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Full Tummy Tuck March 26!! Bye Bye Belly!! - Omaha, NE

I am 35 years old and a mother of 2 girls - 9...

I am 35 years old and a mother of 2 girls - 9 & 4 who were both born via c-section. With my first pregnancy I gained about 45 pounds. I worked hard after she was born to loose the weight, but even after the weight was down I was left with a stretched out, saggy, stretch marked belly. The skin just dangled!! I knew at this time SOME DAY I would get a tummy tuck & even had a consultation, but since I wasn't 100% sure we were done having children he told me to wait....good idea because I got pregnant shortly after! Love my girls, but 9 pound babies wreaked havoc on my body!! I had a consult with a few local doctors (I'm in Des Moines, Iowa), but I had a hard time justifying spending $8200 on myself for something that wasn't medically necessary. I did some research and found the average price in Omaha was $5000-6000....that I COULD justify!! I met with a doctor in early March and EVERYTHING about the clinic, the staff, and most importantly the doctor made me feel that this was right & scheduled my surgery!! My pre-op is Thursday the 15th & surgery is scheduled for the 26th!! I am excited, scared, nervous, anxious, and everything in between!! I have a history of getting the shakes after anesthesia so I am TERRIFIED that will happen, afraid of the pain, afraid of the drains, and afraid I will be too sick & sore to handle the 145 mile ride home 1 day after surgery....but I know it will all be worth it in the end!! 13 more days!!

Hello ladies! I just got back from my pre-op...

Hello ladies! I just got back from my pre-op appointment. It seems so much more real now!! My surgery is first in the morning and I should be done by 8am & on my way by 9:30!! I didn't expect it to be so quick & to get the boot right away!! lol!! Luckily our hotel has recliners in the room so hopefully that we help me be a bit more comfortable....WE SHALL SEE!!

One more week!! This time next week I will be on...

One more week!! This time next week I will be on the other side!! The emotions are just so overwhelming....cried on my way to work. I am a planner and not knowing EXACTLY how things are going to go, how I am going to feel, how I am going to tolerate the inability to do things myself, how long my recovery will take, etc just really worries me! Since I have gotten sick after anesthesia in the past my doctor has given me a Scolpomine (sp?) patch to put on the morning of surgery and I will wear it for 3 days after. Hoping this helps. I believe he also said something about another med in my IV? Anyway, we picked up another recliner last night so I will have one upstairs in our bedroom and another downstairs in the family room. The new one is MUCH more comfortable and its huge!! I have a feeling I will be spending most of my days camped out in that thing!!

Less than a week!! This time next week I will be...

Less than a week!! This time next week I will be 1 day p.o. and hopefully pain-free (a girl can wish right?)...I am ready to be on the other side!!

4 MORE DAYS!!! O.M.G!! I am a nervous wreck!! I...

4 MORE DAYS!!! O.M.G!! I am a nervous wreck!! I swear I have been nervous eating the past week and probably packed on another 5 pounds!!

I had a dream (I actually dream about the surgery every stinking night!) that I woke up and binder was so tight I could't breath, flipped out, had an anxiety attack, etc.

Did I mention that I have a migraine today?!?! Lovely when I can only take Tylenol and that does absolutely ZERO for migraines!! I am pretty sure its my nerves causing it...yay me!!

My last weekend of flubber belly! The office just...

My last weekend of flubber belly! The office just called and had to bump my surgery time....I now have to be there at 6am surgery at 8am. I was kinda looking forward to only have 45 minutes in the office before surgery....leaves less time to wig out!!

They do not give Valium until you have met with the Anesthiologist and the doctor and with the early appt time I was told I would be hauled off to surgery before it kicked in so HOPEFULLY I will get it in time to do some good!!

Got lots of shopping to get done this weekend!! Supplies, groceries, etc....I am sure I will forget things and have to send the poor hubby to the store a half a dozen times!!

