Looking and Feeling Good 1 Day After TT-updated with 6 Week Pic
- updated 4 years ago
I've waited a long time to have my tummy tuck done...
- 16 Apr 2009
I've waited a long time to have my tummy tuck done. I found a board certified plastic surgeon who was great. I would do it all over again. The scar is low and my stomach has never been so flat. I'm 35 years old and had 2 kids that stretched my belly skin. No matter how many situps I did my abs would never get any smaller I have one drain and so far it's not bothering me. I'm so thankful for this site. I've lurking here everyday up to the date of my surgery. Find a good surgeon and go for it!
- 16 Apr 2009
It's been 5 days and I feel great. ...
- 20 Apr 2009
It's been 5 days and I feel great. I stopped the pain medication after the 2nd day except at night right before bed. My follow up appt is tomorrow and I think the drain will be removed. The output is supposed to be 30 cc's or less for the whole day and yesterday it was 40 cc's and it's only been 10 cc's today. Tomorrow will be the first time I get to see my new belly button without the gauze. I'm in love with my new body. For so long I hated what I saw in the mirror it's hard to get used to and I feel really vain because I keep looking.
Good luck to everyone counting down to their surgery.
It's day 17 and I'm really starting to feel back...
- 2 May 2009
It's day 17 and I'm really starting to feel back to normal now. I still try to get a quick nap in the day if I can. I had a few rough days feeling a bit depressed because of the swelling but then it started to subside. I was able to go back and look at my before and after pictures along with others and assure myself it was just swelling and not my old body coming back.
My first WOW moment came last night when I couldn't sleep. I started trying on clothes and tried on a little black dress that's a size smaller than I wear. Not only did it fit but it looked good. My old curves were the wrong curves but I definitely like the new ones. I also tried on a cute little night gown I bought several years ago to wear for my husband but it didn't look good and it looked amazing too.
My tummy tuck has been the new start that I've waited for a long time. I wasn't at my ideal weight when I had my TT but not too far, so I'm taking this opportunity to try to achieve that goal. So far since my TT on April 15 I'm down 10 lbs (3 1/2 was from the procedure).
To everyong considering this procedure, do your research, find a board certified PS that you click with, go for it, take care to prevent blood clots, take the necessary time to recover and enjoy your new fabulous body!
The swelling is finally starting to lessen. I felt...
- 1 Jun 2009
The swelling is finally starting to lessen. I felt like it would never go away and went through the emotional roller coaster of wondering if I had a tummy tuck gone bad.
Be patient to see your results. I've been working out 3-5 days a week since the 3rd week that that probably doesn't help with the swelling. My belly button looks great but is slow to regain the proper pigment. I'm so thrilled with the results and glad I did something for me.
My PS has lots of experience and had great before and after pictures in her portfolio