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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Even though I'm still swollen i decided to try on...
14 Apr 2012
2 months post
Even though I'm still swollen i decided to try on some clothes.
Today I'm 8 weeks post opt and I'm still swollen...
23 Apr 2012
2 months post
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?
Thanks everyone for the kind words. I was...
25 Apr 2012
2 months post
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.
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?
Its almost 3 months since my surgery and finally...
15 May 2012
3 months post
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?
Its been three months and a week since I had my...
25 May 2012
3 months post
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.
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?
Friday is the day of my belly button revision...
18 Jun 2012
4 months post
Friday is the day of my belly button revision surgery. I can't wait!!!!!!!!
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.
One year and a half picture
2 years 9 months since tummy tuck
It's been 2 years 9 months since I had my surgery and I'm still very happy. I'm now thinking about getting some liposuction of my flanks next year.
2 yrs 10 months
2 years 10 months since tummy tuck and breastfeeding reduction and I'm still loving my results.