I can't believe tomorrow is the day!! I am...

I can't believe tomorrow is the day!! I am nervous yet excited!! Pretty sure I wil not be sleeping tonight!!

I'm officially on the other side!! I've actually...

I'm officially on the other side!! I've actually been surprised with the pain.....not a whole lot so far! Woke up in recovery & was a little uncomfortable, but nothing unbearable. I did puke tonight & that did hurt!!

Ok I'm groggy...more later!

1 day PO and everything is going well so far. ...

1 day PO and everything is going well so far. Went to follow up appt this morning & my husband got to see my new tummy!! I was a bit queezy so I passed. He says that I am going to be very happy with how it looks. I will get pics tonight!.

1 day PO and everything is going well so far. ...

1 day PO and everything is going well so far. Went to follow up appt this morning & my husband got to see my new tummy!! I was a bit queezy so I passed. He says that I am going to be very happy with how it looks. I will get pics tonight!.

Day 2 PO - my husband got picks last night but I...

Day 2 PO - my husband got picks last night but I can't figure out how to add them to my review?

Anyway, even with the nasty drains, stitches, etc I'm still pleased with how things look already!

Pain isn't anything like I imagined and actually I've only taken Extra Strength Tylenol so far today.

I get these weird tingling in my abdominal area...anyone else experience this or know what it is?

Day 3 PO - well the MOM finally worked! Lol! ...

Day 3 PO - well the MOM finally worked! Lol! Feeling pretty good still...just sore & move slow. My binder is feeling a bit tight so the swelling must be kicking in. The itching....omg the itching!! Last night I thought I was gonna scratch my skin right off. I. Had to get the TED hose off they were driving me bananas!! Even the Benadryl didn't stop all th itching.

Still no regrets and the recovery has been less pain than I anticipated.

Day 3 PO - well the MOM finally worked! Lol! ...

Day 3 PO - well the MOM finally worked! Lol! Feeling pretty good still...just sore & move slow. My binder is feeling a bit tight so the swelling must be kicking in. The itching....omg the itching!! Last night I thought I was gonna scratch my skin right off. I. Had to get the TED hose off they were driving me bananas!! Even the Benadryl didn't stop all th itching.

Still no regrets and the recovery has been less pain than I anticipated.

Day 3 PO - well the MOM finally worked! Lol! ...

Day 3 PO - well the MOM finally worked! Lol! Feeling pretty good still...just sore & move slow. My binder is feeling a bit tight so the swelling must be kicking in. The itching....omg the itching!! Last night I thought I was gonna scratch my skin right off. I. Had to get the TED hose off they were driving me bananas!! Even the Benadryl didn't stop all th itching.

Still no regrets and the recovery has been less pain than I anticipated.

Day 4 PO - Feeling about the same today....sore,...

Day 4 PO - Feeling about the same today....sore, tired, and TIGHT!! I'm already getting cabin fever. I cannot wait to have enough energy & ability to venture out of the house. Its supposed to be 87 degrees on Sunday so I'm hoping I can at least get outside for a while & get a little sun. My husband and kids have been awesome!! Always making sure I am comfortable, have my water, etc. I feel so bad waking my hubby @ all hours of the night to go to the bathroom, but he tells me I'm no bother & says I'm doing awesome. Even my 4 yr old is huge help & assists me getting in & out of the recliner. I will get some more pics later today & get them posted

PO Day 5 - nothing new really....going stir...

PO Day 5 - nothing new really....going stir crazy!! Took a sponge bath this morning & got so dizzy & lightheaded when my husband took off my binder. Thought I was gonna puke & pass out!! It feels so weird to touch my stomach too.

Funeral today, but I don't think I can make it....how can I get dresses & hide the drains?

PO Day 7 - well today is my first weepy day. ...

