3 months P.O. NEW PICTURES!- Ontario, Canada

I'm 38, 120lbs and have 4 children, after talking...

I'm 38, 120lbs and have 4 children, after talking about it for years i finally decided in August that i really need to do something about my loose saggy skin that makes me feel crappy in clothes. Surgery was scheduled for Jan. 9th, 2013.

Tues. Jan 8th
Anxiety has hit home really bad and i'm almost wanting to cancel surgery. I cleaned the house and cried, cleaned had anxiety and cried and continued to clean. I took a break and brought kids to movies but couldn't watch i was so nervous so i texted the whole time. Got home and continued to clean. At midnight i took an ativanto relax me and help me fall asleep.


Wedn. Jan 9th
Woke up at 6 a.m., took a shower, blow dried my hair. As i said good-bye to each one of my kids i was over whelmed with tears in my eyes. I arrived at the hospital at 9:00, the nurses were fantastic. They tried so hard to calm me down but nothing they said worked so finally i recieved my pretty white pill. Wow i was a different person within half hour. The docter came to get me at 11:00 and all i could ask him was "did you eat and drink i don't want you to be hungry?" lol..... he giggled and marked me up. I did remember to ask him to go as high as he can with M.R. . 5 minutes later i walked into O.R., layed on table and waited. When PS walked in the nurses asked him where he was and he said "my patient old me to eat and drink" lol.... everyone giggled. The mask went on and i was out. I woke up smiling, glad to be alive! Left hospital around 9:00pm in no pain just uncomfortable. I did get sick though and that wasn't fun. Couldn't sleep all night or the next day, Oxy's i guess keep me up. Took 1 oxy every 4-5 hours and wiened myself off by the evening of day 3. Still no major pain. I was also taking my surgery pack my natural path Dr gave me (arnica, bromelain etc..) I do think it helped the pain also.

3 day post-op
Sat Jan. 12
OMG......TMI........ but after 7 hours in labour an enima and suppository i finally had a bowel movement, what an awful day! Worst part of this whole surgery so far. Drained me out and didn't feel good the rest of the night. Again very little sleep.

4 day post-op
Sunday Jan. 13th
spent the whole day moving from recliner to couch, back to recliner. Watched movies all day. Sooooooo bored!!! Did i mention how bad my Butt hurts from sitting around everyday?

5 day post-op
Sun Jan 14th
Worst back pain ever! I can barely feel MR but man does this pain take my breath away. Had a clog in my drain and my husband milked the line. It felt so wierd. I only have one drain and it was removed the next day. I was so scared because i read so many people complain about it hurting when it gets pulled out. I didn't feel a thing, i was worried for nothing.

1 week post-op
Wed. Jan 16th
I was cleared to shower and did it ever feel great having the warm water hitting my back. The docter said i was able to start straightening up but its hard to do. My husband took me to Micheal's to get a few things and back home we went. I couldn't sit still so while my Mom vacuumed my main floor i dusted whatever i could reach, an hour later my body told me to sit. Tomorrow i'll be back to sitting around all day.

Swelling is really bad in the evening but i know it's normal and i know it's to early to complain about it. I'll try to post pictures. I am so happy with Dr and the way i look so far!

10 days post op When do you really know if you...

10 days post op
When do you really know if you own dog ears? I know i'm only 10 days in but i have a fatty spot ontop of my right hip and not sure if swelling needs to go down or if it's a dog ear.

12 days post op Last night i took off my cg and...

12 days post op
Last night i took off my cg and noticed a wave in my lower stomach area, does this mean i have seroma? I'm seeing my ps tomorrow and will proably have to remove it, can anyone tell me if it hurts to have it drained?

Today i am 13 days p.o. and got the tape pulled...

Today i am 13 days p.o. and got the tape pulled off so i got to see my scar for the firt time today. It looks okay but my left side is alot higher then the right. Also i have a dog ear on my right side and I know i'm speaking to soon but i think i may still have loose skin in scar area, unless my stretch marks make it look that way. Not going to let it bring me down because i know it's way to soon to see final results. I will post some pictures a little later.

I forgot to post that i had some fluid build up i...

I forgot to post that i had some fluid build up i was worried about so he froze the area and drained half ounce of fluid. I think he wanted it to dissolve on its own but because i looked worried he did it. I did feel a pinch and little burning from freezing but didn't feel the draining at all. Glad it's out!

