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I went in and my doctor marked me up and made me...

I went in and my doctor marked me up and made me feel super comfortable. He even threw in lipo for free! All i remebered was the doctor giving me something to relax, them telling me to take deep breaths in a mask and then waking up to my cousin asking if i was ok, lol. They gave me experal and oxycodone for pain, i think i need something stronger because the oxy wears off in about 3.5-4 hours they have me on 5mg. They kept me overnight to monitor me which was a good thing. They also showed me how to empty my drains
Congrats!!! I can't wait until June!
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I know u can't, I cant wait until I'm over all this discomfort
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2 days post op

In pain, but I am able to do things on my own. I took a sponge bath and I clean my own drains. The one thing I MUST HAVE is my neck pillow! Its the best!

the discomfort

OK, so I just woke up from my pain...my alarm is set for every four hours and just as expected, it was time for my happy pills, Lol. Not to mention I need to have a bowel movement, I think that's contributing to my pain as well. I will add more pics in the morning. Its 2:00 am right now

a beautiful front pose

Glad the "dead skin" is gone

a lovely side shot!

Another before picture.
@diamondz thank u babes, I appreciate all the kind words
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@extheflab, thank u honey
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feeling better today

So I woke up feeling much better, I had some breakfast and now I'm up watching TV. The drains are just starting to annoy me especially when I tug them slightly. Also, when I eat my stomach hurts, it feels extremely full, does this happen to anyone else? I am now able to take one oxycodone and 800 mil ibuprofen.

updated pics

3 days post op

side by side pic

Thought this might help!

side by side picture

@5alarmmistress thank y, cant wait
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Looking great! Your going to be so happy with your results!
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feeling much better physically, not so much mentally

I'm walking much better, I am still waking up every two hours from discomfort but I'm so used to it now it really doesn't bother me. I am able to do more for myself, but the drain on my right side seems to bother me the most, its tugging a lot more than the left side. I still have had a bm! Plenty of gas but no bm, this sucks! I am also down to taking two oxy's a day and 800 mil ibuprofen throughout the day. Now for my mental status, I have been staying with my father who doesn't know I had a tummy tuck, he thinks I had hernia repair and so do my children. This is really beating me up inside not to mention my sister says I'm selfish for
Not telling him the truth. I just don't want everyone to know, I don't want to be judged. This is something I wanted for myself and no one will understand except me. Am I wrong for not telling my family? Its really stressing me out.
You look great! I had mine done last Monday and still have not seen my incision, my doctor wants me to keep binder on until I see him on Tuesday. Glad to hear that you are getting around better. It does seem to get easier each day but I for one am pretty darn stiff first thing. My flanks hurt after sitting up for awhile. Did you have lipo? As for telling your dad and kids do not feel bad we have family visiting and I told them the same thing! Hernia repair!! I have not told my mom either. I just don't want everyone to know and then have it thrown up in my face. Hope you have a better day today! You might want to try some dulcolax, it worked for me as well as trying to drink lots of fluids. Best of luck to you, keep me posted.
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@luvfl thank u so much, that makes me feel so much better. My family has really been taking great care of me and it makes me feel bad that I lied to them. But as u said, idw them throwing anything in my face. I have some ducolax which I plan on taking today. I didn't have lipo on my flanks but I did have lipo on my sides and upper stomach. My ps told me to take binder off to wash up and put it back on. I ordered a second one from Amazon to wear while the other one is washing. I have been drinking nothing but water, hopefully I have a bm today! Thanks for the well wishes
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feeling better!

