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4 months tummy tuck 1 week post opt - Belly Button revision surgery -Milwaukee, WI

Its been three months since I had a breast...

Its been three months since I had a breast reduction, and I'm am more than pleased with the results. I still don't like the size of my stomach so I'm more than ready for the next step in my transformation which is a tummy tuck in the next couple months. I'm 32 years old with two children 11 and 1 yrs old. I had a c-section 11years ago and a Vbac one year ago.I gained alot of weight with both pregnancies. I went from 140lbs to 197lbs. I lost most of the weight but I still have a pouch and stretch marks that I need to get rid of.

Thank You Yellow Bikini,
I wanted this surgery since I was 22years old but I wanted to wait until I had another child. I look at your profile and pictures and you look very good. I hope I look as good as you after my surgery.
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Good luck on your journey. I wish I would have made the decision when I was your age.
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Thank you Kimmers25,
I can't wait for my surgery it is long over due.I heard this in deed a good time of the year to have surgery because business is slow. I will keep you up to date.
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Today I went to my consultation today and it went...

Today I went to my consultation today and it went very well. My PS said I'm the perfect candidate for a tummy tuck. I was happy to hear that. I'm 5feet 4inces 154lbs. I taught i needed to lose weight before my surgery but he said no.

I forget to mention that I'm definitely going to...

I forget to mention that I'm definitely going to need muscle repair. He's going to get rid of most of my stretch mark which i will be very happy about.
Hi Nenee098,

I went to my consultation on Monday and it went pretty good. My Ps said i don't have any hernia but i have alot of extra skin. I will be needing a muscle repair but no lipo. No pain pump because im having the procedure in his office. They have 3 operating room. He also said i will be there all day. The sooner i have the surgery the better. Are you having your surgery in March?
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Hey lady!! Wow You having your surgery right away!! Good luck and Keep me updated!! Post pics too!!!lol I also wanted to know how did your consult go???
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I'm excited and nervous at the same time. I have...

I'm excited and nervous at the same time. I have my pre-opt appointment on Monday and I don't know what to do with myself. I need and want this surgery but I'm so nervous. Has anyone every felt like this before surgery?
Nenee098,
I'm doing pretty good but very nervous. Everyday I look at my belly too and say the same thing. I even make up a song call "sexy again" Lol. I might have to reschedule for the 1st of March cause I'm short $400. I'm going to my PS on Monday so I will see what he says. March will be here very soon then you will be on the flat tummy side. I will keep you posted.
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Nenee098,
I'm doing pretty good but very nervous. Everyday I look at my belly too and say the same thing. I even make up a song call "sexy again" Lol. I might have to reschedule for the 1st of March cause I'm short $400. I'm going to my PS on Monday so I will see what he says. March will be here very soon then you will be on the flat tummy side. I will keep you posted.
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Hey Kimshells,
I am sorry here that you have reschedule. I hope you get everything worked out soon. Well we may be going
in at the same time that would be cool since we got a lot in common lol... I go pay my Dr.'s fee week and they rest next week to or the following week, I am so ready!!! I am so tired of looking at my stomach lol keep me updated!!!
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Yesterday I went for my pre-opt appointment and it...

Yesterday I went for my pre-opt appointment and it went pretty good. I have to go to a hospital or my doctor to get my lab work done. They gave me my prescriptions for antibiotics,and two different type of pain meds. I know i will have to get something for constipation.

Due to circumstances I had to change my date to...

Due to circumstances I had to change my date to one week later. I waited so long for a tummy tuck or one week wont kill me.
Yes girl it is and I'm getting very excited. Pretty soon no more flab.
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Don't forget to call me and I hope all is well!!!
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Hey Kimshells,
I hope all is well!!! Your time will be here very soon!!TTYL
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Tomorrow is my big day and I'm not even nervous....

