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Tummy Tuck... the Good and Bad - Fremont, CA

I am 26 and have 4 kids. I've always had the...

I am 26 and have 4 kids. I've always had the loose skin since after my first born but it just got worse after my 4th kid. Done exercising and dieting and none seems to work. One day I decided I want a tummy tuck. Went to a few consultations and decided to schedule for a tt right away.

Had the tt done on august 9 2010. The ps was absolutely honest and great. He made me feel comfortable. Woke up from surgery with no pain. Just felt groggy and sleepy. The next day I felt a bit of pain but it wasn't so bad. I'm on day 13 post op and only had taken pain med twice and that was on the first 2 days. I'm still walking hunched over which sucks. Still have quite a bit of swelling right above the incision line. Had drained tubes in for 8 days. The worse part of the recovery was getting the drained plugs pulled out of me. The worse pain I've ever felt. Up til this day I still have fluid coming out of one side of the holes where one of the tubes was. Now I can't wait til 6 weeks so I can finally stop wearing the binder for good.

So far I am really happy with my result. I just wish the road to recovery was faster and better.

It has almost been 4 months since my tummy tuck....

It has almost been 4 months since my tummy tuck. I'm starting to feel like I regret getting a TT. My recovery was great. But now above my belly button is bulging out in ONE AREA which makes my stomach look uneven. I'm happy with everything else but the uneven stomach is making me wish I didn't get it done. I consulted my PS but he said he didn't know what it could be. He said it could be because I'm sleeping on one side too much and the gravity is pulling it to one area. And he said if after a year I come back and the bulging is still there then he can tell me that it's fat deposit there and only way to fix it is through another surgery (liposuction) I'm sad to experience this. Has anyone experience a similar problem to mine and it resolve on its own?

I am already having trouble paying off my surgery but if I have to go through another surgery I'd go crazy.

San Francisco Plastic Surgeon

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