No I'm Not Pregnant, Just Need a Tummy Tuck! -Novi, MI
- updated 8 months ago
The experience that made me finally get off my ass...
- 6 Mar 2013
The experience that made me finally get off my ass and get the procedure done, was on a couple of occasions people actually thought I was pregnant. The people obviously had no common sense, but that didn't change how I felt about the situation. It happened twice in the last year when I gained a few extra pounds, it went straight to my belly:(. I have a very short waist, and got extremely stretched out with my two 10 pound babies. At the end of my first pregnancy the OB didn't measure me, I asked why. He said "Mia when your as big as you are it doesn't matter. You have the wheel barrow effect, since your so short waisted, your belly sticks straight out."
I also have a large belly button hernia as an added benefit... So, since my kids I've been on the weight roller coaster, bring as small as a size 6 to my current 10/12 size. Even when I was 120, I had the bag of extra skin.. So no bikinis for me in the last 10 years.. I'm really hopeful that this summer I can get a few new suits!! And no more people thinking I'm pregnant at 48!!
I just had my surgery & took a few before shots this morning.. I really like this blog as I've learned a lot of what to expect and seeing how great people looked after..so I hope I get the same great results. Though I'm not telling any one but my closest friends & my husband.. I really don't think it's their business. Plan on going back to work are wear my Loose fitting clothes for quite awhile.. I told them I had a hernia surgery.. Which is true, I just didn't mention the tummy tuck too!
1day post op - Slept most of the day, but last...
- 7 Mar 2013
Everything is still wrapped up, I'm suppose to do something with my belly button tonight.. A lot if dark purple bruses peeking out from under the garment. Ill post some pictures later..
Just a few black & blue pictures.. I'm swollen...
- 7 Mar 2013
Day 3 PO - felt a lot better today. Still hard to...
- 8 Mar 2013
My incision started to bleed slightly. Called the PS, said not to worry & take a shower.. We have a larger shower but small bench that I knew wouldn't do. So I had my daughter bring in one of the lawn chairs.. She was a little freaked looking at the incision and my belly button. The shower was wonderful, realised that a lot of my pain was coming from the lippo on my flanks, not just the belly area..
I took a picture, am worried that the slight lines to one side will stay.. Ill have to ask doctor tomorrow..
Had my one week appointment & posted a picture.....
- 14 Mar 2013
Dr Lambie said i had one of the larger separation in my muscle, 3 inches. She told me to support my stomach, if i need to laugh or cough.. So not watching TV that will make me laugh. She took out the stitches on my belly button, I had a basil reaction & started to feel sick.. I didn't, thank God.. Still walking slow and am hunched over.. Got permission to drive.. Hoping to go back to work in 2 weeks.. Hoping those first few days I can handle sitting at a desk for 8 hours..
Did talk to 2 other ladies in the doctors waiting room who had the tummy tuck too.. Everyone seems pleased with Dr L's work.. One lady did the mommy make over, she had lost 100 pounds. She looked great, would never have thought she had lost that much.. They both had seen this website.. I thought I was lucky to stumble across it.
Bought a new compression garment. I put on last...
- 15 Mar 2013
I've tried twice to update this & it wouldn't do...
- 22 Mar 2013
I'm back to work.. It's 16 days PO. The first day...
- 22 Mar 2013
When I went to Dr Lsmbie on Wednesday, she said to stand against the wall & keep shoulder blades & butt on wall. I need to retrain my muscles to stand straight up..
Just happy it's Friday & have no plans so can rest up.. Kids just want to rent movies:) TGIF!!
Here are a few 2 1/2 weeks PO pictures.. Still...
- 23 Mar 2013
On vacation, in Gulf Shores. Really hard not to...
- 4 Apr 2013