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redo 5moths later..added a butt lift

I am 34 years old, 4 children youngest being at a...

i am 34 years old, 4 children youngest being at a year. and like most i have some left over skin and fat on my abs that wont go away. i am considering this surgery with some lipo. my questions are: when they lipo do they lipo the entire ab area including the upper abs? how long does the swelling last? by 6 weeks are people usually ready to get into regular clothes and swim suit? i am a avid exerciser and do P90x and insanity every day and i dont want to loose the results that i have gained from that in my lower and upper body. when could i expect to get back to that extreme exercise? thanks in advnace for all your inputs.

wow! your arms look great! I personally dont think you need any lipo you look wonderful the way you are! i cant personally answer most of your questions because i havent had my surgery yet (scheduled for march 1st) but im wondering the same things! the swelling the pain recovery time and whatnot...those are all def things to ask your surgeon during the consult. My surgeon was more than happy to answer any/all of my questions!!
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Hi redhead - welcome to Realself!  WOW you have some really nice arms there!!!  Women pay trainers for those :)

I would recommend you go and have at least three consults for the procedures.   Every doctors approach to lipo is different so you would need to ask the MD's about how much and where they are able to lipo.

What I can tell you is that the swelling lasted a long time for me and I was also in shape prior to surgery.  I realize everyone is different in healing time but 6 weeks might me stretching it. 

You will not be able to do extreme exercise for a while.  And most docs recommend that you don't do any ab work for 6 months.   Personally I think that is excellent advice. 

I hope this helps in answering some of your questions.

 

 
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thanks for your reply and p90x will helo anyones arms and back...its awesome...i will have a consult on friday and i am pretty sure i will do the surgery. although it is scare's me. but i would rather be scared and uncomfortable for a little while than look down and be unhappy FOREVER.....:)
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Ok...i am scheduled for 3/17/11, st patty's...

ok...i am scheduled for 3/17/11, st patty's day and i am irish...thats got to be good luck! i will be getting a tuck, a lift, and implants...mommy makeover...im not nervous, i am ready and wish it was here already. i want to be ready for bikini season in june or so and i can't wait. not sure anything could bum me out right now...

My big day is tomorrow, new boobies and tummy. my...

my big day is tomorrow, new boobies and tummy. my twin sister is getting her tummy today with the same dr. she can be the guinea pig...lol....so here's to the last day of the old me...cheers!
Hi red! Omg, you looked great before, I, sure you look stunning now! How's the recovery going? Any recommendations for us who haven't gone through surgery yet? I'm sure I'm not the only one who would love to see some after pics if you wouldn't mind! Hope all is well :)
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thank you...how is it going...hum....its been 2 weeks yesterday and if i could find a day or time that i wasnt swollen to the gills i would take a picture and post. i am pretty sure that i would do it again, but the swelling is annoying. the first 5 days suck and its not the pain as much as the wth did i do feelings. my mind new that i wouldnt come out of it already pefect and flat. but when it actually happened, i questioned everything i did and what the ps actually did...how could i look like i need a tt more after the surgery than before the surgery. now the swelling is still going down but i am still not flat but have settled down a lot about the results and know its a process. i did the mommy makeover, breast are a breeze compared to the tt and are beautiful (besides the incision lines right now). i came home for a day with a cathider which was no biggey. in a week the drains were out and some people it hurts others it doesnt. take some pain meds before. mine didnt tickle but it didnt hurt either. start walking straight immediately, dont walk huntched over. by about 7-10 days the pain is gone, i can laugh, sneeze, etc...but the swelling makes my muscles especially in the upper abs burn like a lighted match...very tollerible, bust just want to get back to normal...with all that said, i would do it again because i know its all temperary...i guess i am not that patient...and i will try to get some pics up this weekend.
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i should also mention...have MOM and gas ex ready, the binder and swelling was so tight that i would get gas after everytime i ate. my binder came from the ps, its a body suit from the knees to the upper abs. its has a large hole in it for going to the bathroom but the elstic part bothered me near the upper abs. so i put a cloth diaper inside so its not irritating my incision or my upper abs. ice bags or frozen veg's for the swelling. dont get on the scale, dont try on your clothes, and know its all temperary...:)
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So i am 3 weeks out and i feel emotionally...

so i am 3 weeks out and i feel emotionally terrible. i look like i am 4 mons pregnant, just the thing that i wanted to get rid of. the wrinkles are gone but i am not any flatter. maybe tt are only go get rid of skin not so much to make you flat. but all that i have seen is flat...i am so disappointed...what you all think..
Hey red I am 24 days post op and I feel your pain! I am super swollen below the incision and I feel like it is not gonna go down. I have seen so many pics of women here that have flat stomachs from the first day post op all the way through. I don't think I'm doing anything wrong but I still look at Least 5 months pregnant!!!
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ohio....yeah its so frustrating.....it makes me wonder if i will "really" be flat...my mind makes me think things like is it really swollen or is this the final look..i mean, how do you even tell if it is swelling, maybe my ps just did a half ass job..ya know!
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thanks peacoxx....i do do (lol) both programs...started with p90x for 120 days and then added insanity to it. there is new insanity out, can't wait to get it and start it...
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I am 5 weeks out and still looking like i need a...

i am 5 weeks out and still looking like i need a tt....i am so frusrated and just hope that its all swelling and not a botched job!

