Mini-Tummy Tuck - Alburquerque, New Mexico

I had alot of loose skin in lower abdomen that no...

I had alot of loose skin in lower abdomen that no amount of exercise could get rid of. I looked into non-surgical methods but aftr reading reading many reviews and the cost of them I elected to go to a mre permanent solution. I'm 8 days post-op as of today and fell good. Pan was very mangeable immediately afterwards. My confidence and my self-esteem have increasedbsince having it done and I know it continue to improve.

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I have been weight training for the past year both...

I have been weight training for the past year both for myself and for a body building competition my trainer wants me to enter. My body is very toned now but I still had to get rid of the loose skin if I ever wanted to compete and have a chance at winning. I had the mini-tummy tuck with muscle repair. I had the procedure done in the late afternoon and was up walking all over by the next morning. I still have some swelling across my abdomen which my Doctor said was normal so hopefully it will start decreasing soon. I resumed weight training post-op day 8 and although it is with some limitations it feels so good to get back into my normal routine.


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you look great! congratulations. I had a mini tummy tuck 3 days ago and still have a lot of swelling hope my results look s good as yours
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The swelling will start going down but as dancegurl says the more you are up and around, at least initially, the more swelling you might have in the evening. I am almost 5 weeks post-op and feel great. I am back to doing all my regular things including weight-lifting, ab exercises, and playing softball although I haveI more swelling the more active I am. it will get better with time. keep me updated on your progress.
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From the beginning when I emailed the office for information everyone was very attentive. In fact Dr. Chen called me about 30 minutes after emailing the office and fit me in for a consult the next day. It has been a very positive experience and I would do it all over again.

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