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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....

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?

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?.....

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???...

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

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

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!!!!!!!

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....

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

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

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

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


15 Days post op, and VERY swollen.

15 Days post op, and VERY swollen.


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

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


Well, i'm five weeks post op, and feeling...

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

stuart mc kirdy.

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 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
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
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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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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.
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Look at that! AMAZING!! So happy for you! Now those are some results that gets me motivated!! Congrats!!
~Julie
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Thankyou very much julie. This op is SOOOOO worth it. I would do it again tomorrow if i had to. I really have not found it too bad at all. You will just be so pleased with your results, and you will NOT be able to belive it's you in the mirror!!!. Good luck, and keep us posted.
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Christi, I've seen a few people on here with the hose. I know user name Ceelyn has some, you could ask her about them. Good Luck with your surgery/recovery!
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Thank you, I'll find her.
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Hello girls ~ I feel like I know you all, I've been reading your posts since early Nov and appreciate all the knowledge and understanding you've given me. I'm 51 and mother of three grown kids, my TT and lipo are scheduled for Feb 16th...OMG a week from today! I'm excited and scared to death.
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Hi Christi,

Nice..your day is coming up quickly!  You will hit the calm stage soon and everything will be ok. 

Are you all ready with all of your supplies etc??
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I'm gaining on the list I made from reading your posts, and will finish it up this weekend. My PS requires compression stockings for surgery and the first week post op so those are an addition I hadn't seen anyone talk about, also unfortunately I'll be one of the garment wearing girls......yuck.
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LOL..you will be ok.  This is just a preventative measure for blood clots. 
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I had/have to wear the compression hose. OMG they are a pain to put on. Put once on, they are not that uncomfortable. Mine are mid thigh. Today is the first day I did not wear them as I did not want to put my dad thru that again. But it is day 6 and I am on daily blood thinner injections. So figured I would take today off and just try and walk around more.
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Good luck to you !!!. Don'nt worry. you will be fine. And you will be back up on your feet before you know it. You have all our support, and we will all be thinking of you, x
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You look wonderful!!  What a difference in such a short time!!
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ooo la la! you look amazing!
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Wow- You look fabulous! How are you feeling now?
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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
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Don't let the "Swell Hell" get the better of you!  You are strong and will beat it! 

This is just temporary...as annoying as it is :)
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Thanx again kimmers. i'm trying my best not to let it get the better of me. it'll all be worth it!!!!.
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I promise it will :)
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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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hi there. your results look amazing!!. you're gonna look fantastic. i'm still a little hunched over, especially when i've been sat down for a while. My abdomen is still VERY tight, and i feel like i'm gonna tear myself apart when i stand upright!!.
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