I had a tummy tuck, lipo to flanks and inner...
I am 5 weeks post op and pretty sure my seroma has resolved after being drained three times. And my wound separation, while its a bummer, it too is healing, just takes a while. It does not hurt, just a bit inconvenient with the wound care 2-3 times a day.
Will try to upload some pictures later.
Dr. Burns is awesome! I would definitely do all of this with him again!
5 weeks Post Op
For those of you spitting stitches or wound separation, know they will heal, but it does take a good deal of wound care and time. I will try and post progressive pictures tomorrow.
Swelling is still annoying, worse in the PM than the am. I still wear spanx night and day. Doc asked that I wear it another week, but may wear it even longer as it does help keep the swelling down.
Still no sleeping in tummy, but can sleep on either side. My breasts are a still little bit tender, but nothing too bad. They are beautiful. While I was massaging the scars last night ther were a couple of bumps that popped like bubble wrap. I have since discovered that was/is scar tissue and now the scars are perfectly flat, very thin lines. Dr, Burns is a magician with his incisions!
Energy levels are ok, not where I was pre surgery, but hopefully when I can start exercising in about a week, it will boost my metabolism and give me back my perkiness.
Happy healing ladies! It's a long road but will be so worth it in the end.
PICTURES - especially of wound separation for those of you fighting that battle.
And by the way, this recovery was MUCH harder than C-section. They are not the same.
Happy Healing ladies - you all have made this journey much easier for me by sharing all of your stories.
3 days shy of 6 weeks
I also am released for light exercise in three days, although I lifted some light weights this morning. After being so sedentary, I feel like a blob (especially with swelling).
Here's an interesting note: bra shopping for the new girls has not been fun. They don't seem to fit in the Demi cups I like, or they don't make them in them in 38D or 38DD. And the full coverage bras feel like a turtle neck. I didnt spend all this money on these amazing boobs to put them in a huge grandma bra. Anyone out there have any suggestions?
New pics for 6 weeks coming up on the "official" day.
Oh and speaking of boobs, still a bit tender. How long does that last?
Cheers to you!
Beautiful incisions, beautiful breasts and an absolute pleasure in dealing with every member of his staff. On-site operating Facility is accredited and state of the art. Very well managed practice!