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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!:-)

AHHHH We are right around the corner!!!!!! Are you excited!!! I am more nervous now lol
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good luck LUCK LUCK LUCK LUCK LUCK LUCK !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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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!
You look so good! I'm really excited now for mine. :)
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Yay!! Thank you Crl89, You should be!! It feels soo good to be flat!!
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I bet it does!
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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!!!!
You look great!!!
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Thank You love the sun!! :-)
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Wow you are just amazing and you look so happy, gosh i cant wait to have mine done. I have been looking on line already for clothes I want to buy as well, so funny. Cant wait to wear those sun dresses!
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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!
You look great!! :) Nice results! keep healing!
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Thank you BigbootyinWI! :-)
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Thanks I cant wait to rock a 2 pc like you lol
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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.
You look amazing!!! My surgery is scheduled for march 27th and I'm really nervous :( I too have two kids and 2 c-sections...did it hurt more than the c-section? I have a 1 year old and I'm worried about caring for her since they say no heavy lifting...any advice? So happy for....u look sexy!!
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Aww thank you!! :-) Just make sure you get a friend to come help you around the house and help you with your baby... my mom kept my 2 for the first 2 days, that helped a ton. cuz you wont feel like doing much at all at first. you wont even be able to sit up by yourself. you will need a helping hand. as long as you have that you will be just fine!! :-) Good luck to you Roe91378!!
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Thanks Carrie29! One more Q... Did u go to a recovery center afterwards or straight home?
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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....
You look wonderful!! How in the world are u able to stand straight after such a short time after surgery!!! I was hunched and couldn't put on clothes until about almost 3 months.... What ru using on your scar?
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Thank you summernights. I honestly have no idea ....I was just able to stand straight after 1 week. That's crazy it took you almost 3 months. ...I just started using Mederma on my scar. . So far so good.
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Hoe your first day back was easy. Rest and take it easy
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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
You look great! How are you feeling? My surgery is next Friday eek!!! When did the pain get better.
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Jay Zem, I am feeling good! Back to normal even... I got lucky .. I could stand straight after 1 week, and got off my pain meds after 2 weeks..on occasion I can feel my stomach muscles but it just feels like I've been doing crunches... My swelling is minimal... I hope you surgery goes smoothly and that you heal up fast!! Good luck to you!!
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O wow! 2 weeks on pain meds. I hope I get enough.. I'm having a lot done lol. Lipo on my abdomen, flanks & back. TT & BBL & fat injections to lips . So I'm assuming my pain is going to be unbearable. Thank u btw & I'm glad ur doing well.
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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. :-)
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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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...
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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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.

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