Tummy Tuck Advice Having It March 1, 2011 - Buffalo, NY

Had 2 9lb babies 2 hernias cant get rid of nasty...

had 2 9lb babies 2 hernias cant get rid of nasty saggy skin/fat....having my surgery march 1st 2011

VERY nervous which is weird ive had 6 surgeries in 3 years and have never been nervous before. if you have had one please share your experience with me and tell me what i should/could expect. going with a GREAT surgeon from williamsville ny

Here are some pre-surgery pics of my tummy, this...

here are some pre-surgery pics of my tummy, this is what big babies, c sections and hernias will do to you lol. done all the exercise/diets etc i could think of nothing works...so very excited but extremely nervous at the same time because i dont know what to expect! with my first pregnancy i started at 111lbs and went to 186lbs my first son was 9lbs 5.4 ozs 21 1/2 inches 2nd son was 9lbs 1 oz and 21 inches and i gained about 30lbs with that pregnancy.

I didn't hv lipo just a tuck, I lost 100# about 7 years ago now down to 143. I just had extra skin that I couldn't tone. I am back to my normal routine. Just started lifting heavier things this week. I was off work for 2 weeks and swelling wasn't bad until I came back to work. I mostly have a desk job, so I'm sure that's why I am keeping fluid. My tummy was flat before I had this done and now it sticks out, I think that's from him stitching my abs back together. BEWARE....getting up for the first time is NOT FUN.
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Hi all.... I had a tummy tuck and bi-lat thigh lift 7 weeks ago today. 12-21-10
Everthing has went better than expected for me(so he tells me) I am still wearing my compression garment and wearing support hose to reduce swelling. I have only gone maybe 2 hours without my garment. I find so much security wearing it, but am also lookin forward to busting out to see what I really look like in clothes only. My tummy has "spit" a couple staples. I can still feel these staples just under my skin, that feels weird! Wish they would desolve ALREADY.
MUCH LUCK TO ALL!
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O Wow!! I heard that to keep from getting blood clots your supposed to walk a bit. Are you able to do that? Can you see a difference in your tummy yet? I'm nervous that I may end up with a square shape since I'm heavier than the avg. woman. Most of the people seem to be really small already. I'm 5'8 and a size 14. I am actually happy with my curves (legs, hips ect) it's just my tummy that is GROSS!! I'm hoping the lipo will help with help with my huge muffin top.
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Going for my bloodwork tomorrow, and then a week...

going for my bloodwork tomorrow, and then a week from today is my pre-op with surgeon and then the day after that is my appt with reg doc for medical clearance....so much to do its def keeping my mind off the surgery!! then my 3 yr old started preschool today which was very exciting for all of is =) I had an extremely blonde moment today while scheduling my bloodwork! I had thought i was having my surgery at Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital but found out its Millard Fillmore Surgery Center!! I would have gone to the wrong place on the day of my surgery and felt like a complete idiot!!! good thing i found this info out now
Ricanmami,
So glad to see one of our patients on here. I am the nurse that runs the Medical Spa. I am sure I will be seeing you at some point or talking to you. This is a really great forum for patients. Please know that we are here to answer any of your questions. Once you have your surgery we will be follow you very closely,so as to ensure the best recovery and results. Amy, Gail, myself and Dr. Giacobbe are always available. You are most definitely in good hands.
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Thank you so much Lori!! all of the staff I have met so far has been so kind, understanding and just wonderful! Im always telling everyone how awesome you guys are and I cant wait to see my results after the TT =)
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I'm also concerned about the square thing. I am a size 8 but only 5 foot tall so I am still quite curvey.
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2 weeks to go! just had a few questions what do...

