My Journey 1 Week Before Tummy Tuck - Bloomfield, NJ

I have 4 children and all were by C-Sections. My...

I have 4 children and all were by C-Sections. My tummy has been stretched several times due to those little brats. lol

I had my kids very young, well by the time I was 19 I had 3 and at that very young age, I was never able to again wear a bikini. I dont think I will wear a bikini but want a flat stomach without so many lines and dents.

It has taken me 4 years to make my final decision and this forum has helped me make the final definite go for it!!

WOW! Your procedure looks great! How are you feeling?
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Im feeling pretty good, except getting a little tired of all this resting that I have to do. I try to get around and walk a bit, but then my back starts to hurt, so I know when I have to sit and seems like its all the time. Well Im not taking any pain meds and today is my 8th day post op so I am feeling all the pain that some meds would have taken away. But doc doesnt want me on anything except I can take extra strength excedrin. Yeah right.

But thanks for the compliment and I will be updating my pic in a day or so since that one was taken 4 days post op
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You are looking awesome!!! Thanks so much for posting your photos.

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I just added new pictures taken today which is 10...

I just added new pictures taken today which is 10 days post op. Though my stomach is pretty flat, I can see it still protruding some and wonder if this is what everyone talks about when they talk about swelling. Is my belly just swollen? I am hoping it will become flatter in time.

And looking at my sides, am I cut a bit farther than most or is this normal? I still have some blood on my belly button but Im just not able to scrub it off yet, I will give it time and know it will come off by it self as I shower. I just cant touch it.

Yes, I like the way it looks just cant wait until I can move my belly by breathing, it is so stiff. I guess that is the swelling. I want to see what it would look like if I held my belly in.

Are you able to do that?
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Gail, i just found you...your PO pics look amazing!!! I bet you are just thrilled!!
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Hi My name is Cassie and I also had 3 children by my 21st birthday. I now have 4 kids. I would love a tt, but it's expensive and I'd be scared of the big scare it leaves behind. It was nice to know that other people have the same problems I have.
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I just added a picture of a girdle I ordered on...

I just added a picture of a girdle I ordered on ebay total cost along with shipping was I think about 23.00. It is so comfortable and has clips under the front zipper so you can make it tighter or loser by about 1/2 and inch. I bought an extra large and Im a size 12, and it is pretty snug, so you have to buy at least 2 sizes bigger. I found it very comfortable for a stage 2 garment.

Dont be surprised if it gets raised and red before it gets better. ARound the 3 month period is where that might happen, from what I have read and I did experience it, but was ready
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My scar is not that red and looks so much better.. I don't know if it is the hybirSil or just my skin. I will have to take pic of it.
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At 3 months I feel that it was a bit worst as my scar got worst but I was told that would happen. It was raised and really red, now it seems to have calmed down. But I want to be able to not hurt when I move around and its a constant reminder that I had surgery.
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Englewood Plastic Surgeon

This doc does this procedure practically on a daily basis. He is not the friendlyess from what others have said, but I had no problem with him, he was very sweet and kind and caring.

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 times
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