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tummy tuck blues - Austin, TX

I had my TT done on the 8th of this Month and...

I had my TT done on the 8th of this Month and trust me it has not been a smooth ride! All I see is the swollen yummy and the ugly scars, and to make matters worse I have some terrible blisters around the incision, which are popping and turning into open wounds anytime I try to take out the tape to clean the incisions. Pooping has been extremely painful, bleeding around the anus anytime I go now, considering seriously of taking a herbal tea that'll help me go!!
I know the end result will be a good one, but right now I just want to see a little bit of difference that'll let me know I made the right choice!!
Hubby has been so encouraging, tells me there is a difference already, all I have to do is hang in there!!
As for the drains...they don't bother me that much. one of them is out, the other one is still in but there hardly isn't much fluid in it, so hoping it comes out on my next visit to my doctor.
I'm seriously looking forward to better days.

SLEEP O SLEEP!!!

So I Thot I should update you all on how it's going with me. I'm 10 days post op, yet to see my flat abs but hanging on real tight hoping to see them abs real soon!
I'm generally doing gd, blisters are drying up...really happy bout that...vinegar did the trick!!
The major problem I av now is sleeping, I never had problems with sleeping but last nite was really hard... Sleeping on my back feels like my tummy us stretching out and my stitches will burst open, I wonder why I suddenly feel like that? Anyone had that experience?
Well I decided to add my before and after pictures, just like my hubby, I do not see much difference... Oh well, I guess time wil tell!!

Me now!!

YIPPEE!! BOTH DRAINS OUT

Just came in from seeing my PS, she said I'm doing great, also took out my drains and said to make sure I always have my compression band on because that will help with any fluid build up that MAY occur as a result of taking out my drains.
Wow!! Cant believe how normal I feel as result of no more drains!!
Here are some pictures I took after the drains came out, mind you I am still swollen and I look super flat already...SUPER HAPPY!!

SCAR TREATMENT BEGINS!!

Ok.. call it too soon, but I have decided to start my scar treatment exactly 2 weeks post op. My fear about this surgery in the first place was the scar... honestly I was seriously freaking out about that!!
My first consultation with my PS was what actually made me mellow a little bit, as she pointed out that my 2 caesarean sections scars from my previous pregnancies where totally invisible, so that means I heal well yippee!!
Trust me, that gave me a little bit of confidence and thus I decided to take my chances with the scary SCAR!!!!
So here I am, starting my treatment even though I did nothing about my previous C-section scars which really did clear out on their own....I guess its true what they say about time healing all wounds!!!
Well I guess a little push by me won't hurt either...So wish me luck :)

LOOKING GOOD, FEELING GOOD

Its been over 4 weeks now and I not only look good but feel good too. Its just feels great to be myself again..
The scar is healing great, very happy about that.... here are some pictures to show my progress so far...

EXERCISING AGAIN...YIPEE!!

My scar is healing pretty nicely... sure with time its will fade off completely.
Also started taking a walk today.. feels so good to be able to get back on exercising. Are you still thinking of getting your procedure done? Waste no more time and get right to it...trust me, you'll be glad you did!!!

ON A GREAT TRACK!!

Saw my PS today and she said I'm doing great...healing super well! okayed me working out, so starting my core abs workout!!
Feeling super great, though I still feel some numbness below my belly button, sure will have soon feelings soon...so not bothered!!
Well this has been a great journey and I'm enjoying every bit of it :-)

NEVER GIVEUP ON YOUR TTUCK DREAM!!!

Well what more can I say? Every thing is going great since my surgery...living each day as it comes..
I have been dedicated to my work out routine... enjoying the hard work and loving the results that comes with it:)
Still can't feel much below my belly button, hopefully with time I'll get my feelings back!!
Attached are pictures of the progress so far.. Hope it'll encourage someone who is still trying to make a decision on getting a TTuck!!

DOING GREAT SO FAR!!

Its been like a minute since I did an update on my TT journey. So far I am doing great, working my ass off and enjoying the ride! I have always been a workout addict, but I enjoy it more now because I see the result in all the right places....If there anything I'm sure about? Getting a TT help me want to live healthy, and that I am very grateful for!
Noticed that I got feelings back on the right side below my belly button but still a bit numb in some other places, especially right below my belly button.
Scar is healing nice and swelling has reduced, though still get a bit swollen when ever I'm stressed but nothing to worry about!!
Started wearing a waist trainer, to bring my waist in, call it my new best friend....:)
Here are some pictures of my result so far!!
Synergy Plastic Surgery

Dr Amy S. Bekanich, M.D is a very sweet and patient doctor, Glad I chose her as my doctor.

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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