Hi Tummy tuck sisters, l have three children...
I will keep you update.
Thank you for our health, Home and work, Please send help to those who are hungry, alone, sick and suffering, open our hearts to your love, bless us all.
look what l found
Auchh, it hurt to cough :-(
About menstrual periods. :-(
"Your menstrual cycle can be out off balance by the combination of anesthesia and narcotic pain medications
The "stress" of surgery often causes premature, delay, shortened or prolonged menstrual period.
Tampon or pads uses is perfectly fine just remember to wash your hands before you touch your incision or drain site.
An Abdominoplasty is performed to put together the separated 6 pack Rectus muscles, tighten loose tummy muscles, narrow the waist and remove loose tummy skin. All of these goals are met equally well in menstruating women and I have not yet seen any difference in results between those women who were not menstruating at the time of the surgery as compared to those who began their period during surgery."
As you see is no reason to worry about it, sisters put a pad and keep the healing process going, lol
Best wishes in this holidays to all.
A little info about Caffeine:-)
Caffeine may further decrease calcium absorption, and also decrease iron absorption. Plan your caffeine and food intake carefully, remember that the Caffeine belongs to a family of drugs that are heart and muscle stimulants and diuretics, Dehydration is commonly seen after surgeries. Obese patients require greater amounts of fluid to maintain normal fluid balance. Caffeine causes increased urine output, which can increase the risk for dehydration, particularly during rapid weight loss. Caffeine should only be added when adequate hydration is achieved and there are no symptoms of nausea.
The most important lesson that l learned this year is to be perseverance and patience and to believe that God have a purpose for you no matter what, also I've learned that all a person has in life a dream and a Realself friends, you girls are treasured more than anything else in the world, you are our support, you gives us courage to go take decisions and go thru any kind a surgery, be there from day one to the finals, share the dreams that came true, happy hollidays enjoy your family, l thanks the Lord to put this website on my way to meat beautifull people like you. Salud in your name and God Bless you all of you. :-)
At 7 months and still swell. :-(
Latetly l have a lot of swelling from one day to another my husband said is because l do not sit down for a minute and went shopping and my boys did the Christmas tree, my daughter did the decoration l was amazed that they did it right with out me, it feels weir after that we play a little shutting ball, is a weir feeling swe you blow like a air ballon and feeling it, compression gartment time, l will post a picture of the one l using, hoping you girls are doing better. Kisses
"SCARRING AFTER SURGICAL PROCEDURE"
They are different factor in how the scar will look like:
As we age, our skin becomes less elastic and becomes thinner. This is because collagen (which makes the skin elastic) changes as we age, and the fat layer under our skin becomes thinner. The result of these changes, along with sun exposure, smoking, exposure to the environment and other lifestyle issues, means that skin does not heal as well or as quickly as we age. The benefit to age is that the imperfections that occur over time, like sun damage, work to help conceal scars that might be more obvious on younger skin but If your parents or siblings tend to scar heavily, you are likely to do the same.
Size & Depth of Your Incision:
A large incision is much more likely to leave a scar than a small incision. The deeper and longer the incision, the longer the healing process will take and the greater the opportunity for scarring. A larger incision may be exposed to more stress as you move, which can cause slower healing.
How Quickly Your Skin Heals:
You may be one of the genetically blessed people who seem to heal magically, quickly and easily with minimal scarring, or you may be diabetic and your skin tends to heal slowly. How quickly you heal is a personal thing and can change with illness or injury.
Preventing scars means focusing on the factors that you can control. Some ways are simple, like following the instructions your surgeon gives you to the letter. Others are not so easy, like quitting smoking.
Smoking & Drinking:
Not only does smoking increase your risk for scars, it can also slow your healing. Smoking is such a significant risk factor that many plastic surgeons will not operate on a patient if he does not quit smoking COMPLETELY for at least 2 weeks prior to surgery also dinking Alcohol dehydrates both the body and skin, which decreases your overall state of health. While your wound is healing, avoid alcohol and focus on non-caffeinated beverages.
Eat a balanced diet with an emphasis on protein intake. Protein makes up the building blocks of healing skin, so it is essential to provide your body with adequate protein (chicken, pork, fish, seafood, beef, dairy products) to allow your skin to heal. If you do not like eating meat, soy products provide an excellent alternative as a lean protein source.
Keep your body hydrated in severe cases, this can cause electrolyte imbalances and heart issues. In less severe cases, you will feel thirsty and your overall health will be diminished. Staying well hydrated.
If you are overweight, you may be at greater risk for scarring. Why? The fat under your skin can work against your surgeons best efforts to close your incision seamlessly.
If your doctor suggests that you rest for two weeks, don’t go back to work after one week of healing. Exhausting yourself will not help your wound heal and can actually slow healing, always follow the steps recommended by your surgeon may be the single most important thing you can do to prevent scars. Taking measures to prevent infection, refraining from using ointments and remedies that are not prescribed, and other general incision care techniques are essential to healing without scars, is very important that you can identify the signs of infection and seek help from your physician immediately. An infection can seriously impair healing and can contribute to scarrin, also
Putting stress on your incision by lifting, bending or doing anything that stretches or puts tension on the incision should be avoided. This stress can pull the incision apart, delaying healing and often making the wound larger than it needs to be, which increases the size of your scar.
Exposure to Sunlight:
Avoid having the sun on your incision whenever possible. If your scar is in place that is difficult to cover, such as your face, invest in a good sunscreen. Your surgeon can tell you when it is safe to apply ointments, but it is usually safe to do so when the sutures are removed or the incision has closed completely.
