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TT & Lipo November 18th, 2011

Full TT with Lipo on flanks and back November...

Full TT with Lipo on flanks and back November 18th, 2011. I've always had a lower ab pooch but then had four children including twins! Complications with a appendectomy in 2003 then left me with the "butt in the front". I really just wanted the appendix scar and fat removed but the only way to do that was a full tummy tuck!

I asked for a skin only but every surgeon I consulted with (5 total) with the exception of one said that I needed more (muscle tightening). Finally, my PS also recommended the lipo... I was really reluctant to do the lipo as I felt like if/when I lost weight my flank area would look fine... did it anyway since I was going to be out and off work.

So far, I think everything looks great! Waiting to see what time will do as far as fading the scar.

I guess I should add that I am 44 years old. I am...

I guess I should add that I am 44 years old. I am 5'8" tall and weigh about 170 lbs. I was sooooo nervous about this surgery and probably would've backed out if I hadn't told everyone I knew I was having it done!!! The week or two prior to the surgery I was in some kindo of fog...seemed surreal. My husband was not in favor of me doing this but didn't stop me... we're still struggling thru that part of it. I think my Ps did a super job! All my stitches were internal (even around my belly button). Tape was used externally. One downside is that I had to wear my drain for a full month...so I had to deal with that as I returned to work after two weeks. It was a pain in the rear but after reading about seromas(?) I am glad my PS didn't remove it prematurely.

Today is just not a great day!! Just when I think...

Today is just not a great day!! Just when I think I'm really healed up I get sore all over again..not sure if it is related to overactivity or lack of activity. I love the way this tummy looks! Just not liking the way it feels! I wonder if I will ever feel normal again instead of that feeling like I have a sheet of cardboard under my skin!?!
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