2 weeks to go! just had a few questions what do they do at the pre-op appt? been reading alot of posts on here and im getting more and more excited and less nervous!
Good luck with surgery!! I'm going March 10th, I'm right down I-90 in Erie :) Thinking good thoughts for you on the first!
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Congrats on your upcoming tummy tuck! I know it's super exciting but it sucks waiting for it! Pre-op for me was just paperwork and having a little blood drawn. No biggie. Good luck and hope it turns out well for you!
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I worry about the square shape too on me. I am 5'9 and weigh 185. I have no butt, no hips and a big belly, it is what I like to call the redneck figure. My doctor said he is going to do lots of lipo on flanks and back to give the appearance of an hour glass shape. Funny thing is I don't have narrow hips. I had 2 10+pound babies and delivery was a breeze!!! Just hate my belly!!
I trust my doc knows what he is going to get the best result! I am sure you do too! Good luck and can't wait to see your results!
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Had my pre op this morning! went very well got all...

had my pre op this morning! went very well got all my questions answered all the staff and Dr were very nice and made sure i understood everything. we are down to 1 week and 5 days its coming so fast im nervous and very excited =)also got my "beautiful" before pics done today omg i felt so weird in just those weird little underwear things!! i was striking a pose here and there LOL but def looking forward for the 6 week post op to see how far ive come and to see the difference in my shape and appearance


Another March 1st'er!! Can you believe it's only 5 days away??!!

I'm starting to get excited, but still a bit anxious. Ready to get this process moving!!

Keep us posted as to how you're doing. I'll be thinking of you. I go in at 730am and surgery's scheduled for 8am on the 1st! YAY!!
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March people I have started a thread over on the forum page to March tummy tuckers!! :) I am having the hardest time finding who I have posted on and who is in March so I started a thread over there for everyone to post questions, concerns, joys or what ever else you maybe going thru before or after surgery. Come join if you like, the more support the merrier!! :) Excited to share in this journey with yall! :)
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Thats awesome! I go the 23rd for my pre-op. Im so excited for my surgery on the 10th of March. We will definately have to keep close to each other and report how we are healing and getting along after surgery. It really does help knowing someone else is going through the same thing!
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Omgsh tomorrow is the day!! very excited and...

omgsh tomorrow is the day!! very excited and nervous....i dont think ill be able to sleep tonight so hubby and I are gonna go out midnight shopping for last minute things when he gets out of work. have to be at surgery center at 6:30am (time changed by 15 mins) and the lady told me everything is gonna be started right away!
i had my tummy tuck on January 14th and feel really great now. my stomache is flat and there is no discomfort i can now exercise and tighten the muscles. look out people i feel great and look pretty good also my husband is pleased and that is all that counts so don't listen to any story's once it's done their is some discomfort but if you had children you will understand good luck to all in march you will feel great i do and i'm happy i did it. so good luck
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Good luck tomorrow!! I wish you awesome results :)
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I am so happy for you. Please share after pic, like I stated before we are about the same so that will help;] IM SO HAPPY FOR YOU. a new life style change. Let us know about pain. Im a chicken and im going to ur location for a consultation. good luck hun
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Just a couple more hours to go! i cant sleep i...

just a couple more hours to go! i cant sleep i know i should but i cant i slept like 2 hours maybe im getting very nervous (i hope i dont die!!!) when i can i will update you all on how it goes/went

Im home im alive!!! extremely sore but not...

im home im alive!!! extremely sore but not dreadfully painful just sore. i have my lovely compression garment on its tight and beautiful sockies hehe. feeling a little nauseous getting up to pee alot. well thats all for now im gonna take another nap...not feeling too well at the moment
Hi im so happy for you:} Does it hurt like when you had a c-section? did you have lipo? I cant wait to see pic. get some sleep your body needs rest. congrats
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So glad you are home doing well! Take it easy and keep us posted when you can! Can't wait to see your results fellow Marchy! :)
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hope you had an awesome surgery today!!
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Day 2 post op! feeling more energized still very...

day 2 post op! feeling more energized still very sore not unbearable pain just when i cough. just my luck this morning i got my period!! so bloating, cramping along with all the other lovely stuff =)adding some pics with my compression garment on have no idea how to take it off havent see my belly yet will see tomorrow at post op appt
WOW!!! You look so much smaller!! How awesome is that?!! I can't believe you're standing up straight in your second post op pic! I'm nowhere near being able to do that (besides my PS would kill me if I did!). Can't wait to see more pics as your healing progresses! Aren't you glad the surgery part is over though?!!
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So glad to hear all went well! I can see how small you are under tha garment!!
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thanks ladies! it kinda feels like a c section no lipo for me....the best way to describe how i feel is tight like sucking in your belly the tightest it can go and staying there and sore nothing unbearable or extreme except when i coughed that was horrible!
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Post op went great felt so weird when they took...

