Tummy Tuck and Arm Lift- Doing well. Bluffton, SC

Hello all! I am scheduled for a TT and Arm Lift on...

Hello all! I am scheduled for a TT and Arm Lift on Oct. 4th. I am a little nervous but mostly overly excited. I had bypass surgery in 2006 lost 85 pounds, then I got pregnant a year and half later gained some weight back. Now I am at 188 and I am 5'4, I am not at my goal weight but I really want to do this! Any advise from anyone who has done the same? Thanks!

Well we are almost in September!! I go for my...

Well we are almost in September!! I go for my pre-op on September 12th, I am assuming that I will get more detail on my surgeries and of course I have a few questions too! I'll keep you all posted on my progress!

Wow so happy to see you on here! Someone else using the same surgeon as me;-) When did you go for consult? 
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He is def one of the best around! I have been bugging the poor patient coordinator- emailing her a million question- I feel bad or her cause I am a crazy women sometimes!. What meds are you going to be on? Have you gotten any supplies?
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Hi! I have my surgery on October 4th, he is doing it at the Okatie Bluffton Surgery Center. I haven't had my pre-op yet but it is this Weds. the 12th. I am getting super excited!
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Hello all!!! I go for my pre-op in 4 days, super...

Hello all!!! I go for my pre-op in 4 days, super excited but yet I still am so nervous. I posted a couple of pics-not the best but hey, this is why I am getting a TT and arm lift! I will keep you all posted on my progress and I will write back after I see my surgeon.
He told me the same. No longer than 6 hours too. The toilet seat riser seems to be a must among everyone. There not too expensive either.
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I know it seem I need to get 1. With a muscle repair I think our abs will be out of commission for a while. Do you have a recliner? I am thinking of renting 1.
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You are getting a tummy tuck and a arm lift right?
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Well my pre-op is in 2 days!! Surgery in 24...

Well my pre-op is in 2 days!! Surgery in 24 days!!! I am so excited, I just wish I could get it done now but I must wait. I have been getting things a little at a time, got my shower chair, toilet seat riser, bath wipes, face wipes, extra binder, pad for the couch chair, extra pillow, button down jammies... I feel like I still need more but I will wait until after I see my surgeon! I will keep you all posted.
i just had my aug 21 my pain meds reversed on me it kept me up for 2 days so i ended up with no pain meds it was only the first 2 days that were bad i had my suerdy the tuesday and went back to work the following tuesday your resultrs will surley make you forget about the pain just keep your girdle on at all times !! make sure someone lifts you so you wont have to use those muscles!! Good Luck everything will be just fine!!
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Thank you so much!
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Hi my Friend in the USA lost over 100 pounds with a gastric bypass, she had a tummy tuck and breast implants 6 weeks ago, she was back at work 4 days later, she emailed me some picture she looks absolutely fantastic, she spurred me on to have my tummt tuck which is pencilled in for 21st January 2013. Good luck you will look amazing once done xx
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Well I had my pre-op today. Got all my questions...

Well I had my pre-op today. Got all my questions answered and got all my meds that I will need after surgery . I am ready!!!

20 days til the DAY!!! I am super excited and...

20 days til the DAY!!! I am super excited and ready. I just want it over and done with so I can begin my recovery and my life without my extra belly! Happy healing to all of you!
I feel anxious and excited. I can't believe that I am actually doing this, I have wanted it for so long.
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I am excited for you!!!
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How are you feeling your surgery is so soon!
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16 DAYS til the day!! Oh my goodness... there are...

16 DAYS til the day!! Oh my goodness... there are a mix of emotions right now, happy, nervous, anxious, excited! I am really hoping my recovery won't be too bad but I expect it won't be a walk in the park either. I have to say that I am not looking forward to sleeping on the couch recliner, but from what I have read that is probably my best option. Thinking about all those medications I have to take is making me nervous too, seems like a lot but I guess the doctor knows what he's doing! I'll keep you all posted!

Woohoo! So soon. My pre-op is a day after your op day:-)
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Hello everyone! I am 13 days pre-surgery, getting...

Hello everyone! I am 13 days pre-surgery, getting a little antsy but I know it will be here before I know it. My mom and aunt are coming next weekend to help me with my kids and housework so I will have wonderful help here. I will keep you all posted!

I am so excited for you!! So nice your mom and aunt are coming to help:-)
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11 days! Oh me, oh my! I am ready, ready, ready! ...

11 days! Oh me, oh my! I am ready, ready, ready! Want to get this over with so I can recover before the holidays! Happy healing everyone!
Will do!!! You do the same.
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Hi lubju! Yeah I am getting anxious, I am ready for the 4th to be here already. I would love a BA too but that will have to wait. Keep in touch regarding your recovery!
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Hey!! We're having surgery the same day. I just wanted to say hi :) Tomorrow marks the 1 week point. It sucks waiting doesn't it. I have 4 more 12 hour shifts to work (Friday-Monday). We'll have to stay in touch throughout our recovery. I am getting a TT and BA. I would love something done to my arms and inner thighs but it'll have to wait a while. I am going to post pictures soon when my hubby returns from his backpack trip with my camera. We gotta keep on patiently waiting as hard as it is to do.
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Okay so I exactly one week away from my tummy tuck...

