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Full TT, over 5 pounds of skin removed. Was a size 16 - Lexington, KY
- posted 2 years ago
- updated 2 years ago
- Worth It
- Cost: $8,500
- David S. Kirn, MD (Lexington, KY)
I had full TT with lipo of hips and flanks 2 days...
- 29 Apr 2011
I had full TT with lipo of hips and flanks 2 days ago (April 28th).
My pain has been very tolerable thus far. I think having previously had 2 C-sections helped me know how to cope and what to expect.
I was pretty out of it in the recovery room, when the PS was giving my husband the full report on how the surgery went, but according to my hubby, the PS said he removed 5.5 pounds of abdominal skin and one litre total of fat from hips and flanks.
My husband tells me that the PS (20 yrs. experience) said it was the most skin he'd ever removed during a TT. I was wondering if those of you who have already had your TTs remember how much of your skin was removed? I will go in for my post-op visit on Monday and can confirm his statement, but Im just curious as to whether this really is a lot more than the norm. BTW, I feel great and highly recommend going for it to anyone out there considering this surgery!
Its May 1st here in thoroughbred country. Derby is...
- 1 May 2011
one week. Guess I'll be missing all those fun Derby parties, but that's OK by me this year! The only pain I feel is while Im attempting to stand up or sit down. I find that pressing a smallish pillow firmly on my abdomen helps greatly in those situations. otherwise, just experiencing the general discomfort of sitting in my recliner for the last 3 days-back and hips feel sore.
Two questions for the group: Does anyone else out there have the Sofpulse electrotherapy apparatus on with their garment? Secondly, how many days supply of valium/muscle relaxer were you all given? Had my TT on Thurs, and it's Sunday morning. I only have one more dose of each left. Is this normal? Seems a bit soon to be off perscription strength painkillers. I had more when I had my C-sections if I'm not mistaken. Thoughts? Advice?
Now 5 days post op. Feeling very little pain....
- 3 May 2011
Day 8. I felt great today and yesterday, and as a...
- 6 May 2011
I dont have pre op pics -I was seriously too embarassed to post, but I plan on getting them from my doc so I can post before and after. I was a size 14/16 because of the massive amount of skin around my lower belly. I thought tummy tucks were only for cute little size 4s but this web site really helped me understand that TT can make a huge difference regardless of ones frame. Im very active and exercise is very important to me as is moderation of food and drink. Its taken me a long time to come to grips with the fact that I've just got a bigger frame and to be proud of it. Curvy is good! AND NO SAG IS EVEN BETTER!
Went to a 10 day post op. visit this morning. All...
- 9 May 2011
- 17 May 2011
- 17 May 2011
Well,I've finally posted my pics. So hard to...
- 17 May 2011
My Doctor: David S. Kirn, MD
In his field, he is untouchable! He was recommended to me by several surgeon and nurse friends. He's a perfectionist, excellent listener and such a pro.