I got my tummy tuck with lipo to flanks, full mastopexy (breast lift) with lipo to sides of breast, and 371 cc silicone implants 2 weeks before my 40th birthday. I am 5'2 142 lbs and active. I ride century bike rides every year and I hate wearing the tight jerseys because of my big belly. I also like to run but so far the farthests I've done is a 10K. I would like to do more. I have 3 kids, 2 step daughters and 3 grandsons.
I am now 17 days po and recovery has been really good. I think the worst part has been the back pain from walking hunched over. If someone would have told me that I would have strenghtened my back better before surgery. My incisions are healing well and I'm pretty much walking straight except when I get really swollen and tired at night.
My surgery went really well, I have an excellent plastic surgeon. Surgery was about 7 1/2 hours (1 1/2 hours longer than they thought). I stayed the first night at the surgical center which was good because it seemed like the anesthesia took a long time to really wear off. My husband then took a week off work to take care of me which really helped!
One challenge we are faced with is that the day before surgery we got temporary custody of my 11 month old grandson. That has really been hard for me since I can't care for him because I can't lift him. I can play with him on the floor or feed and change him if he's on my level but I can't lift him at all. The doctor says I should be able to 4 weeks po, so another 1 1/2 weeks to go. Otherwise he goes to a babysitter during the week while my husband is at work and I recover.
I still have a bunch of swelling but I am so extremely happy with my results! I can't wait to see the final (no swollen) me. I am an RN so I am taking off 6 weeks of work because I can't lift anything that heavy until then and you never know when you need to lift a patient.