Okay so I exactly one week away from my tummy tuck and arm lift. My mom and aunt fly in on Sunday and I have to say I am grateful they are coming to help me out, I know I will need it!!
Holy moly- your surgery is so close!!!!  2.5 days!!! I have my pre op the day after your surgery!!!!
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It's crazy that it's just around the corner finally! Holy crap!
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You will do great! We have a great PS!!!
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Hello ladies, well.... in 2 days I will be on the...

Hello ladies, well.... in 2 days I will be on the table. I am excited, but not nervous yet. Maybe tomorrow it will set in, I will keep you posted on how things go. Hopefully I can get on here and type, but I am not sure since I am having an arm lift too. Happy healing!
Goooooooooooooood luck today:-) Post when u can!
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Less than 11 hours for me...I don't know if you are the first case or not, but either day we are going in to this together. I hope everything goes well for you and I both. I'll look forward to hearing from you soon. Best wishes!
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Do you mind telling me how much he charges? I live in SC and his before/after work is great. Best of luck to you!!
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Hello everyone! This is post op day 1. Doing okay...

Hello everyone! This is post op day 1. Doing okay just sore. I'll keep everyone posted.
Im in Columbia, SC. Very excited to see your progress! Robin
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Hey Purdy blonde girl! Are you having a MM?
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I am super sore too. I have to get up to pee and I'm not excited. lol I have 4 drains, 2 in the boobs and 2 in the tummy.
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Hello ladies, I am 2 days post op. I am extremely...

Hello ladies, I am 2 days post op. I am extremely sore. I have taking my meds so that helps.
So sorry you are sore :( Taking arnica will help you (homeopathy pastilles.) I cant wait to see your AFTER pictures! :)
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Glad u r doing okay- besides being sore:-/ How's the pain? I can't wait to see pics!
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Post op day 3 not too bad. My arms are more...

Post op day 3 not too bad. My arms are more uncomfortable than my stomach. Dying to take a shower but I have to wait until I see my ps. Happy healing everyone!
Glad u r doing well when's ur appt?
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My post op is Tuesday. I hope to have one drain removed but shall see
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Post op day 4- feeling pretty good. I am up and...

Post op day 4- feeling pretty good. I am up and walking more and I stopped the pain meds. I have not taken off any of my compression garments yet so I am not sure how things look. From what I can tell it looks good. I finally went to the bathroom and it wasn't bad at all. I'll post more later, I have my 5 day follow up tomorrow.

Keep up the good work!   You are almost through the first week:)

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Doing good just got home from my fu appt. I am healing well but I still need my drains.
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Just checking in to see how you are doing?? Hope you are well!
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It ha been 8 days since my surgery and overall I...

It ha been 8 days since my surgery and overall I feel ok. Still sore and the area where my drains are seem to be irritated. My underarms are irritated too but they sure do look good! My stomach is swollen so it is not as flat as I would like, but I think it will take more time.
How are you? I am dieting to see your after pics. Hope things are going well!
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Dieing not dieting! Lol
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Sounds like its going well:-)
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It's been 12 days since my surgery. I got one...

It's been 12 days since my surgery. I got one drain out and Friday I will have the other removed. It has been okay so far but I am extremely sore all over. Since I had an arm lift too my arms are tender. I am not doing much of anything just trying to recover. I hope to post pics soon. Happy healing!
Your Arms look great! I can't wait to see your tummy!
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I'm glad to hear that you are doing well, being sore is just part of the process unfortunately. Doesn't the sitting around make you go crazy at times. I am bored out of my mind. I still have one drain too, hoping that I get it out today. Thanks for updating!
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Glad things are going realitively well besides the soreness. I can't wait to see pics!
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Hello all! It has been 4 weeks since my TT and...

Hello all! It has been 4 weeks since my TT and arm lift. All is going well, still a little tired on some days but over all I feel good. I saw my PS on Friday and he says we will need to do some touch up work but not until I am 6 months out. I just want it all done and over with! I am posting some pics! Happy healing everyone!
I am considering Dr Weniger for a TT and arm lift also. I am very concerned about scarring on the arms. I have had a PS discourage me away from this procedure saying I would not be pleased. I am 55 and really getting big bat wings.The TT scar does not scare me, easy to hide but the arms are a differant story.Could you post new pics.Any regrets with this PS?
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Hi! Was wondering if you got the tummy tuck with both the vertical and horizontal cut? It looks that way from your pic but can't tell for sure? That is the how my PS suggested I should have mine done.
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You look great!!!! Are you so happy with everything?
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