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The consultation went great and I am excited. My...

The consultation went great and I am excited. My pre op is scheduled for 10/16. I am having an extended TT with lipo of upper and lower flanks although I don't know if the lower flanks are necessary since I'm having an extended. I don't have much more to say yet. Does anyone know if there is more downtime for an extended TT?

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Congrats on your upcoming surgery!
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Welcome to the tummy tuckers.  Please allow plenty of time for recovery and be patient with yourself.  The first 3-6 weeks are the toughest but you will notice improvement each day.  

I am excited for you and looking forward to hearing more details.

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Thanks Kimmers25. I am very excited too. I have become obsessed with looking at pics and watching live surgeries.

More info. . . .

I forgot to add: I am a mother of one daughter, 8 year old. My husband and I decided not to have any more children. I will post before and after pics. I have 12 days to go.

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What is an extended tt?
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When the result would be better to go right up around the hip because of loose skin there too xxx
Really? Very interesting because i may have to get a revision because when i sit down my stomach goes wrinkle.

Dolphin Head!

Dr. Horn said the only part of my tattoo that will be left is my dolphin head. LOL

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more before pics

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more before pics

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I think I accidentally deleted my pre pics. They were on my desktop and I didn't want them there. I will put them back. Anyway, my pre op appointment is in 2 days and my surgery is in 6 days. I can't wait. I have had a pouch all my life even when I went to the gym 6 days a week and had a 4 pack. I had a pouch when I weighed 130lbs and I am 5'7". I was small. I just want to see myself without it! My husband is secretly excited and says he hopes it goes well.
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once again

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Pre Op tomorrow morning!
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Good luck! You will look great!
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Thankssss!

Pre op

Pre op went well. Ended up getting a script for Tylenol 3 because I can't take Vicodin! I hope it works. My balance is all paid. I got my "wound be gone." Anyone ever use it? Does it work?

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Wishing you all the best.
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Good luck to you! My preop is Friday and I'm getting nervous. Glad yours went so well.
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Thanks! I hope yours goes well! Keep us posted!

Less than 7 hours to go!

Hello Realselfers! At 7:30 a.m. Central time I will officially undergo my extended TT with lipo of upper and lower flanks and muscle tightening! I am sooo excited. I hope I don't get nervous because I'm not nervous yet. I'm actually at work and have to leave straight from work and go!

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Good luck hope all goes well
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Hope all went well hon. ... can't wait to hear from you on the flat side!
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I hope everything went well for you!!
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day of TT

So far so good. I'm making sure I stays on my pain meds!

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2 drains

My drains are just now slowing down.

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It went very well. Thank you. The nurses told my sister I did very well. I'm not sure what thy meant by that.

Post op day 2

My incision is so low! I'm very happy about that. I will se what is done tomorrow when I go for my post op visit

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Woohoo, you're on the flat side! ! Congrats girl
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Happy healing!! Hope you have a speedy recovery!
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Post op went well

The nurse took the plastic off today and doc sai things are healing good. Luckily I have a nurse at home too! She cleaned up my wound a bit, applied wound be gone and put some sterile gauze on my drains. My drains will not be taken out til one week.

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More pics

I am so comfortable with my binder adjusted!

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Nice wound

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Post op day

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Looking good!!
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Wow, you look great! Lol. ..poor dolphin tattoo
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Looks great! Love you rings- beautiful!
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Po day 5

Today was a rough day. I slept most of the day and didn't take my pain pills early on. I had a rough day. I decided to start taking the Tylenol 3 instead of Percocet and it doesn't work as well but I'm tired if itching from the Percocet. And I have a rash on my side! Don't know where that's from. Also, I noticed that although my incision is healing fine, on the left side the cut is nice and thin but on the right side the incision seems a bit fleshy and not thin. It's not too bad but I wonder how it will look when it heals. I can't stay awake.

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Thanks.
Thanks! Lol. I know. Lol!
Thanks! What rings? I'm slow right now.

Drains

I hate the drains. They weren't bothering me, but the right one keeps getting snagged and my niece almost pulled it out. OMG. It hurt so bad and it's leaking.

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Ohhh. My wedding bands. Lol thanks!
Thanks all. It went very well. I'm ready to stand up straight!

Uncomfortable and itchy

Not taking anymore pain meds aside from the occasional extra strength Tylenol. I'm pretty much just uncomfortable. Im not sure if I should be trying to stand up straight but it is very difficult and leaves me out of breath. My first shower was horrific. I have a small area that's oozing. It gets better and then worse. Nurse Gretchen says keep using antibiotic ointment. I must say most of you are super women to have multiple procedures and bounce back so quickly.

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Belly button

So here's the belly button. My stomach is still so tight. Sometimes it loosens up and I can stand up straight and then it gets swollen and tight and I cbent over again!

