8 months post op TT

I am a mother of two and i am about to get a tummy...

I am a mother of two and i am about to get a tummy tuck and lipo on flanks in the next month or so.

My question is how much of my stretch marks will be removed and is lipo on flanks worth it? I have read review and most of them did not see a difference with the lipo on flanks. I know with a tt anything under the belly button is removed but is it possible for all to be removed? thanks

Welcome to the community.  I am happy you joined us and look forward to following your journey.

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So I have scheduled my TT for next week 3/29/13. I...

So I have scheduled my TT for next week 3/29/13. I am beyond excited!. So many emotions though & tons off stuff to do before surgery. Its seems so surreal. I can not wait to see the results although i know i will still have stretchmarks left :/.

So today 03/25/13 I went to my pre op appt. I have...

So today 03/25/13 I went to my pre op appt. I have a weigh off my shoulders it feels like a dream :) i started at 183lbs after a whole 360° lifestyle change I am now 136 lbs. I am not where I want to be yet but I am closer everyday that goes by :) I can not wait to get my TT done and see the results. It has been such a great journey thus far. Im still trying to get my house in tact before my surgey. I hope this positive vibe I have continues for me since i was feeling a little anxious this past week. I will update in a couple days hoping all goes well :)
Wow. Awesome weight loss! After looking at your pictures, I really think your going to have great results. Most of your stretch marks will be gone or below your bb. On me. The ones that are left above my bb are pulled really tight. So compared to my old tummy the new one looks great. Good luck next week with your tt. And congratulations on your journey. You will love it!!!
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Thank you, i have 4 days left until my surgey. I wish i didn't have stretch marks above my bb but I do :/ so Im hoping the Dr. can pull them down as much as possible :)
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Aw, thank you :) How long were you swollen for? Today they mentioned to me my drains would be in for two weeks and advice on the drains? btw congrats on your TT :)
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Please keep me in your prayers everyone. Today is...

Please keep me in your prayers everyone. Today is the day and out of all days i woke up with a slight sore throat. Im hipinh for a great turn out and a speedy recovery. If i am able to i will update later on tonight

So today im almost 1 day post op. So far Im in no...

So today im almost 1 day post op. So far Im in no severe pain I have been on top of my pain meds. I was bleeding a lot from the lipo on my flanks that caught me off guard. The bleeding has gotten a lot better. I have yet to see my new stomach. I hope it looks great & I recover quikly :)

So I am 2 days post op today. I feel 5 1/2 months...

So I am 2 days post op today. I feel 5 1/2 months pregnant :( I know swelling is normal but i dont even want to take off my girdle to shower becuase i am terrified my TT will look bad :/ My pain is okay I am still on top of my pain meds. I have been drinking water, eating pinapple, progresso light soup(warm) & i had jamba juice low sodium smoothie today. Any advice?

So I am 5 days post op today. I went to my post op...

So I am 5 days post op today. I went to my post op appt yesterday with my PS i seen my tummy for the 1st time. it looks like all my stretchmarks are gone :) but not 100% sure since my belly is sooo swollen :((. I hope the swelling goes down soon. I have been watching my sodium intake,drinking water, keeping my binder on and keeping my kness elevated. Any advice to speed up the swelling process from going down? much appreciated

Today I am 6 days post op. As i changed my girdle...

Today I am 6 days post op. As i changed my girdle i noticed my swelling is going down and upon that seen i have stretchmarks left :/. My PS told me i would still have some but since i was swollen and didnt see any i was excited that they would possibly be all gone. Im hoping for a speedy recovery and all swelling to go down. debating on whether i can still use a 2 piece this summer or not. So far im in no pain, Im trying to walk a little more around my hoyse with the assistance of a walker. I am keeping my diet healthy and trying to stay as positive as i can

Today I am 10 days post op from my TT and lipo on...

Today I am 10 days post op from my TT and lipo on flanks. I am off pain meds and in no pain :) I have been trying to do.little stuff around my house but nothing too hard. My bf has been very helpful with cleaning the house, grocery shopping and.taking care of the kids. I feel very bad at times for my 14 month old. she is very attached to me and not being able to carry her is a daily struggle. I have showered and it is a bit overwheleming! my lower back kills me the little time i do try to stand. although i can almost walk up straight now :))) i do still use my walker to take sitting breaks when my back cant take it anymore. I am still very swollen which is annoying. I thought it would be gone by now this process is soooo long. I will see if i can post pics up soon. i wear my compression garment 24/7 except the shower hoping it helps get my tummy flat and tiny since its still BIG :/

Today I am 10 days post op from my TT and lipo on...