PO Day 7 - well today is my first weepy day. Since I live 150 miles from dr's office the nurse suggested I call to give my drain totals & make one trip rather than two.....so basically wait until they are both ready to be removed since they usually only remove one at a time. Well going into all this I had it in my head that I would have them for two weeks so when I called this morning & they made my appt for Thursday (10 days PO) I should have been happy.....no it was waterworks!! I've tried to think positively & that its better to have them in for a few more days rather than develope a seroma and its really not that much longer. I still feel so inhibited by these dang drains!! I want to put on some clothes and take a shower!! You can only get so clean taking a sponge bath!.

Day 10 PO - Just had my drains removed!! So glad...

Day 10 PO - Just had my drains removed!! So glad to be rid of them, but now I am terrified that I could swell worse so I'm going to be sure to really lay low. I've felt so much better the last few days I've probably been doing too much.....I went out to breakfast with my mom, trip to Target and Aeropostale, and then grocery store.

Now the question of whether or not the drains hurt being removed.......yes and no! Two PA's removed them at the same time.....left side I really felt nothing other than the slithering feeling in my stomach.....the right side BURNED like a mother 'you know what'!! I got really dizzy & lightheaded afterwards.....I really thought I was gonna pass out!! So glad that's over, but now I am terrified to get the stitches out!!

Day 12 PO - I'm feeling pretty good....maybe too...

Day 12 PO - I'm feeling pretty good....maybe too good! I have to remind myself to sloooow down & relax. My husband & I are not people who sit home ever so its so hard! I had my first shower yesterday & one word to describe....AMAZING!!

I've been sleeping in bed since Monday 7 days PO & that's the same time I started standing straight!!

I will post new pics later!

Day 17 PO - Back to work this week and I know this...

Day 17 PO - Back to work this week and I know this is EXACTLY why I am swelling horribly! I am so terrified of developing a seroma...not only because I HATE needles (funny that I hate needles, but have LOTS of tattoos?) but also because I live 150 miles away from the PS. Driving 300+ miles every couple of days to get the tummy poked just doesn't sound like much fun....I hate driving and I hate being in the car for long. I'm a very, very impatient person! I have noticed A LOT more swelling this week even though I put my spanx on under the binder to give additional compression since I was swelling so much....didn't do much, but did leave a little, tiny line/bubble of swelling all across the top of the Spanx. I know this surgery requires a sloooow recovery, but it stinks that I am experiencing more swelling now that I did a week or so prior? Thankfully my boss has been letting me wear sweats to work this week or I would have very easily busted buttons clean off my pants. Actually, Monday I put on a pair of my dress pants that were too big prior to surgery and they fit well with the bulky binder...well I dropped my make-up and tried to squat down to pick it up...RIIIIP...blew out the seam in the ass!! LOVELY!! Its also been depressing to pick up some of my old jeans that were too big and now they BARELY fit & the jeans that fit well prior to surgery I know not to even try or I will end up bawling like a baby. The swelling is bubbling my booty out like I am Kim Kardashian's sister and my thighs....HOLY SHIT!!

Oh ya check out the position of the tattoo after...

Oh ya check out the position of the tattoo after surgery!! LMAO!! I said to my husband "oh look I am really bruised right here..." He informs me "No that is what is left of the dolphin!"

Day 21 PO - 3 weeks today and really not feeling...