What does everyone think? I'm not sure what to...

What does everyone think? I'm not sure what to think. I've been using vitamin e cream and messaging in circular motion, is this okay?

Hi everyone! I'm 3 weeks po today and feeling...

Hi everyone! I'm 3 weeks po today and feeling great! Scar is looking a little better but i know it will take time. Yesterday i met with someone that got her tt done 12 years ago and you can't even see a line anymore. It literally disappeared. I have only lost 2 lbs but thats okay i'll take that. I am also excited to finally get into a pair of jeans this morning, now mind you they were already 1 size to big when i bought them but they are a little loose on me now too. I was expecting for them to be to tight. I'll try my tighter ones on next week, don't want to get depressed if they don't fit yet. I am back to work part-time and its working out well. My swelling isn't to bad but i still see a little wave in my lower tummy. All in all i'm feeling great! It's amazing how different you feel as each week passes. Still wearing my cg 24\7 i think it helps the swelling but it also helps me feel all together. I took it off for an hour yesterday and i started to walk hunched over again. I'll post some pictures from last week and this morning. Thank you all for your comments it really helped me out last week when i saw my scar for first time. So glad i found this website when i was ready to get it done! Happy healing to you all!

So excited that i'm 4 weeks po today!!! I feel...

So excited that i'm 4 weeks po today!!! I feel great like me again. I do have times during the day that i might swell but nothing crazy. Funny thing is when i swell i'm afraid of getting my old stomach back lol...... All in my head! Scar is looking a little better and just a little itchy but nothing i can't handle. I think i'm going to lightly start walking on treadmill for an hour everyday so i can start shedding 5 lbs. I know it's only 5 lbs but damn its so hard to do. My problem is i need to lay off the junk food. I am so happy i did this! For all those girls out there reading reviews everyone is different in pain levels, i didn't have any pain but was uncomfortable because of the muscle repair. As long as my hubby helped me up from recliner i was fine just stiff and oh boy back pain was probably the worst part but thats because we are hunched for a week. I would probably say pain is very equal to c-section but then again c-section didn't really hurt me either. Love my belly button! I can be picky about a few things with tt scar but all in all i'm so glad i did this. Happy healing everyone!!!

So excited! I bought two new bathing suits...

So excited! I bought two new bathing suits yesterday, lower then i've ever worn but higher to cover scar. Certain bathing suits were way to low for scar but i'm okay with the ones i bought because i haven't shown my belly button in 14 years. In the last picture i'm a litlle swollen. I put silicon strips on this morning..Can anyone tell me how many weeks i need to use them for? Hope everyone is feeling good and happy healing!!!

I am 5 weeks and scar is looking better and is...

I am 5 weeks and scar is looking better and is already fading. I think the silicon strips and alternating creams evey night has helped. I just wish the swelling would go away. 4 days ago my muscles were hurting when i moved, it lasted a couple days but swelling this weeks doesn't want to go away. Urggggg. I hate it because i just want to wear my jeans all day long but thats not possible right now. I even had muffin top today wtf...... Don't get me wrong i am sooooo happy i did this. My only regret is that i didn't do it a few years ago! Happy healing my friends, so glad i found you all!!!

I enjoyed a relaxing pedicure tonight. I also got...

I enjoyed a relaxing pedicure tonight. I also got laser done on my underarms. 1 more time and i probably won't need to shave anymore, so excited about that. I am feeling like me again, i just wish i could get motivated and start working out! Going to see PS tomorrow for 6 week check up, i want to make sure everything is looking good. Happy healing to everyone!!!

So tomorrow i will be 6 weeks po and i had my ps...

So tomorrow i will be 6 weeks po and i had my ps appt. today. He couldn't believe how well my scar looks because he said from 6 to 10 weeks is when scar usually looks its worse. My muscles are good and i just need to continue what i am doing. He looked pretty happy with his work which made me feel great! I asked him about tanning and he told me to cover up a little longer and thats okay with me because i don't want to mess anything up. I will post pictures tomorrow to see difference in scar since using silicon strips.
Love this site and how honest everyone. Hope everyone out there is healing well!!!

6 weeks yesterday and everything is great except...

6 weeks yesterday and everything is great except for the swelling. OMG the swelling, i feel like i'm getting bigger and bigger by the day. Anyone else have this issue after 6 weeks?

