It's Time - Birmingham, AL

I am a 33 year old mother of a beautiful 5 year...

I am a 33 year old mother of a beautiful 5 year old girl. ...I have never really had a flat stomach. ...so I am interested in getting a tummy tuck with some lipo by my bra fat...

I am currently looking for a PS to help me...I have had several consults and I still have not made a decision...I want to make the right decision...there is a lot of money on the line and I want to make sure it's done correctly and I have been waiting a long time to have a flat belly...this is an important decision

Can't believe it's going to happen

I cannot believe in exactly one month from now I will be getting my surgery....I feel so anxious. ...I have been trying to get cosmetic surgery since I was in my 20s (due to the fact that I never had a flat stomach)...but you have to wait until it's God's time for you. ..I will try to post some pictures tomorrow. ...

Pre-Op Pictures. . (be easy)

one more pic

looking at myself in the mirror

Today after my shower.. I did something I have never done before. ..I looked at myself in the mirror. ...I usually take my shower.....and go straight to my room and lotion myself in there....but today I looked at myself. ...I guess because I know as 4/4 ..it's going to be different. .

Dr. Appt.

I have my doctor appt tomorrow. ..what exactly will the app . consist of tomorrow????

Pre-Op. .Appt

Well...I went for my Pre-Op appt..today went well...I can't believe it...The time is approaching so fast

Nerves/Acid Reflex

My acid reflex has been acting up. .really bad the last couple of days. .or is it nerves. ..I think it's a combination of both. ..

Time is flying by

I can't believe I go for surgery on THIS upcoming Friday. ....Recliner arrives Thursday. ...got my SCAR strips and all my supplies. ...I think I am ready

Got my time

So....they called me this morning and told me I need to be there at 6:30 tomorrow morning. ..

God is Good!!!!!

I am up and out of surgery. ...been home for like 35 mins. ....I feel ok......hurts to get up...Unfortunately I have to keep getting up every 2 hours to walk around and that's the last thing I want to do....lol...but I feel really tight. ..going to try to get as much rest as I can having to getting up so much...ttyl

Results less than 24 hours after surgery

It looks very good today......PS and nurse...says everything looks great. ...I am very pleased with the results so far. .

Cramps

My goodness these cramps. ...It feels like gas....I feel like if I can just pass gas...I would be ok.....(sorry tmi)....I am starting laxatives today. ...Has anybody else gone through this????

I want this drain out

This drain is so irritating. ....geesh..

Drain is Out!!!!

I am so excited. ...they took my drains out today.....it feels like a weight off me literally. ...I am loving my results so far. ..my tummy looks great. ..like board flat...

Penny and Dr.Schaffer

I was telling Penny..how much we love her on RS....and as usual. .she never fails...today she was sweet as pie....she has got to be the sweetest nurse on staff. ..Although we had to wait a hour in a half to see him because Dr.Schaffer had an emergency surgery. ..He came in good spirit even cracking a joke and made me laugh. ...He is a good PS....

Exparel

ANYONE that is planning on doing a TT...PLEASE invest in the Exparel. ..it is a great investment. ...I am now winging myself off the pain medication and muscle relaxed. ..Tylenol since yesterday as well as today. ...I am even driving...not a lot but I drove today...it is worth the money. ..I am not in as much pain that I thought I would have been. ..and I think it's because of the experal....Please if you can't afford to get it wait until you can pay the extra for the experal. .you will thank me for it later and you will appreciate it...Thank the GOOD LORD. ..I listened to one of my fellow sisters on RS..I am glad I did

Sneezing

Oh boy...I sneezed for the first time since my TT....It was painful. .I tell you the truth. ..I don't want to sneeze for at least a month

Updated Pictures

Spasms

I keep getting all these spasms in my butt and legs lately. ..any suggestions

My binder

My binder is killing my back. ...anyone have these issues. ..it's like it is affecting my posture...

Sleeping in the Bed

I have been sleeping in a bed for the last couple of days. ..not mine though. ..I kicked my daughter out of her full size bed....not quite ready for the height of my bed....but me in the recliner where not getting a long at all

First menstrual

My first menstrual since surgery has been brutal. ..Bleeding very heavy. ..

My Garment

Feels like it's holding me in

Update/Scar

My scar is slightly puffy on the ends and I can see my white part of it....but it's very small. .going to put polysporin and a band- aid on it....I put my silicone scar strips on the ends of the scar to bring down the puffiness on the ends...Overall still very pleased with my results

Updated Picture

Almost 2 months out

Just a few pictures
Birmingham Plastic Surgeon

Dr . Schaffer did a wonderful job on my TT....His nurse Penny was also very helpful. ...

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
4 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
4 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
4 out of 5 stars Payment process
4 out of 5 stars Wait times
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