Day 21 PO - 3 weeks today and really not feeling much different today than my last update! Still swollen and feel like a stuffed sausage in this dang binder. BTW - I HATE THIS BINDER!! Hate is a strong word, but I feel STRONGLY about it!! It bunches, bubbles and by no means does it apply 'even' compression as its supposed to! My dr said if its bunching then to try a cg, but I bought 2 and neither felt as though they held me as tight as the binder so I only went about 15 minutes before I put the binder back on. I already had Spanx - tried them....NOPE, bought a pair of high waisted Spanx type underwear things....NOPE.....Spanx type control tank....NEGATIVE!! I could wear them WITH the binder, but alone they are not enough even though they all were listed as the highest level of 'sucking in' power. I've had other p.s. and once I was on the uphill swing of feeling better I continued to get better each day. This time around I feel like the past week I am stuck in a rut....ugghh!! I try to remind myself & so did my hubby (he's done a lot of reading up on what to expect, etc) and he keeps spouting off that it can take up to 6 months or longer before all the swelling is gone and to feel 'normal' again. Heck normal...what is normal anymore? I forgot!! I miss the gym, but hell at this rate I can't even fathom going any time soon!! PA mentioned that around 4 weeks I could start working out again. Well I can assure you that unless there is some miraculous recovery over the next 7 days I HIGHLY doubt that is going to happen! Heck I can walk straight up but my swelling makes moving feel uncomfortable. I saw a friend who had no idea I was having TT and she said "you are walking like someone who just had a baby or surgery." Ya the latter honey....

Ok enough of the negativity.....did I mention that PMS could be setting in?!?! GOOD LORD that is going to be an event I could certainly do without right now!!

I have my 3 week f/u with PS tomorrow so I am sure I will have some updates to add on Wednesday. I am getting my stitches out of my bb and incision tomorrow and I am not looking forward to that! Just the thought of it gives me the heebie jeebies! Oh and since I am so swollen I am not sure how they are going to manage to even find some of them!!

Reminding myself YET again that in a few months (which that sounds like FOREVER) I will be enjoying my new tummy when I can wear a swimsuit that isn't a 'grandma' style suit!

Day 23 PO - Saw the dr yesterday and he said he...

Day 23 PO - Saw the dr yesterday and he said he was very happy with how I look and that I am going to be VERY pleased with the final result....YES!! Also, when I woke up yesterday the swelling that I was so worried about the past week was MUCH better....still VERY swollen, but didn't look like I was going to spring a leak! Anyway, got the stitches out of my bellybutton and my incision....belly button took the longest and I did feel a couple of pinches, but that was it. My incision I did have one that the PA did get an "ouch" out of me, but it was literally all over with in 5 minutes!! When I looked at my incision it looked like there were a lot of stitches, but they were mostly just scabs! WHEW!! Also, got to ditch the binder during the day since its not fitting correctly and a complete ANNOYANCE!! I did have a compression tank on they ok'd but said they were a little concerned that it could roll which it does so they suggested I buy a couple of diff kinds to find something that worked for me. Ran to Younkers last night and bought 2 diff Flexees garments and let me say MUCH MUCH MUCH better except I almost feel exposed now...if that makes sense. We will see how the swelling is at the end of the day since I am wearing one to work today. I have Spanx that I wear to bed sometimes because my thighs are so swollen that they leave a mark in my legs that is visable through my pants....not a cute look!! Looks like a put a rubberband around my fatties and I don't dig!! I will try to get new pics up later today!!

Ok I just added pics from this morning....

Ok I just added pics from this morning....

Day 25 PO - Not too much to report except that I...

Day 25 PO - Not too much to report except that I don't really did either of the Flexees garments I bought. I wore the waistnipper yesterday and the side boning felt like it was slicing me open...not a comfortable feeling!! I also bought the Torsette briefer which isn't too bad except that thing is a huge pain to get the hooks snapped in the crotch!! Why isn't there a perfect shapewear out there?!?!

Swelling seems to be about the same....there is the morning and then multiplied by 4 by the end of the day. Its definently better than last week and I am THANKFUL for that!

Tried on my swimsuit bottoms and my scar is still sitting high...hoping it comes down some so I can at least wear a bikini this year!!

PO Day 28 - ONE WHOLE MONTH TODAY!! YAY!! Really...

