Extended TT and Lipo to Flanks and Back

I am 5 days out from sx and have finally moved...

I am 5 days out from sx and have finally moved over from nervous and conflicted to excited (and still a little nervous, lol)! I think that i am most concerned about recovery. I have heard few "horror" stories, but I am really squemish, and have had some lower back issues since my epidural with my 11 month old. I'm really hoping that I'm not so grossed out that I faint or that my minor back issues become major back problems during my "hunch back" period.

I will be having an extended tt, and lipo to flanks and back. Since deciding to get the procedure I have lost 22 lbs and am back to my pre preggers weight (definitely not shape) from both of my children: 6 yrs and 11 mons. But the non-shrinkage in my pouch has made me even more determined to fearlessly push through and get rid of it for good!

I only have one hesitation and any feedback from you post-op'ers out there is much appreciated: I am scheduled to go to the islands 5 weeks post op. This is a very important event for me and my first trip out of the country. I have some fears that I may not be recovered enough to enjoy myself, although my ps assures me that I will be back to pretty moderate functioning, enough to have fun. What do you guys think? Thanks for any feedback!

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I'm pretty sure that I had an extended tummy tuck, since the scar is a little past hip to hip. But once I hit day 11 (today) and got my tubes taken out I feel so much better. It seems to be the trend that around two weeks is when people start to feel like their old selves.
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I had a tt and lipo of flanks on April 7th, I feel pretty much back to normal, so I think you'll be fine after 5 weeks. I stood straight up after 3 days and have sleep in my own bed since the 4th night. Good luck
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i am day 5 of full tummy tuck and diastasis repair, was nervous as anything but really for no reason, i am walking around, only on advil for pain but take slightly stronger at night, I am so impressed. I too have lower back pains normally...the pain is higher with the hunch so long as u lay down or sit straight and not walk bent over for too long u will get through it, i just look beyond all of that because i am so excited at how much better the belly looks, it makes it all worth it. if u ever want reassurance about anything let me know, it has been wonderful for me and this site helped me prepare for it, good luck x cant wait to see how it works out for u xxx
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I had an extended tummy tuck and lipo to the flanks. I'm so happy I did it! I'm only 2 weeks out but everything is healing really well. I have some pictures up that you can see if you'd like. The scar isn't as bad as I thought it would be since it's extended. I'm already up and walking around and feeling pretty much normal. You should be fine to go to the islands. Feel free to ask me any questions if you have any. Good luck and keep up posted!
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