Not much has changed...I tried posting three times and keep losing my posts so I'm going to make this short and sweet. Today is a much better day I feel way better than day two. One drain seems to bother me more than the other but that's about it. Thanks for the well wishes ladies! I will keep u all posted

side pic

Still cant stand straight
You look great. You have to do what's best for you. Happy healing.
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Thank you so much doll. I am starting to feel better about it, I think surgery is surgery and my family would be there regardless. My boyfriend knows but he is a truck driver and is unable to tend to me around the clock.
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Five day post-op

Everyday gets better and better! I feel so much better. The first two days felt like the pain would never end, it was constant pain and the meds didn't work. Only issue I now have is lack of sleep, I am up every hr. I take one valium at night to help me rest. My appetite is back and I have been watching my sodium. Ladies, please eat lots of fruit and drink lots of water, I believe this is helping me. I finally had a bm! That was the highlight of my day, Lol. I'm so glad I didn't go out and buy a ton of stuff, the only thing I have found useful was my neck pillow and the extra pillows I purchased. I'm still super super swollen I posted pics, I can't wait for that to go down! One other thing, my right drain seemstl to pull a lot more than my left and it bothers me. Other than that, I really can't complain. Oh and I'm still walking like the hunch back, Lol. That hurts like hell! My back feels like its literally in flames

updated pics 5 days post op

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side view

Five days post op

cant wait for the swelling to go away

Liking the incision!

before tt!

Your 1 day ahead of me and your swelling us much better than mine. Don't let anyone pressure u into telling if you don't want to. My hubby did that to me. Wanted me to tell my other I'm law before she sees me on Friday. I kept putting it off and finally told her the my first evening post op. Huge mistake. She was very mean. Was hung up on the money and never even asked how I was. She then told me I want invited to come to her house this Friday ... Neither was the kids. We were planning an overnight stay (3 hours away) as we are picking up a puppy a half hour outside of her home on Saturday. I was crushed. She still hasn't called and I don't suspect she will. Hateful woman to whom I bend over backwards so she will like me. So... U decide who to tell and what's best to tell them. This had now put a damper in Christmas and a wedge between us once again.
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I'm so sorry to hear that. Why does She care so much? To go that far? Don't let it ruin ur spirits, do what's best for you. I wish u the best of luck...u will be just fine
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pre tumny tuck

I still have stretch marks. I guess from two babies and losing 60 pounds..my ps did the best he could. I'm still happy
Your looking good- you can see your curvy figure already :)
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Thank you! I see them but I'm hoping my waist goes down a little more
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things are getting better

Everyday I'm feeling better and better, it still hurts to get off the couch and get comfortable. I am able to walk around a lot better but I get tired quickly. I had a coughing spell today and it brought tears to my eyes. I cant feel the bottom of stomach but what I can feel are my sides where he did lipo! Its sore as hell! I'm draining less and less everyday which is good but I'm still super swollen.

side pic

I don't feel like I'm looking any better, I feel like I look huge! Not having a good day today
Everything will get much better:) It's just a slow process. My patience's was tested numerous times during this recovery, haha!
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Thank u, I'm just a little blue today. I feel like nothing is changing but its only been 6 days...Lol
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feeling down...

Stomach still looks huge I'm swollen I guess.

six day post op

I need to be patient ...but I feel fat
Omg.. U look way better then I did at that time! U look so good even tho u might not see it I do and I know others on here do. I felt the same way I'm 6 weeks and I'm just now starting to feel better about my figure and we both r still far away from a full recovery. They say up to six months for swelling to go down and up to a year for your final results. I still have a lot of swelling some days it's good and others ugh. But I learned that with this major surgrey that we had we deffently need patients. And trust me every day gets better. Once you get to the 2 week mark u will see.
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I truly hope so and thank u so much. I just need to be patient, I'm hoping I like the results because right now I feel bigger than I was when I started. I haven't been on the scale because idw to be even more upset. Thank u so much for the encouragement
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Side by side comparison...

