My Mini Tummy Tuck, Muscle Repair & Liposuction of Flanks & Upper Abdomen - Lone Tree, CO

I am 39 years old, I have 4 kids ages 19, 14, 10 &...

I am 39 years old, I have 4 kids ages 19, 14, 10 & 5. I am very active, run marathons & workout daily. I weigh 120 lbs. after 4 C-Sections & having 4 very large babies.... Biggest 10 lbs 2oz.... My tummy looked awful. After 2 years of working out, sit up, crunches, cross fit.... I even tried velashape & no change in my tummy, I had a mini tummy tuck, muscle repair & liposuction of my upper abdomen & flanks on July 30th 2013.
The day of surgery went great & my stomach looked different...better already. The next day I was extremely bruised & swollen. I stopped pain meds after 4 days. My one week appt. I had my drain taken out & everything looked great. It has been 10 days & I'm still tender where I had lipo, my back hurts from walking bent over a bit, I still have the steri strips on my incision.....which is soooo low. Hooray! I have been wearing my compression garment 24/7 & it is uncomfortable. I'm still extremely swollen & bruised from the lipo. I'm quite small & still had a pint of fat removed from my flanks & abdomen. The worst is not being able to do much.

Here are some pics....

Here are some pics. I'm heading to my 2 week post op visit. I'm still pretty tender around the lipo areas. Still walking bent over. Hoping the Dr. Williams removes my steri strips so I can see my incision. If he does I'll post more pics!
Have a great day!
Steph
Lone Tree Plastic Surgeon

My Dr. Jeremy Williams is amazing! He was most concerned about my health & safety. He was very thorough & went over everything extensively. My surgery went amazing, the nurses were awesome, my aftercare has been amazing, Dr. Williams called me at home himself to check on me. I could not be happier or be more pleased with Park Meadows Cosmetic Surgery & my Dr. Jeremy Williams!! Love them!

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5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
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5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
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Thanks for sharing this information, I am going to the same office next week for my consultation. Why did you decide on a "mini" tummy tuck vs just a tummy tuck.
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Dear Runnergirl, I am considering the same (almost) surgery. On a scale of 1-10, what would you say it was like? When was the worst period of pain? Are you still swelling? Thanks for your info...I can't even sleep thinking about it!
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It will be 5 weeks Tuesday & I'm feeling great! The first week was the most difficult. I was very sore from the liposuction for at least 3 weeks. My swelling is much much better. My stomach and waist looks AMAZING & I would do it again without hesitation because the result is soooooo worth it! Good luck!!
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Hi Runninggirl how soon where you back running and at the gym ? I'm missing feeling fit .
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How's it going? How are you looking?
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I am feeling really well. Still swollen, but not near as bad. Incision is looking good. I starting working on on elliptical & walking this week, can't wait to start running again & lifting weights! Thanks for checking in.
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Awesome, enjoy your new body and happy healing
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Thank you!
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YOur story sounds similar to mine however I didn't have c sections. Nothing absolutely nothing can tighten skin on the abdomen. I go into surgery in a weeks time in Thailand, so excited and a bit apprehensive but I have wanted this since my last child was born almost 10 years ago...yay for you, and yay for me soon..hehe..keep us posted with your progress and hey pics pls...
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I am still quite swollen above my incision 4 months later. Total drag!
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Sweeling sucks!
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