Had my TT,MR on April 9, 2013 - Hagerstown, MD

I was blessed my Dr sent me home with a pain pump...

I was blessed my Dr sent me home with a pain pump for 72 hrs and that has helped out alot. My biggest complaint is 4 drains . Seems like everyone else has only one or two. They are constantly tangled and in the way and Dr told me l will only have one taken out next Mon then one Wed then Fri and Mon. Wow so my goal right now is get all these drains removed and l still have not had a bowel mocememt

I looked at my incision tonight and l was shocked,...

I looked at my incision tonight and l was shocked, l pray as it heals and l look at it later it will look lower. No way it should of been that high:((
would love to see pics - thanks for sharing!
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I had 4 drains. Three of them stayed in for about a week. One stayed in gor what seemed like forever! It begame very red and irritated! I had to be put on antibiotics. My original TT surgery was Feb 20th and I had a re-do on April 2nd. I still have a drain in from the re-do!!! Drains, to me, are the worst part of the whole ordeal!!!! LoriMac
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Today is day 4 post op of my TT and l removed the...

Today is day 4 post op of my TT and l removed the pain pump today and l can honestly say these 4 drain are causing me more pain than the tummy tuck itself and l still am unable to use the bathroom. Figures tom is a weekend because l would be demanding 2 of these drains to be removed.
Looks good! Congratulations! It will look much better each week that passes. Swelling will last for months. Be patient :-) I'm 4 weeks PO and can't wait to be done with swelling. Keep us posted!
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Just curious as to why you needed to have a re-do. Still considering the surgery and trying to get all of the information I can. Thanks.
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I agree the drains has been the worse part for me!!
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I really am sooo upset with myself that l did not...

I really am sooo upset with myself that l did not push to have my flanks lipo as l see that 90% of everyone else did. I have a tendency to let people talk me out of stuff but l can tell even though its only day 6 that l am going to be OCD about my love handles now and more l think about it l could just kick myself because it makes no sense to have a TT without lipo on your Flanks so guess my dream to wear a bikini this summer isn't going to happen and plus scar goes up to high on the hips:( l am def having an emotional day.
I also had four drains, just got the last one out this weekend. Hang in there, before you know it they'll be a memory!
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Give this some time!!  You will have swelling for a while and will not be able to tell anything.  Don't make any decisions just yet..hang on.

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Thank You, l think l am in my depressed mood today, hopefully after l go to my post op appt tom l will feel a little better:)
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On my way for a po TT app today is day 7 praying...

On my way for a po TT app today is day 7 praying he takes all 4 drains out since they are all under 15 a day. They have caused me sooo much pain and irritation. Kinda scared of the pain to have them removed though plus worried about the stitches coming out
Well I had my TT, MR PO one month as of yesterday. What a difference a month makes. He has released me to be able to go back to the gym and I don't have to go back for a F/U for three months now. I am sooo excited because the gym has been my life for last 5 years losing 120 pounds( I use to weigh 260, 140 now) and keeping it off. I have not weighed myself in 5 weeks, I am kinda scared but I know I have def lost because all my clothes hang off me now, I am sure I lost a lot of muscle as well with stop working out from 4-5 days week to cold turkey. I had also had a foot surgery (hammer toe) 4 days prior of this surgery because I could take of full 6 weeks that way and it has been nice. Honestly through this whole month I did not have a rough time as I was thinking I would, my main issue was the 4 drains however I am glad now because I have had hardly no swelling at all, not sure if it was that or because I was in pretty good shape from working out and eating clean (well most of time) I think having the pain pump the first 3 days really helped, their was 2 days where I had some shortness of breath and was worried about a blood clot but thank goodness that stopped. The only regret as I know I have said a thousand times but sorry my OCD is I wish I would of insisted in him doing lipo on my flanks. Maybe after I work out a few months and focus on it , I will change my mind, however next spring I will reevaluate to see if I should go back and lipo my flanks. About 3 days ago I started wearing the Oleeva silicone strip over scar, my PS was happy to see that, I will let you know if its worth it or not, I think I am going to use it for at least 3 months. I need to finish by saying a HUGE TY to my husband and son they have both been very helpful with this process. I did deal with some depression through this month but we had some huge family disappointments with our oldest so regardless of the surgery I think I would be struggling anyway. If you are reading this and thinking should I or shouldn't I have it done? I would say if you are within 20 pounds of your goal weight and have worked out and still have a hanging belly and loose skin go for it!!!
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Your incision looks really good! Nice and straight! Mine is squiglely and not so nice looking. Hope the Oleeva strip helps it disappear. Happy Healing! from Frederick, MD
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Thank You so much, I just finally posted all my pics
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5 weeks PO TT,MR

Week 6, feeling good!

