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Tummy tuck 6 weeks later... New pics no difference

Married mum of two children, originally from UK...

Married mum of two children, originally from UK but now living in Dubai. Biggest weight was 19st5lbs (273 lbs or 123kg) After a gastric bypass in 2010 I went into tummy tuck surgery weight 11stone exactly (153lbs or 70kg). I'm 5ft4 and aged 31. Surgery cost 40000aed which is 6800 British pounds or11000 US dollars.


I had 2 kg of skin and fat removed. Full tummy tuck with lipo to flanks and muscle repair. I am now day four, still in pain and feel like I have been hit by a bus. Can't stand straight. I'm hoping this gets better. I've not seen my tummy yet as its wrapped in bandage and garter type thing. Won't get to see it until Tuesday. Fingers crossed xxx

Day 5 po and still bent over, please when will I...

Day 5 po and still bent over, please when will I start to straighten up? Feeling a bit down just want to recover. Sleeping on the settee which is fine just waking up stiff and aching. Role on Tuesday dressings off and first shower!

Feeling okay today, wrapped me self up in bin bags...

Feeling okay today, wrapped me self up in bin bags so I could have a shower. It worked! Still can't stand up straight though... Starting to worry about that, is it normal? I will be one week post op tomorrow. I would have thought by now I could get a bit straighter, but I'm still bent right over. Will try to get a pic!

Feeling good today, no pain meds taken. Can't...

Feeling good today, no pain meds taken. Can't wait for tomorrow to get the dressing off! Not as hunched over but no where near straight. Have a nerve pain in my right hip, but think its the tight binder so not worried. Roll on tomorrow.

Like what I see just waiting for swell to go

Like what I see just waiting for swell to go

Still bent over but getting straighter every day. ...

Still bent over but getting straighter every day. Was surprised with me tummy but its 80% better than before. Im Sure I need fleur de lie but will assess it later. Wondering if losing a few more lbs might help? Get to 145lb. See how it goes. Otherwise happy healing to me and everyone else going through this journey x

Well I'm starting to like what I see, it looks...

Well I'm starting to like what I see, it looks better everyday. I was worried at first about the scar and skin but now I realize its tons better! And it's only going to continue getting better. Roll on bikinki time.... Oh and bikini time lol xxx

Swelling is still quite bad and I'm still up and...

Swelling is still quite bad and I'm still up and down about my results, one minute I love them, the next I'm like.... Oh that's not good enough. I need to wait a bit longer. I'm sure if I loved them I wold know right? That fact that I'm "on and off" speaks volumes? Unless this is part of the healing process, your mind plays tricks...

In the binder I think I look fab, when I take e binder off I think my stomach isn't flat.... But then I'm making the excuse that its only 13 days po so of course is still swollen. But when I look at other pics on here and the web they all look much flatter than mine.... I see the surgeon Thursday 15th for belly button stitches to be removed. I'm going to ask her of she is pleased with it. I. Still not up straight either so think that doesn't help.

Why am I in limbo? Anyway else the same?

The stitches are not dissolving but coming out my...

The stitches are not dissolving but coming out my skin! How annoying! Otherwise all is well, still sleeping on me back. I'm about upright now. Hips are very sore.... And if I sit for too long I go very stiff! Liking my tummy today lol

Damn these spitting stiches... Doing my head in. ...

Damn these spitting stiches... Doing my head in. Was healing nice and now I have two tiny holes and quite a few raised areas where the stitch MIGHT come out. Fingers crossed not! Anyone else had these? Can I leave them or best taken out?..

What the! These spitting stiches are doing me head...

What the! These spitting stiches are doing me head in! Sorry to go about it but when do they stop? I have three now that are leaving little holes.... I can feel lots are going to come through. Not seeing ps until December but might give it a week then see her if there's no change. I'm gutted as if it wasn't for those things I'd be fully sealed (on the outside)

Really swollen today. Have doggy ears that will...

Really swollen today. Have doggy ears that will need fixing. Tummy is not flat - at all. Not sure if that's cos of me weight? 149lbs now. Still quite pleased but hoping for more x

All is well. I have more swelling on my left side...

All is well. I have more swelling on my left side. Slowly getting back to normal... With in reason, as it is very slow!,,, still on me back and really want to sleep on me side. Scar is healed just very red but not worried about that. Still swelling. Size uk 12 or 14. Was hoping and preying to go to a 12 but see how I settle. Hope all is well with everyone .

Feeling more better everyday managing to sleep...

Feeling more better everyday managing to sleep slowly on my sides. Still hurts to laugh sneeze etc. still wake up fairly flat but by end of the day mega swollen. I think one side my left might need more lipo..... See surgeon this week going to ask her why my belly button suddenly is now an outy..... It wasn't before or after surgery. Also going to ask about me dog ears. I've added new pics but failing to see any difference the past few weeks. Will add some in the morning when I'm nearly flat. Wondering when we can be more... Energetic in the loving department? Oh yeh have noticed my scar looks more red then before aswell.
Cosmesurge Dr Sahar Kazzaz

Dr was fab and very straight with the type of results to expect. Spent a lot of time answering questions. The patient rep for the company was not however and I had to do all the chasing and follow up. Having said that I was very happy with the dr and emirates hospital

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
4 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
4 out of 5 stars Payment process
4 out of 5 stars Wait times
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