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Tummy Tuck Journey - Lemoore, CA
- updated 1 year ago
- Worth It
- Cost: $8,260
- Mark Chin, MD (Lemoore, California)
I am 25 days po.I got my tummy tuck on July 12,...
- 5 Aug 2011
I am 25 days po.I got my tummy tuck on July 12, 2011 because after 3 kids (2 c-sections) and keeping fit, my belly has never fully recovered.
I did it to:
Get the excess skin taken off.
Repair my ab wall which never fully recovered after three pregnancies.
Build better self esteem about my tummy area.
The surgery went well. My PS explained what was happening and the staff was light hearted and made me laugh. I remember them drawing out their plan on my belly and then waking up to pain and chills they have me demeral through my IV and preped me to go home. First 3 days I was a zombie on my recliner, sleeping through most of the days. I drank plenty of water, VitaminWater Zero and had the Fiber One bars on hand. So I never experienced constipation and remained regular. The pain of healing does go down as you progress on. You do develope "cabin fever'- especially if you are extremely active from taking it easy while healing. But as time goes on you feel better but dont over do it.
It has been quite a journey so far and I am pleased with my choice and loving my results.
Tuesday will be 1 month PO recovery. this last...
- 7 Aug 2011
Woke up this morning and I had bleeding from the...
- 8 Aug 2011
I AM 1 MONTH PO! WOOHOOO! Ok, so things are going...
- 9 Aug 2011
Activity info I got from my PS: ACTIVITIES:...
- 9 Aug 2011
Tummy Tucks are probably the most uncomfortable operation to do. You experience some pain for 10-20 days and will not feel like resuming sports or heavy exercise for at least 6 weeks. After the first 2 weeks, you may resume moderate walks for as long as is tolerable. Too much initial activity can prolong swelling. This includes sexual activity. Let your body tell you what to do.
Tomorrow is my birthday & we are going to the...
- 11 Aug 2011
5 weeks PO and I still have spots in my incision...
- 16 Aug 2011
All I can say is ...iT SUCKS HAVING UR PERIOD....
- 18 Aug 2011
6 week appointment went well.Got a go to resume...
- 22 Aug 2011
2 month update: I am doing well. Still get sore in...
- 7 Sep 2011
2 1/2 month check up update. I had a check up...
- 26 Sep 2011
I had a check up and it went well. My scar is still reddish and was told it will fade in time. I am using Retouch silicon Scar Band and also Miderma Scar Gel. I use the Scar Gel on my belly button but it is irritating it and so I was told just to use vitamin e for now. I go back in 3 months for another check up and post op follow up pictures :) Also I have been keeping up my fitness routine and asked about doing pilates. Got a go on the pilates, so I am stoked. Also was asked to maintain my weight. Well he said..are you maintianing your weight. I thought to myself..wow do I look like I gained...but i am fine. Infact my clothes are fitting looser.
Its been a long while since I have came into here...
- 22 Jan 2012
My Doctor: Mark Chin, MD
My PS has a great caring staff and he is very thorough and cared about my choices & helped me make the right choices. I have had a few post op appts already and called in questions and I have always been taken care of great.