Today I am 10 days post op from my TT and lipo on flanks. I am off pain meds and in no pain :) I have been trying to do.little stuff around my house but nothing too hard. My bf has been very helpful with cleaning the house, grocery shopping and.taking care of the kids. I feel very bad at times for my 14 month old. she is very attached to me and not being able to carry her is a daily struggle. I have showered and it is a bit overwheleming! my lower back kills me the little time i do try to stand. although i can almost walk up straight now :))) i do still use my walker to take sitting breaks when my back cant take it anymore. I am still very swollen which is annoying. I thought it would be gone by now this process is soooo long. I will see if i can post pics up soon. i wear my compression garment 24/7 except the shower hoping it helps get my tummy flat and tiny since its still BIG :/

I am 11 days PO and we have similar body types I think. I don't know what you look like right now but from what you describe, I feel the same way. I am so swollen where I had the lipo still and very sore still. I am also swollen above my incision so everything looks kind of funny. Every day I feel like I do too much but I can't take this sitting around all day. I am hoping that in time the swelling will just disappear and I will be left with a wonderful figure. Not so much right now ;-/
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I feel the same way at times yesterday I almost went to Disneyland. I just want some fresh air. The swelling Im hoping will go away soon. Have you tried pineapple? I hear Bromelian works wonders too but have yet to go buy it. I update from my mobile device and unless I have a laptop I am unable to upload pix. I sent Kim the manager an email of some pics so she can upload for me
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What does the pineapple do? I have not done bromelian. My friend is a naturopath and she said the the bromelian may help with swelling but would slow the process of the incision healing. Counterproductive. I do take Enid's 3X a day and also I use an arnica cream on my swollen areas. Not sure if they work or not but it doesn't hurt :-). I'll be following your swelling! Let me know if you find a magical cure for it! Lol.
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Today I am 13 days post op. I went to my PS and...

Today I am 13 days post op. I went to my PS and finally had my drains removed. Its such a relief to have got them removed although i am saddend by my scar and not really liking my results :/. i was given the okay to wear a girdle instead of the compression garmet which is much much better. I feel like it will help my swelling and tightens up the belly just right. Im hoping for a quick recovery, wall straight & my scar to smoothen out. I tried on my post op clothes and they fit :) Im assuming.my swelling is going down but still far from what i expect or are my expectations too high?

Today I am 2 wks 3 days post op. I feel horrible...

Today I am 2 wks 3 days post op. I feel horrible my scar is haunting me.it is so ugly idk what to do. My PS says its fine. trust me its horrible.i dont wish this upon anyone! I not only have puckering but i have tiny little blister looking balls. I have been on Google and found silicone gel garment that helps with scars. I am planning on purcgasing it today. I am still swollen. I weighed myself today which is the only positive thing in quite a few days. I came in at 131 lbs other then that i am in panik trying to find a solution to this horrible scar. is it even possible to achieve without revision?

Now that I go back nd look at your scar.... That is how mine was a week out of surgery... Girl... Massage that sucker anytime your bored... Lay on the bed with some body butter, watch some tv nd massage that scar!!!! ... That will work!...
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Mamajai you are giving me hope did you have those little balls too? or just the puckering. Im going to start bio oil and coco butter tomorrow :)
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I "think" I might have had 1 or 2 little balls ... Since I was not that hot on the scar.. I think I might have blocked that out... Lol.. Girl... Massage massage massage!!!! It worked for mine....
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So today I am feeling much more positive with my...

So today I am feeling much more positive with my scar. It still looks horrible but seeing all my fellow mamas tummy tuck's reviews and seeing huge improvements in their scars has given me hope. I am still swollen but learning time heals all wounds :) Im feeling more like myself each and everyday that passes by. I have bought my 1st crop top and i cannot wait to be all healed and ready to wear it. Its been a struggle trying to keep up a healthy lifestyle with not being able to hit the gym but i have been trying my best. I had a couple slip ups with eating but plan to maintain my good eating habits. I can wait to hit the gym tone up and lose some bra line fatness that i have going on. I still dont regret my tummy tuck even though my scar is at a horrible state right now. Hope all you ladies have a wonderful day :)
Post new pictures of your scar hun.... =)
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Im a little over 3 weeks today. 24 days post op to...

Im a little over 3 weeks today. 24 days post op to be exact. I was starting to feel good went to the mall and when I came home boom! my incision looked liked it was opening with blood and possible pus :( I cleaned the incision with peroxide, applied neosporin and civered with gauze. Today I woke up called my doctor they said that was "normal". I then showered and when i looked at my incision it looked 3 times bigger with biege stuff inside. I then call my PS office again they scheduled me for tomorrow at 3:45pm. This loks far from normal. Has anyone.experinced this and if so how long did it take to heal? Im trying to stay positive i know these things happen but idk how this would occur i clean my incision twice a day. the right side of my inciaion is slowly smoothing out where the puckering was. lets hope this isnt too bad. I wanted a TT for sooo long and for this to happen really sucks :/
What did the doc say about your incision????
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He said theres no infection that its normal. I know it looks really bad :/ & its a bit painful too. I have sutures that are spitting out. he said no more peroxidw only neosporin and gauze to cover it
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And this happened 3 weeks after? I'm sorry, I'm just scared I'm 3 weeks post op! 80
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I am now 1 month post off TT and lipo to flanks....