post op went great felt so weird when they took off my garment! it tickled when the nurse took off the bandages, belly is very swollen and so is my lady parts (looks like a baseball lol) finally i am able to fart LMAO i had so much pressure this morning i wanted to cry but the car ride def jiggled me around hehe my poor hubby. new pic too!
Unbelievable ! What a difference, eh??! Keep well and dont forget to update us !
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You look so good girl!!! You should be happy!! I hope you are doing ok. Keep us posted on your progress.
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wow just amazing!! Love how low your scar will be as well!! You must be thrilled beyond belief! Congrats
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Today is my hubbys birthday!! i feel so bad i cant...

today is my hubbys birthday!! i feel so bad i cant throw him a party so ive been sneaking around and later we are going to my sisters house (whom has helped me so much) to a surprise birthday party for my hubs! im moving around really good but my right side is sore....which is kinda weird cause with my c sections my right side was always sore too. by the time i get my drains out i wont be draining like anything im down to 10cc and 7cc every 8 hours so my PS says this is good. ive been really sleepy and cant walk more than 5 mins at a time my lower back is killing me! my pain meds make me feel yucky but take away the pain....PS only gave me vicodin so maybe ill just go to tylenol. well time for a potty break lol ive been peeing like nuts no BM yet for me might take something so that i can
You look incredible already! I see mine tommorrow for the first time since surgery and I cant wait!
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1 week!! ive made it =) off pain pills completely...

1 week!! ive made it =) off pain pills completely maybe tylenol here and there but feeling great! spending a week with my sister while hubby is working and cant babysit me LOL. I go on thursday to get my drain(s) removed not sure if it will be one or both, i am getting stitches out yay! im hardly draining anything im down to 2.5cc and 5cc so PS says thats good. ive been doing great with BM's had no probs def recommend eating lots of fresh fruits and veggies drinking lots of water. i havent had pop since the surgery and avoid all high sodium foods and fatty foods. one thing ive found that is weird is ive lost some pounds since the surgery i went in at 155lbs and im at 153 now so with all this swelling im sure im lower than that!! yay me lol. took my compression garment off today to wash it and it feels soooo weird without it.
Sounds like you are doing really well. Pics so far look great! I will be one week post op tomorrow and am feeling good ( mind you there have been times this week where I have thought " what have I done!")
Your sister sounds great. It is so good to have a sister.
I will be posting pics soon. Keep us posted on your progress. Keep up the good work with your recovery :)
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How are you doing? Your tummy looks great.
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Great News on the weight loss too! So exciting :)
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Too exhausted to write a whole big thing right now...

too exhausted to write a whole big thing right now but post op went great got 1 drain removed HURT LIKE A MOTHER (being completely honest) was sooo not a pleasant experience. got stitches out of my belly button and off sides of incision. the rest of the stitches are dissolvable which is cool i guess lol. 9 days have flown past fast!!!! 1 new pic for now will write more later
Glad your recovery is going so good! Your tummy looks so small! Please keep us updated as you go
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How are you doing? anymore progress pics to post?
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My PS told me depending on how much my 2nd drain...

my PS told me depending on how much my 2nd drain lets out drainage (like the amount) i have to call monday morning let him know how much and then either monday or thursday that drain gets removed!! YES! but im not looking forward to the pain cause that was so not fun. one thing that im not liking about my belly is the incision or whatever that is right below my belly button thinking its possibly my scar from my previous hernia surgery that used to be above my belly button and is now below?? not too sure need to remember to ask PS about it cause it kinda looks like little butt cheeks and i dont want that haha. im still quite swollen which i expected that i dont expect to be perfect right away im obeying docs orders to make sure i get the best results! =)

Called doc office this morning with my drainage...

called doc office this morning with my drainage records over the weekend and good news im going in right now to get it out!! YES!

