pregnancies (5', 130lb)
- new TT patient
- posted 3 years ago
- updated 3 years ago
- Worth It
- Cost: $12,000
- Scott E. Kasden, MD (Southlake Texas)
I had a TT and a breast lift exactly 2 weeks ago...
- 14 Jul 2009
I had a TT and a breast lift exactly 2 weeks ago today. I cannot begin to explain how excited and impressed I am. The surgery itself lasted about 6 - 8 hours, I was able to go home that night. (My husband only needed to take 2 days off work to help me, I could get around ok).
The breast lift was wonderful!! I breastfed two kids and had large areolas. When I would lean over my breasts resembled raisins!! I have the cutest, perkiest size b-c boobs ever, and my areolas are very small. He moved my nipples right up on top and made my areolas a lot smaller. Pain for the breast lift was very minimal...those drains came out the next day.
As far as the tummy tuck, that was a little more painful but I saw great results the next day!! My tummy is so flat I am already back at work after 2 weeks...not too bad, desk job no running around or anything. I am able to sweep the leaves off the driveway with no problem.
I should be having my drains removed tomorrow. I had three drains; one on each lower hip and one above pubic area...that part sucks!!! Very hard to wear clothes!! I can only wear stretchy clothes for now, mostly to accommodate for the drains. You can't shower until the drains are completely out...so no actual shower for two weeks now. My wonderful husband has been washing my hair in the sink!!
I just can't believe how wonderfully flat my tummy is. I thought for sure I would be the exception! I had loose skin after having two kids and belly fat but my biggest complaint would be when wearing jeans, the pooch right above. (Muffin top). I always felt like there was an innertube around my waist. This totally took that away!!
I am 5' and about 130 pounds pre-surgery. Haven't weighed myself since the surgery but that really doesn't even matter anymore. My tummy is so flat, I know I'm smaller. Everyone I have shown my new belly to can't believe it!! (And like I said, it's only been 2 weeks!) My doctor keeps telling me to quit being so excited cause I haven't even seen the final results yet!! lol
My Doctor: Scott E. Kasden, MD
I have the best doctor ever!!! Highly recommend him!! Explains everything in detail, never in a hurry, always excited to see me. He has a wonderful personality too, not your typical boring textbook doctor!!!