Tomorrow is my big day and I'm not even nervous. Just alittle excited. I'm so tired from doing alot of running around. I think am gonna go bed early.
I tried to update my review but it wouldn't allow me, because it wanted me to rate my P.S, but I can't do that until I Ave my surgery. Anyway I will keep u up to date.
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Oh wow, that's not cool but I hope everything goes well for u on Monday, well continue to keep us posted, I didn't see a new post so I didn't know what was going on w u, I was just hoping u were ok
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Msbeas,
Thanks for asking. You wouldn't believe I haven't had my surgery yet. The morning of my surgery my ride dropped me on my face at the last minute claiming that my family doesn't approve of my surgery. So I didn't go on Wednesday. I rescheduled for yesterday but when I got there the building had no power so they rescheduled me for this Monday I hope everything..
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Omg a tummy tuck is no walk in the part. It hurts...

Omg a tummy tuck is no walk in the part. It hurts alot when I get up or sit down. I have been sleeping in my bed with alot of pillows since I came home, because I find the bed to be more comfortable than the recliner. What hurts the most is the muscle repair. I was told that I had alot of extra skin and my muscles was very lose. Otherwise I'm doing OK. Sleeping alot.

Hang in there girl!  It does get easier each week.  

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Morning Msbea,
I have my niece and my sister helping me. The worse part is getting up and going back into the bed. Walking around is not bad. Once I'm up I'm fine. I will keep you posted.
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Ok, thank u! :-)
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Today I'm 3 days post opt and I'm not feeling too...

Today I'm 3 days post opt and I'm not feeling too bad. I must say the pain was brutal the first day and getting up was the worst. I'm starting to feel like myself again. I even drove myself to my do my doctors appointment. I love my new belly
I'm going to post pictures tomorrow.
Msbeas,
Thank you! 7 days will be here before you know it. I'm getting my sexy back. I can be a Mother of 2 and sexy at the same time lol.
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Hey Kim, girl u are looking good boo, I cant wait (7 more days), I'm glad ur doing ok and it looks like ur healing very well, keep me posted lil sexy lol
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C-section with a crying baby is no joke. You survive that so you will be OK. After you have the surgery and see your new belly your going to be very happy.
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I'm 5 days post opt and my recovery is going...

I'm 5 days post opt and my recovery is going pretty good. I'm barely feel any pain even though I reduce the amount of pain pills I'm taking. I got one of my drains taken out today. I'm very happy about that. I'm starting to feel like myself again.
Wanna, thank you. Ten days will be here before you know it. Your going to be very amaze when you see your new belly.
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You look amazing . I can't wait for my surgery. 10 days and counting. I hope my results are as good as yours.
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Congrats on your surgery and getting the drain out. Happy Healing and keep us posted! You look great!
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I had my one week appointment today, and I had my...

I had my one week appointment today, and I had my other drain removed. Yea me! I only take one pill a day for pain. I noticed that since I had the surgery I can't eat much, because I get full quick. Otherwise I'm doing very good. I just want to say that everyone tolerate pain differently, and we all heal at our own speed. Happy healing to all my tummy Tucker's.
Kimmers, It is truly a blessing. How long did it take for you to get back your appetite? Do you think I can lose a few extra pounds from not eating too much?
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I had the same problem with my appetite after surgery.  I looked at it as a blessing!  Me not eating much was actually a miracle!!

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Glad to hear that you are feeling better. Take care
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Today I'm a week and a half and "swell hell" has...

Today I'm a week and a half and "swell hell" has gotten a hold of me. I'm not doing bad but I'm very swollen. I'm walking straight and I'm also able to take shower with no problems.
Bejewelme, Im glad I'm not the only one starting to feel frustrated with the swollen. I feel hope it goes away soon. I haven't gone to the bathroom since Sunday. One minute I'm having diarrhea because of the antibiotics now nothing. Thanks for the compliment God knows I need it.
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Kim- you look really good I am so swollen I am drinking a gallon of water a day and still swollen!! It is so frustrating, but I hear ya on the eating, I cant eat much at any one time, I have no appetite nothing sounds good to me, I see this as a plus for me, but it is sort of uncomfortable. Same as when I have to go to the bathroom I get like all this gassy pain and then I have a BM and it feels better, sort of wierd I hope that goes away soon! Still you are looking really good!
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Hey Kim, still looking good boo, uk post some pics when I get back home!
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Today I'm two weeks post opt and I'm not doing too...