Got my 2nd drain removed today! didnt hurt as bad...

got my 2nd drain removed today! didnt hurt as bad as the other a little "stinging" feeling but not bad at all. im so happy ive been losing weight already doesnt look like im swelling much at all either which is awesome! im basically 2 weeks post op and i love my results already i have no complaints...im so happy =) and other great news is i get to take a shower tomorrow!! no more sponge baths for me hahaha

New side view pics! im in shock at how different...

new side view pics! im in shock at how different it looks already!!
You look so good!!! Congrats!!!
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Ah another woman with a vertical and horizontal scar just like meeeee :) So hard to find people with this incision type! You look great girl!
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thank you!! im so happy with my results and its only been 13 days!
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Today was my first real shower since surgery!!!...

today was my first real shower since surgery!!! YAY! but now im sooo tired ive heard alot of other ladies say it tires you out and it sure does. I feel like taking a 5 hour nap! my bandage under my belly button fell off and now i can fully see my little "butt cheeks" hopefully that goes away

You are looking good Girl :)
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thank you!! im so happy with my results the only thing that worries me is the "butt cheeks" under my belly button but other than that no complaints have had hardly any pain at all and its soo weird to have clothes that fit and actually look good in for once!!
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You have swelling so just give it some time and it will all improve.  Seriously you look like a completely new woman:)

You have what I call Swell Hell and it will torment you for a while. 
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Ive lost 5lbs since surgery! havent been down this...

ive lost 5lbs since surgery! havent been down this low since the ending of 2008 feels good!

Ohh no not good! i googled "tummy tuck in...

ohh no not good! i googled "tummy tuck in buffalo ny" and all my pics are on google this is not good. might have to delete my pics i wish their was a edit option where you could make it where only realself.com members could view and they wouldnt be viewable on google.com very frustrating
Be sure you are wearing your garment and following your post op instructions as outlined for you. If you are concerned about anything, call us at the office.
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Dont worry im wearing the compression garment 24/7 except for showers and taking Dr Giacobbes order very seriously (its a nice excuse to make my hubby do everything for once LOL) plus I wanna make sure I get the best results possible! My 3yr old has been a really good helper too, he "guards" me and doesnt let anyone come near me.
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You look fabulous!!!
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Today I am 18 days post op! holy crap where has...

today I am 18 days post op! holy crap where has the time gone? my bandages fell off today in the shower they were mostly off anyway. my hubby looked at my scar was like wow i can hardly see it!! hehe it looks great like i didnt even have a tummy tuck 18 days ago. yesterday we were out doing some shopping and I walked past one of those full size mirrors and saw myself and i was shocked at how skinny i looked! normally i look like a chubbster but this time i was thin!! very excited about the "new" me (hubby is too)

New pics! bandages fell off this morning during my...

new pics! bandages fell off this morning during my shower you can hardly see my scar!! =)
did he cut you down from button down? did you know you would have that scar?
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the vertical incision isnt all the to the belly button it goes up about half way then some of my skin has creased together like a fold, and no i didnt know i was going to get a vertical but im not worried about it. I completely trust my PS and he did a wonderful job everything is looking so good, scar is very clean cut and tiny tiny.
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all the way^
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20 days post op! had an appt with my PS this...

20 days post op! had an appt with my PS this morning to check how things are healing up and whatnot. he says it looks great and now i am to massage my scar and all that fun stuff. I also get to move to a "stage 2" compression garment, they gave me a pic of what to get found it at JcPennys so gonna go out and get it friday (no time during the week due to taking my son to school and hubby's work schedule) still very very happy with my results and im down 5lbs from surgery and want to keep going (not exercising at all) just eating healthy and not eating junk foods =)

New pics at 23 days post op

new pics at 23 days post op

Got my new compression garment at jcpenny on...

got my new compression garment at jcpenny on friday, its pretty lol but its super tight and i didnt think i was gonna fit in it!! and i got a large too! but it fits very very tight, took some getting used to. yesterday i got a makeover by my wonderful sister now my hair looks so much better! the tummy tuck, the hair, its all the start of a "new" me!! I'll take pics of my new garment soon ill post again tuesday (ill be 4 weeks post op!!)