I am now 1 month post off TT and lipo to flanks. As you all know I have been having troucble with my inciaion since the PS took my tape off and drains. Although my PS says i have no infection which is a big relief he said my incision would take weeks to heal. My incision is slowly is making some progress. I really wish it would close up soon as I had a trip planned of with my bf and feiends to Vegas for memorial weekend. I have purchased a bodysuit garment at Marshalls called fleexes that has helped me walk completely straight with no pain and is soft wayyyyy better then having to adjust that compression girdle every 5 minutes. I only found size M and bigger so i settled for a M. I now know i need a Small and hope down the line a xS. Going back to my incision it looks like the open area is getting smaller but with a more raw look. I know it looks groos but I wanted to keep an update on it just incase any fellow TT siaters experince the samething (hopefully not) but just incase.I also heard coke nd coffee make your incision line purple ladies so stay away to be on the safe side. I have been walking a lot im noticing under my butt is getting funky! I cant wait to start squats and lunges to get my thighs back into shape. I also had sex for the 1 st time yesterday. Missionary with my bf on top with no weight on me. It didnt hurt at all was very cautious though. I know tmi but these are questions i googled and just thought I would share just incase anyone was wondering. Well thats enoygh for today I will post pics up today. Have a great weekend ya'll and remember time heals all wounds :)
Hope your scar heals soon and you have a blast on your trip!
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Sorry about your incision :-( glad your healing now :-) keep us posted and congratulations on your TT! Your looking good! I'm 6 weeks PO and I still have swelling. I hear I will have it for weeks to come. Happy healing!
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I too have 2 areas where my incision opened, one from my breast lift and one on my TT. I have been using an advance healing band-aid( the band-aid brand) it it has help tremendously. Leave it on as long as you can, they are water proof too. Hope this helps
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I am 5 weeks post and I must say this recovery...

I am 5 weeks post and I must say this recovery process has been a rollercoaster. My incisions are still open but are getting smaller everyday. I change my dressings twice a day and it looks like thats helping out a lot. I still wear wear compression garments. i have the fleexes one I mentioned before I have also purchased a thong compression garment that goes all the way up to my bra. That one is good to wear when wearing shorts or going out of the house its less noticeable and was only $8. I went to Forever 21
lastnight and tried one swimsuits and I left there sad. My TT incision is so high up on the side its hard finding a swimsuit that covers my scar not only that but my boobies are saggy and my thighs need major work. I cannot wait until my incisions close and I am able go workout. On a positive not i went from a size 28 prior to TT to size 26 now :)))). I cannot wait for my final result 2 more months to go to reach my 3 months post op. I will post pictures in a bit with my fleexes garment, how high and open my scar is and side views just so everyone can see my progress
Hi thanks for sharing your story. I am having a similar issues with my incision and a small part opening. I amN 2 weeks post op. I am so upset about how my scar will heal. My dr assures me it will all be fine bad it's normal. How is your scar healing? Please help put me at ease!! Thank you..
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*but it's Normal
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I will post pics up shortly I honestly hate the way it healed. I'm looking into getting a scar revision in about 9 months or so. I hope you heal better then I did. Everyone's different keep your head up positive vibes your way!
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3 months post op

What can I say I work out like crazy and my stomach is flat. I am not exactly where I want to be but strive towards a better me everyday. I don't regret my procedure at all but I absolutely hate my scar I'm hoping to get a scar revision. Let's see how that goes
Wow u look so good :)
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Lovely are you still wanting to get that scar revision? I had mine done by dr. Kadz as well and mine is soooo bad too.
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Thanks for sharing your pics. My incision part that open isn't too big. I have been caring for it 24/7! He wants to see next week to discuss scar treatments he said and to see how it's healing. You look fabulous and are rocking that black outfit! Thanks for the positive vibes and hugs to you! I will keep you updated.
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8 months post op

So I've recently gained 10 lbs. I'm getting too comfortable with myself. Other then that my tummy is flat but I noticed I am able to grab my stomach when I sit. I'm not sure if its from the weight gain or from a poor procedure. I don't like my belly button or scar at the moment. I'm looking into getting it redone within the next year. Here's a current pic of my belly and as you all know all of my stretch marks weren't able to be removed :/ on the plus side I don't regret my procedure at all nothing feels better then having a flat tummy :)
Sorry you had all that with your scar, but you are looking great, I'm at 9wks in the afternoon is when my swelling starts any suggestion, how long did you wear your CG,I don't wear my when I'm being lazy at home,should I?
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I had it on for about 6 weeks. Swelling usually occurs when you do too much. They have different stages for post op girdles
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Thanks for info
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