Swollen and Sore Almost 4 Months After Mini Tummy Tuck =O( - Bradenton, FL

I was exctatic when I got my Mini tummy tuck. I am...

I was exctatic when I got my Mini tummy tuck. I am 40 years old and have 2 kids and since they are grown I decided to do something for myself. I work out 3 to 4 times a week and have done so for many many years. I had the loose skin thar I wanted to get rid of to achieve my flat stomach look that I have worked out for.
I the day of my mini tummy tuck my stomach was flat, tight, I was in love. I was very upset about the drainage because it made me sick to look at it (or even knowing it was there) so the Drs. nurse took it out 2 days post op.
I have not changed my diet at all (if anything eating healthier) and I have gained weight and love handles. I'm still extremely swollen and can't fit in my jeans. I'm very upset.....I do hope it get's better.
I was planning on coming out with a flat tummy and a bunch of stitches, didn't plan on this.

End result.

well they said it was going to take over a year to have the final result and they were correct! I have been so pleased with my results and feel confident in a bikini once again after many years of being ashamed and embarrassed

modeling again

Feels great to be confident!

I year later

Love the results... not having the full tummy tuck was the right decision for me.
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Hi Tammy glad you are modeling again. If possible could you post some new pictures of your stomach? If not understand...its hard to find similar bodies who have had a mini tuck. I am up to have one the end of February and can't decide between a mini and full. Thanks!
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Hi Tammy, I see you are in Bradenton and I live near this area. I am going to need a tummy tuck in about a year since I just had gastric bypass surgery 7 weeks ago. I hope you can tell me what doctor did your surgery and if you would recommend this person. I sure hope you are feeling better and good luck.
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Dr Robin Hamlin. .. She's amazing!
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How are you doing now?
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I'm sorry been busy. .. Looking wonderful!
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Hope you are getting better
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drainage? didnt knew the leave a drainage?
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How long ago was your surgery? The swelling can last for quite some time and is likely what is plaguing you now.

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It was 06/24/2012
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