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Had a full Tummy Tuck and muscle repair- Nashville, TN

I am a mother of a 3 yr old and a soon to be, 5...

I am a mother of a 3 yr old and a soon to be, 5 year old. I have had two c- sections. I have been thinkibg about. Getting a tummy tuck since my first c-section. I am super excited and nervous about it. I have my husband here to help me the day of surgery... and friends to come help when he has to go back to work. My mom is keeping the kiddos for first the couple of days for me.I'm so blessed to have her. I am just mostly excited about not having my flap of skin there to worry about when picking out what to wear. ... I am a very busy hair stylist and will be going back to work two weeks after surgery... I'm just hoping I will have energy and will be able to stand up straight to do some great hair!:-)

It was awesome. I already feel great and it...

It was awesome. I already feel great and it hasn't even been 1 day

It looks great too but, i cant figure out how to post before and after pics... i will keep trying.
I have a pain pump and pain pills so i have minimum pain. Also, my scar is low enough to fit under panties. Yay!

Hey everyone I am on day 7 post op.. I am feeling...

Hey everyone I am on day 7 post op.. I am feeling good.. just tired... I have been out and about and it feels good!! I have one drain.. to hide it, I wrap it around my back and around my waist and tuck the bulb into my bra under my boob. :-) you cannot even tell it's there.. I have D's( natural ) hehehe anyhow i wear my CG over my shirt or under depending .. and so I can can walk pretty darn straight now.. Um, I haven't been sleeping as well as I did while on my pain meds... the past couple of days but it's not so bad.. I have been able to stretch out a bit flatter in bed and that is nice. I have my 8 day Post op appointment tomorrow morning. I can't wait to go and talk to my doc about everything. I order myself some new clothes that are gonna be delivered tomorrow too!! So tomorrow is an exciting day! I think I am even looking forward to going back to work next Friday! hehehe It feels so good to be on the flat side and to not have to worry if I look pregnant anymore... doubt I will ever have someone ask me that again!! Good luck to you all who are about to have it done!! It's sooo worth it!!!!

Got my drain out today!! I feel great!! Love that...

Got my drain out today!! I feel great!! Love that I get full so fast and that my abs are starting to show! I got some new clothes in the mail and they all look great!! I'm so happy I could cry! And This is only post op day 8!

Got my drain out today!! I feel great!! Love that...

Got my drain out today!! I feel great!! Love that I get full so fast and that my abs are starting to show! I got some new clothes in the mail and they all look great!! I'm so happy I could cry! And This is only post op day 8!

I am just gonna update.. I am feeling tons better....

I am just gonna update.. I am feeling tons better... I can move how I used to, I do tire out easily still though... trying not to overdue it, but it's hard since I feel so much better. I am soo pleased with my results.... I have never felt sdo good about my body... I can honestly say I don't wanna change a thing... this tummy tuck has just improved my overall look, and she just did an amazing job.... my BB looks natural.. and is healing fast! and it's placement is perfect, my scar is tiny...and i know It will heal up super fast.. so far so good. I have no complaints... well i was constipated a bit... but stool softeners help.. :-) This TT is the best thing I've ever done for myself.. I can honestly say.

I go to work tomorrow for the first time in 2...

I go to work tomorrow for the first time in 2 weeks..since my surgery... I'm kind of nervous. But I think It'll be just fine!! :-) I am a little excited too... but i wonder what I'm gonna wear. ... hmmmm....

Week 3 post op.. I was having bad back pain a...

Week 3 post op.. I was having bad back pain a couple days ago... I think it was just my back trying to get back to normal... because it feels all better now... What is getting on my nerves is this wearing the CG for a week and a half more... I am sick of it... lol .. I do have a small corsette type thingy I got from JCPenneys that i wear to work and stuff its great under clothes ... better than the CG. I have been feeling good.. back to normal.. I got cleared to exercise. but no core work. :-) um.. I a, excited about warmer weather and new clothes... and an upcoming wedding I am going to attend... I ordered a new dress from Victorias secret... And its Gonna be HOT... Its red. I will take a pic of me in it when It comes! I cannot wait! :-) Hope it looks good..... we will see.. I may need opinions!!! :-D

Ok, So I'm 28 Days post op... I do notice a sharp...

