Partial Tummy Tuck W Ab Binding Back Together

Ok i had mine done last thursday jan 14th. so far...

ok i had mine done last thursday jan 14th. so far so good im off all wk from work and cant drive but i have plenty of help. 1st few days were painful but its worth it. im swollen there but he took out some fluid yesterday and i go back to work on monday and go see him after again.

i work out like a damn animal i spin i kickbox u name it. i spend countless hours having worked out for years but after my 2nd kid it was done my abs were nasty looking no stretch marks but lumpy and flabby and eww. i hated wearing a 2 piece and being arond hot women who had one kid or none w flat bellies and looked so good. my abs didnt match the rest of me.

i say to everyone to go for it. by no means im rich and can afford these things but i had it done and dont regret one penny spent. im a single mom of 2 w no help and ive worked hard my whole life and saved some to do things like this. i drive an old lexus and i can care less about a new fine car id rather have a nice body than a nice car and things that sit in the driveway or parking lot for hours on end or get stolen. ur body and ur looks are important as ppl do view this and we live in a society where beauty is such a big factor. sad but true yes. so i say do it.

im 38. have taken back my abs thanks to my dr in paramus nj. i was scared too. but i feel way btr after one week now.

my 7 year old daughter told me before i did this that "mommy ur so tiny but i always wondered why ur belly was so funny looking and flabby even tho u go to the gym so much" hmm out of the mouths of babes how funny but she i guess stated the actual truth. i cnt wait til summertime

Feb 1st 2010 update. im still unsure of my results...

feb 1st 2010 update. im still unsure of my results. its 2 wks i had the partial tt w bindng and im still seeing that pouch and its swollen. i guess i had super high expectations since i was small to begin with. im allowed to work out lightly but no running or jumping. can anyone answer when this pouch will go away i just feel like the lumpyness was taken care of but the abs below the belly button is like that kangaroo pouch and was told it will go down on its own it wont be perfect. i guess i waited so long to do this and i was seeking perfection and can anyone tell me about this puffy pouch. thx

Feb 9, 2010 ok its wk 4 and im slowly starting to...

Feb 9, 2010 ok its wk 4 and im slowly starting to see swelling come down when i got dressed this morning for work i looked flatter where its swollen. yipee. the only thing i dont like is that i see a lil bit of saggy skin in my mid torso area which fears me in thinking that he did not pull me down tight enuff. lets see over the next few mos

Me at almost 4 wks i look more swollen below than...

me at almost 4 wks i look more swollen below than the 2 wk picture. ughhhh

Updated on Feb 21, 2010:

i have a profile on the tummy tuck but here is me at pre surgery and post surgery. i am getting no replies on my posts. i just want some opinions on my progress. im still tender at 5 wks out. my belly button will remain asymetrical no a big deal ive got an outie anyhow. this hides it. my dr has been in the biz many years and wont retire. he did my breast exchange last yr from saline to silicone and did my sis 10 plus yrs ago. i still weigh 110 lbs and im 5ft 2 kids one 16 one 7. im 38 had overdone smartlipo by a poor dr in my town dr goodnite. so baxt had to fix me over. im still healing and hoping my kangaroo pouch comes down soon. i know must give more time here.

9 weeks and still wondering when this darn...

9 weeks and still wondering when this darn kangaroo pouch is gonna go away. im hearing all sorts of answers. swell hell, residual fat that mite need to be lipo'd out someone tell me this is just becuz my body swelled up more due to my petite size. i know darn well dr did a great job i love my dr. he fixed many a ppl's noses including my sis and fixes other dr's mistakes. i know i look much btr than before surgery i can def say that is the truth. yes i still have the rolls when i lean over and sit down but dont we all? altho i see pics of women had the full tt and they do not have any rolls wutsoever. i know im only 9 wks out and have a ways to go here. im numb and poofy below the bb i dont think u can see that in these pics tho. i will keep u posted as the mos go by. good luck to all of u having the tt done full or mini it def keeps out body in a good form along w excercise and eating healthy. i actually weigh the same no lbs lost. my boyfriend eats healthy but more than im used to so i gotta work out harder after being with him. his dad was a chef so he loves to cook with me

 10 wks out now here is new pic of wut im...