Today I'm two weeks post opt and I'm not doing too bad. I went to the doctor today to have my tape removed. My belly button started leaking fluid so they had to drain the excess fluid. My belly is still numb so I didn't feel it. My doctor also prescribed stronger antibiotics for me to take for the next ten days. I hope that helps.
Results look great!!
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Nenee, I have been busy with my one year old and barely anytime for myself. Otherwise I'm doing ok.
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Well remember you still healing so take it easy!!!! That's good hear that you are doing well!! Talk to me when you can.....
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Tomorrow I will be one month post opt. I still...

Tomorrow I will be one month post opt. I still have a lot of swelling but I'm very happy I had my surgery. I still had some stretch mark but two days ago I notice that they don't look too bad. They're not as pronounce as when I first had the surgery. Today I got flowers from my doctors office which was very nice. When the swelling goes down some more I'll post more pictures.
Thank You Bejewelme!!!!!
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Yeah on the 1 month mark, you are looking super!
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Thank you Tmonie12.
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Today I'm exactly 5 weeks post opt and I'm feeling...

Today I'm exactly 5 weeks post opt and I'm feeling pretty good. I went to my doctor today and he said I no longer have to wear my binder. I can start wearing a spanks. On my way from the doctor I stop at Macy's and bought something similar to a spanks. Its called Naomi & Nicole comfortable firm garment. It is very comfortable. It only cost $32 plus tax. I'm still very swollen but I hope it goes down soon, because I'm starting to get frustrated.
Thank you Kimmers. I'm alittle frustrated with the swelling and my belly button still hasn't heal completely yet.
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Looking beautiful girlie!!

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I'm six week post opt and the swelling finally...

I'm six week post opt and the swelling finally starting to go down slowly. Even though my doctor told me I don't have to wear my binder I'm still wearing it for the swelling.
Congrats...u look great!!!!
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I know the swell hell about drove me mad:(   I have to say that was the most frustrating part for me.  

With the belly button about all you can do is keep it clean and dry.  Mine took a while to scab and then fall off.  I wanna say about 6 weeks or so.  

Hang in there and know you will feel fabulous by summer.

Hugs

xoxox

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Even though I'm still swollen i decided to try on...

Even though I'm still swollen i decided to try on some clothes.
Congratulations...You look great! I'm so ready for mine...getting what you had done, but at the same time in June!
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Hi LadyShay 504 Thank you. You will be very happy with the results after you have the surgery.
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absolutely beautiful hola chica.
that is so sexi.the flabby belly big glob of fat i call it is no more for u, and i can't wait to b next this spring!

great job,your dr. is awesome! PSurgeon ..
i know it is so much of a relief,to feel more.normal when buying/try on clothing huh? god bless u and ur stomach is so sexi n flat now! Enjoy!

hugs!

*sexi flat stomach certified 2012*
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Today I'm 8 weeks post opt and I'm still swollen...

Today I'm 8 weeks post opt and I'm still swollen especially the area below my belly button. I'm trying not to but I'm starting to get frustrated with the swelling. My belly button is almost completely heal so I'm happy about that. To my fellow tummy tuckers is it normal to still have a lot of swelling below my belly button?
Swelling is normal below the belly button. mine started to subside after about 3 months! almost all of my swelling has went away at 6 months! Hang in there, the swelling is normal at only 8 weeks PO!
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You look FAB!! Congrats!! I am so over the swelling too, but I guess a few months of pain and discomfort will = years of sexiness!!
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Yep I will be 8 weeks Friday still swollen all from BB down my hips and butt are still huge from the swelling from the incision. I guess it is going to keep sticking around a while longer!
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Thanks everyone for the kind words. I was...