PO Day 28 - ONE WHOLE MONTH TODAY!! YAY!! Really can say that I am getting a bit better week by week...wish it was day by day, but I will take what I can get! I noticed this morning I was walking through the store a bit quicker than I had been able to, wasn't bothered by wearing heels, and most importantly I caught a glipse of some upper ab muscles before I hopped in the shower this morning! That makes me VERY happy!! The swelling still there, but little bit better this week. Also, seems like my scar is settling a bit which I am hoping is so because I don't want to have to wear granny panty swimsuit bottoms this year! I will get pics tomorrow morning and get them uploaded!

PO Day 33 - Swelling has kicked back in again......

PO Day 33 - Swelling has kicked back in again....ugghhh!! Still not as bad as week 2 but enough that things I had been wearing are too tight!! I haven't eaten a lot of salty or sodium heavy foods so I have no clue.....OVER IT!!

Wore my boobs to knees Spanx to bed & also had hubby wrap me up super tight in my binder before bed, but not flat this morning!!

I just need to be ok'd to get back to the gym, but no dr's appt until May 8th. Stinks......I am a Zumba fanatic & go to classes 6 days a week. Love it & not going is killing me!!

Nothing else to report right now besides my pissy rant! I know in 6 months or so I will look back like such a small sacrifice for such great results, but I want it now!!

The weather here is crappy so I decided to go to...

The weather here is crappy so I decided to go to the gym to walk & well I felt so good I decided to jog a bit....no pain @ all. Just did a mile at a slow speed (5.5 mph) and then walked 2.....now I'm scared & mad @ myself for doing what dr said NOT to. I hope I didn't eff things up!! I'm a little sore now, but not any more really than I would expect after literally sitting on my ass for the past 5 weeks....so maybe I'm just freaking myself out!

5 Weeks PO - WOW!! Cannot believe its really been...

5 Weeks PO - WOW!! Cannot believe its really been 5 weeks!! Time flies when your....uhhmmm...uhhh....swollen?!?! lol!! I'm a little more swollen in the abs today and the upper abs HOT DAAAMN ARE SORE!! Guess I didn't realize just how much you use your core when you run. I am gonna chill on that since I DO NOT want to damage what I have spent so much time and money to fix.

Really not a whole lot to report except that I'm starting to feel better with each week and the swelling is def better this week in the hips at least. I can tell because the cg doesn't feel like its cutting off circulation to the legs!! My swelling seems to be more in the upper and lower abs and my belly sorta caves in where my bb is. Hoping that MAYBE when the swelling packs up and moves on that will be how much my belly goes in....at least that much or more!! I keep reading all these posts where they wake up and are flat and no swelling....each morning I unwrap myself with high hopes that maybe that will be my day....hasn't happened yet, but I know 5 weeks is still so soon. Looking back I thought for sure by this time I would be pretty much 100% (even after dr told me not going to happen!)...SLOWLY BUT SURELY, RIGHT?!?!

Anyway, I am just getting around to uploading last weeks pic updates. Hopefully I will get my 5 week pics tomorrow!!

Day 36 PO - Woke up feeling GREAT today!! I had...

Day 36 PO - Woke up feeling GREAT today!! I had my hubby wrap me up SUPER tight last night with 2 different binders....woke up with less swelling!! YAY!! I am starting to feel MUCH better (FINALLY!!) and cannot wait until I can say I am back to the OLD ME minus 3 lbs of skin!! This weekend we are going out for a friends bday and I am excited to put on my hair extensions & a cute dress!! It will be SO NICE not to have to worry about my flap of skin showing!!

Oh and today I put on my dress pants for work and a cute tank tucked in & couldn't believe its FLAT!! I am so used to having to try to hide my muffin top and flap, but not today!! The little things that so many take for granted!! I know I took my prebaby body for granted....

Oh and the girls are work are trying SO HARD to to figure out what kind of surgery I had. Yesterday one of the ladies said "you are looking busty today!! I think I figured out what you had done!" I told her "Nope! I got a $50 boob job from VS called the Bombshell!!"

Happy healing to all!!

Day 37 PO - Holy SWELL HELL!! This morning I woke...

