June 2nd Tummy Tuck 31 Year Old Mother of 2 - Dartmouth, MA

Had my tummy tuck yesterday. had to be there at...

had my tummy tuck yesterday. had to be there at 6:30 am. they started everything right away. i remeber laying on the operating room table and putting the oxygen mask on my face - that was it. woke up feeling oo, not a lot of pain - no sickness (thank god, i was really ill after my lipo 9 weeks ago. i was home by 1:30 and slept for most of the day. the night was tuff as i kept waking up needing to go to the bathroom and i cant get up on my own, i had to wake my daughter u to pull me up from the chair - it was a bit painfull.

i feel a lot better today, still painfull to get up but i amtaking the pain meds every 4 hours. i am unable to see my stomach as the doctor says not to remove the binder. i go for post of tomorrow. my drains are already down to 10mg each side which is excellent since a lot of people say they have them in for a while. it is still red but at least the draining is much less than yesterday which was 30mg each side.

i'll keep my progress posted and post pictures as soon as i can.
 

Today is Day 5 post op and I feel a lot better. I...

Today is Day 5 post op and I feel a lot better. I only took the pain Meds the first 3 days and on day 4 I started with Tylenol only. The only time I am really uncomfortable is at night when trying to go to sleep - I get a burning pain at the right side drain site. It hurts pretty bad but it goes away quickly. Other than that the healing has gone well. I saw my PS on day 3 post op and he said i was doing really well but the drains would have to wait until Monday - Which is today :-) I hope they come out. I am still bent over but it is not too bad. I can't wait to take a shower! I have been washing my hair leaning over the tub and doing sponge bath's which is not easy. I will keep my progress posted and post before and after pictures soon. I have not seen my new tummy yet so today is a big day - I am a little nervous about it.

Tubes came out Today (day 5) Dr said I am Healing...

Tubes came out Today (day 5) Dr said I am Healing very well. Go back Next Monday (day 10) to have the stitches out from belly button.

6/9/10 7 days post op, I feel a little better...

6/9/10 7 days post op, I feel a little better every day. I slept in my bed for the first time last night, Propped up of course. I finally got some sleep - the recliner was not cutting it for sleeping at night. Still a little crouched over but i'm getting there. Cant walk around for too long before my back starts to ache. No pain but lots of itchy spots and tighness still.

Day 13, I went back to work yesterday, not to bad...

day 13, I went back to work yesterday, not to bad but I am VERY swollen! and on top of ithat I have a terrible cold. Until now i have not had a problem with swelling but i was resting all the time - now I am super swollen, i apply ice at night but it has not had much of an effect. I sit all day at work so i did not think it would be bad, guess i was wrong. I hope it gets better soon, it is very discouraging. I also had my stitches removed yesterday, the doctor agreed I was swollen but did not think anything of it - he said i am doig well. still bent over a little, i feel like the swelling is making it worse - we'll see how the next few days go.

Before and after photo's. After photo is 3...

Before and after photo's. After photo is 3 weeks post op - still swollen but I'm getting there.

Just adding some 6 week post op pict - looking a...

just adding some 6 week post op pict - looking a lot better than the 3 week one, still a bit swollen in the hip area.

Just adding some updated photos - still swollen a...

just adding some updated photos - still swollen a little, going for a follow up tomorrow.

Added 16 week photos

Added 16 week photos

Richard Fox

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