 10 wks out now here is new pic of wut im speaking of  i saw my dr tonite and looks like i need revisions after the summer.  wahh.  its bulging muscle that i have below the bb.  im so bummed out i thought it mite be swelling but this was a mini tt not a full.  i feel i shuld have had a the full tt but he still said no.  it wont look good on me.  i guess i gotta wait then and perhaps it will lessen a bit but i still want the revision and i really hope its free i spent enuff on this already.  he called it a puzzle as he didnt expect this to happen so the upper is gone but the lower is the muscle bulge...  arghhh  

Paramus Plastic Surgeon

my dr has been around forever. i did boobs with him saline then silicone after 10 yrs and they look great my sis did saline w him years ago and still gets compliments on her breasts

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Hi Mamaags.... I was wondering how you are liking the tt a year later. I have a tt scheduled a month from now and am very excited, but very nervous. How long did it take you to get back to the gym full out?
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hi applebee
i dont love my final results. i wish i did. are u getting a full tt? i wished i had gotten that instead. my bb is slanted now and i feel as tho i was gonna have this hot belly and its just so so to me. as per the woman below i dont chase an image. i feel i paid good money and should be happy and im not. it took several wks to get back to working out fully. u can do lite stuff. i still workout and watch what i eat but i do not feel confident in my two piece as w the dog ears and the assymetrical bb. i know im not a young young gal anymore nearing 40 but i see plenty of ladies older than me w amazing tummies after a few kids
good luck hun
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I just wonder if this has made you happy or if you will always chase an image. I had twins, hired a personal trainer and got back to a size 2. I dont look in the mirror and see my flaws...i like me. I hope you do now.
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hi ivanna. thx for ur email but yes im not goin to do anything more this was something i did want to do and yes i am also a size 2 no matter wut even before the procedure. if anything i put on a few lbs over the past year or so. but ur rite we tend to chase images that we see and its not reality. i just work out eat rite drink lots of water and let me be me now.
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well its been almost 9 mos and i went back for my checkup and my dr said it will get about 5-10% better. overall i guess this is good as it gets. well i asked him about lipo on the back fat above the hips that kinda goes over ur pants and he said he can do it and why didnt we do it before? umm i really wished he had included lipo in that hefty price i was charged for a mini tt. altho im a client i get a discount but it just seems as tho his prices are so high that my discount isnt really a great discount after all. he quoted me 3700 for lipo on the backside i dont need much im tiny as it is. i really cant afford to shell out anymore money at this time i have to save for my sons car and for me to move out of my house. im gonna shop around or just not do lipo at all. great dr but great big prices for a long time client im a little peed about that
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Hi, I know this is awfully late but I just looked at your photos and your mini tuck reminds me so much of my own 3 1/2 years ago. My little protrusion (similar to your 5 week one) is still there but the doctor explained that my Uterus is forward (inverted) so falls against my tummy wall. So even though I had the muscles sewn together tightly, it still pushes out a bit. I really dont mind now but found it a bit hard at first. I expected a washboard flat tummy! Unrealistic really as I never had one before children and I'm a skinny girl. I now realise that nearly all women are curvy and a softly curved tummy is really very normal. I dont spend hours every day crunching like the ladies who have abs so i dont have abs! I now wear fitted clothes and dresses that I couldnt wear before due to my little joey pouch ( I have a smallish frame and my babies were 9 pounders) I hope you are really happy with your results now that some time has passed.
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hi sweetie thanks so much for your input. i dont think i had washboard abs also but i guess i had really too high expectations too and the price tag was hefty andi put money aside for it and was kinda bummed out. i dont think im gonna do any revisions i just joined a cko gym so i do that 3 nites per wk before i get home. my bf said no need for revision and not to ruin a good thing and my dr is really a good one and he wouldnt have done it any other way. i agree women w some kinda of curves are sexier too and its wuts in in the new 2010 seeing kim kardashian its very pretty. but im glad u posted on this as i was ready to go see baxt again and i dont have enuff skin to really work with just a small amunt and i guess its not a big deal
