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3 weeks post op with PICTURES...feeling good!
- posted 4 months ago
- updated 2 months ago
- Worth It
- Cost: $10,500
- Otto Joseph Placik, MD (Arlington Heights, IL)
Hi gals...I am a 37 mother of 3 via c-section. My...
- 3 Jan 2013
- 1 month pre
Hi gals...I am a 37 mother of 3 via c-section. My boys were both over 9 lbs and my little girl was a "tiny" 8 lbs 4 oz. I have the "c-section shelf" and loose skin. I have worked out for years...run, pilates, yoga, strength train and nothing rids me of my pooch. I also discovered I have the infamous rectus diastasis, where my muscles are considerably separated. I am estatic that I finally will have the stomach I aim for, but I have to admit, I am super nervous!
So although I'm apprehensive to post pictures, I...
- 30 Jan 2013
- 22 days pre
3 days out and the pain is manageable. I do,...
- 23 Feb 2013
- 2 days post
So I'm now on day PO...things get a little better...
- 27 Feb 2013
- 6 days post
So I am 3 weeks post op today. Feeling a little...
- 14 Mar 2013
- 20 days post
Long story short, I went into my PS office on Monday morning and it wasn't an open stitch, but a seroma. Honestly, it doesn't hurt a bit. My PS drained it in the office on Monday using a cathedar and then bandaged me up. By later that day, nothing was draining anymore. I went back today for a follow up and he drained some more. It may be from doing too much. I have three kids, including an 18 month old, that obviously need constant care. My husband works a lot and travels, so I am on my own for at least 12 hours a day. I also attempted to get back to the gym...which I am now forbidden to do until at least next week.
Still, I can't complain. Like I said, I'm really not in pain. Definitely swollen by the end of the day and ready to lay down, but nothing unmanageable. I am encouraged by my results so far and know things will only get better!
My Doctor: Otto Joseph Placik, MD
I interviewed a couple of doctors, knowing someone that had the surgery done by Dr. Placik. I felt he had the most experience and after viewing the before and after photos and meeting him, it was the best decision.