6 weeks post op - PHOTOS! - Denver, CO

After losing 75 lbs. a couple of years ago.....

After losing 75 lbs. a couple of years ago...I'm left with saggy breasts and loose wrinkled skin on my tummy. I want to see a flat tummy after all of my hard work! I'm 41, 2 kids ages 12 & 9.

Today was my pre-op appt. Yikes! Only one more...

Today was my pre-op appt. Yikes! Only one more week! The nerves are finally starting to kick in. I'm excited, yet not looking forward to recovery and going stir crazy in my recliner. Can't wait to see my results-wow I need some patience huh. What did you all like to snack on in your 1st week? I don't do carbs...so I need some good ideas.

Its been 4 days since my MM. So far, I've been...

Its been 4 days since my MM. So far, I've been taking my pain meds about every 3 hrs. and drinking lots of fluids to hopefully keep the swelling down. I am very poofy around my top ab area. My compression garment is squeezing me to death and it happens to be right over my belly button! ugh! I'm scared to take this garment off. I will need to go poop soon (i hope) and I would like to take a shower soon too. I feel like I won't be able to get this thing back on because its sooo tight! I haven't peeked in on my full tummy yet, but it appears to be very flat. My PS said he was able to take off more of my skin than he marked pre-op. WOW! I can't wait to see the results.

I made it! Its been one week and I'm starting to...

I made it! Its been one week and I'm starting to feel better finally. Not so much in a drug/brain fog since I'm only taking my Oxycodone at night. I got my drains removed yesterday (day 6 post op) and also FINALLY had my first BM. I had been taking stool softeners daily which I'm sure helped...but it was still work! My PS says all stitches look great, tummy is flat, and breasts look good too! I made a update on youtube if anyone wants to hear any of my tips of items that helped. Also if you want to see footage of me getting my drains out...here is the link...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qiLXqLYiJ0I

OK Its finally 6 weeks out today! I am getting...

OK Its finally 6 weeks out today! I am getting around so much better now. Hunched over a little more at night and minor swelling. Wanted to post my pics!
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so exciting! I am sorry the garment is uncomfy--remember how much you hated the look of your tummy before? Picture it gone every time the garment really bugs you. ♥ time will pass quickly!
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Just wanted to check up on you! Hope recovery is going well!!
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Your time is almost here! I can not wait to hear about your journey! You are going to look fabulous . Keep us posted. Best of luck to you. :)
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Welcome! Your surgery is right around the corner! Best of luck. I hope you read the other ladies blogs, they have alot of helpful hints.
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It's coming right up! Thanks for sharing your story and photo here on RealSelf. You're going to do great.

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Thanks so much Angie!
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Hey I'm Aug 16th so we'll be pretty close together! I'm getting excited and can't wait. I think you are going to have some pretty awesome results.
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We will be recovering together! I can't wait either!
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Hi Pookie. Congrats on losing that excess weight. Best of luck for your surgery and keep us posted on your journey. I am almost 1 month post op and have no regrets. It's a hellava ride :)
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Hi! Your tummy looks great! DId I read correctly that you will be wearing your compression garment for 6 months?
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Yes, we are advised to wear our compression garments for 6 months !!!! If you read the last 2 or 3 posts on my profile, you will see why :) Your Binder is your "Best Friend" .......
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I had a tummy tuck done with Dr. Steven Vath two weeks ago. The first week is hard, but it gets easier and easier. I have pics if you're interested.
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Sure! Photos would be awesome!
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Congrats on the weight loss! Who is your doctor? I'm in Denver, too! Good luck!
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Dr. Jeremy Williams will be doing the surgery. Have you had anything done yet?
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