These make me feel a little better because I'm not seeing any results, I look bigger than before. Maybe because I sucked my gut in 24/7...lol
Girl u look good & your scar looks great!! You betta do you and BE HAPPY with that you have waitef long enough for this so girl plss.. Ignore them lol..by the way what compresdion garmet did you all get if any??
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Lol, ur right! Thanka for that, I needed to hear that. The hospital gave me the one I have on in the pic and I ordered one similar from amazon for about $20. Hopefully it works, my plan is to wear it while the other one is washing. I will post the link for you
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comparison

Side by sods

side by side...

Idk why this thing isn't uploading the pics...so much easier posting from my iPad but its no way I hell I'm moving...I'm comfortable and as we all know its almost impossible to get back into the same position

here are the pics...

Just decided to post separately
U look great . Take it easy ladies
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Thank u doll
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made it a week...

Well I'm feeling better, most discomfort comes at night. Still having trouble getting off the couch but I manage. I posted pics but I still don't see much of a change...I will keep u posted! Thanks for all the well wishes ladies

seven weeks post op ...

Not much of a change but thought I would post anyway!
I'm going in next Tuesday, so of course I'm trolling this site like crazy looking at everyone's journey. I think you look GREAT! I can see a HUGE difference between your before and after side pics. Yes, I can see what you're saying about being swollen, but that will pass and you don't have ANY fat rolls! It's a BIG BIG difference! Your waist looks tiny and you have a great curvy shape. Hang in there--I know it must feel like you're not seeing a lot of difference, but trust me, you can. Those of us here in cyber world can definitely see a huge improvement! I'm trying to get mentally ready for that "I feel fat and don't see a huge improvement" stage b/c from everything I've read on here, it seems like everyone goes through it. But remember--you're JUST a week out, and it will take months for your body to really heal and for you to see the definition you're wanting. It will come. (Remind me of this when I'm freaking out next week. lol.) Take it easy and take care of yourself. Your incision looks really really good and your tummy looks amazing already--only to get better and better as time goes by!
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Thank u so much! I stalked this site for months just like you and it has been a major help, so much support! I wish u the best of luck I know u will do fine. I didn't go out and purchase a bunch of stuff like most people and I'm just fine! If u need tip please feel free to inbox me. I guess I will have no choice but to be patient, Lol. Cant wait till ur on the flat side hun!
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seven days, typo!

Sorry the above post is seven days not weeks! I cant wait till I'm Seven weeks po! Lol
Looking good once the swelling goes down you will see all your curves. Happy healings hun
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Thank u..I can't wait!
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no sleep ..

I didn't get any sleep last night, my back is killing me. I have my first po appt tomorrow and I pray these annoying drains come out! I finally saw my bb and I'm happy with it. I was so worried about it looking like a number one! I will update tomorrow, hopefully i will have more information once I leave my ps

eight days post op

Swell hell, as expected

stretch mark city ...

Happy with bb, I had so many stretch marks he got rid of most. My second son really
did a number on me,lol
You DO look great, are your drains out now?
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Thank u so much! I have one drain out and the other comes out next Thursday. I'm about to post an update
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nine days post op

So today was my first post op appointment and all went well...my doctor only took one drain out which didn't hurt at all! What a relief...she wants me to drain a little less before they both come out. She also took the surgical tape off. I was told to use neo to help remove the glue. Once the scabs come off I can begin scar treatment, in her opinion it doesn't matter what I use, vitamin e, maderma ..whatever just keep it moist which is most important. I will have to go.back next week for the other drain to be removed. I am now in a tighter binder and I am required to wear this for another month constantly. I can wear a bathing suit type cg during the day while at work but I need to go back to the medical grade binder when I'm not working and at night. Overall, she along with myself are happy with the results. I included pics for u guys!
Your shape is beautiful and so are your results.
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Thank u so much, I appreciate it:-)
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Ten days post op