Ok, So I'm 28 Days post op... I do notice a sharp pain during sex right above my vagina... like at my incision.... when I make certain moves.. So that Sucks. but I just keep on going.. and try not to hurt myself.. hehehe
Anyhow, I did get that dress.. but it turned out HOT red... like, and orange.. so, i'm returning it. and I will keep shopping. :-)

more recent pics

4 months post op

feeling great... no complaints

It's May

I am doing great, feeling great. :-) Thinking about getting a tattoo to cover my scar... and wondering if I should re pierce my belly button.. hmmm... thinking...
Nashville Plastic Surgeon

I just googled an researched and found Dr. Gingrass and decided on her when I met her... she was very nice, confident and straight to the point... I like that. :-) all her before and after photos are great.

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait tmes
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Carrie29 I would love to speak with you about your surgery. I'm so thankful I found your post as I have my consult with Dr. Gingrass on 2/13/14!!!!
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You look really good!
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Thank you never too late!
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I'm from Nashville also :) just had a mini tummy tuck 6wks ago. Ur results look great!
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That's awesome!! Thank you HairGods!! :-)
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If you don't mind me asking how tall are you and how much did you weigh going into surgery? I'm so hoping I look as good as you!!
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I am 5 1 and I weighed 170 the day of surgery. Day after surgery , I weighed 160. :-)
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Wow!! 10 lbs in one day! Lol that's crazy! Well you look awesome!! Omg I can't wait to get this done!!! 2 more weeks!! : )
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Yep! I was excited too!! :-) thanks!!! Good luck to you!! Two weeks will be here before ya know it!
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You are gorgeous!
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AWE!! thank you mama chichi!!!
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You look fab hun!!! How long before you stood straight? Also, what garnment are you wearing to help with swelling? You dont seem to have that problem?!
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Thanks!! yeah I never swelled much, just used the one the doctor sent home with me the day of surgery. I stood straight after a week I think...It's in my updates somewhere.... :-) It felt tight but I did it.
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Cool!! Im going to use the garnment from the office for a while as well! Hopefully, I will stand up straight within a week. Im always amazed at how quickly the scars heal!
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You look so AWESOME!!!! I hope mine looks as good as yours!!! Congrats!!
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Thank you!! I'm sure it will!!!
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Your tummy tuck looks great. Your abs look amazing!!!
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Thanks!! :-) She did a great job!!
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Hi carry ! You look awesome ! The PS deffinilty did a great job on you. Did you get lipo as well ?
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Thanks Myriambn! I wasn't told I got lipo. So, I don't think so.
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Carrie How are you doing now?
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Hey Sarav59! I'm doing well!! feeling great!! How are you doing?
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Doing good swelling is finally going away .. You are looking great love that swim suit..
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AW thanks Sara59! I am glad your swelling has gone down! :-)
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Thanks so much for posting so many pictures. My consult with Dr. Gingrass in May 16 and I'm going to discuss a TT with the muscle repair as well as several other procedures. I'm a little nervous since I have back problems and you mentioned you back was hurting at some point, but I should be able to make it OK since I'm a stay home mom with older kids. The drain is a little disturbing but I guess it's just part of the territory. I have a lot of weight to lose before scheduling the surgery since I know the results won't be the same or my expectations before the weight is off, but I'm hoping to get some good information at my consult so I have a reward to work towards. What are some tips or suggestions you have that you wouldn't have thought of until experiencing it? I noticed someone mentioned yoga pants were great while the drain or pump is in. I also like the tip about hiding the gear in your bra :) Thanks again! Your results are amazing :)
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