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Full Tummy Tuck, Scheduled for 22nd Jan 2011, Aged 50 - England, UK

Hi there. A TT is something i have wanted for 15...

Hi there. A TT is something i have wanted for 15 years. I allways said that if ever i could i could afford it i would, so here goes!!. After thousands of hours(literally), of scouring the net, and magazine articles, my countdown begins....

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Oh yes....almost forgot to say Thank You for posting your pictures!

You are going to have fun watching your changes as you heal. 
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Hi there. Have added some pics(not pretty), for my journey to begin. x
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Hi there,

Thanks so much for starting your story on RealSelf. We're looking forward to reading more of your posts as your journey unfolds. Will you elaborate a little more on why you've always wanted a tummy tuck?

Check out Kimmers' Month-by-month tummy tuck diary. It's a great read!

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I have a pre op appointment on Tuesday, and have...

i have a pre op appointment on Tuesday, and have been told to go with a full bladder. Does anyone know if this is for an abdo scan, and why?

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Hi, going for my pre op consultation in the...

Hi, going for my pre op consultation in the morning, and have been told to go with a full bladder!?. Do you have an abdo scan before your treatment?.....

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Does anyone know what its like climbing stairs...

Does anyone know what its like climbing stairs soon after having your tuck?. my bathroom is upstairs!!!. is that where i should be???...

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England, I am sure you are getting excited. I am 5 weeks PO tomorrow and am so glad I had my TT. Trust you will do great!
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Best of luck to you! I'm having a TT on the 19th...just a few days before you.
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all the very best of luck to you. i hope you are as excited as me. i had my pre op appointment yesterday, and all seems to be in order. i will be thinking of you, xxxx good luck!!!!

Does anyone know why you get puffy eyes after...

Does anyone know why you get puffy eyes after surgery????

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I think the puffy eyes come from a combination of the fluids, laying around and just feeling like poopy. 
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ooohhh thankyou very much. i'm so glad that you are doin well!!. can't wait now!!!.

Well here goes ladies. i have my tummy tuck today...

well here goes ladies. i have my tummy tuck today 22nd january. wish me luck!!!!!!!

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Hi there. Back at home now after 2 days in...

Hi there. Back at home now after 2 days in hospital after my tummy tuck (22nd jan).
Everything went fine, and i am thrilled with the results!!!!. Photo's to follow....

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England - so happy for u! Can't wait to see photos.
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Hya ladies. 3 days post op, and feeling fantastic. i can't believe the results already, and though uncomfortable, don't have much pain at all!. my drains were removed at the hospital after 1 day, so i don't have to deal with those. still feeling very tight, so can't straighten up, but on the whole, very very happy!!!...
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Hurray!  Glad you are coming along so well!  Get your rest and take it very slow for a while.  Wow drains out after one day; how nice is that!!

Keep us up to date on your progress!

Doing fine 4 days post op. Here's my new...

Doing fine 4 days post op. Here's my new photo's...

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I love your new pictures, you look amazing!
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New pictures, look amazing! So glad for you. Lucky you the drains are not an issue! Good luck on the rest of your recovery, sounds like you are doing well.
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thanx very much. i hope you are doing well also. i'm still feeling very tight, and coughing is horrendous!!. i'm trying to get as much rest as i can, and can be a little impatient at times. i'm so glad my husband is at home, no as much to look after me, but to send me off back to bed when i start pottering around, and to stop me doing more than i have done.

When is it time to wear a second stage compression...

when is it time to wear a second stage compression garment?


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You definitely look better and I see a huge difference! I am so hunched over still at 8 days post op. How can you stand so straight? Can you walk straight still?
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15 Days post op, and VERY swollen.

15 Days post op, and VERY swollen.


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YOu look FABULOUS!! SO happy for you!! Thanks for keeping us up to date with your progress. It helps wusses like me so that it can be a positive experience even with some bumps in the road!!
~Julie
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Hey England: I am 8 weeks PO tomorrow and am now wearing a waist clincher 23 hours a day. If I don't wear it, I swell bad and I can't wear my clothes the next day. Better to me just to wear it. Bought mine at Sears - cheap.

Link to the one I really like:
http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_018E0121000P

It is longer and cheaper than others I found.

Hang in there, one day this will all be a distant memory.
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thanx for the link Gracey.The garment i have to wear is so uncomfortable, but i feel(undressed) without it!!. been back to have my wound checked over today, as it is leaking a little in one place. the ps said it should be fine, but today my belly button has become red and tender for the first time, so i've gotta keep an eye on that aswell. hope you are continuing to improve, x

Here's my new photo's for you all. Feeling...

Here's my new photo's for you all. Feeling fantastic already!!

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Wow, you look gorgeous!

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Oh thankyou SO much for that!. I am actually feeling fantastic aswell. Yesterday was a really good day, as i wandered around my local shopping centre, and bought myself some lovely new TIGHT fitting tops.it was the first day really that i had been on my feet for that length of time, as i am strictly following my surgeon's guidelines to progress slowly and gradually. This is so hard for me to do, as i am never still, and just cannot bear to sit and do nothing. I think you've got to listen to your body,which i think is the best guide. even the binder is more bearable now. I'm 24 days post op now, and was advised to wear it 23 hours a day for six weeks, so that's what i will do. I think it's worse at first because it pulls on your scar, and restricted movement doesn'nt help in getting it on and off. I'm so glad to hear that the rest of you seem to be progressing well, and i'm sure the website is helping everyone as much as me.
Look at that! AMAZING!! So happy for you! Now those are some results that gets me motivated!! Congrats!!
~Julie
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Well, i'm five weeks post op, and feeling...

Well, i'm five weeks post op, and feeling fantastic!. Go for it girls!!.

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YAY!!!! Look how amazing you look :)
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Hey england how are you doing now??
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