No change except I got my filthy ass in the shower for the first time in ten days..lol. I still have one annoying drain in and can't wait till it come out. Last night was the best sleep I have had in a long time. My ps gave me another binder yesterday which felt like it cut off all oxygen, lol. But its ok now, I also ordered one which is slightly larger but still tight for at night...cause its no way in hell I'm sleeping in that contraption the ps gave me. I'm going to venture out with the maniacs today for some Xmas shopping (bites nails) pray for me ladies....till later! Oh and I will update all the scar treatment things I purchased today as well.
Can you provide the doctors website or address? Thanks
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Sure, I went through the residency program..my Dr. Was Zelken and he worked under Dr.Rasko, u can Google her and see all of her credentials but Dr.Zelkin was wonderful,he was a general surgeon for 8 yr and switched his practice. I went thru the university of Maryland and please speak with Ashley,very helpful and patient, lol. Here is the number 410-328-2860. Good luck!
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christmas shopping nightmare...

Let me start off by saying..just because you're at the turning point doesn't mean your superwoman! My ass is paying for it now...horrible back pain, swelling from the depths of hell...my boyfriend tried to make me get in a motorized cart but because I think I'm entirely too cute and would rather walk like a hunch backed freak I'm suffering! Word of advice, take it easy! Your not out or the woods after ten days of a major surgery...lol.
Oh darl, I'm hearing ya, I did the same thing and decided that too bad, everyone is getting gift vouchers this year! Just because we can, doesn't mean we should.
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Ur absolutely right. I'm finished because that wore me out..lol.
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Depressed....

I just started crying my eyes out...I'm so tired of not feeling normal, my back killing me, sleeping on the sofa and being so dependent of everyone including my kids (17&12). I have horrible mood swings which is no ones fault lm just sick of feeling like this. Not to mention, I don't see much of a change! We all talk about swell hell, well these drains run close! I only have one in and this s.o.b hurts me more than my damn
Muscles. Not to mention my clothes don't fit and I'm up every freaking hour using the bathroom! And it always comes when im most comfortable....I'm about to say F-it and get a damn diaper and piss myself, lol. I'm just so over this and want to be my normal self again. I read about the depression and said, that won't happen to me...I'm gonna have a flat stomach...please..they need to man up, lol. Well boy was I'm wrong because I'm balling my damn eyes out over here. Sorry to be so depressing but I had to vent..hopefully I will feel better when this second demon (aka)
Drain comes out Thursday! Later sisters...
My moment like that was day 9. It was rough, but I was ok. You will be too. Just hang in there. You are healing from a big surgery, and it doesn't happen overnight. Hugs, and prayers for healing to you.
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Thank you so much, I'm beginning to feel better...this site has been so helpful thru this journey. Thanks again:-)
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Swelling or Dog ear?

Ok...am I obsessing or does the left side look like a dog ear or is it just swelling? Ps said its too soon to tell.

here are the dog ear pics, i forgot them

your incision line is thin and neat. i don't see dog ears either. continue to enjoy your new flat tummy! you look beautiful
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Thank you...I'm probably looking too much into it, lol
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Swelling ...

I haven't been able to feel when I go from normal to super swollen until today! I had half a chicken salad sandwich and right after that I was in pain and bent over again...it was a struggle taking a shower but once I put the contraption a.k.a binder on I instantly felt better! I will post pics when I come from my second po appointment because I really dont see much of a change...oh, and thanks for the feedback regarding my dog ears, I feel much better..Lol.
You look great. Great incision!
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Thank u...yes he did a great job..Im happy I can start rubbing oil on it!
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15 days post op appointment

