Feb. 4, 2012 10 days til surgery I'm 30 years old and have been thinking about a tummy tuck for about the past year. I had a breast augmentation about 5 months ago and I have been looking into having a tt since then.
I have had a few surgeries that have left my belly with lots of scars and an appearance that embarasses me and makes me very self conscious. I had a hysterectomy at the age of 25 because of cervical cancer and my bladder was damaged. Five months after that my bladder ruptured which left me with a scar vertically all the way from the top of my belly to the very lower part. Then as a result of that surgery I ended up with a hernia I had to have repaired. I feel like I could lose weight and the appearance of my stomach is never going to change regardless. I have the extra skin that I cant get rid of.
I had my BA over 5 months ago and it ended up somewhat of a nightmare. I got an infection about 3 weeks into recovery and had to end up having my right implant removed so it could completely heal. I went to see my PS a few weeks ago and he has cleared it for me to have my implant replaced and I talked to him about the tt. Talking to him helped me with alot of the doubts that were going thru my head. He assured me that it could help remove some of the scars on my lower stomach and definitely give me a tighter belly.
I am about 5'0 and I weigh around 135lbs. I feel that is too much for my height. Im ashamed to say that I dont really work out much but Im hoping this motivates me to do better afterwards to keep my results from the tt. (thinking about joining a gym after I recover)So I am very excited to be having this done but also very nervous.
Finding this site has helped me so much. I swear I feel like I've probably read about every review on here. I kinda freaked myself out the other day bc I checked the "not worth it" box and read some of those reviews. I felt almost sick and had to make myself stop reading. Lol I am a single mother with 3 beautiful children ages 12, 10, and 5. Knowing that they are all pretty independant will hopefully benefit me in the healing process.
I work a full time job and one of my biggest fears is that I am planning on returning to work at about 2 weeks post op. I am able to take more time off but I would really like to be able to go back then. It would be nice to hear some feedback by people that went back to work soon after thier procedure. I am a Quality Control Auditor for the company I work for which doesn't require physical work but I am on my feet alot during my 12 hour shift (I have a desk I dont get to use much!).
Another of my biggest concerns is getting an infection. I'm very nervous about that. My parents will be helping me during recovery so all that is covered. Well I feel Ive somewhat gave a little history on myself so I'll be checking in again soon. Im working on a list of some things Im going to buy before surgery.