I'm 9 weeks and other then a bit of swelling at...

I'm 9 weeks and other then a bit of swelling at night i'm feeling great. Scar is fading a bit and smoothing out more. My biggest issue right now is not being motivated and i still haven't gone back to the gym. I do this every year around this time and once spring rolls around i am back to my exercise routine. Can't wait for some warmer weather. I don't have much to say about TT other then i am so happy i did this!!! I posted some pictures. Dog ears have smoothed out and now are flat. The little spot over scar that looks like my old button will be revised after 6 months if it doesn't fade. For everyone new on here give it time because scar looks better and better every week that goes by. Good luck to those that are having TT soon and for those that are already done HAPPY HEALING!!!

3 month p.o. What can i say not much has changed...

3 month p.o.
What can i say not much has changed since my last post. I'll have a couple good weeks and then i have a week of swelling. Swelling gets really bad during my period. It's funny cause just in last week i have been getting a popping feeling in my right muscle everytime i breath in deep. It's a really funny feeling, maybe everything is now waking up in there? Anyone else have this? I've gained 4 lbs cause of my poor eating habits and no motivation to work out, so to feel better i started tanning but have been putting a towel over my belly. I'm so happy i did this!!! Now i just need to get some motivation to get back to gym and lose 5 lbs. I keep looking at my before pictures and think why didn't i do this 7 years ago!

Almost 6 months

On July 9th i'll be 6 months PO. Can't believe how fast time flies!!!
Not much has changed other then the scar keeps getting lighter and lighter. I have been back to the gym for about 7 weeks now and feel so much better. Although i have only lost a few pounds my clothes are fitting me so much better. Hopefully i will tone up a little more and lose a couple more inches and i'll be exactly where i want to be. Its so cute that my 15 year old noticed Mom has a little muscle going in the arms lol.....Love it!!!
Went to the docters for my 5 month visit and asked what the bulge was over my incision and i was told a pocket of fat, i was hoping to hear that it was muscle but nooooo its fat! So i'll be seeing him at 8 months PO and we will decide if we should do a little lipo. For now i'll try to work it down at the gym. He also wants to do a little revision over my T cause i have a little spot that looks like it may be my old BB. If i can get the bulge down then i may just tattoo the round spot and make it look like a beauty mark that way i'm avoiding surgery all together. I know swelling is suppose to get better at 6 months but im having a swell week and i'm feeling like i almost have something wrong because i'm bulging again. I should have asked him if theirs a way of seeing if i did something to my muscle repair but then again i was pretty flat that week. Oh and Ladies before i forget, as he was touching my belly i told him how numb i still am and how wierd his fingers felt on my belly and he told me the the numbness on some people may never go away. Wow something i did not know. Can't wait for 1 year PO so i can see final results!!!
Hope everybody is enjoying this weather and to all the new RS Girls wishing you a healthy and happy healing!!!

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6 months po on july 9th

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Bikini day

So today i wore i bikini for the first time in public, mind you never took my shorts off because that was just to weird for me to have that much exposed all at once lol. Maybe next weekend i will take the extra step and actually take my shorts off. Loving my results but still have some swelling days. Hopefully with working out and some healthy eating it will get better by my 1 year anniversary.

6 1/2 months PO

So i finally decided this weekend to lose the shorts in public at the pool. Boy oh boy was it ever weird but yet it felt so good. Did any body else feel so tight in the water while swimming?

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I still can't change and save my title to 6 months, what am i doing so wrong grrrrrr

9 1/2 months

Not much has changed since my last update and i'm still happy with my TT, hate the pocket of fat above incision and the stretch marks but happy happy i did this. Dr said i can get some lipo in the area of fat pocket but i really want to try to flatten it myself. We will see at my 1 year mark what my final decisions are. I'm also not liking the fact that i gained 5 lbs after this surgery and i'm having a hell of a time trying to lose it. I think in my head before surgery i thought i was going to lose instead of gain but then again all the drinking that happened every weekend this summer didn't help. Need to get rid of the love handles fast! I know my age is not helping right now either, but i refuse to let age take over my body and sole!!!! I will fight the aging process as much as i can lol. Funny when i was in in my 20's i use to say i was going to grow older gracefully and now i'm fighting it darn it! lol.
I'm still swelling if i have alot of salty foods or lots of gasy vegi's, it's not as much but it comes and goes. During the swelling or on my period my skin feels numb again, just weird it hasn't gone away yet. Hope to get some pictures up today even though there isn't any change from the last picture. Hope everyone is doing well!!! :)

