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Tummy Tuck W/ Lipo at Age 39 After 1 Pregnancy - Bal Harbour, FL

I'm so happy I finally decided to do this.......

I'm so happy I finally decided to do this.... after many panic attacks and sleepless nights trying to make up my mind. I was absoultely petrified of the thought of general anasthitia. It has not been an easy process; recovery is MUCH slower than I expected and I've had a few set-backs with infection and constipation, but I'm well on my way to recovery now. For sure, anyone considering a tummy tuck with lipo should plan on staying home for a good month. My energy level has been very low and I get tired/drained very easily. I've had slowly get back into my routine, and 21 days post-op I am at about 50% performance. Good Luck to anyone considering this option!

So, I'm almost at my 1 month post-op mark and I...

So, I'm almost at my 1 month post-op mark and I feel good. Still have a lot of swelling concentrated on my lower abdomen and pelvi area. Still can not stand up 100% yet because the belly weight drags me down. My back and flanks are still tender and swollen from the lipo, but it doesn't hurt at all unless touched. I still get tired easily, but I force myself to walk as much as possible during the day. By about 4pm I'm drained and ready to call it a day.

My sister got me a wonderfully fitting compression...

My sister got me a wonderfully fitting compression garment that she used after her surgery and it shapes beautifully. You can check it out at Design Veronique I use style #853H

Today marks my one month post-op!!!!!!! and I can...

Today marks my one month post-op!!!!!!! and I can finally walk straight-up. Still have enough swelling not to be able to fit into my jeans yet. Yesterday I got another 100 cc's of fluid drained from my lower abdomen and I feel better. I hope the swelling goes away soon....I want to enjoy my new figure and wear normal clothes again. I've been limited to dresses and sweatpants.

I hit my 2 month post-op mark and I feel GREAT! I...

I hit my 2 month post-op mark and I feel GREAT! I still have lower swelling but I do fit into my jeans now. My lipo areas are still very tender but my hip-to-hip cut is painless. I'm so happy I went through with it! I can't wait for all the swelling to go away so that I can see the final results.

Here is a pic 3 months post-op. I feel great and...

Here is a pic 3 months post-op. I feel great and my energy level is back to 100%. I still have swelling in my lower abdomen, feels hard....almost tumor-like, but my PS assures me that it will be a few monhts before is goes away.

3 months post-op and feeling FABULOUS!

3 months post-op and feeling FABULOUS!

I reached my 4 month post-op mark and I am...

I reached my 4 month post-op mark and I am HAPPY!!!! feeling great and seeing the swelling go down week by week.

5 months post-op and I feel fantastic...No...

5 months post-op and I feel fantastic...No complaints. Now the challenge is too keep the weight off and tone. Good Luck to all you who are considering a procedure. No pain after 5 months post-op. Still have some swelling.

8 monts post-op and I feel great. 90% of the...

8 monts post-op and I feel great. 90% of the swelling is gone. I am watching my diet very closely and exercising 3 - 4 times a week.

Miami Plastic Surgeon

He is AMAZING....He is patient, gentle, caring, information and always available to answer any questions. His staff is also wonderful. Overall, a 150% positive experience.

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amazing...your P.S. did a terrific job!
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You look FREAKIN GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!! OMG, you are amazing. Excellent
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You really do look great, congrads!! Did you have much scarring afterwards? If so how did you get rid of it?
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Hi suzy. ur 3mth picture is great...absolutely looking good...i'm sure u have no regrets now after been through so much...all the best.
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Here is a pic 3 months post-op. I feel great and my energy level is back to 100%. I still have swelling in my lower abdomen, feels hard....almost tumor-like, but my PS assures me that it will be a few monhts before is goes away.
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Wondering How your doing with tummy

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You look great, i woukd love to see ur final result. Good luck
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Congratulations, you do look amazing! Best wishes for a prompt recovery and please keep us posted about your results. Miriam
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Terrific results! You wear your new belly well! Keep up the good healing, keep us posted with your story and picks!
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You look great, but your right you need about a full month for recovery, i'm 42 and in great shape but i went back to work in 3 weeks and that was so hard for me i couldn't even stand up straight but i fine now and i look GREAT! Good luck,
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u look great!! can't wait until I get my done : )
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Well, you will continue to get results. You look just wonderful.
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