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Hey lov2bmommy. I'm ok. I keep trying to get pictures but when I take the binder off my tummy swells up quickly and the are above my navel is protruding an sore! I'm so irritated about it. My scar is beautiful though.
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Hey lov2bmommy. I'm ok. I keep trying to get pictures but when I take the binder off my tummy swells up quickly and the are above my navel is protruding an sore! I'm so irritated about it. My scar is beautiful though.
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Just checking in to see how you're doing. My surgery is next week Friday; I can't believe how time is flying.
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Belly button

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Your scar looks fantastic!!! Lol, I chuckled a bit when I saw your dolphin head...looks like he's going for your BB! Good to hear from you girly!
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Thanks! That's what my mom said! Lol
Your scar looks fantastic!!! Lol, I chuckled a bit when I saw your dolphin head...looks like he's going for your BB! Good to hear from you girly!
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Budge above my belly button.

I'm a bit freaked out by the budge above my belly button! I paid for flat! And it hurts feeling disappointed. My scar looks dark in the picture, but it is not. Most of it looks like a line. It is healing great. I have a little not of a love handle on the left side which I'm not pleased with but future weight loss should take care of it.

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More pics

This spell check is something else.

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Love your figure! That looks good! Did you get an extended tummy and lip or just tummy? How much did they take off? Looking at your post got me excited about my Dec 20th procedure!
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Never mind my questions I read it. It looks GREAT! Did you recoup in a recliner or wedge pillow?
Sometimes I used two king sized pillows behind me and my wedge pillow under my legs and I switched it up depending on my comfort level. I had a walker too.

Swelling go away!

I can't wait for the swelling to go away! I just wanted to let those of you who don't know that a mixture of cocoa butter and Vaseline is the bizneez for the scar. I researched and Vaseline is supposed to make your scar 33% Bette. I believe it cause mine looks great! I will try to add some close up pics later. I just got off work! Holla!

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Girl you look great!
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Thanks so much just4me7! I go see my ps Thursday. I can't wait to ask him why my stomach isn't flat.
You look good!!
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6 weeks appointment

I finally went for my late 6 week po appointment yesterday. Dr. Horn and his nurse said the swelling above my navel will go down and my tummy will be flat. I can't wait because that pretty much the only thing I'm not happy about. It is still tender right there. Dr. Horn is so quiet, but he is very professional so I guess that's how he keeps it that way. Regardless, he does very good work so I have no complaints and his office is nice, clean, and warm. I hope all of my Realselfers are well!

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Thanks so much NewMe33!

stitches

I think the stitches in my stomach muscles burst. I am 2 months po and my stomach feels full and tight constantly and is protruding. Has anyone ever experienced this so late in the game?

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Wow, you look great !
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Call your PS!
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I did. They said it was fluid from sodium. I should change my diet and wear my binder for another week and come in if it's not better after that.

The pooch!

The pooch above my stomach is just still so swollen. If I get too full it really swells. I can't stand to have my binder off. I will add some pics tomorrow. Where is my flat stomach?

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Scar pics

My incision is awesome!

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Ok so now what r u going to do about the head of the daphne ... Btw u look great honey
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Thanks Libralove10. I haven't made up my mind yet.
Thanks LibraLove10. When I'm healed enough I'm going to add a waste tattoo and incorporate it somehow.

belly button

Hey RS. Since I'm on here I want to give yall an update. My belly button has gotten hard around where the suitures were. Has that happened to anyone? Also, I still have the pudge above my belly button. I've seen stomachs that were much bigger than mine before the tt come out completely flat. Why is that? I'm sure that as I lose weight the pudge will ago away, but for $9,250 I want it flat now!!! I still wear a binder almost everyday to feel comfortable when I'm at home. I will post pics tomorrow if I have a chance.

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Darn Spell check --swelling above BB
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I am 10 weeks and in have sweeping above my BB- in the earlier weeks it was swelling below my BB- my Doctor said it was Normal to have this above .. I guess this is progress? I know what you mean on the amount of money we spent - I do know we are still transforming -- you look so flat and good and the scar very thin - continue to heal well
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Thanks skinny inside. I understand there is still some swelling but in person it looks deformed sometimes. I look cute in fitted stuff but it would look strange in a bikini.

Almost 4 mos

You all are going to say I'm over exaggerating about my pudge but it looks better in the pics and a little different in person. It is getting better though.

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Pudge

See the pudge good.

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Very nicely Done excellent Dr that did the work I'm from Chicago and was thinking of going to Atlanta but this was a very good Dr that did a dam good job!!
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Congrats. ..how does ur scar look now that several months has passed? If not asking to much can u post some updated pictures would love to see ur progress. Have my surgery July 22nd
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You look great congrats!
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Chicago Plastic Surgeon

He was nice and had finesse. I felt really comfortable with him. Dr. Horn is about the business! I appreciate that.

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
4 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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4 out of 5 stars Wait times
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