Hello all...I haven't posted in awhile because I didn't really have any changes. I was having a hard time with bm's so I took some mom and that was great...no cramping or anything! I have been off oxy's since last Thursday, no I'm taking two advil a few times a day. I get tired very quickly but that is to be expected. My ps is so happy with my results, no dog ears...Lol. he said it will all even out and if not, we will fix it later. He said he may be able to help me with my stretch marks in a few months. His recommendation for the scar treatment is as follows ...silicone strips for several months and plain cocoa butter and daily massages of the incision. He wants me to wear my binder 24/7 for a month and switch to something like spanx ..he was very aggressive with my muscle separation so in a few months I should see a line resembling abs!!! Ladies I feel great...I believe my nerves are trying to reconnect because I'm getting sharp pains everywhere but nothing I cant manage. I know I have a long way to go but I am so happy...I never thought I would be flat again ..if I had to do it all over again I would in a heartbeat! ! Happy healing dolls
wow, im happy to hear all is well. i cant wait to see those ab lines as well. lol that would be fantastic, wouldnt it. contnue healing well my friend, you look great
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Yes, I can't wait! Thank you and I'm doing my best to take it easy
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Tired...

OK, I have been doing too much these last few days! My body is yelling at me..I really feel better but towards the end of the day I'm paying the price...my stomach just aches..its all over aching..not to mention I'm exhausted. I go back to work after X'mas and I feel like I need to get into the swing of things again ...not to mention, I have never been one to keep still but my poor body is asking me to. I guess I better listen! Happy healing ladies
You look awesome I hope you feel better soon!!! It'll be worth it in the long run.. that's what I keep telling myself!!!!
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Thank you...I'm doing my best to be patient, its just hard
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I finally gave in..

So my hubby has been so patient and honestly I think he had been afraid to have sex...well today we couldn't hold back, Lol. Anyway, it was so good...but my swelling is out of this world...has this happened to anyone else? If its because of the sex, it was worth it, Lol
For sure
Congrats. U look awesome. Im still tryna figure this thing out. In 6 days po, haven't need any percocet in 2 days. Im swollen but trying to figure out the change
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I'm 20 days po and still swollen..I stopped taking oxy three days po I just take 800 mil ibuprofen. I did take a valium last night, lol
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Three weeks post op...

All is the same...I am still swollen, Lol. I have pain on my sides which is from the lipo...I'm very stiff at night but I am sleeping in the bed which is very nice! My binder hurts me at night so I have been making it pretty loose which is contributing to my swelling...so I stopped doing that, Lol. I saw my ps today due to a staple poking out...they removed it and are still very happy with my results. As for the "dog ear" he said I can have it fixed later...probably just some lipo. I am very happy with my flat stomach and I don't regret a thing!!! Summer watch out
Lovin your curves girl! Did you get muscle repair too?
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Thank you! yes I did, my ps said he was pretty aggressive with my muscle repair.
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Back to work ..

So this is my second day back and its beena little rough...the swelling is ridiculous. I have a desk job but I'm up and down all day. My ps told me I could wear a spanx like garment back to work but that was a mistake! I'm glad I brought my cg to work because I was in agony. Only thing I'm noticing is swelling in my upper abdomen and not lower...has this happened to anyone else.
I cannot believe your before pics!!! For real?? you are looking amazing! Am loving your Beyoncé curves!!! I wish I had curves like that - dangerously sexy! Have you tried a low sodium diet for the swelling? I've read a lot of RS sistas did this and it helped. it's helping me for sure. Have a great day Xo
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Thank u doll...yeah this stomach was out of control, lol. I sucked it in 24/7. It was a habit...yes, I'm watching my sodium but I guess there isn't much I can do but wait...I will be glad when I can wear anything without an elastic band, lol
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25 days po...

No real change, I decided to post pics when I woke up today. I'm still very swollen but I am able to fit into my old clothes which is a good thing. Before surgery I was 153 and I'm 156 now, Idk if its swelling or holiday weight gain but I'm not worried, I will get it off! I measured my waist and I'm a 30, I wasa 29 before surgery so I'm sure the extra inch is due to swelling. I am still sore from my right drain but and I'm itching like crazy...I started using silicone strips at night for my scar and cocoa butter massages during the day. I'm just being patient, the swelling is the worse part! Happy healing dolls....

A few more pics ...

You are looking great, I'm doing the same putting the strips on at night.
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Thank you....I'm hoping it works.
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Everyday gets better...

