I just found this website and am thrilled to read everything you gals (and guys) have posted. I am a mom of 4 kids (9, 7, 5, 3) and had polyhydramnios with all four. (excess amniotic fluid, I measured 10 weeks ahead with all my kids and it ruined my tummy and skin!) My tummy has always been the tiniest part of me and the pregnancies have really done a number on my middle! I can't wait to have it repaired and look normal again. However, I am nervous. I suppose that's a natural feeling but I am trying to remind myself that excitement and anxiety often feel like the same emotion. I am VERY excited to have this done and also scared though.... lol. ACK! June 17th. My surgeon has a suite in the hospital for tummy tucks and major procedures so I'll be in the hossy for 1 or 2 days with round the clock help of nurses. After that my husband and bff will be on the clock with the kids and me for at least 2 weeks. I am all set...... just counting the days!
Mom of 4, Going in June 17th.... Scared. =/ - Los Angeles, CA
I just found this website and am thrilled to read...
All done, 7months post surgery and am very happy...
Post surgery was extremely difficult for me. I woke up in tremendous pain. I was in so much pain I wished death. Ugh, it was awful. Apparently, that is not as normal as many people but I also wonder if people don't want to admit it. =X I admit, it was a very difficult first two weeks post surgery and still was very tender until about 8 weeks post. I had tons of post op visits for therapeutic ultrasound and microdermabration on the scar line. That was all inclusive with my surgeon and his practice. I would really shop for a surgeon that works hard for post operative results and care. I have no lumps or bumpy hard spots, no keloids, it feels and looks great.
Get the pain pump if you have the option. It's worth it. Be prepared to be really totally out of commission for a solid two weeks. You cannot change diapers or lift a baby for weeks and weeks. If you have a kiddo who still needs lifting, even into a carseat, put the surgery off!
Overall, I am thrilled I got my tummy tuck!
Dr S has a fantastic reputation, is well trained and board certified and teaches at top universities. He has the latest technology in office and practices safely by insisting major procedures be done in a hospital where he has a suite. The office is beautiful, staff were all amazing and professional, wait times were very minimal. Aftercare is inclusive and thoughtful.