Almost 10 months

So I've decided to get a trainer 2 times a week to see if maybe he can help me get rid of the pocket of fat and also define my abs a bit. Oh and let us not forget the butt that grew under the original butt. Today was my first day, we will see how much I hurt tomorrow. lol

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Why won't it save after I've changed it. I was told I couldn't change it but there are girls on here that changed it even yesterday. I don't get it!!!

Almost 1 year PO

Hi everyone it's almost been 1 year and I have to say this journey has been so worth it! I remember having anxiety last year at this time preparing not only for Christmas but for my surgery. I remember how excited but how scared I was lol. I became addicted to the site and had to be on it any second I had a chance lol. Reading everyones journey and getting excited for everyone that was having surgery in new year like I was. Time flew quickly and wow 1 year later I'm a whole new person especially when I get dressed. No more buying things and not wearing them cause I couldn't get my stomach flat enough because of extra skin. Now I pick out an outfit put it on and out we go (my husband I so happy for that!), no more changing a million times before we leave house. I'm not going to lie but I am far from perfect but I went in knowing this. Let's face it girls our before children body is gone but think of all the stretch marks as beautiful tattoo's our children gave us. Each and everyone of my marks represents my children :). I have been working out in the last 11 weeks and I'm feeling so much tighter and have lost the 5lbs I gained after surgery. I find I am starting define my abs from all the ab workouts, loving it! No more swelling other then when I'm on my period and eat way to much, which is so normal. I do go numb every once in a while and I'm not sure what that's from. Still have the pocket of fat above incision that I'm trying to get rid of naturally and it has gone down a bit but not enough to my standards. Docter told me I could have lipo and get rid of little bumps on end of incision in new year but I'm not sure I will. I really want to see if I can break down that pocket by working out harder. Bumps don't bother me, sometimes I can't even see them. Scar is healing beautifully and is so thin and light already. The thing I don't like is that skin has loosened up a bit and I'm very wrinkly above incision but I guess this is all natural and skin needs to move right? I catch myself looking at woman that haven't had children and seeing if their skin wrinkles up when bending and sitting and yup it does! So end results is my Dr was amazing and I'm so glad I chose him!!! I'm so happy!!! To all my fellow TT girls cheers to you all during this Holiday Season, enjoy your fab bodies and to all upcoming TT girls try not to stress and good luck ;) Enjoy Christmas everyone!!!

1 YEAR PO JAN 9TH

So today was 1 year since my surgery. What a year! Still can't believe I did this and now wonder why I waited so darn long. Everything is great and my motivation and self esteem is awesome!!! So happy with the way the scar has healed and I love my belly button. Have been working out for 3 months now, trying to get rid of fat pocket over incision. It's slowly and I say slowly going down. I am finding that my body is shifting and getting better ever week. My second ass that I grew under the original is starting to tone and lift and my abs have gotten stronger and I'm seeing a six pack starting to form. I couldn't be happier!!! The only thing I regret is not getting a breast lift with my tt. Now I have this beautiful Belly and saggy boobies lol. Oh well maybe that will be my gift to myself at the end of the year. Hope your all doing well and wishing all my fellow TT Sisters a very HAPPY ANNIVERSARY

1 year Anniversary

Oh and I wanted to add for all the new TT Girls you really won't see final results until a year so be patient. It will all come together and swelling does subside after 11 months :)

1 year po

Just wanted to show a really close up of my belly showing wear T was made and old bb is and how much its blending in now. Its really blending in nicely and I'm sure it will blend in more once I tan it. Stretch marks are not that bad, I think flash makes them look so much worse then they are. All you new TT Girls you will see how much it all comes together at your 1 year mark :) So worth it!!!

