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Tummy Tuck with Fat Transfer BBL - Lots of Post Op Questions - Miami, FL

I'm excited. I'm 38 yrs old, 5'6 and I weigh 170....

I'm excited. I'm 38 yrs old, 5'6 and I weigh 170. I've had 4 kids and it's time for me to look awesome again. I'm nervous as to the recovery so anyone who has had these procedures at the same time, I would love to hear from you. I know there will be pain but what's the real deal about movement and laying down on my side. I've decided to go with Dr. Mendieta. His work looks amazing.

Should I lose weight before? The doctor didn't mention anything. Wil my arms look really big after? Do i need to buy a portable urinal? Is the removing of tthe garment very painful? How soon can i shower after surgery? These are the things I'm most worried about.
Miami Plastic Surgeon

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Hi Rachel09!!! I'm having a TT the same day!!! We should keep in touch!! Mine starts at ten thirty?
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Awesome! You know I haven't been given the time yet. I'm going to call tomorrow. We are going to look awesome after. His work looks amazing. Keep me posted.
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RR, are you doing both a TT and a BBL at the same time? I am booked with him on aug 6th and now wondering if I need a TT. I don't have a lot of loose skin but if you see my pics you will see I have a protruding upper abdomen (gift from my frank breach daughter).
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Yes. I'm having both. How did yours go? I'm going to post my preop this week. I look like I'm 5 months prego so I'm really trying to lose weight. Hoping my arms won't look too big compared to my new bod.
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I just had surgery on Saturday july 6. I would recommend to lose weight. At least 10 pounds. Im 5'5 weigh 150 and I wish I would of lost more weight. The first days of doing a tummy tuck are the worst. Yes its painful but if u take your meds you will b fine. My doctor on the 2nd day I was able to shower. For sure u need someone helping you 24 7. The portable urinal I would recommend because its really hard to sit all the way down on the toilet. Any other questions let me know. Good luck on your surgery!!
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Taking your advice and losing weight. Also bought the portable urinal.
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You'll be fine. It's not as painful as u might think. I only took meds for 4 days could have stopped on the 2nd day. The drains suck but manageable. Taking the garmet off for the first time don't hurt just a little un comfortable don't worry you'll be ok and love your new look
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Good to know. I've never had to take a lot of meds so I'm praying it'll be the same with this surgery.
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