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Nervous and Excited (Tummy Tuck) NEW PICS- Louisiana, LA

I am 29 years old. I have one child, and I AM...

I am 29 years old. I have one child, and I AM DONE!!! Since his birth in 2010, I have been in the gym and eating healthy. Post baby I was 174...I am now 143. I was never an advocate of plastic surgery until recently. I have worked out and worked out!! I decided to have a consultation which revealed that no amount of surgery was going to give me the flat stomach I desired. I have a hernia that gives me the unsightly bulge at the top of the stomach, loose skin, and muscles that need reconstruction. I am 5'7, and I just can't lose anymore weight because I will be tooooo slim....except for my stomach. I just honestly DESPISE my mid-section. So here I am!!! I am receiving liposuction, muscle reconstruction, butt lift, and tummy tuck. It seems so extreme after listing everything, but I am EXCITED!!!! I really want to do this for myself. I just don't want to look pregnant or have to suck in anymore. :/ I am nervous mostly about the scar...and just staying healthy. I have been on this site for weeks. The stories on here have provided me with so much HELPFUL information...Please any other information you may have is welcomed. I am SUPER NERVOUS!!! I do have a question tho...What is a CG?? lol I have read it on some many stories. Thanks to you all ...your bravery has inspired me ;*)

** Correction: In my initial review, I stated that...

** Correction: In my initial review, I stated that my consultation revealed that no amount of SURGERY would give me the flat stomach that I desired!!! However, I meant that no amount of WORKING OUT would give me that flat stomach I desired!!!**

Today, I tried on my compression garment!! I have not had the surgery yet, but it is TIGHHHHHT!!! I have the thong CG!! Is it supposed to be soooo tight?? Are there any tricks beside staying away from salt that will aid with the swelling?? That has me a bit worried!!

I am OFFICIALLY EXACTLY ONE WEEK away from my...

I am OFFICIALLY EXACTLY ONE WEEK away from my makeover...AHHHHHHHHHHH :) I am overwhelmed with excitement about the results not to much with the recovery. I am looking to feel awful for the first 3 days. Everyone says that I will go through the phase of "WHAT THE HELL DID I DO TO MYSELF." I am ready for it..Oh and is it to early to start shopping for swimsuits =)!!

Hey TT Family, I have just been racking my...

Hey TT Family,

I have just been racking my brain on any last minute purchases I may need. I'm trying to figure out how important a raised toilet seat will be for me:) I don't knowww!!!! LOL But I am constantly thinking about it....4 days Away. Thanks girls for all your support. It is really worth more than u know...

Alrriiight TT Family, and Tmrw is my big...

Alrriiight TT Family, and Tmrw is my big day!!!!!!!!!!!!! I will try to post a pic ASAP!!!! Until then.... SMOOCHIES!!!!!!

I'm up and headed to the PS!!!!!!! I'm ready like...

I'm up and headed to the PS!!!!!!! I'm ready like Freddy =)

Day 2 Post Op and the only thing I can see think...

Day 2 Post Op and the only thing I can see think about is the PAIN PAIN PAIN!!!!!!! ITS HORRIBLE. I am ready for this to pass. I have viewed my new body yet.... Not until tmrw!!!

Day 5 PO. It feels like this recovery is dragging....

Day 5 PO. It feels like this recovery is dragging. Lol. I'm ready 2 b up n at Em. I am going to post pics soon... I keep getting dizzy!! Oh and any that has had a BBL. How long did it take be4 u could sit without thinking about it? My BBL makes my TT feel nonexistent bc all the soreness is there. Thanks girls!!

**POST OP Day 5**

**POST OP Day 5**

Day 6 PO!! My DRAINS ARE OUT!!!!! THAT IS A...

Day 6 PO!! My DRAINS ARE OUT!!!!! THAT IS A MILESTONE!! I'm so glad they are out. I feel a step closer to overall healing. I can take baths/showers now!!! Oh Yeah Oh Yeah!!!! Lol He said my navel came out nicely and that I am healing up good. My only thing is that I am on Advil and i want to get off completely but when it wears off.... I begin to feel feverish and achy :/ He told me to get extra strength Tylenol to wean myself off. He also said I should not stay on it longer than a week bc it will mess up my stomach lining. This is my next feat.... Ttyl

Day 6 PO!! My DRAINS ARE OUT!!!!! THAT IS A...

Day 6 PO!! My DRAINS ARE OUT!!!!! THAT IS A MILESTONE!! I'm so glad they are out. I feel a step closer to overall healing. I can take baths/showers now!!! Oh Yeah Oh Yeah!!!! Lol He said my navel came out nicely and that I am healing up good. My only thing is that I am on Advil and i want to get off completely but when it wears off.... I begin to feel feverish and achy :/ He told me to get extra strength Tylenol to wean myself off. He also said I should not stay on it longer than a week bc it will mess up my stomach lining. This is my next feat.... Ttyl

PO Day 12. Lots Lots and Lots of swelling. Its...

