Tummy Tuck Scheduled for April 5th

I have now added some before photos. I am 5'5 and...

I have now added some before photos. I am 5'5 and 142lbs. I have 2 weeks until my surgery! I am so excited but also nervous!! I have my pre op appointment on the 30th and my Surgery on April 5th. I feel like I have chosen a good PS and just hope that everything goes smoothly.

Does anyone recomend anything to use on the TT scar? I bought some mederma but didn't know if the strips would work better or maybe something else.

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Well I finally got my TT!!!!After reading many...

Well I finally got my TT!!!!

After reading many stories on here I thought the pain was going to be much worst. When I woke up from surgery I was in a lot of pain so they gave me morphene, but afer leaving the hospital it hasn't been so bad, I just take my pain meds when I get uncomfortable. I also take an antibiotic 4 times a day and meds for nausea meds when needed. After taking a nap or sitting down too long my back starts hurting. When I walk around it helps alot and I also got some pain relieving lotion from walmart called Aspercreme, and it works great. I use it on my back and neck.

My mouth was extremely dry after surgery and the next day. So the best things to have is bottled water, fruit, popsicles, and salads. I brought almonds, special K granola and crackers but I couldn't eat it because it made my mouth even more dry.

I am very swollen, but I think the compression garment is helping a lot. My Dr. told me which one to order and I love it, fits great! Although it was a bit pricy, over $100. It's hard to tell if I am complety happy with the results or not because I am so swollen, but I think the turnout will be good.

I will be posting post op pictures tommorrow! :)

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I added some Post op pics just to kinda show how...

I added some Post op pics just to kinda show how my recovery is going. I am still very swollen and can't stand up completely straight but it is getting better. I am just ready to be active again but I know this will take time.

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Hello everyone! I am scheduled for a tummy tuck...

Hello everyone! I am scheduled for a tummy tuck on April 5 and soo very excited! I am a young 21 yr old mother of two children, a 4yr old and 2 yr old. The two pregnancies left my stomach with saggy skin and stretch marks everywhere! I feel like getting the surgery will improve my self esteem drastically.

My surgeon seems great. He said that he does 1-2 tummy tucks a week, so he is very experienced. I will be posting pre-op pics soon.

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How is your swelling??? Do you have any pain in your upper abs?? Hope you are doing great!!
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Hey I still have swelling but its getting better, and I don't really have pain in my upper abs. It hurts like hell when I sneeze tho! I STILL have not gotten my drain out!!! It's driving me crazy. I was suppose to get it taken out today but I still have too much fluid draining. I drained 58mL in a 24 hour period yesterday and it has to be below 30mL. Worst of all, my Dr doesn't want me to shower until I get my drain out. Its been like 11 days now of no shower!!! I clean myself off with a towel and wash my compression garment everyday but I still feel disgusting!!!! I saw you had 2 drain tubes, I guess that makes a difference b/c I only have one. Anyways, I'm doing okay other that the drain thing but I think I will feel 100% better after I get the drain out and get a shower! lol So how are you doing???
Looking hot Chica! Keep positive thoughts flowing! Healing will go way faster and better!
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I am 2 weeks 3 days post op today and I...

I am 2 weeks 3 days post op today and I FINNNAAALLY got my drain taken out! I was soo glad to have it removed. I also got the stiches or whatever their called out of my belly button. My belly button looks 100xs better now that there out. I can now start putting my mederma on. My Dr. told me to take it easy for at least another week and then I can slowly start back to exercising again. I will probably just start out by bringing my dogs on a walk or something light at first and then building myself back up.

I will be posting updated pics soon! :)

Also, my Dr. prescribed motrin to me and said that would decrease the swelling.

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