3 weeks po

I am a 29 year old mother of three ages 8, 7, and...

I am a 29 year old mother of three ages 8, 7, and 11 months. I weight 170lbs. Like many of you ladies pregnancy has ruined my lovely body!! I have disliked my body since after the birth of my oldest son after I gave birth to him I was left with a lot of weight to lose and soon after his birth I was pregnant again

yes that's right I was one of the people that you hear about going in for their 6 week check up and find out they are in fact again pregnant so to say the least the 60lbs I gained with him remained with me and somehow I managed to gain another 10lbs so now you can really imagine what my belly looked like. After her delivery I managed to lose 60lbs and keep it off.

Seven years later I was pregnant again with what I call my birthday present. Last year I gave birth on my birthday to my last child and with that pregnancy I didn't gain any weight but that's how I was left with this terrible skin fold that isn't going anywhere despite all of the excersie I do hence my decision to have a tummy tuck.

Im tired of being self concisous in clothing and having a butt in the front and in the back. I have stalked realself for about a year now and enjoyed following many of you ladies on your tummy tuck journeys and now it is my turn. I struggled with wanting to write my review because I didn't want to open up about this but considering the fact that I really have no one else to talk to about it I have chosen to open up.I figured what better present can I give myself for my 30th birthday than to go into it with a new body so instead of being in pain on my birthday for two years in a row I'm going in 19 days before so by my birthday I will not be in as much pain and I can give my son an enjoyable 1st birthday and so today March 9th I am deciding to join many others on waking up from the flat side side!!!

I will add before and after photos later!! Wish me luck!!!!

Everything went well. I am tight and pretty sore....

Everything went well. I am tight and pretty sore. I will give more details later. :-)

Well today is post op day 5 and I feel pretty good...

Well today is post op day 5 and I feel pretty good. So far dealing with the constipation and swelling has been the worst but I am taking it one day at a time and glad I had the courage to follow through!!

Just waking up from a nap and I am feeling pretty...

Just waking up from a nap and I am feeling pretty good, but I must say I hate these side effects from the antibiotics. I really do I knew I signed up for pain, tightness, muscle spasms and swelling but it definitely wasn't in the plan to get a darn yeast infection and if eel it coming so I guess I will be in Walgreens early to ensure I get something for that, then off to see Dr. K for possible removal of Hesse dag on stables and a possible drain however I won't push it ;-) anyhow just wanted to check in with you ladies and give a special thank you to tjuana for helping me find the perfect cg. Well thank you ladies. Goodnight and those of you going in for surgery tomorrow good luck and those that are in the planning stage take your time and you will know when you have found the right doctor and napping healing to the rest of us and remember above all else patience is key!!!!

So today officially makes 1 week pot op and I can...

So today officially makes 1 week pot op and I can honestly say that I am doing ok. I haven't been taking any pain meds since Thursday and have been pretty much dealing with the pain which isn't too bad. I'm just tired of popping pills so that's basically the reason for that. My real issue has been this compression garment. I got the one that my doctor specifically recommended and it keeps rolling up my thighs and it is very painful. I am constantly pulling it down which temporarily relieves the pain bit not for long does anyone have any recommendations or tricks that I can try to ease my discomfort?!?! Please help!!

Well it's been 3 weeks now and I can't believe...

Well it's been 3 weeks now and I can't believe it!! My 30th birthday was a couple days ago and unfortunately I wasn't feeling too good so I slept through it. One thing I can say is this is a loooonnnngggg slow recovery process but its what I signed up for. I am happy with my results and I know in a few months it will only get better. Getting this tt has made my boobs look HUGE. Omg it's crazy! Well I just wanted to give a quick update. I will post pics when my hubby gets home.

I have made it to the 6 week mark and I feel...

I have made it to the 6 week mark and I feel good!! I look good and am happy with my results thus far. I must admit I am tired of the swelling but that's what I signed up for!! Please ignore the water stains on the mirror in the pics.
Demetrios Katsaros

I chose doctor Katsaros because of his bedside manner and his honestly. He didn't attempt to sell me on transforming my whole body as others did. I also like his office staff as they are very professional and friendly.

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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oh and you look good!
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I'm going to visit the doctor today. What size were you before? I'm afraid he's going to tell me to lose weight before he puts a finger on me.
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You look great!!!!
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You have a great shape! Love your results
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You look great. My body type is pretty close to yours and my belly looks just like that. I like the results and am soooooo much looking forward to my day. Hopefully, that will be sooner than later. Keep hope alive. I will be posting my before pics as soon as I decide on a PS. I have 2 more consults scheduled.
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love it !!! girl look at your shape and when that swelling goes down ... you are going to be no joke ...you look fab boo!!!
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Beautiful!!!
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Amazing results, you should be so happy,
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Giiiirl, you look great! Congratulations!
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Wow what fabulous results! I'm 11 days PO and also my birthday today and guess what?? I slept through it too! Hope you're healing nicely. Taking things very easy and not overdoing things helps a lot. Take care and God bless. Xxx
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You look fab!
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Thanks so much!!
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You look amazing!!!! Try wearing a shirt under the binder and cover the scar with panty liners. I also used a tight cami but put it on upside down putting my leg through the arm holes. Worked great but got uncomfortable. I wore and still wear my full body garment but you need to wait 6 weeks or until you can put it on cause you need it super tight. Cause it's hard to pull up so you want to be healed pretty good. Inbox if you need too. Oh CVS has some good spanx type things.
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See look at you coming up with these marvelous ideas... putting a tight ole tank top on upside down and yes I have some of those from Discovery the skinny girl store I call it...lol
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I could put iron but my mistake was buying the shorts instead of the capris but it is super tight. I have tried the shirt under the binder and that has helped when the cg needed to be washed but words can't express how glad I am that I finally got this surgery done. Lol. Now my BFF is looking into it as well!! Too bad we couldn't have went in together but oh we'll she will be fabulous in a few months
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You look GREAT girl! Go head with ya bad self!!!
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Thank you so much!!
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You look fantastic.. My stomach looks like your. I hope to have the great results you have.
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I'm sure you will look great after your TT.
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I am about 9 weeks PostOp and still wear my Universal LLC Universal CG. It is basically a large band that covrs my torso and then velcro's to itself. It has worked for me. I still wear it because it gives me comfort and support. It also helps to wear a tank top under the cg to ease the rubbing against my skin.
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Thanks I will try that I still have my binder maybe I should stick with that with just a tank top under it too.
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your tummy looks great already
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Tess's girl u look like the shiznits..lol I love the way that belly disappeared. Might I add your stunning and I know those results for my girl Island mommie are gonna be the same. I love Tjuana helpful self too..keep us posted. Thanks
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You look awesome,with the swelling so when it goes away u will look even better! Im geting my TT Tuesday so thank u for sharing your story,every tip helps.Happy Healing!
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Thanks yeah my ps said I have about 15 lbs of swelling so I can't wait til that goes away and I see my final results
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