Had to update you all again! LOL I'm so...

Had to update you all again! LOL I'm so excited I have to tell you all. I'm down to 149lbs and I went into surgery at 155lbs down 6lbs! I haven't been down this low in like 6 years so I'm super excited!!!! =) yay me
I am 155 lbs also and I'm 5'5". I really wanted to be down to 145-150. I still have a week so I hope I can find a way to make it! You're results are fabulous!!!
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-Humpty Dumpty, before surgery I was 155lbs im down to 149lbs. so basically like 30lbs overweight before my TT. my PS didnt care he said I was a perfect candidate for a TT and that after the TT I might be able to lose the weight easier. Ive just been eating healthy like salads, veggies and fresh fruits. no salty, greasy or fatty foods and also small portions. drinking lots of water and only water. It helped me drop 6lbs, ill be 4 weeks post op tomorrow. hope that helps!
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You look great! Have you lost the weight that you needed from the surgery or are you doing something special. I'm so stressed because my surgery is in a week and I still have a minimum of 5lbs to lose but I really need to lose 10 lbs. Do you have any advice?
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I made it to 4 weeks post op yesterday! I feel...

I made it to 4 weeks post op yesterday! I feel awesome, almost like my "normal" self except this nasty cold I have and the sneezing is killing my belly!! Today I made an invention lol I'm using medical tape to pull apart the "butt cheek" crease thats above my vertical scar and it looks much better. Haven't lost any more weight yet but I'm proud of being down 6lbs in 4 weeks! Still very swollen but totally expect that, I'm so excited to put on shirts that I wore before and not see this big ugly bulge under there! posting a couple new pics, one of my new compression garment (its so pretty hehe).

Wow you look great I have that same compression garment but I had to get an x-large don't know how you can breath in a large. lol
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Thanks! I was surprised I fit in the "large" size LOL It took some getting used to and it was hard to breath at first....
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Wow u look great. My tummy was similar to yours. I am having some swelling now not much but like urs.
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5 weeks and 2 days post op! I feel awesome LOL....

5 weeks and 2 days post op! I feel awesome LOL. Ive been finally able to sleep in my own bed now instead of sleeping upright on the couch. havent attempted sleeping on my back, I sleep on my side with a bunch of pillows. scar is healing nicely, swelling is going down alot too. Very happy with everything =) another cool thing is that Ive been able to get in contact with 2 other wonderful ladies on FB that have had TT's by my surgeon, one had hers 15 days after mine the other back in 06! and she has had 2 babies (well one on the way) since then! crazy! I thought that it would undo/rip the muscle repair but she said nothing has changed and its still nice and firm....so cool. also another I would like to ask other tummy tuckers....i was told by my PS that the numbness in my tummy would go away after awhile (just takes time) but this lady told me she is still numb and that it DOESNT go away!! very confused here. she said you just get used to it??? any advice here ladies? more pics too

5 weeks and 2 days post op! I feel awesome LOL....

5 weeks and 2 days post op! I feel awesome LOL. Ive been finally able to sleep in my own bed now instead of sleeping upright on the couch. havent attempted sleeping on my back, I sleep on my side with a bunch of pillows. scar is healing nicely, swelling is going down alot too. Very happy with everything =) another cool thing is that Ive been able to get in contact with 2 other wonderful ladies on FB that have had TT's by my surgeon, one had hers 15 days after mine the other back in 06! and she has had 2 babies (well one on the way) since then! crazy! I thought that it would undo/rip the muscle repair but she said nothing has changed and its still nice and firm....so cool. also another I would like to ask other tummy tuckers....i was told by my PS that the numbness in my tummy would go away after awhile (just takes time) but this lady told me she is still numb and that it DOESNT go away!! very confused here. she said you just get used to it??? any advice here ladies? more pics too

5 weeks and 2 days post op! I feel awesome LOL....

