Male Tummy Tuck - Minnesota
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Why? Well I guess I was getting insecure. I am a...
- 10 Oct 2011
Why? Well I guess I was getting insecure. I am a male, 48 years old, 5' 11" and 175 lbs. In good shape, but gravity has taken its toll on my belly skin. I am embarrassed to do the procedure, but I want to be able to work out and still gain from it. I struggled with the idea for a couple years. I am writing this because I have found during recovery, that this has helped me to read what you have wrote. I want to contribute if my point of view can help someone.
The pros. I am at 14 days post op. Not alot of pros yet, except the doctor and staff. They are awesome. I have had several calls from the Dr. himself, sometimes later in the evening making sure I am ok and getting questions answered. I am not used to this great treatment from a veteran in the field of medicine and am in shock (in a good way) from it. I have had to call his cell a couple times and he has returned my calls right away, even in the evening. I am not special to him, he seems to treat all his patients this way. This is really nice. The other pro is the recovery. While it is depressing, it re-centered my life on life instead of just working. The rat race has to stop for this operation.
The cons. 5 days post op I got an infected part of the incison. I am a clean freak! Sometime this can happen. It is about the size of a nickel. More like a section that is resistant to heal and wants to redden up. My antibiotics were changed and we are working on it. This scares me as I do not want to get any skin removed or get opened up again. The Dr is great about it, and I am sure it will heal. the amount of pain that comes with this deal is considerable. the drugs handle it well. I compare the pain simalar to when I had a hernia surgery and when I had my apendix out. For the life of me, I don't see how woman can get a C-section and be taking care of their children in just a few days. Amazing.
I have had surgery before, so I played it smart (this time). Prepare for constipation and take action before it gets you! If it gets you, it is worse than the operation in my opinion. Easy to avoid if you take precautions.
As a male, the catheter in my uummm... was horrible. I was under for over 4 hours so I hadd no choice, but as a guy, this is not an area to be messing with, so I hated that.
Update. Thanks for the kind words in this forum. ...
- 25 Oct 2011
Anytime I called, someone got back to me and cared. Everything was expained and re-explained so I knew what to expect and why. (I'm a why kind of guy) I can't say enough good things about the doctor and staff. They are veterans, but have never stopped really caring. I have never written on a site like this. Reading it gave me answers to a lot of questions. If I can be a resourse, I am happy to be transparent and try to help out anyone if I can.