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A Gift to Myself: New Tummy! - Hickory, NC
- posted 2 years ago
- updated 2 years ago
- Worth It
- Cost: $5,000
- Gregory Swank, MD (Hickory, NC)
Hi everyone. First off I love this forum and have...
- 29 Mar 2011
- 1 day pre
Hi everyone. First off I love this forum and have found so many inspiring people and their stories are very helpful. Thanks guys!
I am 28 yrs old and a tummy tuck is my birthday gift to myself. I deserve it. I have no children but all the years of being overweight had really done a number on my belly. Always been chubby I finally lost the weight through pure diet and exercise and a good dose of sheer will and determination! 4 years later and I'm left with sagging skin on my tummy. I hated it. I was nice and slim until I bent over and the skin just flops down. No matter how clean I ate or the hours at the gym it just wasn't responding. Also a previous abdominal surgery(splenectomy that left a long vertical scar) didn't help! So...here I am...its the night before surgery and I'm on here to share my story with you all.
I'm scheduled for March 30th and am super excited! I will post up pics soon.
Wish me luck :)
Finally! Whew...I feel great despite the bit of...
- 30 Mar 2011
- On day of treatment
I'm 3-4 hr post-op and will see my ps tomorrow. So my pain level is 6. Pain meds are helpful so I am making sure I'm taking it. I will post of pics soon.
I am now 5 days post op and I'm feeling great. I...
- 4 Apr 2011
- 5 days post
My abdomin is really itchy and tingling. Trying not to scratch is so hard! My biggest complaint are the drains! I despise them. The drain holes are tender and just wiggling them hurts. Can't wait to get them out.
Hello everyone. Today I am 18 days post op. Here's...
- 18 Apr 2011
- 19 days post
I'm still wearing paper tape along my incision and old vertical scar because as it heals its sensitive so it just feels a bit better. My PS had to make tiny little incision along my old vertical scar to help it stretch when he redraped the skin. I chose not to revised that scar til a later date. Let me know what you guys think! :D
My Doctor: Gregory Swank, MD
Dr. Swank is excelllent. He's patient and answered all my questions. Very profressional and yet genuienly cares for every patient. He's upfront about realistic expectation and doesn't give you false illusions to sway you. I think he's great!