5'2" 175lbs Mom of 3 TT with Muscle Repair - Sebring, FL
- updated 1 year ago
After 3 sections and having this flab of skin...
- 19 Mar 2011
After 3 sections and having this flab of skin hanging on my belly for years and contemplating a TT for years I finally did it.
I hated looking in the mirror, taking pics and shopping was a huge NOOO for me..
Not only did I want a tummy tuck for cosmetic reasons but more for hygenic reasons. I hated to have to constantly lift the flap of skin to clean it to make sure it did not smell like sweat since I do spend alot of time outside with my 3 daughters.
Was I at an ideal wight for my TT?? No I guess you can say that I wasnt, but I did not have the time to work out and I didn't want to keep waiting for my kids to be older to please myself with something that I knew was going to make me feel better about myself.
Pre Surgery my stats were:
Weight: 175 lbs
I cannot wait to see what my new stats will be once Im all healed up and the swelling has gone down.
I had my surgey on March 15, 2011
My Drains were removed on March 17, 2011
Im following my doctor's orders to the T... Just very minimal walking to the restroom and back to my resting spot. That helped me maintain the liquid draining out at 10ccs on both drains. So Im still just lounging around till the doctor says its OK for me to become more active..
Pain, not too much of it.. The worse pain I had was on one of the drain holes, but my pain medication has helped alot. I off the Vicoden already and just on Tylenol extra strength and Im doing awesome on it.
The Garment Im using I purchased it at Walmart which I feel its really comfortable and Im posting a pic of the tag in case anyone else is interested.. it was only $15 so its not too bad for those who are on a budget like me.
Day 6 Post Surgery: I thought I'd be up and...
- 21 Mar 2011
I have to admit that being pampered by my hubby is not a bad thing. Im loving it, although I do get really bored of just watching TV and using the computer. I miss playing with my daughters and specially bugging my toddler and I know she misses it too. But I would do it all over again. Im hoping that within the next few days I can be more active and maybe start cooking at least.
Im back to the Vicoden for pain as I was not doing as well as I thought on the Tylenol and I am afraid of taking too much.
I have a follow up appt on Wednesday.. Will keep you posted on how that goes.
P.S. Im 31 Years Old
Well Im 3 weeks post op today and Im totally pain...
- 6 Apr 2011
Im feeling great.. Im loving my results and I cant wait to start doing some exercise... My hubby is going to give me the Bowflex TreadClimber so I can walk my butt off...
I'll be putting up some pics for you all to see tomorrow...
Wow, havent been on here for a while.. but I am 4...
- 14 Jul 2011
Yesterday however I had a revision to the right side since I had a small chunk of fat poking out and I will most likely get a revision on the left side as well to make both sides symetrical... Im not in much pain from the revision procedure and Im loving how it looks so far... I was told I should wait 4 weeks before deciding on wether I want to have the left side revision as well but I have already decided that I want to do it.. I dont want to do it ASAP.. I really dont want to spend the whole summer trying to heal up...
I posted pics today.. and will post the revision pics next week once the sutures come off...
3 weeks post op on the revision on the right side....
- 4 Aug 2011
Well, I havent been here in a while.. Im doing...
- 14 Jan 2012
I still get numb and swollen at the end of the day, but I was told that it will eventually go away, that It could take up to 18 months to be completely recoop from this type of surgery.
I hope that my story has been helpful to you all.
Good luck to those of you who are looking forward to getting your tummy tuck done..
I would defenitely recomend Dr. S. He works along side his wife Natu who is a pleasure to see whenever I have been to the office. Dr. S gave me realistic spectations of what my results would be like, he explained everything to me in details and both him and his wife answered all of my questions no matter how silly they were. Their staff is really nice and always treated me respectfully, they were all very courteous on the phone as well as in person. The surgey facility was also excellent and the nurses were great and tended to my every needs. www.sebringplasticsurgery.net