I'm still swollen but I can finally notice a difference. I feel most of my swelling after I eat, no matter what it is and at the end of the day. I have on a pair of my pre surgery pants on today which makes a me feel great...I couldn't button these two weeks ago!
You look fantastic. Just imagine how great you will feel when summer is here. Take it easy and slow, rest lots. xx
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Thank you!
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29 days post op

So this is my third time trying to update, and it won't let me post my pics...anyway. no real change, I'm focusing on my scar and losing ten more pounds. I have been using the silicone strips almost 24/7...I take them off the shower and clean them...but I wear them at night and during the day and they have already softened my scar! In between I rub cocoa butter mixed with maderma on my scar and massage that in for at least a minute, maybe longer. I have been itching like crazy...its insane, lol. I don't scratch, I just rub. Today my stomach muscles were aching which was strange, I didn't call my ps, I'm hoping its normal. Of course I'm still swollen but some days are better than others. I will try to post pics later. Happy healing ladies

almost 30 days po

This is the only pic it would allow me to upload! Sorry dolls. But its a closer pic of my scar.
Wow your body is amazing!!! Your scar looks great! Thanks for the advise on the back pain I truly am looking forward to day 10 now!! :)
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Thank you..no problem. It gets better everyday!
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Abouy five weeks in..

No real change, still swollen..lol. the swelling seems worse but it could be a mental thing...I have an appointment Friday with my ps and I have a list of questions, Lol. My weight is the same and so are my measurements...I really hope my waist goes down some. I wear my cg 24/7...I have a love/hate relationship with it. Still doing scar treatment...I recently ordered derma e so I will use that in between the silicone strips. I can say my scar is a flat line, I don't have too many bumps but it seems to have gotten darker which I read was normal. I think it gets worse before It gets better. My main issue is the swelling and my lack of energy. The top of my stomach swells...not the bottom..well its not as noticeable. And my hips are still swelling! I added some pics from the morning when I was less swollen...I will update after my doc appointment. Oh and I noticed a pink lump in my belly button? No odor or soreness but it is still numb...not sure what that's all about but its on my list of questions...
You're looking great!!! I'm experiencing the same thing. I'm still swollen and have a slight hunch. But i'm feeling a lot better compare to last week though. And yes, my scar is darker too which I'm not even gonna worry about. It will take time for it to fade...but at least it's so really low that can be hidden :)
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Thank you! And yes...I agree at least my scar is low and my stomach is flat!
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five week post op appointment.

So the first thing my ps said was ..."remember ur true results won't show for 6 months to a year" lol. But I still had questions ...first, the upper abdominal swelling..she said its very normal and will
continue to happen. I had a pink thing in my navel and she said that happens as well, she used a nitrate stick and said that should heal it, so far so good. My sides are still very sore and hard and that's also normal, it comes from the lipo. I will need revision surgery for that pocket of fat on my left side, she said its either that or skin and if I'm still unhappy with it in six months, they will likely do some quick lipo. She also said my body is going to continue to change and I will notice that as the months go by. One bummer was she doesn't think my waist will go down much more, but my personal goal is to have a 27 inch waist ...I'm now a 29. She also needs me to wean myself off the binder! ! Oh no! Lol, she said to only wear it at night and spanx during the day...well I tried that this weekend and it wasn't so bad. I will post pics of my faja for u ladies. Other than that, She is very pleased and so am I. Oh and my scar is looking wonderful in her opinion and I will continue to do the same treatments daily.
Sounds like all good news to me, CONGRATS! Can't wait to see new pics. You are BEAUTIFUL ;-)
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Thank you!!
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updated pics

I have tried so many times to update, lol. I'm almost six weeks po and I still swell, its mostly upper abdominal swelling but my waist is going down...I am working out and plan to lose ten more pounds..I'm 5'2 and weigh 151...other than that all is still the same...but everyday gets better...remember that dolls if u are just starting ur journey!

more pics...

