May 28, 2010 Tummy Tuck After Careful Consideration! - Monterrey, Mexico

Hello, I am the mother of four beautiful girls...

Hello, I am the mother of four beautiful girls between the ages of 7-16. After my first preg. I gained close to 75 lbs! I have been able to take that and then some off but the sagging skin is still there(lots of it)and exercise doesn't get rid of it,sooo I finally decided to have a TT and it is scheduled for May 28th. After seeing the results my sister had and after considering it for 5 years I've decided to go for it. I expect pain and bruising but really don't know what I'm in for. I had 4 natural births and I know the pain is different but I would like some idea as to what to expect. My sister has had 2 TT's done and says it's a piece of cake and she's been trying to convince me for the last 5 years to do it. I'd like some feed back by someone who's had this done and is going to be honest as to what to expect.


 

I am really loving my new body!!! It was well...

I am really loving my new body!!! It was well worth every penny i spent on it. I have a new outlook on life. I am more secure and outgoing, I am able to buy all those cute clothes I could never wear but most of all I feel 100% better healthwise.

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Congrats on your TT. Is that the amount you paid ($3800)? Can you please send me the name and number of the doctor you used? Thanks!
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I am 3 days post op. I was released from the hospital after being admitted. So far the only pain I have is on my lower back & waist but nothing to complain about.. I am actually surprised that I have no pain at all. I am only taking an antibiotic and a pain reliever every 8 hours. I am still swollen but that's normal. I should have done this years ago. I am very pleased with the results although it's not a magic diet, now I have to retrain my brain and body how to eat so that I can maintain my new figure! will post pics later!!!
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good luck today!
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Are you having your surgery in Monterrey, Mexico? If so...i know that my cousin is going to see a plastic surgeon by the name of Dr. Sierre-Rodriguez. Is that who your going to have your surgeru=y done by?
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I'm excited for you! It sounds like you're earned it. Please keep us updated! Also, if you'd like to send me a short pre-op/post-op video I have some goodies including Mederma, Silicone Scar Away sheets, Colgate Wisps and Montagne Jeunesse facial masks for some pampering while you're healing. Message me if you're interested.
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Hello! I'm glad you finally decided to do it and I wish you lots of luck with your surgery and recovery. I have not had my TT yet(scheduled for July 15th) but have had 3 c-sec,I am glad I found this site...it has helped so much. All the ladies have given me lots of insight wether it be good or bad. I did come across one that explains in more detail the pain of it but over the emotional roler coaster. I suggest you check it out, it gave me another view of the surgery to look and consider. The url is http://www.realself.com/review/Tummy-Tuck-after-weight-loss-a-fat-chicks-view
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Hey! Im scheduled for a mommy makeover which include a full tummy tuck on May 28th too! 6 days to go and I am sooooo nervous!!! Keep us posted!
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Hi TNYC.

How did your mummy makeover go? I just had my 3rd baby 6 months back and I know I have to wait, at least, another 6 months before even considering having one. But I would like to plan ahead.

Please respond on your experience, cost, procedures, etc. I would really appreciate it.

Thanks.
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Thanks for the info... I am getting ready to pack my bags but am uncertain as to what are true necessities for the post op. I am excited but nervous as well.. I will post pics and keep updating as I am able to.
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Make sure you have clothes that easy to get in and out of. Lounge pants and baggy t-shirts work great. You won't want to wear anything tight for quite a while. Having baby wipes or something similar are great during the sponge bathing period. I got a giant water bottle to keep next to cut down on trips to get water. Lots of pillows are great too. I slept in a recliner but still needed pillows under my feet and back. Hope this helps!
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Hey! I am 6 weeks post TT and it was the most wonderful thing I could have done for myself. My pain was minimal and I am so happy that I did it. You can read my review and see my before and afters. Recovery does take a while but it is worth it. If you have any questions feel free to message me. Good luck!
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Thank you for all your comments and suggestions.. My TT actually turned out great! I left the hospital 24 hours after being admitted and had my family amazed that I was actually walking straight. I am taking antibiotics and a cople of other things the dr. prescribed. I have a post op appt. on Friday and can't wait. I know I'k supposed to rest but it's hard to stay in bed. I am trying to do whatever I have to so that my recoop period goes by really fast and without complications. Thank for a being a great realself friend!
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I am having my TT done the Wednesday after yours. I also have been wanting to do this for 5 years and finally decided to do it - thanks to my wonderful husband. There are a lot of stories and advice on this website that I have found to be very helpful. Good Luck :-)
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