I'm a 27 yr old mother of a 3yr old and a 10 month...

I'm a 27 yr old mother of a 3yr old and a 10 month old and just had a tummy tuck done 6 days ago and I'm very excited with the results so far. I also had lipo of the waist and back. The first 3 days were very painful.... Took Vicodin every 5 hrs for 4 days then stopped because I was getting nausea and headaches and continued managing the pain with Tylenol.
Had my first post op appt today and both drains were removed (wasn't painful at all) and I'm feeling a lot better after that. I'm not allowed to take my first shower till tomorrow morning... Can't wait!!!!
The only thing that concerns me right now not being able to walk staight... The muscle pulling is very strong and uncomfortable. I'm gonna take it one day at the time so lets see how it goes!

Pre op/ and 6 days post op

Thank You ladies for all the nice comments I will keep u all updated!
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Wow you look really good. How do you feel?
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Will be following your progress! Best of luck!
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End of day 7 feeling much better!

So I'm about go go to bed but wanted to write a quick update first... I finally took a shower this morning and I'm feeling great... The pain is much better now, I'm taking Aleve to control it... What bothers me the most now is my lower Back from not being able to walk straight :( it definitely gets better each day... I'm able to drive now.. yay! And was able to pick up my daughter from school today :))... Will be going to Nordstrom tomorrow to buy some spanx that my PS recommended to alternate with the girdle...
You look AMAZING!
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I'm wondering if I will be able to drive to my post op. that will be day 6 for me. Was driving difficult. ? Was it close by? My PS is about 25 mins away .
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I drove about 25 miles... The TT area was not painful at all, what bothered me a little was my Back because of the lipo... They told me that as long as I'm off the Vicodin I could drive after a week!
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Day 8 post op...

Today I'm feeling a lot better... I'm walking straighter every day... I went to the mall with the family and walked around without pain!!!
You look great! our post op tummies were similar :)
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Thank you so much :) I just saw your pics and I LOVE ur results... Ur scar looks amazing! Please any tips on scar therapy and compression garments will be greatly appreciated ;)
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Looking good !! Glad your having a good recovery !
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Concerned about my love handles

So I had a TT but also lipo of the waist and back and I'm a little concerned because I'm 9 days post-op and my love handles look the same and before :( is the swelling going to go down significantly or am I stuck with them? Has anyone had a similar experience? Please let me know... I'm feeling a little disappointed :((
I was so swollen on my hips from lipo at 15 days if you look at my pics! Swelling had gone done allot I am almost 10 weeks!
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You are right! I guess I have hope :)
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Evaluate the situation at 12 weeks when 75% of the swelling is gone! ;-)
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10 days post op update

Feeling great so far... I'm not taking anything for pain anymore... At this point I'm impatiently waiting for the swelling to go down and the tape to fall off (haven't seen the scar yet!)
Looking great I'm also waiting for the tape to fall off I'm 13 days po :D xxx
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Scar finally revealed!

So I'm 2 wks post op already and yesterday I was able to see the scar for the first time.... Honestly, it's not as ugly as I expected....
I have been feeling ok lately except for occasional swelling and bloating.
Already scheduled my 1st massage for October 4th since they are super booked! And waiting for my follow up appt next week to see if I could start scar therapy!

Up close scar

Looking good..... Scar looks great.
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Thanks!
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OMG YOUR SCAR! LOOK AMAZING FOR 2 WEEKS !!!! mine is all red and not fully heal in some areas !! Hopefully i catch up with your soon :)
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18 days post op

18 days and I'm feeling a lot less swollen already! I still get swelling at the end of the day but I try to keep my girdle on @ all times!
Wonderful results. Where are you getting your massages?
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Thanks! Actually my first massage will be next Friday 10/4... They give me 2 complimentary massages at the PS office...
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Congratulations! You results are insanely awesome. Continued fast healing to you!
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3 wk update