Just a few more, lol
You look good! I had one dog ear on the left, my doc just removed it for me in September. He too had told me that it was too early to tell, but I always knew it would be a dog ear because my right side was totally different. But It's removed now. Also, I guess we'll always have swelling. I'm 10.5 Months Post op and I'm swollen right now as I'm typing this. I think some of it has to do with what we eat.
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Thank you! I agree, I guess the swelling stays for a long time and I just have to deal with that. My ps said it was either fat or loose skin and would need to be lipo'd later but its still early.
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Second day without wearing binder..

So I have been going without my binder during the day. The first day I didn't wear anything and I was swollen at the end of the day but it was my normal swelling, nothing major. The next day I decided to wear a girdle tank top for some support and I was swollen but again, nothing out of the norm. At night, I still wear a cg and in the am I'm flat...I have a faja that resembles a bathing suit but since I have a horrible yeast infection I decided not to wear it. I'm thinking of getting a tank top faja or a corset. I added some pics, not much change...I also added a close up of my scar. The area where the drain was is a lot darker but with my scar treatment I'm hoping it lightens. I am still numb below my navel and I still swell a lot, but other than that I'm good. Happy healing ladies!
Continuing to look AWESOME! You must be doing things right :-). Congrats !
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Thank you!!
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scar update

It didn't upload all of my pics! Here is a closer view. My scar treatment is, silicone strips for two days straight (except when I shower of course) I don't take them off, I wear them for two days straight. I massage my stomach with maderma and cocoa butter oil for 2-5 minutes twice a day.
you look fab babe. your scar is healing so well. enjoy!!!!
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Thank you...I baby it, lol
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Seven weeks in...

So my belly button still had that pink tissue protruding so I went to my ps and they put a nitrate stick on it, hopefully it will go away, if not I have to go back in two weeks for another nitrate treatment. Idk if it would normally hurt but I'm numb down there so it doesn't matter..I'm still numb from my bb down. My sides are still sore from lipo and my swelling still happens, everyday..lol. I'm no longer wearing my cg during the day, only at night. MoSt of my swelling is above my bb, my waist is a 28 and by the end of the day I'm a 29. Its still sore when I sneeze but manageable. And my incision is a little sore but I still massage it for 2-5 mins twice a day. I added a pic of me playing dress up. Cant believe that's me! Loving my results ..happy healing ladies

Playing dress up...

Never thought I would wear anything like this...so glad I did this for myself
You're coming along nicely lady. I'm 5'2 as well and your current weight of 150 is my GOAL weight. I'm 39, 173 lbs and haven't seen 150 lbs in over 13 years (not counting when I got to 148 about 6 years ago - that lasted all of 4 months!). If I can maintain at 150 I'll be happy. It's so hard to get that low once age kicks in. But my TT will keep me motivated to keep at it, especially now that 40 is knocking at my door.
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Its very hard to maintain..I was 210 at my heaviest and I fluctuate between 150-160...I have been this size for 7 yrs now...what works for me is counting calories and not eating past 6. I am now trying to tone, I have very flabby legs and arms and a saggy butt, lol. This tt def motivates me, idw my investment to go to waste!
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Still swelling lol

I'm still swelling everyday! My waist is a 28! I'm no longer wearing a binder during the day, just a girdle vest and a binder at night. My scar is darker than before but I read it gets worse before it gets better. My navel is all healed! But it feels so small inside, very weird...its the width of my pinky. I'm not working out lol just doing squats. I still have tenderness on my sides and my incision is sore at times. Other than that, I'm just loving my new body! My jeans don't fit in the waist but they fit these big ass thighs, Lol. Happy healing dolls
You look so good. Each pic u get smaller and smaller.
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Thank you babes!
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three months post op..