Losing Weight

So I have been following the free app myfitnesspal.com and working my ass off at the gym and I have finally lost 8lbs in 4 weeks, so so happy. Easiest app you can follow. I just wanted to share that with you all cause its free and really does work if you follow it :)

1 YEAR & 3 MONTHS

I have been eating clean, working out and tanning. I'm feeling great!!! I'm starting to feel my abs and hopefully soon i'll be able to see a six pack lol .... Just wanted to post some pictures on how much nicer the belly looks once its tanned (I think so anyway). Something to remember though is the scar and stretch marks do not tan. Let me know your thoughts :)
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I've enjoyed reading your journey. Thank you for your honest review. Your scar looks really good. I have darker skin, so hopefully mine will fade to the point you can't really notice it.
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Thank you! I'm sure your will blend in better then mine. I'm actually tanning right now and I feel like my stretch marks don't look as bad. So happy I did this!
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Does tanning make your stretch marks and scar blend in more? I read somewhere that the stretch marks doesn't tan and it makes it stand out more??? What are your thoughts?
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I think the stretch marks look a little more blended in but the scar will not tan, it's very white but that's okay it's so thin im sure in a year it will look even smaller. I always have incision line covered anyway. I'll take a picture tomorrow and post it. Let me know what you think!
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Your tan looks nice! Can't wait to tan. It looks like the stretch marks blends in slightly, BUT your abs are looking good!!!!! Good for you :) I can't wait till I get the go ahead to work out. Thanks for posting the pics.
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MFP is a great app...just starting up on it again....I used MFP the whole time I had my 50+ pound weight-loss....it made me accountable for what I ate.. Your incision after a year had faded...looks great! My TT scar is fading it's been 6 months....my boobs are just starting to heal from 2/12 breast lift....it all take time (hugs) LLB
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Hey SISTA how you doing??! You looking so awesome!!! Good job on the weight loss!! I'm going to get the app too! I'm so happy for you on your one yr anniversary!! You are looking HOT!!!:)!!!! Later SISTA
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Ahhh Sweet sweet Sister, I don't know you but love you!!! I can hear it in your words how happy you are in your results and I am so happy for you!!! Thanks for compliments, I have lost another pound but geez working my ass off eating healthy and working out. I'm so excited for this summer cause my body will be more prepared then last summer. So after seeing your boobies I'm so thinking of getting a lift, so rgret not doing it at the same time. Anywho hope your doing great!!! Later Sista!!!
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Awww that's so cute!! Me too feel like we are family( not that mine is nice like this!) so better than family!!! I know having the BA completes it, I didn't ever think I would get implants but after the TT I'm like ah... Ya no this is not gonna work!! Lol but if you are considering and not sure if your going to your original surgeon... But dr kasrai she's amazing she is FEMALE!! Does it right!!!! Lol later SISTA!!! Luv ya!!! Hugs to you!
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You look great! I am scheduled for tummy tuck March 27. I am so nervous! I hope everything goes ok. It's reassuring to hear other people's stories.
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Don't be nervous, I was and I would do it all over again. Good Luck!
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Thanks for thinking of us still on the recovery journey. So helpful and encouraging to see all the progress you've made in a year!
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Yes I agree!! Thank you!!
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Thank you! It was so worth it:)
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Wow your scar is almost invisible!! Fantastic results !! That gives me hope!!
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Thank you, I am so happy!!!
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Your scar looks phenomenal!!! So thin and faded. You look great :)
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Thank you :)
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You look great. Congrats on working out and the weight loss. My one year anniversary is the 28th. Hard to believe it's been that long. Take care girl.
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Thank you :)
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Wow! Your scar looks awesome! It looked great at 6 months too! Hope mine fades better!
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Thank you! Are you using scar strips? I'll check out your profile.
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I was for 6 months. Now not so much. I have them laying out to use. Ha! I'm getting spray tans every week so I'm not really messing with the bleaching cream and strips that I bought.
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I'm so glad i found your reveiw :) your stomach pre-op looks really like mine stretchmark wise (i have a photo attached to a question i posted) well mine is prob worse lol ... But its so good to have a comparison to give you an idea of what could be !!! The actual shape of your incision is what my ps told me i would have and he also said i will prob havemy old bb too (somewhere) as apparently my ribs are low and i have never been really big above my bb so not much flesh to strech up there . Did you decide to leave your birth bb bit alone in the end, also what is the texture of it like ? Is it as smooth as the rest of your scar, i'm asking as my ps had told me it would be hard and stick out a bit ... That was worrying me slightly, although yours looks great so inthought i would ask ... Sorry for asking so many questions xxxx
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