I'm 3wks post op now and on Thursday go the ok from my PS to start scar therapy... He recommended Biocorneum and started using it right away! I hope it works well.... I told him I was concerned about my flanks and he said I'm still very swollen so I'm hoping for the best... Other than that I'm feeling great! Loving the flat stomach :)
Looking great...
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You look amazing!!! Do you have help with your little ones? I have twin toddlers and I'm most worried about taking care of them 2 wks po. Awesome results dr did a great job on lipo as well
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Thank u :) actually I do have help with the kids... My daughter is 3 so I don't really need help with her only with my 11 month old... I've Been staying at my in law's house cause my mother in law doesn't work so shes been great help... I'm going back to my house when I am 4 wks post op...
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4 wks and 3 days

So I finally passed the 4 wk mark... I'm very pleased with the results... I still have tenderness in the lipo areas
And I get swelling in my belly at the end of the day if I've walked or done too much.... Other than that I'm using biocorneum on the scar, I feel like is more red but I'm hopeful it will fade a lot in a few months!

4wk pics

You look so good I hear ye bout the love handles mine are exactly the same but they seem to be going down everyday I'm eating cleaner and doing some exercise to try shift them :) Goodluck on this journey and just know you look absolutely brilliant!!!! Xxx
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Thank u :) actually I'm trying to eat clean as well. Preop I was 132lbs and now 121lbs ... Overall I'm happy but if my love handles go down a bit I will be even happier ;) btw u look great!
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Aww thanks so much xxx
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4 1/2 wks post op before and after pics

5 wks scar

So just wanted to post a little update of my scar... I've been using biocorneum for 2 wks....
Btw I'm still very sore on my lower back and upper abs still burn when I cough/ sneeze... I wonder how long this will last!
Wow you look amazing!
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Great looking...barley there scar! You ROCK that orange/melon colour bikini!!! I can totally see the difference that the lipo did for you....you look great!
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Thank u so much! Your comment made my day :)
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6 wk update

Hi everyone I'm finally 6 wks post op!!! And finally able to go back to normal life lol... I went to my follow up appt on Thursday and PS says everything looks great but he mentioned that my belly button is a bit dark so he prescribed "hydro-q" which bleaches the skin... Has anyone used this product before... Looking for feedback/ advise...
I've been reading about this product and it's been banned in Europe and the FDA stopped approving it's used :( I bought it already but don't know what to do...

6wk pic

Thank u :)
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Close up pic of scar @ 6 wks

Miami, you look awesome!! Your flanks look great too me! I love your sit down pics.
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Scar looks great and flat tummy too ;))!!!
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Thank u so much! Looking forward to a spurt light scar like yours ;)
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Day 8 vs 6 wks

Your looking great! Swelling is gone & your nice & flat!
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Thank u!!! Hope everything's going great for u:)
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Thank u so much! :)
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Almost 9 wks post-op

I'm almost 9 wks post op and feeling great... I have occasional swelling/soreness on my upper abs but other than that no other issues...
My incision and belly button look a little more red... I'm using biocorneum twice a day on my incision and once a day on my Belly button because at night I'm applying the hydroQ...
I'm very exciting cause I'm going on an 8day cruise this Saturday with my hubby and two kids but I'm a little worried about the sun darkening my scars... I'm gonna be wearing a one piece bathing suit but if anyone has any tips to protect the scar from the sun I would appreciate them :)

Oh and something else that I want to share is that ingrown hairs around my scar are driving me NUTS! So as soon as I come back from the cruise will be starting laser hair removal!

10 wks post op

Seeing how amazing you and the other girls look Just makes me that much more eager to get this done, ugh... 101 more days
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Time flies!!! You are going to be sooo happy with your new body! I still can't believe I have such a flat tummy :)))
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I know just the thought of my tummy being flat seems completely unbelievable!
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Scar close up pics

Scar looking a little red but my ps says it's normal and that it will lighten up with time... Continue to use biocorneum twice a day!
Lookin good!
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Thank u!!! :)
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Lookin good!
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11 wks!!!