"WOUND & SCAR TREATMENTS"
Silicone wound dressings and Silicone gels are best for after surgery scar care. Studies have shown that silicone can help reduce scarring and is commonly used after plastic surgery. Discuss Silicone dressings Silicone gels with your surgeon. Doctors highly recommends, Bio-Corenum, Bio-Oil, Mederma, Vitamin C & E, Kelocote and more for after surgery on the incisions, also Dermabrasion or Microdermabrasion, Chemical Peels, Laser or Light Treatments but If you are prone to forming keloid scars, talk to your surgeon about having a steroid injection to prevent the formation of another keloid.
In some surgeries, the placement of the incision is not absolute. You may be able to talk to your surgeon about where the incision is placed to either hide or help minimize scars. For example, Face Lift/Neck lift incisions are placed behind and inside the ear when possible, tummy tuck incisions may be disguised by a bikini.
More doctors are recommending that patients massage their scars. This should be done after the wound closes and any staples or sutures are removed. Massaging an incision and the surrounding tissue may even out any bumps or lumps that remain after the healing process.
Merry Christmas to all
Feliz navidad :-)
Still saving for my lyposculture (sorry about my typos). Lol, God bless you all
look what l found while cleaning!!
Some doctors recomment a compression garment to dismiss and prevent fluid accumulation and swelling the recommended that YouTube you keep you garment on inmediately after the surgery until 3 months after surgery for better results following with a lymphatic drain massage once or twice a week to prevent liquid build up, after six days following your surgery the muscles layer is beginning to knit agains the skin layer now
starts moving more little by little around the house the purpose is to get your muscle moving again and spand your lungs more and prevent a blood clots in the calves, remember do not over due it. Another thing is do not lift anything heavy, do not push or tried to strech your upper body do not add any type of tension or your wound will separate and opens, swelling is normal and can last until a year, just be patience.
At about four weeks you are getting on the road to recovery, still do not lift nothing over 5 pounds, you can start drive only if necessary because any sudden turn or slamming on breaks can damage your muscles, during this time you may feel a hardness along your wound, do not panic it is call a healing ridge and is the collagen you body lays down to knit the wound toguether and will disappear over the time and you will get better and better.
Star using scar therapy and massage the wound twice a day to promote blood circulation, in the following months you still have some swelling here and there, you will love your new body profile and the chance should be obvious, remember that everybody body are unique give time to heal.
Still around :-)
Depression after tummy tuck! part1
Depression also result from the after effects of anesthesia that bring out our "sensitive sides" and makes many emotions feel stronger, medications, postsurgical traumatic stress syndrome, constipation from the medications, But then the bandages come off and, instead of wonderfulness, you are bruised, swollen, uncomfortable, and have a big, red scar! And you can't even stand up straight! You feel like crud and maybe you can't sleep through the night really well. You start thinking, "What have I done to myself?" The adrenaline rush is over and you are just plain down, remember You're not crazy, you're just going through a low period. It should subside, be paiente. God Bless you
Depressionn part 2!
Symptoms of tummy tuck depression are
unable to sleep at times
During healing your abdomen may:
be tender to the touch
be firm or hard
break out with acne
experience irritation from the tape or anesthetic have a tingling sensation be numb, also changes or flaws that I may see in the mirror may not be visible to others because your innet you is the worst critic. Please try to realize that once you heal changes can be seen with the help of before-and-after photos and you will like the end result many months from now, after you are fully healed.
I hope this will help you to change the way you think and feel about yohr dedision, happy healing to all my TT sisters. :-)
New Me :-)
My butt feel heavy and because was a mini l did not need drains, yupiiiii
I did my liposcultute and BBL in Vanidades with Dr. Bass he is very patiente and listen to me and my concern, my surgeon dr. Bass took the time to explain what he will do with my precious body. Lol
Thank you for stopping by and read my story
"Knowledge is power"
The general anesthesia used during surgery can put the body into shock causing stress which becomes cumulative with the stress already resulting from anticipating and undergoing surgical procedures.
“Systemic anesthesia has a profound effect on the body. As you would expect, it pushes the individual into a state of unconsciousness and relaxes muscles. Anesthesia also affects hair follicles. Hair follicles contain cells that are some of the fastest dividing and developing cells of the body. They have to divide fast to maintain the growth of hair fiber. Anesthesia blocks this rapid cell division. While the application of anesthesia to an individual may only be for a few hours, the hair follicles may be affected to such a degree that they shut down hair fiber production and enter a telogen resting state.
“major surgery is an extreme physical shock to the body. Therefore after surgery your body is struggling to repair itself. Most nutrients are diverted to repairing essential organs and reorganizing the structural integrity of the body. Hair follicles are not vitally important for survival so they often lose out as nutrients are diverted elsewhere. Without a good supply of nutrients the hair follicles slow down or even stop activity completely and progressive hair loss noticeable up to three months after the surgery has taken place.”Hair
swell, swell and more swell
still here :-)
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Happy 1 year after Tummy Tuck
Never give up!
Happy, Hapy :-)
Good to know
My body look very natural, nice shape everybody said I don't look fake, I know I ask myself how people look fake, well, still eating healthy me and my husband he lost about 50lbs already, oh boy we are honeymooners after 13 years still like the first time we meet. I will be around checking on you and giving you my support the same way you did to me, I will thank you for the rest of my life for all the support and kinds words during and after my surgery, and you know anything I can help you let me know. I will see you around. God Bless you all.
After visiting a lot of cosmetic surgeon, l choose Dr. Salama he is a professional, spend time with you, explain the pros and cons of the surgery, he give you advise in what is the best for you, definitely not a money hungry man, Thanks Dr. And his staff.