No Drain Tummy Tuck and Lipo in 2 Weeks....feeling Excited and Scared - Northbrook, IL

Hi Everyone. I'm having a No Drain ExtendedTummy...

Hi Everyone. I'm having a No Drain ExtendedTummy Tuck and Lipo of my inner thighs in two weeks. I'd love to hear any words of wisdom and thoughts. I'm excited and scared. I'm 5'2 and 150lbs. I'm most nervouse about going under anesthesia, having anxiety after, and the first 72hrs. post-op. I'm curious of others experiences close to my size?

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Thank you so much for your comments! very helpful. happy healing!
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I had an extended tummy tuck 4 weeks ago and my PS did not use drains. I was extremely afraid of being put to sleep. I woke up very angry at everyone. I wasn't sick or anything though when I woke up!! Which is good imagine how angry I'd be if I was sick. I was very happy that I didn't have the drains. It was one less thing I has to worry about. I have had swelling but nothing like a friend of mine had when she got a tummy tuck with drains. I am still swollen a little but like very surgery it takes your body at least 6 weeks to notice a dramatic change in the swelling. Good luck to you and your recovery it is defiantly worth it!!
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1st of all, why a no drain TT? You will have fluid build up and it is uncomfortable . Most likely need for your PS to drain it with a needle. Why not let it drain naturally so it doesn't put stress on your suture line? Sure it's bothersome having drains, but its better to get rid of that nasty drainage Than to take a chance of it causing infection and complications. Please have this conversation with your PS to Get better info on the procedure you are having. I wish you Much luck and prayers. God Bless
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Hi Everyone, I'm po day 4 and have been having a...

Hi Everyone, I'm po day 4 and have been having a hard time sleeping.... Neck pain/ head aches, every position is uncomfortable and wacky weird dreams maybe from the anesthesia.

I had a bad reaction to the anesthesia and possibly pain meds, was throwing up the whole first night and have had intermittent nausea since....

But I think the surgery itself went great.

Any and all suggestions/ recommendations would be helpful,

Btw, it was a no drain extended tummy tuck with thigh lipo,

Thanks!!

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