Should Have Done It the First Time Around - Cherry Hill, NJ

I had excess skin from my two pregnancies. I lost...

I had excess skin from my two pregnancies. I lost the weight but the skin was stretched and was not "bouncing back."

I am 34 years old and have two children.  The pregnancies did a number on my breasts and stomach.  Dr. Sorokin did breast augmentation for me back in October and I love it.  I thought about getting the tummy tuck then but was scared.  I tried exercise and dieting, loss over 20 pounds and the lose skin as still there (which is what he explained would happen).  So I went back and had the surgery done.

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i think your surgeon sound for sure, like a god sent to a woman whose like us warranting a sexi flat youthful nice stomach again! and chica b sure to remember to post pix i can't wait till my turn soon adios! happy and healthy healing,God Speed.
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Welcome to RealSelf.

I love it that you were able to get the works!  Those babies do a number on our tummies which is frustrating.  I am happy you were able to take care of everything and now loving your new body.  

How far post op are you?

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I am 6 days post-op today. That is why I cannot say yet whether or not it was worth it. I haven't really seen my new stomach yet and the drains are still in. We'll see in a few days.

Well, I am 12 days post op and feeling pretty good...

Well, I am 12 days post op and feeling pretty good. My doc says I am one of the few "rock stars" who is up and running pretty well after surgery. I am up and moving around, swelling is minimal and the doc says that I no longer have to wear the binder.

The only issue is that apparently my skin is pretty sensitive so I have sores every where there was hospital tape. And both my belly button and the middle of my incision is still oozing. Oh and both the scar and my belly button look AWFUL!

Lastly, I appear to be larger than I was before the surgery, which seems strange to me since the doc says that my swelling is minimal. I tried a pair of shorts on that I purchased before the surgery and now they do not fit. HUH? Not sure what is up. And again, I really hate the scar and the belly button right now.

I am going back to work the day after tomorrow and we'll see how that goes.

Still cannot say if it is worth it or not yet.

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Almost four weeks post-surgery. My belly button...

Almost four weeks post-surgery. My belly button still looks awful, but it is healing. My scar is still a bit "frankenstein," but the center section is beginning to flatten out. The right side of the scar looks good, but the left is still puffy. Also, I can feel the stitches in the center of chest where the doctor sewed my chest muscles back together.

But my stomach is flat (even with swelling) and I went back to work in 13 days with no problems. So, we'll see...still not ready to give the thumbs up or down yet.

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Well, I am 4 weeks in tomorrow. Still not ready...

Well, I am 4 weeks in tomorrow. Still not ready to give a thumbs up. My belly button is better, but still ugly and I am not sure if the results are what I expected. I think I thought I would look like a supermodel or that my stomach would be concave...yes, unrealistic I know, but I did. Anyway, attaching photos...let me know what you think.

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Well today marks six weeks since I had the surgery...

Well today marks six weeks since I had the surgery. I saw the doctor a few days ago and all is well. My belly button has started to heal and is looking much better (not perfect, but better). And the doc says that I still have some swelling, but I can barely tell. The new clothes that I purchased when I lost all of the weight (that were not fitting immediately after the surgery because of swelling) are fitting now. And the pants I had altered the day before I went back to work are too big now. My scar is still ugly, but getting better everyday. And this morning I am wearing a fitted dress to work, a small that I bought from Express and I feel amazing! I really love how I look and even when I am siiting it looks good! So today I am ready to check the box....THIS SURGERY WAS COMPLETELY WORTH IT!!!!

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Hi Mommy, congrats on ur surgery, I think u looked pretty good in ur pre op pic, happy healing to u and keep us posted!
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Thanks!
You look phenomenal!
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