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Full Tummy Tuck with Lipo - Knoxville, TN

After 3 c-sections and then 100 lb lost, my tummy...

After 3 c-sections and then 100 lb lost, my tummy has had its shares of ups and downs, way down, droopy down. My stretch marks went above my belly button and although they can't be completely removed, they can be less wrinkly and hidden easier. I had the flap, you know the one i'm talking about, the one you can't get rid of with diet or exercise. Every day I look into the mirror, that's all i see. it's gross. i hate it. so i removed it. I had my tummy tuck on Dec. 28, 2010 and can't believe how awesome it looks already! I'm so excited for what 2011 will bring.

Got both drains out today....woohoo! Doc also took...

Got both drains out today....woohoo! Doc also took the large tape off and put skinny tape on. He said all looked well - even the belly button. The nurse was surprised I was walking upright. It didn't hurt as bad as I thought it would for him to pull the tape off. I guess it'll be back to work on Wednesday for me. Feeling up for it, so I figure I should go for it and save my leave for a true vacation.

Overall, I felt pretty good today. Left the house at 11am, grocery shopped, doctors appointments for me and my 8 year old and then finally got home around 6pm. A little worn out and hunched over by the end of the day, but a pretty good day :)

My history: I am 36 years old, 5'8"...

My history:
I am 36 years old, 5'8" tall and weigh 175 lb. I am married with 3 boys ages 3, 8 and 10 years old. I weighed 275 lb in 2002 while pregnant with my 8 year old. In late 2002, that had dropped to 240 and stayed that way for 2 years until I finally got it together and lost it over a period of 2 years. Slow and steady wins the race :)

My weight has been stable for the last 2 years and I needed this boost that will spur me on to reach my goal this year (hopefully). I made the decision to do it last year and I am NOT a procrastinator. As soon as I make up my mind to do something, you better not change your mind because it'll be done before you know it :)

On my surgery day, when I went in, they took my pulse. He was so funny - because my pulse was very normal. He said - wow, guess you're not even the least bit nervous. And it was true. I guess when you're ready, you're ready. I never got nervous or questioned my decision. I think that it was a sign that it was meant to be and this was what I was supposed to do :)

Finished painting the kitchen yesterday! No pain,...

Finished painting the kitchen yesterday! No pain, but I did notice I had a lot more swelling. I guess that comes with more activity.

I about died the other night when my 3 year old came into the bedroom in the middle of the night and jumped on my stomach. Ouch!!! Guess I need to lock my door!

2 week update: Went in to get my stitches...

2 week update:

Went in to get my stitches removed from my belly button today. That part was fine.

Then he asked me if I had fluid. I said no. Then he looked and said - oh yes, you do. I asked how do you know? When your belly feels like a waterbed. Okay - so nice to know that now :) But when he stuck this giant needle in to drain that fluid.....things got a bit woozy. I didn't pass out thank god, but I wasn't feeling the greatest today anyway and add that on top - and whoa. So i did sit and drink some sprite before i left. oh well.

But my scar looks fantastic - will post pics in a day or two.

oh and bonus with a complimentary laser tightening and some lotions to go home with :)


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Knoxville Plastic Surgeon

Dr. was recommended to me by my OB-GYN because his wife had a breast lift/reduction and full tummy tuck and was very happy. I had a consultation with him and felt completely comfortable that he was the best for me. His staff has been so warm and friendly. I have been completely satisfied with my results so far.

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 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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