I recently had a full tummy tuck and breast lift...
I had lost over 150 lbs and worked out daily 1-2 hours a day and could never appreciate the body I had worked for because of all the skin that would hang on me.
August 16th I went in under Dr. Macias in MDR, CA and I can report zero issues at this time. Day 4-6 I was off pain meds and getting out of bed on my own. My tummy tuck included stitches in abdominal wall which is uncomfortable but not unbearable. Day 12-18 I went to Texas and visited with family and the one thing that I did experience was a lot of swelling. But salt, travel and standing really contributed to that. As soon as I got home the swelling went back down.
Now on day 24 things are starting to show marked improvement. Sleeping on my side for the last few days and now a little bit on my stomach...it's more the breast lift that prohibits me from doing it more.
I got in for post op tomorrow again, as I am going weekly to pick up scar gel and see when I can get back to the gym.
My experience has been so positive I don't want to jinks it....but why are there so many bad reviews and issues that people are having and I have not experienced any thus far (not that I don't feel very very blessed)....do issues start arising around this time?
Back at the gym!
Beginning of week 6
Finally got on the scale and at my lowest I was 171. Now that being said..I ended up gaining about 5 lbs in and around the surgery date because I kept telling myself "I might as well eat now so he gets every last bit of fat!" Don't get on me about my thinking lol..purely just an excuse. Weighed in this morning at 180lb! Now...Im not complaining because I have been eating whatever I want for 8-10 weeks but now its time to get serious to get the body I wanted...Going to the gym everyday this week for at least an hour...lots of cardio, still no weights
Marina Plastic Surgery Center, MDR California Really really great facility. Im on week 4 and even though I know there is swelling I am happy with my progress thus far. It was so much easier than what I had imagined and I hope the progress and any revisions needed are as simple