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Tummy Tuck - Why Did I Wait So Long! - Parramatta, AU

The reason I chose to have a tummy tuck done was...

The reason I chose to have a tummy tuck done was due to my "apron" left over from my pregnancies. The procedure went extremely well, the incision goes from hip to hip so it most definately hurt but with pain meds-it was not unbearable & is so well worth it.. The most uncomfortable feeling was actually from the tightening of the muscles in the upper abdomen area. I most definately recommend at least 6 weeks to recover and lots of help from family/friends. The binder gives so much relief for your tummy muscles so you need to wear it and it fits under clothes easily. You will be wearing loose comfortable clothing for a while..
It is now 4 months post op and I am feeling great. Down from size 18 pants to 12 just from having the "apron" removed. My self confidence has grown and I will now go swimming in swimmers not boardies & t-shirt. I can now wear dresses without looking 6mnths pregnant & will even go the gym now & not feel self conscious anymore. I dont know why I waited 12 years.

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For those who have upper abdominal swelling, I still get that a lot but am assured it will eventually subside. Today is a good day for swelling. You will see in the photos what a massive difference ithas made to me :-)
Sydney Plastic Surgeon

Dr Lim. Wow. What an amazing man. I went to 3 surgeons for opinions and by far Dr Lim was the best. He always explained everything to you without you feeling like a burden, was caring, gentle & had all the time in the world for you. I never felt like I was rushed or "just another patient" even though he must go through this several times a week/month/year he always had the time. Pre surgery, everyone gets nervous but he was there in preop to talk to you & reassure you. Post op he was there for you & every day he visited to check on wound/dressing & how I was feeling he was so caring & gentle. Dr Lim has the most beautiful bedside manner. Yes, it took 2.5hrs to get to my appointments & it was hell a week post op getting driven that far for checkup but I would do it all again in a heartbeat, so much so I am saving for breast augmentation & I would not go anywhere else.

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait tmes
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Wow! What a fantastic transformation....You look AMAZING!
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Fantastic result! Pity he cant come to Glasgow :( Very happy for you :)
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It is a shame. He is an awesome Dr :-)
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You look incredible!! Very encouraging!! Way to go and keep us updated :):)
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Thankyou. I will :-)
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Total fab You go Hun
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Thankyou. :-)
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even if your not here in nyc/nj still congrats chica! ABSOLUTELY OUTSTANDING WORK HE HAS DONE FOR U,AMAZINGLY HOT i know your loving it,the NEW you so congrats!adios ~CertifiedSexxxiFlatStomach2013~
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Yes I am loving it. Best I have felt in long while :-)
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oh ur here in nyc/nj tri state,so congratz chica look how flat your so hot there in the mid section sexxxi flatness i call it,or CERTIFIED sexxxi flat stomach. and wow size 12 now. i know your so happy to have the extra fat,flab taken off finally! get rid of the big bulge,apron as we call it here too! i m SO HAPPY for u. Life way too short NOT too look how we want/healthier too...God is good.He pull u and many thru daily so congrats! your fabulosa chica! god speed 2 u.adios! ~CertifiedSexxxiFlatStomach2013~
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I agree life is too short. I shld have done it sooner. Yes I am loving and so happy I picked an awesome Dr to give me those results. Yes the apron is gone! Yay!
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You look amazing! I hope I can get an outcome this good! Congrats.
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Wow! What was your dress size pre op and what is it now? I'm 4 weeks away from mine today and am so excited and so nervous! I'm a 12 and would love to end up an 8 but will be ecstatic to be back in a 10!
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Hi i was an 18/20 to fit around the belly - im a 12 now so it feels awesome. I can fit into normal clothes again :-) good luck in 4 weeks. Excited nervous scared, yes I was too but i would do it again in a heartbeat. You will love it and look awesome. Remember to rest and take it slow.
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You look amazing!! Did you also have any lipo done? Looking at your pics makes me look forward to my TT even more!
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Thankyou. Yes he did a little bit in the upper belly where he tightened all the muscles and a but each side of my hips where the cut starts. You will love it and when you feel more "human" you will feel even better. Ive worked with some great girls for the past 21yrs and i didnt even show them until they adked "why" i was having ithe TT done. They were shocked-i obviously hid it well. Good luck and keep us posted :-)
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Thank you for your post! I am 2 weeks today and waited 17 years to get it done. I was petite size 3 before the operation but because I had three kids, I was left with hanging skin and more than 2 cm+ gap between my abdominal muscles. So although I was small I always looked like I was 4 month pregnant. I have been experiencing that similar pain you talked about in my upper abdominal wall over my belly botton especially on the right hand side. It feels like my muscle is pulled. Its painful, preventing me from walking probably at times. :( I still feel alot of pulling and tightness, my swelling has gone down abit and the doctor said it wasn't bad and that I was lucky since I didn't bruise at all either. I get ups and down and this website has helped me through them. Thank you for sharing your story ...like the others I now see a light at the end of the tunnel! ChantO
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I totally understand. The pulling feeling tends to pull you forward when walking. It will get better. I used to think "oh my goodness" what if I cant walk straight again but....I can and I am. Keep using this website it helps most definately :-) there is light at end of the tunnel.
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Thank you so much for mentioning the upper ab swelling, that gave me some hope :) That issue has been my main reason for worrying for the past 4 weeks (I'm 6 weeks PO now).
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Hi. Oh how I worried about the swelling also. I was shocked when I first noticed it. It still swells at times usually after a day on my feet at work. But now I know it will settle and it does. Good luck and enjoy your new bod :-)
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You look great! Thank you so much for sharing :) Please keep us posted on your recovery. I am 8 days po and some days I wonder if this tightness and ripping sensation will go away, hubby tells me to be patient! You look lovely, congratulations and enjoy that new hot body mama ;)
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Hi thankyou :-) i will definately keep posting as he said it can be a good 12 mnths till you see the final result. My hubby said the same I thought the tightness and rippin feeling would not go away either but trust me it does. It takes time. I actually bought a 2 piece for the first time since I was a teenager. Yay :-).
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Wow!! Great result!
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Yes it is thankyou. Im more tham happy with it :-)
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