Tummy Tuck: StoriesWrite a Review
- posted 1 year ago
- updated 1 year ago
- Worth It
- Cost: $7,500
- Adam Tattelbaum, MD (Fairfax county)
I am a mum of three. I am 32, i weigh 148, height...
- 9 Mar 2012
- 23 days pre
I am a mum of three. I am 32, i weigh 148, height 5feet 7.5inches. i've never really had an absolute gorg tummy but childbearing left its mark. i have a lot of stretch marks and saggy skin. i'm a workout junkie, i'm really lean all through the rest of my body but my tummy won't change. i work really hard to look this good and this is the one part i've wanted to change for the last few years. I am motivated and encouraged by the ladies on this site and i hope it all works out great for me too. i'm a ball of emotions right now cos my heart is racing at the thought of a major surgery one minute and the next i'm excited to see the out come. i sure would wear a 2 piece this summer, by God's Grace.
Hello ladies, I had my pre-op today, blood work...
- 20 Mar 2012
- 13 days pre
I think I'm also slowly getting over my fears, I know God would see me through.
My date has changed to April 2nd. I'm heading out...
- 22 Mar 2012
- 11 days pre
4 days left. I was about to take a bath tonight...
- 28 Mar 2012
- 5 days pre
I was about to take a bath tonight and just got excited that I'll be free of this pouch in a 5 days.
I'll get my surgery time on Friday,looking forward to that.
Hello Ladies, counting down, Monday is around...
- 31 Mar 2012
- 2 days pre
counting down, Monday is around the corner. less than 48 hrs to be precise.
Got my last work out in today, i'm not sure how i'm going to cope for three weeks doing nothing and not pigging out.
I feel bad for my kids, cos mommy would be resting and unable to give them a fun spring break. I guess its going to be Video games non-stop.
Day 2 post op Still in a bit of pain, alternating...
- 4 Apr 2012
- 2 days post
Still in a bit of pain, alternating between my Tylenol and oxycodone.
Took a peep at my incision, it looks good but I'm already so swollen, I can feel a layer of fluid.
My drain isn't secreting as much as day one, it's reducing daily. I'll post a pic as soon as I can.
Thanks ladies for the support
#4 I'm feeling much better today, had a couple of...
- 5 Apr 2012
- 3 days post
I'm feeling much better today, had a couple of BM.
Stayed off the pain meds today, feeling pretty good. I walked around the house a lot, my appetite is back and I'm beginning to get bored just laying around doing nothing.
It really does get better day by day. I feel swollen already but I'm not sure ifi would get worse.
I pray my drains come out on Monday, my draining is reducing daily.
I'm about to take my Valium and oxycodone and call it a night.
Happy healing everyone .
#5 I'm feeling much better today, haven't had any...
- 6 Apr 2012
- 4 days post
I'm feeling much better today, haven't had any pain meds, just my antibiotics.
I feel pretty good. Spoke to my Dr today, I go in on Monday for my first post op, can't wait. I'm draining 40cc every 12hr and I'm beginning to have a very light brown kind of fluid too. My mom gave me a sponge bath, I've done pretty much every other thing myself.
I'll take my pain meds at night, just because I can sleep better with the sedation in the meds. I'm also getting restless, I need to take a shower and wear regular clothes.
I'm 5 pounds over my pre surgery weight, I'm not sure if that's part of the swelling or if my body is just adding.
#1week Can't believe it's a Week already. I'm...
- 8 Apr 2012
- 6 days post
Can't believe it's a Week already. I'm almost standing straight. I was also able to increase the tightness of my binder.
I've started to struggle with my appetite, I think I'm eating too much for someone who is practically doing nothing.
My drain is not draining much at all, I empty 25cc every 15hrs.
I'm fully off the pain meds. I take Tylenol and sleep aid at night and that's it. And oh, I'll finish my antibiotics tomorrow.
Everyday gets better and I feel stronger, my only thing is the back ache.
Glad everyone is doing well.
Day 10 post op. Hello ladies, still hanging in...
- 11 Apr 2012
- 9 days post
Hello ladies, still hanging in here, swell he'll is settling in, my V area is swollen too. Still have my drain, hopefully it would be out tomorrow or Friday.
I'm not too happy with my eating habit, I'll try better today.
The scale is not my friend either, I feel like,I should be loosing weight, not based on surgery or lipo, but for the fact that I'm probably losing muscle weight from not exercising.
I feel great, standing straight, average energy, totally off meds except vitamins and iron. Once my drains come out and I'm two weeks, I'm going to start taking strolls( light walk) around my neighborhood.
I'll post pics once I'm less swollen
Hello Ladies, I haven't updated in a week, i've...
- 18 Apr 2012
- 16 days post
I haven't updated in a week, i've been having the blues. i'm upset that i'm not eating healthy and can't exercise yet. I also haven't seen much change in my body. I have some flat days but mostly swollen days.
So here are some pictures
I forgot to add, my drain is out, it came out at...
- 18 Apr 2012
- 16 days post
Hello Ladies, I'm three weeks post op today. Just...
- 23 Apr 2012
- 21 days post
Of course I stepped in the gym today, did a three mile walk and yes it took me an hr, nothing hurt, I'm a little swollen, not unusual of what I get this time of the day. I really paced my brain because my muscle memory went into full swing.
As of today, I weighed 143, not bad for someone who has practically being in bed for three weeks.
I'm also enjoying my new belly though I'm still pretty swollen according to my PS and my old pant that won't zip even though I'm lighter, whatever, just glad I've been complication free.
I'll post pics as soon as I get off this tablet.
Hello Ladies, It's been a while, i have been...
- 5 May 2012
- 1 month post
It's been a while, i have been dealing with swell hell. I'm getting frustrated with my belly not getting flat. I'm always swollen, i'll see my PS tomorrow, i really need the reassurance that i'll be flat one day.
Other than that, i'm back to normal, working out 4 times a week, no abs or running or anything out of the ordinary.it definately gets easier by the day.
I'll post picture when i get a flat day. :-)
Hello ladies, I'm two months so i decided i...
- 31 May 2012
- 1 month post
I'm two months so i decided i should update since i keep coming back here to have an idea what i should be going through at this stage in recovery.
I'm still pretty swollen but its not as bad as 2 weeks ago. I have some burning in my lipo area, i think its normal. I also have itching on the incision line.
Attitude wise, i've been really moody and out of it, i'm not sure why? I'm also eating like a pig, i'm not sure why.( well, i'm an emotional eater).
I'm still down 7 pounds, weighing 141, but iwas hoping to be at my goal of 135 since returning to the gym at 6 weeks.
i stopped wearing my binder to the gym this week and have started so light ab work, i have to say its so had cos my abs are like jello, i can't feel them and they feel so weak, however it isnt painful in any way or form.
so here are my pictures, scar and full body.
Happy healing everyone.
Sorry everyone, you might break a neck trying to...
- 31 May 2012
- 1 month post
My Doctor: Adam Tattelbaum, MD
Dr Tattelbaum was great, I just wasn't impressed with the administrative staff. The operating room nurse and anesthetist were great too