Day 37 PO - Holy SWELL HELL!! This morning I woke up puffier than I had been so I shoulda known that it was going be be a BAD day.....

I'm so swollen that my incision is burning!! I feel like my stomach is on FIRE too. WTH is up with that!?! I feel like I'm about 5 months prego & I'm NOT a good prego person!! So yes I am crabby.....or if you asked my hubby I am just downright bitchy!!

I guess I'm gonna call it a night & hope that the swelling + extra weight will pack up move while I'm knocked out!!

PO 6 Weeks - I CANNOT BELIEVE ITS BEEN 6 WEEKS...

PO 6 Weeks - I CANNOT BELIEVE ITS BEEN 6 WEEKS ALREADY!! Everything is going well and still happy that I FINALLY had the surgery!! Really my only complaint is the swelling is still hanging around and pre-surg pants are still too tight!! Also, it feels REALLY weird to have pants on without my cg or binder on. I feel like I need to lean back or something....

I go see my dr tomorrow and I HOPE he gives the green light to exercising. I am SO ready to get back to my old routine and see my Zumba friends!!

I did discover something weird over the weekend...didn't wear a cg or binder when I went out Saturday night and not too much swelling even after being on my feet all day. Sunday didn't wear my cg or binder and again not too much swelling. I did a lot of errands (grocery store, house cleaning, etc) and really not much swelling. Now today I sit here at my desk at work with my waistnipper and the swelling is HORRIBLE!! Weiiiirddd!! Hopefully the dr says I can ditch wearing a garment or binder during the day anyway....we shall see!! I also noticed that when I went without my garment Saturday night I didn't have the weird feeling I usually get when I don't wear a cg or binder. Friday I peed my Spanx....yes ladies you read that right I PEED MY SPANX!! I thought I perfect the art of peeing out of the hole in the Spanx, but I was wrong....Anyhoo, I had to take off my Spanx and all afternoon I felt like I couldn't walk right or move because it was uncomfortable without any support. Odd what one day can do when weeks of recovery and you inch along...hmmmm? I was wondering if I would ever be able to part with the cg's....its a love/hate relationship with the dang thing honestly!!

I will update after I see the dr tomorrow!!

Happy healing ladies!!

6 wk PO visit today & I'm fully released!! I have...

6 wk PO visit today & I'm fully released!! I have ZERO restrictions!! He just told me to ease back into my fitness routine & not go balls to the wall from the get-go. I will take it!! I've had some major withdrawals from the gym especially Zumba!! No more binder, cg, etc!! HELL YA!! I'm sure I will still wear it to bed until the swelling is better.

Dr asked me if I was happy about my decision and I was quick to answer "YES!!"

PO Day 46 - Back to the gym and it feels GREAT!! ...

PO Day 46 - Back to the gym and it feels GREAT!! Its so nice to not have my stomach bouncing around & to put on my gym clothes and not feel so self-conscious about it. My dr said I could ease back into ab exercises so last night I went to Core class & we did a standing abs routine...no pain at all and it felt great!! I took it easy and didn't go balls to the wall...listened to my body and didn't push myself. My arms are sore, butt is sore, legs are sore, and my abs are just TINY bit sore. NOTHING like it was when I ran at 5 weeks PO....that time it felt like someone kicked my in my upper abs!

Seems like this week (week 7 PO) has truly been the turning point...swelling is still there but far less this week, able to sleep without binder or cg, and feel a bit back to normal!!

I am ready to get back to my normal exercise routine & working on bettering my body! This surgery has helped me so much with my midsection & now I can only perfect it! Nothing happens overnight and this experience has reminded me of that!

Day 52 PO - Well I am 7 weeks and some days...

Day 52 PO - Well I am 7 weeks and some days post-op. I am really not digging these love handles!! UGGHH!! I also think I have developed a dog ear on my left side....same side I am more swollen on because I got DRILLED with a softball at work last week. That was not cool at all!!