No muffin top ;)
Gorgeous!
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Gorgeous!
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Thank you! :)
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Almost 13 wks postop!

So I will be 13wks postop on Friday, time flies... I'm feeling great and continue to be happy with my results. I feel bad because I haven't had time to exercise :(
My scar is still a little too red but I guess I have to give it more time to lighten up ...
mine is red and raised as well. I started to use kelocote silicone gel let it dry and cover with scar away silicone scar sheets I have them on 4 consecutive day. I peeked and it looks lighter and flatter.. I also was told that it's normal for the Scar to get really red and raised during months 4, 5 & 6 and they are the worse months. I think by 1 year we will all look great. Thanks for sharing your experience it helps when we all share :)
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I'm still going to buy more Biocorneum when I go back to se my PS. that stuff works great! but I ran out and just was curious of these two items, the kelocote and scar away sheets. The scar away sheets don't lift at all they are on really good.
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You look awesome! It makes me feel excited for the end of February when I go in for my tt.
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Comparison

You look great! I hope I look as good as you do after mine!
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3 months!

Wow your looking great x
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Lookin' GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD!!!!
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3 months low rise bikini

My progress :)

You look fabulous! I am 7 days post op and can't wait to go to the Dr. tomorrow. My lower back is killing me. I hope the drains come out too. Looking at your post op pics are encouraging.
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Thank you!!!
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Thanks!!!!!
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14 wks!!!

Feeling good ... I'm still very numb underneath my belly button. Preop I was at 132 lbs and now I'm between 120-122lbs :)
Hi, I too am using the biocorneum scar cream. How long have u been using it for and what are ur thoughts on it? I had a breast lift and augmentation in sept and my scars are raised and red, I feel the cream has helped flatten them but would like to get ur feed back. Thanks
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Looking great!!!!
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Love your results girl!!! And where did you get that cute swimsuit that you're looking so good in?
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5 months!

Hey everyone I'm back after a few months of being away... So I'm feeling great... Today I'm going to start Crossfit to get fit for my upcoming wedding on March 28th. I feel like my scar isn't progressing too much tho. The ends are very smooth but towards the middle it's raised and thick... Any suggestions!?
Love your stomach, nice,& tight! *thumbs up*
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Thanks girl its been a long road but totally worth it!
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Pics by my PS before and 4 months after

Wow so flat!
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4 weeks vs 5 months!!!!

Love handles went down significantly yay!
Thanks :)
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Back view after 5 months

I have been researching tummy tucks for over 2 years…Dr. Soler-Baillo has been on my list of best doctors, and while perusing reviews I came across your pics BEFORE i saw that Dr. SB was your plastic surgeon. It doesn't surprise me that your pics are the best, that you incision is the most precise, "straight" line, that you looked amazing within your first few days! You are walking proof that Dr. Soler-Baillo is the doctor for me:)
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Thank you! And yes, I recommend Dr soler baillo 100%... He is very professional and honest. I also wanted to have a breast revision because I've had my implants for over 10 years and he talked me out of it... I felt great after a few days... The first 4-5 days are very painful especially the lipo, but after that it's very manageable. Good luck to you and you won't regret doing it with him :)
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You're looking great. Keep up the excercise, it's definitely working for you. Congrats.
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Working out feels great!

So i recently started doing Crossfit and eating clean and I'm very excited because I feel great, I'm full of energy and I've lost 2cm of my hips and 2cm of my wait! Yay! I'm very motivated to be healthy and to maintain that lifestyle :)
Oh btw crunches/ sit ups don't hurt at all even after having the mr!
You look fantastic! BTW your quads and glutes are sweet! #gymlove
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LOVE your results I hope mine are as good!!
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Thanks! I wish u the best!
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Miami Plastic Surgeon

Amazing doctor. Very caring, patient, professional and definitely a true ARTIST.... Only 6 days post tummy tuck and lipo and already loving the results!

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