5'2" 175lbs Mom of 3 TT with Muscle Repair - Sebring, FL

After 3 sections and having this flab of skin...

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:
Height: 5'2"
Weight: 175 lbs
bust: 39
waist: 39
hips: 44.5

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...

Day 6 Post Surgery: I thought I'd be up and running by now like I was able to with the c-sections, but this surgery does not compare to a c-section. Its way worse than a c-section..

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...

Well Im 3 weeks post op today and Im totally pain free and completely off meds... I had a follow up today and Im healing great... Im still having a hard time standing up straight... Its not that i cant its that I subsconciously slouch forward... I know Im not going to hurt myself but I guess that from being bent forward for so long and making sure that I would not hurt myself I forget Im supposed to be standing up straight....

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...

1 month post up today and feeling great

1 month post up today and feeling great

Wow, havent been on here for a while.. but I am 4...

Wow, havent been on here for a while.. but I am 4 months post of as of yesterday.. I am loving my results..

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....

3 weeks post op on the revision on the right side.. Im loving what I see.. I should have revision on the left side in about 3 weeks or so.. pics up below

Well, I havent been here in a while.. Im doing...

Well, I havent been here in a while.. Im doing great.. I am 10 months post op... I had the final revision to my left side in September 2011 so I am 4 months post op left side revision (posted pics for u to see). My transformation is complete. I am extremely happy with my results and although I am not super skinny I feel and look great.. I love the way clothes fit me now and that I no longer have to lift the apron belly to clean it. This was so worth it..

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..
Sebring Plastic Surgeon

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

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
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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You look great. I'm glad everything was successful for you.
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You look wonderful!  Thank you for checking in!

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Thanks... I feel great Too.. Wink
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Hey momma79, we have just about the same stats pre surgery. I bought the cupids waist cinching brief today from walmart but I got a large I'm thinking I could have gotten a medium?? What size did you have to get and is is working for you so far?
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Hi, I bought a large.. u dont want it to squeeze you too much cause u may not be able to breathe, and it will make ur back feel weird if its too tight... It worked great for me, I only used it for the 1st 6 weeks post surgery.. I am 10 months post surgery now.. What I did end up doing though on day 5, I cut off the legs so that I wouldnt have to be pulling up and down everytime I went to the bathroom cause I was really uncomfortable pulling up and needed help for the hubby to pull it all the way up.. so I purchased a second one for when I felt I could pull it up on my own
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oh ok thanks momma79, yeah I felt like the medium would have probably squeezed the breathe out of me..lol (thank goodness I got the large) its been working pretty good so far. Been wearing it all day, I'll probably alternate this with a couple other CG that I have purhcased as well. Once again, thanks, and I will be following your progress...;o)
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How is the revision done?
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At the doctor's office with Local Anesthesia.. U walk out as soon as its done.. it was just removing the little flanks of skin that were poking out on the sides, do my scar is now longer towards the back...
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Awww... Ms Cee sorry to hear about the delay, but it is well worth the wait.... and its best for you to be as healthy as possible... I cant wait to see your after pics... keep me posted and I hope you get well really soon .....
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Momma79, you look great. I had to have surgery last Thursday and was told that I could have my TT in 3 to 4 months. I would have had the TT on Thursday, but my GYN, who is also my PS stated it would not have been safe for me, because I would have been under too long. You have been a hugh encouragement for me and I than you very much!
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Ur welcome.. Im glad I could help... I found it hard to find people with the same stats as me.. so Im glad I came on .. and was able to share my story with you all... So far Im loving what I see... cant wait to see your results...
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Great job. You look awsome. I just wanted to tell you that your story was very inspirational to me. I think because our beginning stats were similiar. Anyway. I am one week post op. I feel good and getting better each day.

Thank you again
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The updated pics look great. I am so happy that you got the results you were looking for. I got my TT on 4-8 so I am 4 days post op now. I am doing well. My thighs hurt but tummy is not bad.
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Thank you so much.. Im 3 weeks post op today.. I will be posting some new pics tomorrow.....
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OMG. YOU LOOK AWSOME !!!. I have not posted pictures yet, But I have the same problems with being tired of lifting the flap to stay clean. One of my big reasons for scheduling my own TT. I hope my results are as good as yours. I cant wait to see more pics. Your a real inspiration.
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Just keeps getting better! Good for you!!
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Thank you all... Im loving what I see so farr!!!
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you look wonderful!!
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Wow you look so great!!
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You look great!
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Wow - looking good!
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Hey Ms. Cee.. Im so glad that I was able to help you and thats awesome that you can move it up... I was so glad that I was able to have mine two weeks from my intial consultation...

The visit went awesome... Im healing really well and my doctors are really pleased that Im being a good patient.... My scar is looking really good.. I will take a pic today to upload since I didn't do it yesterday.... And I've had no fluid accumulation since the drains were removed. My doctor also said she sees that I've lost some weight, and that once I see myself when Im all healed it will motivate me to work out... SHe actually wants me to join the gym she goes to, to torture me... Im sooo looking forward to that... hahahah

The pain has been getting the best of me and my doctor told me that its pretty much in my mind since Im not focusing on other things.. She said that the c-section pain was worse but I wasnt aware of it because I was tending to a Baby and that as I become more active I will start to ignore the pain Im in... Its not really that bad its just so uncomfortable and I really want to get off the meds... they make me loopy and I hate that feeling...
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Momma79, you look great. You are progressing well. Thanks for letting me know about the pain. Normally I don't have a problem with pain, but just about everyone on this site says the pain can be unbearable at time. I am going to prepare myself. I am sooooo readay. Keep me posted and I hope you get some relief from the pain.
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I have to tell you that after talking about it with the doctor yesterday.. Today I woke up with bearable pain... I actually feel great and am not paying any mind to the pain... I took my tylenol this morning around 10am... and that was after 12 hours of taking a Vicoden to go to sleep... I was super surprised that I went that many hours not feeling uncomfortable.. so maybe I will be drug free really soon....
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Glad to hear your pain level is so low...that is awesome!  I love to hear that kind of update:)
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