Full Tummy Tuck with Benelli Breast Lift - Paramus, NJ
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I am the mother of two little girls (5 and 6) who...
- 9 May 2012
I am the mother of two little girls (5 and 6) who I love immensely. After the birth of my first baby my skin did not rebound and I was left with a lot of stretch marks to the point that my stomach looked wrinkly and my belly protruded forward. Needless to say I was very unhappy with this and begin to think of a tummy tuck in 2009.
I initially planned to go the medical tourism route and go to the Dominican Republic. I had scheduled an appointment and made a deposit and unfortunately my grandmother died two days before I was scheduled to travel so I cancelled.
For the next few years I went back and forth about whether to have the surgery, namely because I am single and wanted to remain open to having another child if I ended up in the right relationship. As time as gone by I have realized that as my children age I really would not want to have another child. Once this decision was finally made I moved forward.
I'm now six weeks post op and things are going...
- 15 Jun 2012
Unfortunately I did have some minor complications. My sutures started spitting at my tummy tuck and breast lift incision, I also developed a Mondor's cord, I also have a seroma that my doctor wants to resolve on its own as it is very small, draining out of my incision and uneven swelling in my breasts.
However, I have learned that patience is really key when it comes to healing after a surgery. I was a bit skeptical that everything would heal and appear nicely without intervention but I followed doctor's orders and I can now see significant improvements.
I do not notice any tenderness or pain in my breast when I press, touch, or squeeze them though there is still some swelling in my left one that I hope resolves soon. My incision does have some tenderness when pressure is applied directly to it but the scar itself appears to be healing very nicely.
I started working out right before my six week mark and went for a 3 mile run (more like 2.5 mile run and 0.5 mile walk) the day after my six weeks. I wore the binder that was given to me after surgery and I didn't notice any tummy or breast discomfort (I wore two sports bras just in case).
My doctor was very open and honest with me at my consultation and my follow-ups thus far. He spoke to me and allowed for me to make informed decisions about my procedures and managed my expectations well. I appreciated his honesty.