Hey dolls...I know its been awhile but I have been very busy. So I am still 152, my waist is a 28 and my hips are a 40...I'm still numb below my navel and it looks like I'm going to need revision surgery. And yes, I will be cut again. She's going to have to cut the fat out and lipo it. As time goes on, u can notice the extra fat on my side and I cant stand it. My scar is darker now but she said it will lighten within a yr. My ps said I will notice subtle changes over the next few months but nothing drastic. I no longer wear a binder or spanx. I wear my binder at night some days bit my ps wants me to wean myself off it. I thought it was impossible but it just takes time. I'm going to post a few pics...later dolls! Happy healing!

three months po...

Looking awesome!!
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Thank you!
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three months in...

your so funny! the diaper situation you sound lie myself i hate these damn drains and constantly using the rest room. I wish my waist could be small as possible. my fingers are still crossed
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Mine is at a stand still, lol. I think I need to workout
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quick update

HI all! So, no big change. I have an appt tomorrow with my ps to discuss my revision surgery for my side. I think she is going to schedule it tomorrow. Unfortunately I will need to be cut again but I won't be down long, I can go back to work the next day. I no longer wear anything, no spanx or cg! I might wear it if I'm super swollen. I still swell four months later! Just at the top of my stomach. My scar is darker now but I still rub it with cocoa butter oil and mederma. I'm so happy with my results and I can't wait for summer!

a few pics!

I love the mirror now, lol. I'm also still 152 and my waist is a 28. It was a 30 before surgery.
Wonderful update! You look terrific, so glad you are happy with your results. What a TINY waist, woo hoo :-O. Continued good recovery. HUGS :-DSuzy
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Thank you! I'm very happy just hoping the extended scar from my revision surgery is swollen and lowers itself eventually
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Revision surgery done!

So I had my revision done last week for the excess skin on my left side. They did twilight anesthesia for the procedure and extended my scar. Unfortunately, it seems like my scar was raised but I'm hoping it is just swelling and will be lower in time. The good thing is the bulge of skin is gone! Not a lot of pain just discomfort, it was mostly sore the first couple of days..now its just tender. I will post pics later. I'm really hoping my scar lowers itself in time on that side.
Wow! You look awesome!!! I can't wait for my swelling to go down already!
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Thank you! I know the feeling
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revision update

I Saw my ps today and its been a week since the surgery. She told me it was more excess skin than fat and she had to extend my scar due to that. She also said I'm swollen and my scar will fall more so I don't need to worry. I was also instructed to wear my binder again and spanx during the day for the swelling. Overall I'm happy and I will deal with the extended scar. I would rather have that than uneven sides. I still swell everyday maybe not as much as one month po but I swell...I still love my binder four months later, it makes me feel secure. But as u can see, I love the mirror and cant wait for summer! To all my dolls just starting their journey, trust me...it gets better! I cant believe I'm four months in!
you look beautifulllll!!
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Thank u so much!!
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8 months post op

Hello ladies, I know it's been awhile since I last updated but I have been so busy loving my new body. I went to see my surgeon when I was about 7 months post op and she decided I no longer needed to see her! My revision surgery went very well, I am pleased with the results. Although not perfect, much better than before. I have gained a few pounds:-( and lost them again, and gained them again..lol. I think I am about 156 right now. I can feel it in my stomach area, it's very tight and uncomfortable. but I am currently working to get the extra pounds off. I was about 151 before surgery so I don't have too far to go. The weight isn't noticeable but I know and everyone who knows me, knows I am a fanatic about my weight. This has been the best summer ever, I wear my bikini's proudly, I walk about half naked (hubby love it) and my confidence is through the roof! For the ladies that are just beginning their journey, remember the pain is temporary....it gets better, I promise!
Looking AMAZING lady! Glad you've had a nice summer in your bikinis. I hear ya about the noticing weight gain...I can tell immediately, ever since my TT/MR. Which is kinda good I think...keeps me on track. You'll be right back where you want I'm sure. Doing great, keep it up :-DSuzy
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