Tummy Tuck Question

I am a 43 year old mother of 2 and grandmother to...

I am a 43 year old mother of 2 and grandmother to 1. I have been wanting to have a mommy makeover for a long time. I am really nervous and have heard many negative remarks from my loved ones on how "crazy" I must be to pay all that money for plastic surgery. I sometimes feel I am being selfish. But I am at the point where I think I deserve it. I have spent all my time and a lot of money on my kids and I feel it is my turn (I hope that doesn't sound selfish). Anyway I have had one consultation but am wanting to get another one. I would like to get it scheduled in the next month or so. I am in pretty good shape and I think I am ready to take the step. If anyone has any recommendations for doctors in the Lexington, KY area, please let me know. I have one in mind and have been reading up on him but I am still very nervous.

Well, today i am going to my second consultation. ...

Well, today i am going to my second consultation. Hopefully I will make my mind up today to go ahead and schedule the surgery. My family is not very happy about it, they think it is a waste of money.

I did it!! I scheduled my surgery for April 20th. ...

I did it!! I scheduled my surgery for April 20th. I am getting a tummy tuck and a breast lift. I wanted lipo done on my thighs but my doctor won't do it at the same time because of the risk of blood clots. He also can't do implants at the same time because i am at a level 3 in breast sagging. He said that i may be happy with just a lift because he said i had a lot of breast volume and would end up at a full C cup. He can do lipo in 3 to 4 months after this surgery if I still want it. Maybe I can tone up enough were I won't need it but i doubt it. Anyway, I am very excited!!

I am just 2 days away from my surgery. I am...

I am just 2 days away from my surgery. I am surprisingly not nervous. I am just trying to get things done at home. I did have a meltdown today. I guess I am a little stressed.

I had my surgery on April 20th. I stayed in the...

I had my surgery on April 20th. I stayed in the hospital 2 days. The second day was very painful but I am better now. I am finally able to walk some. My boyfriend has been very helpful. He removed my pain pump today. I go back to the doctor on Thursday the 28th to hopefully get my drain removed.

Day 4 after surgery. Still am on pain meds pretty...

Day 4 after surgery. Still am on pain meds pretty regular. Having trouble in the bathroom. Starting taking stool softeners last night. I feel so tight when I am walking. It feels like if I move Im going to split in half. My boobs look really good. I just got a lift and am very happy with it. They are so perky!! Can't wait to see the doctor on Thursday.

I will be 5 weeks post op on Wednesday and I had a...

I will be 5 weeks post op on Wednesday and I had a problem happen last week. My tummy incision seemed to be opening up. I went to my PS and he said that my body was rejecting the internal sutures. He put me on antibiotics and gave me an ointment to put on them with gauze. It said they should heal up and that it sometimes happens. It now seems that more places are opening up. Has anyone had this happen to them? I was healing so well and feeling good and then this happened.

It's been 18 months since my surgery. I am very...

It's been 18 months since my surgery. I am very happy with the results. However, today I noticed that I have a swollen, sore knot on my scar line. Has anyone else experienced this?

Well it has been almost 2 years since my Makeover....

Well it has been almost 2 years since my Makeover. I am happy with the results but I have had a setback. Last summer after exercising, the left side of my abdomen was swollen and tight and I could feel a small knot. I have had problems with endometriosis so I thought it was a "female" thing. I went to my gynecologist and had a hysterectomy on Feb 4th of this year. She thought the pain was coming from my uterus (it was very diseased). I am still having the swelling and pain. It is getting worse. I can't exercise anymore. If I lay down, the swelling and pain go away for awhile. I went back to my gynecologist just to be sure it wasn't my ovaries and she said they were fine, it was coming from my abdominal wall. She suggested I go back to my plastic surgeon. I am scared I have waited all this time thinking it was due to my uterus. I have been reading about psuedobursa. Has anyone experienced this?
Dr. Stephen Schantz

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