5 weeks and 2 days post op! I feel awesome LOL. Ive been finally able to sleep in my own bed now instead of sleeping upright on the couch. havent attempted sleeping on my back, I sleep on my side with a bunch of pillows. scar is healing nicely, swelling is going down alot too. Very happy with everything =) another cool thing is that Ive been able to get in contact with 2 other wonderful ladies on FB that have had TT's by my surgeon, one had hers 15 days after mine the other back in 06! and she has had 2 babies (well one on the way) since then! crazy! I thought that it would undo/rip the muscle repair but she said nothing has changed and its still nice and firm....so cool. also another I would like to ask other tummy tuckers....i was told by my PS that the numbness in my tummy would go away after awhile (just takes time) but this lady told me she is still numb and that it DOESNT go away!! very confused here. she said you just get used to it??? any advice here ladies? more pics too

You must be sooo happy! You look great! Congrats!
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I am absolutely floored by your before and after pic!! Unbelievable transformation! YOU GO, GIRL!!!
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U got really little so fast. I guess it does take time, u look great!! Woohoo!!!!!!!
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6 weeks tomorrow! feeling okish....yesterday was...

6 weeks tomorrow! feeling okish....yesterday was not a good day at all. passed out in the shower,went to my reg doc this morning and she wants me to go for an EKG and a chest x ray. other than that i feel great tummy still hurts when i sneeze and cough but thats about it or if i move too fast or the wrong way. But i really dont have any complaints...the swelling has gone down ALOT my va jay jay doesnt looks like a baseball anymore LOL and my tummy is getting flat! Very excited...have my next post op in one week. maybe then ill be cleared for exercise.
I have just found your review and updates, and hafta say that you look AWESOME! Congrats!

I am 9 days post-op, and I have definately been a victim of "baseball" (as you put it lol) How long does this last?! You say that 6 wks post-op, you're finally... normal there?

Anyway, following your recovery has been encouraging for us following tummy tuckers. Looks like you are definately going "UP".
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Bout 6 wees and the Baseball goes down quite a bit.  I hated mine for a long time.  Always looked and felt like I had a man package.

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Your tummy looks wonderful. I was wondering how long it would be before I could cough/sneeze without yelling ouch lol. I'm 3 1/2 wks tt post op.
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7 weeks post op tomorrow!! YAY....saw my PS today,...

7 weeks post op tomorrow!! YAY....saw my PS today, got my post op pics taken got to look at my pre-op pics and OH MY GOODNESS what a difference! My tummy was UGLY, I dont know how my hubby still loved me looking at that thing LOL. Ive lost a total of 10lbs since surgery, most of the swelling is gone, which is wonderful just a little bit esp in the belly button but swell hell has left the building! whoo hoo!!! the crease (what i like to call my butt cheeks LOL) he said might go away on its own but if it doesnt by my next post op (in 6 months) he is going to fix it. He said that my muscle separation was really big and when he tightened it and fixed me up it pulled in the skin as well and resulted in the little crease....I also think that some of my weight loss has made some of my skin saggy again. I am cleared for all exercise but obviously increasing it slowly and what my body will allow. I am also cleared for ab workouts which I was def surprised I would be cleared for that, he said to just lift my neck and shoulders off the floor for the first week and gradually merge to full crunches by the end of the 2nd week. Im very happy with my results my tummy is so flat! I was able to fit into a pair of jeans today that I havent been able to fit in since I was 15!! will post 7wk pics soon...

Wow, amazing results! Congratulations!
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You look fabulous!!
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You look great! Hope your doing well!
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Hi everyone! Haven't been on in a while....these...

Hi everyone! Haven't been on in a while....these past 2 months have been crazy, we moved on very short notice, the waiting list we were on for an apartment called us on a friday and asked if we could move in on tuesday. Then I haven't had internet in a while either. So far I've lost 20lbs, I'm down to 135 and was at 155 pre surgery. My tummy is very flat I'm def happy with that the only thing I'm upset with is that my scar is thick and red is very sensitive to touch and is very high. Also since I've lost so much weight my tummy has loose saggy skin again which I'm not too happy about....maybe time for a revision? Will post pics soon when I can figure out how to do them on this tablet thing I bought for my hubby haha.
Wow. You look great!! So Happy for you!
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Wow before and after pics are so awesome!@ You look wonderful
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You look great!!
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Well fellow tummy tuckers, about 3 weks ago i...

