I'm 50 years old and after years of trying to lose...
6 months ago I went to work in Ecuador and was telling a coworker that I've always wanted to do a TT. She knew a plastic surgeon, set up the appointment and went with me. After meeting the doctor I was confident that this was the right time and place. It was now or never. For once I was going to spend my hard earned money on something I truly wanted.
Surgery was done in 3 hours - beside my plastic surgeon I had a general internist in the operating room. I spent 1 night at the clinic with a private nurse who slept in my room with me.
After being home for 24 hours my doctor and his assistant came to my home to check my drains and change my bandages.
I am 6 days post-op and despite the swelling am recovering nicely.
Day 9 - post op
I'm now wearing firm control girdles during the day and use my compression garment when I feel like I need more support. I still have some back pain and I'm swollen but overall I'm feeling good. I'm back to work in 3 days.
2 weeks later - 15 days post op.
Yesterday my doctor took all but 4 stitches out from my belly button and has left only that and the area were my drains were bandaged.
I went back to work 12 days after the operation and while I get tired quickly I don't have any pain and can stand erect. My biggest gripe is stomach tightness which drives me nuts. I feel like someone rubbed crazy glue all over my stomach.
What I have noticed is that I get full faster, thus I eat less. Anyone experience this. I wonder if it has more to do with the binder then the operation.
3 weeks post-op
Professional, courteous and makes house calls. I couldn't ask for a more caring doctor with excellent skills. Would highly recommend him. Speaks fluent English, Spanish and Italian. Studied in the U.S.