Two weeks (almost) post op from Mommy Makeover
I will be 2 weeks post op officially in two more days. I had a full tummy tuck, lipo under my arms and flanks, breast lift with augmentation of 400cc silicone implants. Right now I have mixed feelings, I think my tummy looks flatter but still a little soft and poochy. I'm hoping I am just having swelling. I weighed myself today and about freaked out because i'm nearly 20 lbs. heavier than I was before surgery. I'm feeling impatient and a little panicked that I've gotten bigger not smaller. I had a massive amount of swelling of my feet which went all the way up my legs, so I've been spending alot of time with my feet up which has pretty much resolved this issue. I wish I could just see the final results already, so I can relax. I am happy with the incision and how low she was able to get it. I am surprised though that I still have stretch marks, most of them were below my original bb so I thought they would be cut out. My sides hurt due to the lipo, also my armpits are tender as well from the lipo. My breasts look good, the left breast looks as though it may be in place, the right one is a little firmer and higher. Another thing that's frustrating is, I still have a drain and it's draining 100ml of serous fluid a day, I was hoping to go to work this Sunday but due to the drain not being able to come out yet, I guess I will have to wait. The drain is what's making it difficult to move around, it seems to be in a very bad spot and constantly in the way and hurts when it pulls. I will try and update in another week, hopefully things are looking better. I'm not sorry I did it, I'm just really nervous about the weight gain and if my results are going to improve. Any feedback is greatly appreciated.
Week 3 post op mommy makeover
What a difference a week can make! I had my drain removed finally, 18 days post op and it was finally able to come out! It made a huge difference in my mobility having the drain removed because it was placed in the upper crease on my inner thigh which constantly tugged at the site when i was getting up from sitting or walking around in general. I am able to move freely without pain, almost to a full upright position, I would say i'm about 95% upright, just have some tension on both sides of my hips where the incision is. But I'm not feeling any pain at this time, not taking anything for pain. I was able to take a shower 24 hours after my drain was removed which was the first real shower I've had since post op. That was exciting for me. I also was able to remove the steri strips on my breasts and I'm having sensation in both nipples. The incisions look fantastic! I had been changing the dressings every two days and putting zinc oxide on them per my surgeon's reccomendation and the incision is literally one of the best that i've seen. It's completely healed, the incision is extremely low, and thin and almost completely flat except for one slightly raised area. I did not need to put any healing oitment on the incision so I put the paper tape over the top of it until my silicone sheets get here. My nipple appeared to be mostly healed but i did decide to put more ointment on them and reassess next week if I need to continue that. My bellybutton looks to be about healed, with less drainage, and looks really good as well. I put ointment and a dressing back on it. Still feeling a bit of numbness under the area of my bb and some on my sides from the lipo. I started doing some massage of my sides and underarms to lessen some of the lumps and hardness. It seems to be working, although it's painful at first, but as it gets worked through that mostly goes away. I'm still having some swelling of my abdomen particularly if i'm more physically active. I did some walking today and my tummy started to get a tingling feeling and appears to be more swollen from the activity. I'm going back to work in a couple of days. I was going to go to work on the second week but due to the drain still being in, I took an extra week off and it was the best decision i made. I am looking forward to being able to do some excercise, something more than just walking. Soon enough! Also, I'm looking forward to not having to wear the compression garment but that is still a few weeks out. My surgeon said I only had to wear the bra she gave me for 4 weeks so i've only got one more week left in it before I go to Victoria Secret for my first bra fitting with my new boobs.....excited about that! Then I will know for sure what size I am. My guess right now is a 34D or 34DD. Will update next week!