I need to start some scar therapy ASAP. Even thought I am still swollen and not happy with the love handles I refuse to wear a one piece this year!!

Now that I am able to work out again I do feel so much better and cannot believe how sore my legs are!

Day 71 PO/10 weeks + 1 day - Things are getting...

Day 71 PO/10 weeks + 1 day - Things are getting better, swelling is down most of the time, I am able to do most things that I could do preop without pain, etc. I am still pretty numb and it feels weird to have my pants tight on my stomach.

Just taking it day by day, week by week, and now month by month! Dog ear is still there...crap! Nothing I can do about it now and will worry about it later!

My weight will NOT move at all....been eating good (mostly!) back to exercise, etc....and that dang scale will NOT budge except to maybe jump up a few pounds.
Dr. Bruneteau

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Thanks for sharing your experience. I see the page says you went to see Dr. Bernateaus. Another page said they posted the wrong doctor. I am considering Dr. Bernateaus myself. Was he your surgeon?
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hey desy...i am right there w ya on the weight thing i had ost like 6 pds and gained it all back and i got soo depressed cuz of it im trying not to weight myself everyday like i always do..it is depressing and i now know its all a part of the process of healing girl u look amazing u really do..e n u look very similar..and when u least expect it one day well be a lot lighter if we stay motivated to stay on track of course!!hopefully ur doing good..=))
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the weight gain I believe is just swelling I had my surgery the same day you did , I remember one night before bed i weighted myself after a walk and was 138 and then the next day i was 134 ...I get more swollen mostly tthe days I work since I'm walking more than anything but when I'm off I ususally dont since I'm resting....
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DM- man the same with me, I got down 13 pounds and I started working out like a nut when I finally got cleared and the scale went up, OMG it is sooooo frustrating!!!! I feel ya on that end!!! You look wonderful though!!! Your scar is healing nicely!!! I am trying to put the scale away and focus on the working out, since I lost my job I am working out everyday and really trying to build muscle!!!
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Did your ps ever say why you had such a hard time w swelling? Thanks for your blog, I'm scared to death. June 18th is my day!
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Very few people have little swelling & my swelling is normal. Swelling lasts up until 6 months, but can stick around up to a year.
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You look awesome. The scar is looking a lot lighter. As for the scale, just part ways for a little while. I know sometimes the results could be depressing. You are looking great!
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Thank you Kay! Your words mean a lot!!
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Looking Great!
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Thank you!!
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U LOOK SUPER GOOD TO ME! sometimes i get depressed too cuz i have some love handles too and i still have some stretch marks and i stil have some stitches that dnt seem to disappear and i get itchy around those areas..and i get irritated but i just fell like i have to let time pass and if im not happy by my 6 mos and after i start working out then ill do something about it..but just be patient..
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Thank you!! I am trying to be patient and I try to remind myself constantly that I'm a work in progress!!
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You look amazing
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Thank you!!!
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Thanks ladies!! Means a lot to have such great compliments!!
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i also have what looks like it might be a dog ear and im gonna ask my doc on the 29th about it. i have "handles of love" that im not digging too much.
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I talked to my dr last week & he said there is still some swelling, but might need a little lipo if it doesn't go down. He said getting back into my exercise routine + time might take care of it....hoping so!!

Let me know wha your dr says!!
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thats the sad part, i had lipo =/ lol i can tell mine are still a bit swollen bc they are a little hard still, but im hoping with exercise they will go down more. you really do look awesome!!!
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Mine aren't hard...mooshy is probably the word I would describe them or floppy!
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you look wonderful!!!!
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You look phenomenal!
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You are looking great. No one piece for you.
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You are looking great and healing nicely. Glad to hear working out feels good. Enjoy your summer.
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That's why I wear the Veronique Garments! There is no flap over the crotch area, it's totally open. I sometimes wear underwear over the garment.
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