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Treat Yourself!! - Augusta, GA

I had researched and wanted a tummy tuck sine 2004...

I had researched and wanted a tummy tuck sine 2004. I am 9 days post op and had my drains removed today!!!! I can honestly say that I am so very pleased with my results thus far. A couple of days after the surgery, I began to feel down and out because I had not put much thought into the actual recovery and being physically limited in my activities. I cried because I had to have help to do almost everything. My family was very supportive and helpful and I put my tears aside and reminded myself that I was doing something for ME ( not the children this time, but ME)! Nine days later, it was so very worth it!!! I am up and moving and drove myself to the doctor today!!! I will return to work on 4/8/13 on light duty. I am still walking slightly hunched over which puts lots of strain on my lower back muscles. I borrowed a walker that has a seat on it and have used it since day one post op. IT HELPED TREMENDOUSLY! At the end of the day, I am very, very, very pleased with my experience thus far!!!!

I am just over two weeks post op!!! I returned to...

I am just over two weeks post op!!! I returned to work on "light duty" 4/8/13. My steri-strips are intact still. My navel seems to be healing quite nicely; although it is somewhat narrow in shape, similar to a coin slot. I don't really mind the shape, I am most happy that the excess skin is gone! Yes!!! I have found that I can barely get into my preoperative work clothes. My hips and backside seem to have expanded in opposition to my waistline changing! Maybe I am just swollen in those areas also.

5 weeks post-op TT! I have gone back to the gym...

5 weeks post-op TT! I have gone back to the gym and began cardio. So very excited that I finally did this!

11 Post and Loving It!!!!

Scar is coming along quite nicely. I happen to think my belly button is cute now!!! I remember when it looked like a coin slot. LOL!
Augusta Plastic Surgeon

I finally decided to have it done and I chose Dr. Ewart because my consultation experience was great. He has great bedside manner and actually listened to me. He did not appear rushed to finish the consult.

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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Looking good!!! Try using the Scaraway strips or bio oil on the scar. Works great!
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Good for you on getting back to the gym, how are you finding it? I am 7 1/2 weeks post op now and as much as I want to go to the gym, light jogging, the swelling is really bad and my energy levels are low. Your pics look great! Smashing results!
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I have slowly delved into the gym. The past two weeks, I have only gone 3 time a week. Treadmill and elliptical only. Knowing your body and realizing when enough is enough is KEY. this week, I am planning to do cardio 5 times weekly for the next two weeks. however, if I can not physically do it, I won't. But I MUST give it a try. Having the TT has limited my ability to lift weights at present, but I refuse to look at it negatively. I simply changed the routine. I will take this time recovering to drop a few pounds by focusing on cardio. Gaining mass will wait til fall. I make sure to take MVI daily and I try to consume more protein. But since the TT, when I am tired I am extremely tired. I drink an energy drink and try to keep moving. When your body is ready to go back to the gym and jog, it will let you know! Happy Healing!
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You look great and your scar is low, take it easy and let your body heal. thanks for sharing.
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Thank you and real self for supporting us all on our individual journey to the flat side!
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Congrats Kat! Funny how we all pretty much experience the same things during recovery: pain, sadness, elation...I'm headed back to work this Friday. Take Care!
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Congrats to you as well!!! I have never been so excited for myself and others at the same time. I am truly happy for us all!!!!
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Thank you for your honesty! I am going on two weeks post op this wednesday and I have to say, I love my results but feeling down because I am still very limited. Some days I feel like superwoman and then next day I am achy and sore and bed ridden because I did too much. Hang in there, I hope you are able to manage being back at work!
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