Loving my new life, hard to believe I weighed 260 5 yrs ago now 145, I did get down to 135 at one point but was very ard to main

Congrats on all the weight loss you should really be proud of yourself and that accomplishment.
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You look awesome... ;)
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You look amazing! Such great results!
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Week 7.5 PO TT MR,

Holy moly! Your body is absolutely fantastic! I love that pic of you in your workout gear! You look great. Great job on the weight loss and lifestyle change. Love it! I went through a (mini) one and love the new me. :)
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Finally bought 2 bikinis for the beach:)

S/P TT, MR, tomorrow will be nine weeks, wow where does time go?
Wow! You look so great and congrats on your weight loss. We actually had surgery on the same day. I will be starting the Oleeva strips tomorrow. I hope they are worth it. Best wishes to you!
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Thank You and l love those strips and cannot wait to order another one. That's cool how we had same day. I just wish l could of got ny flanks done. I still have skin on sides so had to buy a thicker waist bottom for the sides.
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U look awesome....when did u start exercising? How about the swelling?
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Almost 3 months PO TT MR On April 9

Love my Oleeva silocone strips

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You are looking great! What type of exercise are you doing to stay fit while you are recovering? What was it like to start back after the surgery?
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Found a bikini ast Victoria Secrets,I am going to wear it this week @ the beach. I have not wore one since I was 18!

You look amazing!
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Looking great!
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Looking amazing! The new suit looks fabulous!
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Wore my first bikini at the beach, been 22 yrs

I'm not doing lipid either. My psych said I didn't need it and that fine with me. Figure I can loose a few pounds on my own. U look great! Thanks for sharing! F
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Omg... dang auto correct.. my ps not psych ...
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Lol l knew what you meant, thanks:)
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My new bikini

Btw are you an RN? I am and I was thinking by some of your posts that you might be too lol
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You look gorgeous! May I ask your height and weight preop! I would be more than thrilled with your results but I am 5' 4" and 165. I wish I could get down to 145. I hope its enough to get amazing results. Yours are perfect!
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I am 5'6, my weight varies like crazy but I believe I was around 148, now today I am 143, but I am all over the place, I am hoping having the TT AND MR will motivate me not gain a lot because then it was worthless doing all this. Yes I am a nurse too lol.
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Four months and a few days PO TT MR April 9, 2013

I went to my OBGYN today for the yeaky yearly, and she said wow I didn't remember you had a TT done how many years has it been? Well when I told her it had only been 4 months ago she was SHOCKED. She said she has NEVER seen a scar look so good at just four months PO, I told her I believe it was a few reasons, num1 was I had an excellent Plastic Surgeon, I ate clean and healthy, took VIT C daily like he recommended me, wore the Oleeva silicone strips for about 8 weeks, and now I rub liquid Vit E twice a day and plus I believe working out helps. I also drink tons of water. I just pray when I have my dermatology apt in 2 weeks it wasn't all done in vain because he showed me a mole in my belly button upon surgery and with my dad dying at age 36 from skin cancer I know they are going to want to biopsy it, because it has changed form and color:( , please keep me in your prayers. I really want that belly button pierced but I wanna wait till I get thru this first.
I looked back a couple of months to see what kind of shape and feeling I would have at 3-4 months since I have a huge event when I will be 3 months out. You are such an inspiration! I have lost 50lbs a couple of times in my life due to life, pregnancy and then a thyroid issue. I have been eating clean for just over a year and felt great before my TT. (I started eating sugar right before, nerves, I guess.) I hope I feel as good as you! I will have to be on my feet for 12 hours a day for 3 days straight! Do you still swell?
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You can do it!!! I actually just dropped another 8 pounds im 136 I wish this motivation would keep up.
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That is a stunningly good scar. Mine is still red and angry. But I am a redhead with very fair skin so it takes a long time for scars to lighten on me.
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Gym Attire

Been motivated last few weeks now down to 136 my goal is 130.
WOW. You look great. You definitely don't need the lipo on flanks .
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Ty but l feel like k needed it lol
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You look totally amazing!!!!!! My TT is in 2 weeks and I am freaking...I am getting a lift too. You look sooooo great .....it makes me feel better about mine!!
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6 months

Well l finally got to do it, l got my belly pierced:) everyone swears l am having a midlife crisis lol. Next spring if my scar is still pretty evident l am going to get my first tattoo like a vine around it:)

10 months PO 10 Months MR TT

wow sooo happy for you!! you look amazing!!! beautiful scar that is nearly gone! wow !! hot momma!
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You look great! Think your scar is nice!
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Wow! You look amazing!! Your scar is do light! I might need to try those scar strips! I'm 40& will be piercing my BB as soon as I can too! I could never see my bb before so why not show it off! You go girl!
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Look at me now!

One year post op, hard tp believe it's been a year. Only regret is not having my flanks done. Scar has healed well, Used Oleeva silocone strips about 8 weeks helped alot.
Can you do flanks now if it really bothers you or would it have an adverse effect on your tt?
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I hope so plan on that and a butt lift next spring then I will retire lol
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Wow girl! You look AMAZING!!!
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PO TT MR

15months
Not wearing one in over 20nyearsnl think l have bought over 20 now haha
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I am with you on the flanks. It seemed like too much at the time but now I want it done - we will see if I go through with it. keep us posted if you do
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Thank You and l have to say that oleeva silicone strips worked awesome!!
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