Well fellow tummy tuckers, about 3 weks ago i found out that i am expecting my 3rd baby! Not sure how it will affect my tt but we are very excited :) any advice, thoughts comments are welcomed
Congrats on your pregnancy!! How exciting. Not sure how that effects tt. You said you had some loose skin so maybe sometime in the future you can get a revision?? I don't know but I am sure if you called your PS he or she could tell you...
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Congrats on the news of your pregnancy! I don't know how pregnancy affects a tt. I know that doctors have answered questions in the Q & A forum about having babies after tt. That is such exciting news! So happy you shared it with us & please let us know when your baby comes!
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Hello everyone! I am 5 months along in my...

Hello everyone! I am 5 months along in my pregnancy (after my tummy tuck). for a while my tummy was completely flat, I really didnt feel pregnant lol. now all of the sudden it just popped out! I feel pretty good, no pains other than normal preggo pains. I do feel some uncomfortable stretching in my stomach muscles but def dont feel like they are going to rip apart. my belly button is starting to pop out as well and looks pretty ugly LOL. one thing that does concern me in that my OB is nervous about doing my c section (he has no experience with a pregnancy after TT) so he plans on having a PS help him with my c section! also I have not gained any weight with this pregnancy yet. I went thru a horrible month of morning sickness and lost about 10lbs and have slowly gained that back but i still remain at my pre-pregnancy weight now. I do have to eat small meals because there isnt much room in there to fit alot of food lol. as far as my scar goes, its not stretching or anything just very itchy lately. But other than that I am good great and very excited for my baby to come in the first week of July :)
Congrats on the baby!! I m sure u will be delivering soon. I m just wondering how did the pregnancy go. I had a tt and thought I didn't want anymore children but now am considering it or at least keeping my options open.
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I am so glad you posted the pictures of your "butt cheeks"!!!! I am 4 weeks post op TT with hernia repair and I have the same exact butt cheeks!!!!!! I've been so depressed about it and worried about what my tummy will look like in the end. Your pictures made me feel so much better.... Your "cheeks" don't look bad!! I feel good about the way I am hopefully going to look now! Thank you for posting these pictures. They really helped me. :)
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ricanmami, Congrats on the baby. I just had my TT 3 weeks ago, but I am curious about getting pregnant after TT. I don't want anymore kids but I am still young and well you never know, but I do have a question, did your doctor recommend a c-section because you had a TT?? I am just wondering if a person who had a TT deliver a baby naturaly??
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Haven't updated my review in a long time, had my...

haven't updated my review in a long time, had my baby in July 2012 did NO damage to my MR or TT. however my scar still looked like a hack job went back to my PS he said there was nothing he could do except another TT which very much disappointed me because just shows he is money greedy and doesn't care that im not happy with my results!! so instead of spending thousands more on a 2nd TT I got my scar tattooed over and it looks great! I feel so much better more confident with myself. other than that everything has been great :)
You look awesome!!!! I am also in Buffalo, NY. I had my TT on 11/6/2013
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Thanks Ricanmami my husbands says to wait two years for the tatt it will be 10 more months that I have to wait u dunno I can't wait to cover it scared as heck but my artist says he wants to break it down and do it in 2 sessions cause it's going to take a while I have many tatts but that area seems like it mite be very sensitive since some areas still are some spots are still numb thou.
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yes it is a very sensitive area! I was going to do it in 2 sessions but I just said hey im here so lets finish it! lol we did the outline, then grey shading, then purple shading then the blue, green and pink coloring. and I only got charged $200!! Also make sure the tattoo artist is experienced with tattooing over scars
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Buffalo Plastic Surgeon

I would recommend Dr. Andrew Giacobbe because not only is he very nice, kind and makes sure you understand everything that is going on/ going to happen during surgery before and after as well, he has excellent results! Ive seen many many before/after pics of his tummy tuck surgeries and they looked great. very pleased with how everything is going so far, his staff is wonderful as well.

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
3 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
3 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
3 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
3 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
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