almost 3 months post op! so worth it ladies!!- Houston, TX

I am still struggling with the decision...right...

I am still struggling with the decision...right now I'm scheduled to get a mini-tt, breast augmentation...and lift only my lower nipple, lipo on mid abdomen and flanks as well as thighs. I am worried that the mini might not be enough...and I'm wondering if I should have both nipples lifted. How to decide?!!! Has anybody had experience with mini tt?

My pre-op appointment is tomorrow with dr. Basu. I...

My pre-op appointment is tomorrow with dr. Basu. I have decided to go with the full tummy tuck. I am nervous about what to expect at the preop tmrw. I want to make sure i ask all the right questions and make sure he knows whats most important to ne. I want my scar to be low and i dont want my implants to be too big. Im already a 36d...im just getting implants to fill upperpoles that are deflated from pregnancy and breastfeeding. Any suggestions or comments? Ive been following all the recent surgeries...and now its almost my turn.

I could barely sleep last night, thinking that in...

I could barely sleep last night, thinking that in a week I will be on my way to the operating room. I had my preop last week, and they gave me lots of information; however, I still don't feel prepared for what's to come. They gave me my prescriptions, so I need to fill those. I still have Christmas shopping to do for my son's. I'm starting to feel guilty that I will be out of commission for Christmas, since my surgery is on the 21st. I have an adjustable bed, so I don't need to worry about a recliner. What else do I need? What other supplies should I get? To all you ladies who have been through it, what have you used the most after surgery? I am not one to stock up for a month or cook in advance. My mom and husband will be very helpful with that, luckily! Any suggestions to calm me down will be appreciated!!!

I am on my third day post op. I am feeling a...

I am on my third day post op. I am feeling a little better today. I am thinking about taking off my compression garment and braving the shower....but honestly....I'm pretty scared. When was the first time you took off your compression garment? And how hard is it to get back on? The worst part for me so far has been getting in and out of bed. Uggghhh it hurts! I've been keeping up with my pain meds, but there still is pain! Mainly in my lower back and upper abs. The pain in my chest, from implants, is starting to subside. Anyway, headed back to bed after breakfast.

How long did it take everyone to start walking...

How long did it take everyone to start walking upright? I am 6 days post op and getting around just fine with minimal pain; however, I can't seem to walk upright yet, which kills my lower back! Its so annoying to look like a hunchback! I want to try to walk straighter but it feels so tight where the doc did muscle repair at the top of my abs near my sternum. It feels like if I stand up, it will rip! Anyone know what I'm talking about? I got one drain out yesterday, which was awesome. The other one comes out on New Year's Eve. Yes!! The drains are irritating where they go into your body. I haven't posted any pictures yet because I feel like you can't really see much with me all hunched over. So far my boobs look ginormous and I have a FUPA from the swelling. But other than that, things look good.

I am post op day 9 now. Pics were taken on day 7....

I am post op day 9 now. Pics were taken on day 7. Still lots of swelling, and not able to stand all the way up. Right now I feel like my boobs are huge. I hope they don't stay quite this big. I think my belly and bellybutton will look great when all the swelling subsides. Lipo on my outer thighs didn't seem like it made much difference, but maybe that's just because of swelling. The pain is definitely manageable at this point. Just got home from a trip to the park with the hubby, kiddos, and dogs. Did a little walking....but it hurts my back since I am still all "hunchbacked." I am hoping my scar gets a little bit lower once the swelling goes down in the "FUPA" area. Second drain out tomorrow. Yes! I hate it!

How is everyone else doing?

I've noticed some ladies getting openings on their...

I've noticed some ladies getting openings on their incisions. What does your doctor tell you to do about it? Mine is just tiny, on my side..but of course it worries me a little.

I have been working out like a mad lady since 6...

I have been working out like a mad lady since 6 weeks post op. Scale isnt showing too much difference, but i can see my body changing. I am starting to see ab definition which is so exciting! This week my lower abs are sore from ab work. But so far so good! My belly button scar is aggravating because it is so prominent. I have been so excited to wear a bikini on our trip to the dominican in two months, but i am worried about the weird bb scar. I can cover up the big scar with bathing suit, but not bb scar!!! Still getting lower ab swelling at night, but its not too bad. I am loving everything about my surgery!!
Houston Plastic Surgeon

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