Love my Results - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Hello, I am new to this site and I decided to...

Hello, I am new to this site and I decided to share my experience. I am a 29 year old mother of 3. I have wanted to get a Tummy Tuck since I've had my first child back in 2002 but I'm glad I waited because 7 years later I got married and had 2 more children (no more by the way). My tummy tuck surgery is in 1 week(9-20-13) and I am nervous and excited all at once. I hope everything goes well. Will update in a week. Also, I will post a before pic soon.
Thanks so much everyone, I really appreciate the support.
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if you get a chance post some pics and to let you know these girls on here are helpful and comforting, best of luck on your upcoming surgery
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Good luck to you on the big day! You will blink and it'll be over! Congrats to you! :)
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Surgery has been bumped up

Ok so my doctors office called me today and says there is an opening on tomorrow at 10am, she wanted to know if I will like to do the surgery tomorrow or on Friday. I'm like sure why not, the sooner the better. I'm a few hours away and I am super excited. I went to pick up my meds today and bought a few items I may need after surgery. Tomorrow is the big day, Yaaay!!!

Items I was told to get

I started taking the 500 mg vitamin C about 3 weeks pre op. I was told that it helps support the immune system and helps heal after surgery. I was also told that the Scar Away silicone sheets are good and I will need to take the Stool Softener to help with constipation since I will be taking the pain meds.
It's just around the corner...Good Luck
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Before Pics...

Finally made it to the flat side

The pain is bearable, just a little nauseous from the anesthesia. My tummy is extremely tight but I only have one drain on my left side. Not sure as to why I have one drain and not two. So far so good though. My husband has been helping me along the way and he makes sure I take my meds on time. He also drains the access fluid into the toilet when it's time. I saw my belly for the first time today and I must say it looks good. I am walking bent over because my muscles are extremely tight, feels like I did 1000 sit ups, lol. Will continue to post pics as I get better.
I do agree with you totally your tt is really nice and neat.
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Hi there. You look great. Your dr. did a wonderful job. Awesome results. Happy healing, speedy recovery. Peace and Blessings.
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Hi hun you look fab!!!...take it easy and keep us all posted on your recovery.
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Swollen

You look great.
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Happy healing! You look great!
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You look great, looks like great job, you are sooooooo going to love it, stay bent over for a while or until your doc says to stand up straight so you don't damage any muscle repair, your stomach will feel tight for quite a while, mine still does
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Lipo is no joke

Ok so it's been 9 days since my TT and I am sooooo loving my results however I stopped taking the pain meds as per my doctors orders because they made me constantly ich all over (allergic reaction). So I started taking 800 mg Motrin which is ok but I can still feel the pain from where the lipo was done. It hurts soooo bad, I no idea that lipo was so painful especially the bruising. Overall I've been doing pretty good and I'm getting around ok.
Your tt came out nice and he has a reasonable price I think I wil do a consultation with him
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Thanks, I recommend Dr. Pinnella, he's been doing tummy tuck and other cosmetic surgery for over 30 years. Great Dr!!! I wish u the best of luck..
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Congratulations...you look great..dr pinella also did mine 6mos ago..he's a great dr...happy healing
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3 weeks post TT and I'm loving my results more and more

Ok so it's been 3 weeks since I had my TT, I'm feeling fab. I'm still wearing the compression garment all day and only take it off to shower or when I wash it. Loving the new me.
I'm seeing this dr. in about 3 weeks for my TT. Would you say I picked the right dr? Do you have any advice you'd like to share any regrets? tks hun!!
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fabulous results !
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Thanks!!
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