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Loving My Results Already - Chicago Tummy Tuck - Chicago, IL
- posted 11 months ago
- updated 10 months ago
- Worth It
- Cost: $6,200
- Michael Horn, MD (Chicago, IL)
After a year of debating on whether to have a...
- 9 Jun 2012
After a year of debating on whether to have a tummy tuck or not, I decided to go through with it. On May 30, 2012 I had my tummy tuck surgery. I must admit that I am so glad I did it and wish I had did it sooner. I am extremely happy with my results so far (pictures will be posted below soon). I am 10 days post-op and right now for pain all I need is Tylenol extra strength for pain at night to sleep.
I will admit the first 3 days were rough...I was taking Vicodin every 4 to 6 hours for pain, but as the days went by, the pain decreased. Also, please be aware that one of the side effects of taking pain medication is constipation, so it will be a good idea to stock up on apples, drink alot of water, and get a stool softner/laxative at your local drug store.
For the first 7 days post-op, I was walking hunched over and it was uncomfortable to walk, however after day 7, it seems like I was able to walk better and stand up straighter. The arnica montana pills and pineapples really helped keep my swelling down as well.
The one con of the surgery is the drains. Even though my drains do not hurt (others have complained about their drains being painful), they are annoying and get in the way. Hopefully, my drains will be coming out on Tuesday, June 12th.
I have posted my post op pictures...unfortunately...
- 10 Jun 2012
I got my drains out on Tuesday June 12th it was...
- 16 Jun 2012
It is now 8 weeks post-op. My doctor has cleared...
- 25 Jul 2012
My Doctor: Michael Horn, MD
Dr Horn appears to be a little shy so he may not spend alot of time with you but overall he is very professional and did an excellent job. He even gave a courtesy call the same evening after my tummy tuck to check on me. The nurse and his staff also called me after my surgery to make sure I was okay and asked if I had any questions. This doctor and his staff is superb!!!! I will defintely refer him to others.