Tummy Tuck 4 Weeks out - Dothan, AL

I am 42 years old, with 3 kids, 20,17 and 14. I...

I am 42 years old, with 3 kids, 20,17 and 14. I had a lot of loose skin and had a hysto last year, the dr. Cut me up and down and it left a bad scar. I have done alright after my tt and lipo. The only problem I have had is after he took the drain out at day 10, I started draining out of my bb, a lot, I woke up covered in blood . I went back to see my ps and he said that after he took the drain out I filled up with fluid and it ound it's own escape route, thru my bb. He cultured it and it came back infected, put me on 1500 mg of cipro a day. I found when I took a shower the water was going in thru my bb and when I got out I could push on my stomach and te water would come back out my bb, so had to find a way to bathe with out the water getting in my bb. I'm still sore and still can't stand up straight, but he told me that he made it really tight and it would take a while for me to stand up. I go back and see him Wednesday , so hoping he will let me start doing more. I still have a little drainage coming out of my bb, hope it is nothing major!

I tried to download pics. dont know if it worked...

i tried to download pics. dont know if it worked or why they are upside down, crazy! maybe you can see.

Oh my goodness, been sneezing all day, so sore...

Oh my goodness, been sneezing all day, so sore tonight that I had to take something and not moving a lot! That's what I get for living where there is lot of pollen! First time in a while that I have had to take a muscle relaxer! Hope it's better in the morning!

My husband took me out tonight and bought me a new...

My husband took me out tonight and bought me a new red two piece bathing suit!! Lol!! After 28 years together , I must still have it! Lol

Went back to the ps today! Said I could gradually...

Went back to the ps today! Said I could gradually start adding more activity. But I have one place on my pubic area on both sides of my cut that is really red! He said he did not know what it was, but if it got any worse he wanted me back and he was going to open it up, with a little hole and see if it would drain any infection out! Ugh!! Hope not!! Other then that said he would see me in a month! Hope everyone is doing good and healing well, and those waiting stay clam everything will be fine!

Thinking about all the girls going in today! Good...

Thinking about all the girls going in today! Good luck and healthy healing!!

Well, I am 8 weeks out today from a full tt and...

Well, I am 8 weeks out today from a full tt and lipo to the flanks! All I can tell you is that it does get better, most of the swelling is gone, still get some at night if I am up all day working, but for the must over it. Not to say that I don't still have pain every now and then, if I do to much or lift something. But mostly when I cough. The scar is already down to nothing. The only thing I have to get used to and did not even think about was my back bone, ever since I had the lipo when I bend over I can feel my back bone against the skin and it's been a long time since I could feel that, doesn't hurt just weird! Hope everyone is doing good!,

Well, girls I'm 13 weeks post op today!! I went...

Well, girls I'm 13 weeks post op today!! I went from a size 18 to a 10-12, I thought at first I would not get this size, because after surgery I was bigger then before the surgery, but I was buying new clothes and started with 16's and they got to big and then went for 14's and then they were to big and now 12's, I could get in a 10 but I don't think they will go over my butt!! Lol!! 12's are big in the waist but I wear a belt, I have always had plenty of junk in the trunk!! Now I am balanced out! If I have one more person ask me if I had a boob job I will scream, I tell them no I had a tt I always have had big boobs I'm a 36 D, they just are not sitting on my stomach anymore and you can see them!, lol!! So to all of you just having it done or 3 or 4 weeks out it does get better and the swelling goes down more and more, even after 3 months!! I still swell right above my scar, but it goes down at night, hope everyone is healing well!!
Dothan Plastic Surgeon

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