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Hi Babes, I was out of town on a short trip so here i am back to a consult with a female surg 03.29 she is really great. After my consult with her which lasted about 30mins i could just imagine myself already i am really a positive thinking person, she understands all my concerns , my frustration and anger i was connected immediately, so i am up for breast aug and tt revision, but hey! girl that what i want and nothing stops me. she is in Mahattan and maybe because its a woman to woman thing why she understand my frustration and after a thorough exam she concluded its lax muscle doesn't know if its not enough tightening or suture went apart imm after tt, also the other 3 consults before did say the same thing "lax muscle". I have seen great work she has done so far, hoping mine will be too but i am confident, working also out of 2 prestigious hosp in mahatt. So i am lookin at early July which would bring me to a little over a year. Back to your story babes i am so sorry to hear because its very frustrating i think you should have done the full tt. Saying that you are too small my sis-in-law is about 5'2" and about 130lbs she had a ftt and girlfriend she look darn good, because i think if you have a little thing above bb the best is full tt to get rid of everything top and bottom and so far that's what i read. Not to mentioned the spending of the money it's an incredible lot but what can i say babes you just have to pay for what you want even though its not fair to keep spending and not achieving the ultimate goal, however, keep the faith and it's worth the try. We just got to be there for each other that's why i think this is such a great programm that people near and far can exchange their exp and then we know we are not in it alone. Oh! i forget you mentioned about age girl my friend is 51 and she did last year too she is flatter than a just born babe, and still is, that bulls-s.... hear from you soon. CHOW
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i do hear and see pics of older gals who did the full tt and omg they look fab. i figure if u are gonna do the tt do the full throttle. it only makes sense i sometimes wonder if the PS just dont wanna be bothered going thru the work of doing a new bb so they give u the partial my bb isnt that nice i wished hed done the full and did a new bb. im gonna tell him. xox
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Hi babes nice hearing back from you. Actually its not the mall i went the outlet i forget the name. What's up with you, just give the tt a little more time eat well/exer and see what happens. What a disguisting son-of-a-!!! to tell you that i guess class is class Uh!. Did you have any prblm with the breast aug at anytime over the years you had it and how does it feel heavy can you go without bra and feel comfy, does youe upper body feel normal likewise is stretching an issue let me know cause i am considering but i need actually experience. As for my tt i had that 3-4mths look 3mths after tt, i dont think suture broke just not enough tightening. I am looking at mid to late July when i have 2-3wks off i have to its driving me crazy. I have dedicated my life to my kids after they were born now they are grown and finish colege, working so its my time now to recapture a bit of myself. Hope to hear from you soon. All the best.
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hi hun. i say go for it on the breast aug i had no issues i just didnt like the rippling on the sides from saline so i redid mine w the silicone after a decade as u know the silicone is much safer today and more natural feel and look. i wanted to also tell u that im noticing with my skin since i did the mini tt well this wkend i noticed when i leaned over in bed its still very loose and wrinkly and i told my boyfriend and he said give it more time but i gotta tell u its bothering me as i felt there shuld be no loose skin at all. it looked like the same mushy jello i had beofre the tt. im seeing my dr tomorrow for ckup but i feel he will tell me look at where i started as opposed to now. maybe im being too picky i dont know anymore. i just waited so long to do this and im also done having kids and happily divorced and its my hard earned pay that paid for all this. i know wut u mean about the kids. mine are two sweeties. and i do alot for them too and so do my parents who are 73 and 75 now
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hi hun ok my PS needs to also now do a revise on me in the fall. im so bummed he told me lastnite its muscle bulge so he needs to go back in and do something else after summer. i took look 3 mos prego i just put a pic so u can see it. this sux. i was always told by many that a mini tt isnt a good thing that a full tt is the only thing that makes u so flat like ur 21 again and i was also told that my skin is aging that is wut was said about the lax skin i have still umm dor im only 38 im not 39 til june 9th. i had two kids not 6. granted he fixed my overdun smartlipo so its btr than before but not great. hes a known excellent PS and he did good job on boobs etc but i guess my body just wasnt meant for a mini tt. he told me he did a floater on teh navel wutever that means. and that a full tt my bb would disappear. in pics of others i see they have a nice new open bb and flat belly to match. so the upper protrude is gone but now its below. i cant win here on this damn belly of mine. after baby 2 i tried so hard to keep it good and this would make it btr but it didnt do much so overall ive spent thousands and its not wut it shuld be. i culdve gotten myself a newer car or put the money away and just said eff it. i cant blame the dr as ive seen his work and its great. perhaps bellies arent his best work tho