PO Day 12. Lots Lots and Lots of swelling. Its sore and kinda hard. Im guessing that its swelling. I go back to my PS on Thursday and Friday for two smoothing sessions. I really have no idea what that is but he said thay it helps with swelling and helps PO patients feel better. IDK we shall see!!

PO Day 13 I just left my PS office. I received a...

PO Day 13 I just left my PS office. I received a smoothing treatment. It felt really good! It was a machine that "massaged" the my swollen areas. It was like a massager/vaccum suction contraption!! lol I l really really liked it!!! It did get intense in my very sore areas, but after going over the soreness a couple of times it began to feel better.

PO Day 15****I have a seroma!!! :'( **** I COULD...

PO Day 15****I have a seroma!!! :'( **** I COULD JUST CRY AND CRY AND CRY!!!! I lve been watching the are bc its been puffy. Today was the first day it gave the "water bed wave" affect. lm also nervous bc I know my PS has a surgical procedure scheduled everyday for next week. I am hoping that he can see me next week. Im so nercous about this. Has any1 had a seroma that had to be drained? If so, what was your experience?? Sharing your experience will be greatly appreciated??

17 Days PO I went to my PS to have my seroma...

17 Days PO I went to my PS to have my seroma drained. He actually had to drain two spots. It didn't hurt, however I do have a high tolerance for pain. He wasn't very concerned/worried. He informed me that it was very common. He said after lipo the scar tissue has to reattach itself and until then there is a space. The fluid will dwell there until the space closes. He drained 20ccs from my pubis area and another 25ccs from the area above my navel. He told me that I didnt have to come back because the body will handle it. He also told me that I can come back at anytime to have it drained once it builds back up. He was kinda great watching him suck it out bc the area above my navel became so flat and I could see abs. All is well and I am very happy about it.
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Hello mam who was your ps?
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Just wondering how you have been doing?
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I am looking for a surgeon, Who performed your surgery? Looks great btw
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Looking GOOD
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E! You looooooooooooooook fantastic! Sorry to hear about the seroma but glad ur feeling better hun. I am also have a TT and BBL done.... I have been worrying about how /where to sleep and how to sit? Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thanks hun and keep getting better! You really lot Hotttttttttttttttt moma!
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Wow, your super slim!!! You look great!!
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Wow you look amazing!!!!!! What a change.
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You look great and your scar is healing nicely, looking at your pics has me wishing I would have done something with my butt too...yours looks perfect. I have a seroma issue too I couldn't watch and didn't inquire about how much fluid was removed hoping I dont have to go through it again your a soldier lol happy healing
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Thanks....u can always go back to get it done. its worst pain than the tuck BUT well worth it! !!
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Have you had to get drained before today? Tomorrow will be my 4th time. I am 32 days post-op and so tired of getting drained. It really hurts me because my belly is NOT numb. Hope you get all better real fast. Good luck!
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Yay!
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I got my drains out at 7 days post-op and 4 days later noticed my seroma. It was a little uncomfortable having it drained, but it's not terrible. Why doctor drained it (tons of fluid) and then injected something into it to coax the seroma to close up. He told me I would have to come back once a week for several weeks and that is typical protocol. Surprisingly, 5 days later, it's not huge. My appointment is for Tuesday and I'm hoping they will let me come in tomorrow instead. Let me know how you are doing.
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Your results look fantastic.. I know you are very pleased. The seroma can be dealt with ... Just a pain tho.. Stay positive
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Awesome results!
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Awwww, TT Bestie! You look great....
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Thanks! !! I hattttttte that I got it. *tear tear tear*** Just when ingot ober having the high scar bc its healing so well...here this comes. Ughhh
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**just when I got over**.....My phone's spell check/auto correct is NOT working tonight. lol
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HAPPY HEALING!!!!!!
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I am so glad to hear it!!!!!
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Hi! You look great! Who is your PS??
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looking gooooooooooooood luck to you h@ppy v@lentines d@y luck luck luck luck luck luck luck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Who did your surgery? I looks great. Good luck with your recovery.
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PO Day 12. Lots Lots and Lots of swelling. Its sore and kinda hard. Im guessing that its swelling. I go back to my PS on Thursday and Friday for two smoothing sessions. I really have no idea what that is but he said thay it helps with swelling and helps PO patients feel better. IDK we shall see!!
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You look amazing! Congratulations!
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you look wonderful-lovely waist!
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