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TT and Lipo 6 weeks post op which silicone strips?
I'm just a couple of days away from something...
- 11 Nov 2011
- 2 days pre
I'm just a couple of days away from something I've dreamed of for years. I'm a late thirty-ish year old mom of 2 sets of twins ages 13 and 18. I'm 5'2" and weigh 123lbs. I've wanted a TT since the day after my second set of twins were born. The kids definately left their mark on me. It's time to do away with the "twin skin". Yay!!!! I've never had a flat belly, I was always a chubby kid and then gained a ton of weight with each pregnancy. I'm hoping I can finally stop trying to hide my flabby belly after this.
I usually don't post much about myself online but I felt different about this. It has been so helpful reading about other people's experiences here. A couple of months ago I had no idea which surgeons to consider or what to expect after the surgery. The reviews and comments I've read helped me to choose my surgeon and hopefully be better prepared for my recovery. A BIG thanks to all of you who have shared your stories! I hope mine will help someone too.
I'll post some before pics soon..... Gotta get up the nerve!
I'm just abouto go in! Im so excited! I took some...
- 14 Nov 2011
- Day of treatment
I'm spending the night in the surgery center an so...
- 14 Nov 2011
- Day of treatment
Everyone here is very nice I'm so glad I'm able to spend the night. It takes a lot of pressure off my husband and in turn me.
My husband is being so caring and sweet. He's off on a hunt for Jolly Ranchers for me. I have a funky taste in my mouth.
I'm 3 days post OP and feeling pretty good this...
- 17 Nov 2011
- 3 days post
As I've heard other people say, the back pain is probably the worst. I'd have to agree with that. My tummy is sore, but the Valium that I'm taking really seems to help.
I haven't been able to see my tummy yet. I have an appt with my PS this afternoon. I can't wait! I already know it's going to be good. When I sit up, I dont have a flabby belly sitting on my lap. Yay!!!!
Well, I went in for my first post op visit...
- 18 Nov 2011
- 4 days post
They told me not to get on the scale because of all of the swelling and IV fluid I had but I couldn't resist. I'm just a few oz over what I was before the surgery. I asked how much was taken off with the TT and the lipo and he said about 4lbs. I can't wait to see the finished result.
My PS also said to watch my carb intake I guess he doesn't want me putting on weight in the areas he just did lipo on?
Has anyone else been told that? So much for the Hagen Daz I was thinking about.
Any helpful hints on dealing with the back pain?
WOO HOO! Last drain came out today! Now on to...
- 23 Nov 2011
- 9 days post
Well the past month has been a blur. The holidays...
- 31 Dec 2011
- 1 month post
I can honestly say that each day is better. The only times that I have problems is when I eat too much or the wrong things (fatty/ salty stuff). My PS put me on a low carb diet and it has worked. So far I'm down 9lbs from my pre op weight. I'm still swollen so after the swelling subsides, I hope it will be 10lbs. The diet has been a bit of a challenge. I love bread and pasta and cookies and.... Well you get the idea. I'm figuring out what works for the and what makes me happy. He told me to keep it at 50gms of carbs a day and for me that was pretty tough. I do it most days but I found that I was constipated and grouchy if I kept it that low for more than a few days in a row. I continue to loose weight and feel better over all as long as I keep it under 100gms of carbs each day.
My incision is healing well mostly flat but getting dark in places. Now I have to figure out what to treat my scar with I'm thinking about the silicone strips. Any suggestions on which ones? Any other treatments better?
My Doctor: Vishnu Rumalla, MD
The only reason I gave Dr Rumalla 4/5 on time spent with me is because his office is very busy. He did answer all of my pre op questions but seemed in a bit of a hurry to get to his next patient. I met another PS whose office was empty when I went and but that didn't feel right either. I felt better about Dr Rumalla's office having so many people having confidence in him. His staff in the office and at the surgery center were great. I'm a nurse and was very impressed with the nursing staff at the surgery center. The follow ups are frequent which is good that he keeps a close eye on things but they are pretty rushed and someimes I feel like I have to keep prodding to get my questions answered during the appointment. I'm very happy with my results so far.
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