6 weeks still swollen or just bad tt job...let me ask you girls, after your tt, what happens to your ab skin when you are in a push up position...mine still hangs. is that normal?
Hmmm...are you wearing spanx/compression garment still? It looks like swelling to me. You had lipo right? I've heard that it takes longer for some for the swelling to go down after lipo. I didn't have lipo and when i don't wear my spanx I swell up major. BTW- I have scar envy....you are only 6 weeks out and it's soooo light!! Awesome!
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i did have lipo....but i think becuase he didnt make me a new bb hole which means he didnt pull much down from the top...that the wrinkles and laxity will not change...not sure whats happening on the lower half. i wear my garment during exercising...ps told me i didnt have to wear it all the time anymore and some ps's dont even think it helps with swelling...so i dont know...
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6 weeks still swollen or just bad tt job...let me ask you girls, after your tt, what happens to your ab skin when you are in a push up position...mine still hangs. is that normal?
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Going to talk to ps tommorrow about a re-do...he...

going to talk to ps tommorrow about a re-do...he so missed the mark on my tt.

 

Good luck with your revision surgery,. Is the ps redoing the tt for free? Or did you go with a different dr? I cant imagine the frustration you must be feeling to have to go through the surgery again.
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thanks...we haven't discussed in detail yet. he says that he will only charge me the diff bt the modified and the full, which was about $500 but i would have to pay the other charges. but, for all the mental agony that i have been through, a wasted summer, depression and the fact that he should of picked the right surgery for me in the first place..and i could go on, lol....i think it should all be on him. what happene is he thought a floating bb tuck would be best. didnt give me an option of the full even though i questioned him many times of the diff. therefore i kept my original bb hole but it floated down just a little bit. which means nothing above the bb was pulled tight and really not alot below was pulled tight otherwise the bb would not be in the same place. so even though my lower skin is smooth its not flat and when i lean even a little bit to any side but especially over...there is still ugly skin that hangs.....it looks terrible...
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yes i will be getting a redo in nov or dec depending on schedules...i got a second opinion and he said even now he could do it and not leave me with a v-scar...so, i go back 8/3 to my ps to discuss dates, money, procedure, etc....
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I had a floating bb tt in march. it was not...

i had a floating bb tt in march. it was not appropriate for me and the results were not what they should of been. i waited a very long 5 months to get a redo and then added the butt lift to it. i added the butt lift to ensure that i was as tight as i could be and to get rid of the excess around my hips. i didnt want to be dissatisfied again and go through the emotional stress again...so here are updated pics and i love it. i am only a week out but the difference is amazing...

Updated yesterday but not posting? any help?

updated yesterday but not posting? any help?

Just uploaded...good.

just uploaded...good.

More pics in new swim bottoms. garment imprints...

more pics in new swim bottoms. garment imprints on tummy and back.

Love the lifted booty and new swimsuits!!   You look wonderful:)

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Wow! You are so brave to go through all of the surgery & recovery again & it looks like you are doing great already! You look awesome at 8 days post op, imagine how you will look next summer! Your muscles are so defined already. I had mine done 4/8 & I am so happy. I would do it again. Isn't it great to be so flat?!
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i just couldnt live with the way i looked when i knew it could be so much better. and actually watching your progression and seeing your bent over pics, i knew mine was not done right with all my skin still hanging off when i bent over. this one was so much easier since there was no mr, but 4 drains really sucked. and yes, even though i am swollen its a like a "flat" swollen. so different from last time....you look good as well.
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2 week pic update...saw dr today, pulled a stich...

2 week pic update...saw dr today, pulled a stich but all is healing well and no infections. cant wait until bb will look better but no complaints...this was the best money i ever spent and feel so freeing..:)
Wow it looks painful and you look great!!! Very brave to do it twice!
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You look great! did the same doctor do both surgeries? The butt lift looks really painful....
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i did use the same surgeon....i took a risk that he would do it right this time. otherwise i would of had to pay another dr the full amount. the bl wasn't painful it was a breeze compared to MR and tt...:)
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I hit the third week mark...still sore somtimes...

i hit the third week mark...still sore somtimes but i think a lot of the soreness is the swell. the last two mornings i have woke up pretty non swollen but by then end of the day i feel it. but, its all part of the process. way happier with the results this time around.

Iam six weeks and dealing with swelling like all...

iam six weeks and dealing with swelling like all of you. not as bad as the first time but enough that i know i am swelling. i am not wearing a garment except to work out. dr said i can resume normal life, all looks good and there is no reason to baby things anymore. so i am back to P90X and Insanity and it feels good.
Hi Redhead,
You look amazing!
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Redhead94 : Did your PS have to reopen your incision line? You look great :-)

I am having a revision done too because my muscles above my BB have seperated and I look pregnant. I am seeing a doc in Evertt, WA in a couple weeks for consultation. He does the endoscopic procedure where he doenst have to open my incision line to fix my muscles. I am happy you are happy and have the results you deserve!!!
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Its been 7 months since my last surgery. ...

its been 7 months since my last surgery. everything is going well, trying to tone more with my P90X1 and 2. I still swell by the end of the day and mu scar is still red on spots. but all this comes with the surgery.....enjoy
Hey there, I am looking into revision too as I was not satisfied the first time, would love to see your photos.. where are they?
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Wow so there's still swelling at 7 months! : ( I'm 3 weeks PO today and was wondering when there was light at the end of the tunnel. You look great!
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the swelling is different for everyone...but yes, they say a year is the best for really knowing what you will look like.
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