Thanks everyone for the kind words. I was frustrated with the swelling about I feel better now. My belly button just healed completely. I was beginning to wonder if my love handles were just fat or swelling. I know that when I first had the surgery i didn't have any love handles, so it must be swelling. I wonder when can I start sleeping on my belly. I tried but its very uncomfortable. I recently started sleeping on my sides. Happy healing to my fellow tummy tuckers, and I hope the swelling will not get us frustrated.
Hey there girl....just read ur review and looked at your pics.....were from the same city...diff doc. Did you also have lipo or just the TT? Im still swollen in my lower belly, like right below the scar line. Its much more obvious some days, and others, not bad at all. I was told from my doc, I can expect swelling up to and possiblly past 6 months. CRAZY!!! U look great.....I love that teal dress! hot!
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Tmonie12, the swelling is going down, but i hope to see a big difference about 3 months.
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You will, i did and im so excited!
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Well I'm almost two and a half months post opt and...

Well I'm almost two and a half months post opt and I'm still swollen especially below my belly button. I'm starting to wonder when is the swelling gonna go away. I moved a few days ago and my belly really swelled up. Is it normal for a belly to still feel tight?
Bigbooty thank you .I only had a tummy tuck. I'm wondering if I should have had lipo. I'm having swelling below my belly button. My doctor told me that too but 6 months is along time. I go all the swelling goes away sooner.
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Its almost 3 months since my surgery and finally...

Its almost 3 months since my surgery and finally the swelling is going down. I still have swelling but not as bad as before. I finally stop wearing my binder a week ago and started wearing girdle panties. The Girdle seems to be keep down the swelling.Hopefully I don't have to wear the girdle panties for too long. I'm thinking about getting a cover up tattoo on my scar, as anyone ever done this and how long do you have to after the surgery to get the tattoo?
Thank you!!!!!!! I'm very happy that i had the surgery.
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u look amazing!!!and soo happy!!!congrats!!
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I was thinking the same thing..about some type of tattoo depending on how it heals...is ur stomach still numb???? I could stick a needle in my gut n I wouldn't feel it! It's an odd feeling...ick!
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Its been three months and a week since I had my...

Its been three months and a week since I had my surgery and I'm very glad I did it. The swelling is finally going down and I'm starting to see my results. I'm not sure if I should get my belly button revise. I'm back to my doctor in two weeks so I will ask him.
Thank you Kimmers!!!!!!!!
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You look beautiful!

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I am glad to hear the swelling is going down for you but I am still experiencing the swelling..No good news for me lol besides I did get my belly button checked out I am sure if you remember from our last conversation...lol
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I went to my PS yesterday and I told him that the...

I went to my PS yesterday and I told him that the swelling is not going down on the left side below my belly button. He's going to revise that area, and my belly button at the same time.Otherwise I'm feeling pretty good.I still have swelling especially in the evening. I wish the swelling would go away completely. Has anyone had a belly button revision? If so what was the recovery like? Do I have to start wearing a binder again?
Thank you!!!!!!! Swell hell is really terrible and depressing. I still have swelling but its not as bad as before.
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You look really great! I am not looking forward to this famous swell hell everyone talks about lol! Congrats on your flat tummy and tiny waist!
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Thank you Be!!!!!! I hope the surgery goes well too. My P.s said it would only take an hour. I'm just hoping I don't have to wear the binder again.
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Friday is the day of my belly button revision...

Friday is the day of my belly button revision surgery. I can't wait!!!!!!!!
Good luck on Friday!!!
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Looking pretty fly girl!!! ;) ur a beautiful woman!!! Great bod!
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Thank you Bigbooty!!!!!! I'm trying.
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Its been a week and a few days since i had my...

Its been a week and a few days since i had my revision survery. I'm healing pretty good. The first two nights i was in a lot of pain but I'm okay now.

One year after Surgery

It's been more than a year since my surgery and I'm so happy that I did it. My stomach still feels alittle tight when I'm stretching but otherwise I'm doing good.

14 months since surgery

It's been more than a year since my surgery, and I must say I'm very happy with my results. I muscle is a bit tight when I'm stretching but otherwise I'm doing good.

14mths post opt

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My PS and his staff was awesome. If though I was a little late this morning, they still spend time with me. I would referred or recommend my doctor to anyone who wants a tummy tuck, or breast reduction ect. The staff was very supportive and they held my hand until I fell asleep. Dr. Korkos and his staff are the best. My PS always give you a hug before surgery and he makes you feel comfortable.

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