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Hi mamaags: Whats up with you girl. I was in near your neighbourwood last sunday i drove to the shopping mall and thought of u. I think i didn't get enough tightening from the beg after 3mths that's just it no more progress i did consult my reg PS and he told me at first that the swelling will go down more...never. then six mths after went back he said spanx i am not going to fight with him i am doing my home work.Did you have anything else done apart from TT. Men will ever be men we just have to concentrate on ourselves and what we want. How is your progress comng on, Which gym do you go i go bally total in mahattan and work ten mins away. Keep me posted, best of luck
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hi hun. which mall did u go to? nj is known for our big malls. was it garden state plaza? i like it there its huge. i see my dr on monday so i gotta ask him when the pouch will be gone i know he couldnt tell me as he said its tuff to tell. in a way i do wish i had more the full tt as i see that flabby skin over the bb and when i see pics of ppl w the full tt they were pulled so tite from top to bottom that they have no darn flab they have bellies like an 18 yr old now. i was hoping to see no flab at all.so the laxed skin above isnt going to go away on its own and i can continue to workout but it wont go. . i had my breast exchange after 10 yrs to the silicone last yr by my same dr. the mistake i made was in 2008 i had smartlipo done by dr goodnite in nj and he overdid me and i was left lumpy so baxt had to fix me in this mini tt procedure. big expensive mistake i made i guess. at the time i was going to miami w some coworkers and i wanted to rid my flab so i did just that and boy i was wrong. and get this... i met a man in miami that wkend and started seeing him for just a few mos. well... do u know after i found out wut a drunken loser he was he sent me a text message in a drunken state telling me that i had a nasty looking stomach. i was so devasted by that remark so i then realized its time to see dr baxt for a tt. so yep men can be real jerks xo
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Hi girl what up with you This is Dor, how is your progress so far i hope good, I am in the process of geting a rev tt after ftt nine mths ago i have lax muscle(not enough tightening) very nerve racking and get me so depressed at times. I look about 3-4mths preg had consults with some good PS in Mahattan and all conclude the same. My reg PS told me i am fine to just wear spanx when going out. Give me pics update. I cannot fig out yet how to post pic i am still trying
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omg dor wut happened the muscle sutures tore? wut does he need to do to u? i havent take more pics i feel like this damn kangaroo puffy pouch isnt going away. im working out again etc having hanky panky w my bf too lol. its 9 wks now for me. i do see my laxed skin over the bb which i at times feel as small as i am why the heck i didnt get a ftt and just the mini tt. i wore the spanx shorts for a while
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Your 5 wks pictures look great! I think after more time passes you will see the true results of the tummy tuck, 5 wks isn't very long. Your gonna look great! Don't compare yourself to anyone else, cause everyone has different healing processes per their bodies, and everyone's skin elasticity is different. You look Great!
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thx speedracer76. i did some legs today at our co gym and my body talked to me and told me go slowly. i felt the fish flutters that ppl seem to talk of. im getting excited and anxious i guess. i have wanted to get this done for over 5 yrs so im all nutso now . :))
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Looks great, keep updating everyone on your progress.
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thx sue. so far so good. im wondering if it does get better w just the mini tt as opposed to the full tt. i do have a lil bit of excess skin but i really shuldnt focus on that part. he had to work on the fixing of the overdone smartlipo by dr goodnite. so its much better. alot of drs on here say that the mini tt women arent fully satisfied w the results since it doesnt make u full tight i dont know i was told i would look funny w the full tt
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Hi girl its me again, i really just read all your profile, i just loveeeee your spirit you are a girl of my own heart. I really think that's way too, work hard and save, spend some of the money on yourself. IT'S LOOK GOOD TIME. I did my face -fillers, ftt/tuck and have a surgery schedule for my boobs so far so good. Some typo errors in my first reply, it happens.
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hi dor. thats rite we wanna be older and better. these younger gals have nothing on us fine wines xo
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Well here is a reply to your post your are loooking great. Congrats to Baxt. Well i didn't, actually that you could do ad tightening with mini tummy tuck. WOW! Good luck on the rest of your recovery and please keep me posted.
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aww thx hunnie. i will only get body work done by this man. the smart lipo was the worst thing i ever did to myself but eh its water under the bridge by now for me. baxt said suing a dr is a waste of time
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