Tummy Tuck - Rockhill, SC

I'm a mom of two girls ages 4 and 9. I've...

I'm a mom of two girls ages 4 and 9. I've had two c-sections and a hysterectomy. My stomach needs work but so does the rest of my body. Lol. I've lost 100 lbs since I had my four year old and now I go to the gym and eat very healthy. I've never been super skinny but now that I'm 31 I'm finally finding out exactly who I am and I'm done with putting things off.Everyone tells me that I really deserve this but I'm really scared about another surgery and the pain afterwards:-( My surgery is paid for and my pre-op is February 28th and my surgery date is March 8th. It gets closer and I get more nervous. I now weigh 167 and my ps wants me to weigh 150 so I'm working so hard to get there by then. It's not going to keep me from getting the surgery but he says it would be better results if I'm close to my goal weight. Wish me luck. I feel like I really need it:-)

My surgery is this Thursday at 8:30am. Please pray...

My surgery is this Thursday at 8:30am. Please pray for me. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading all about your experiences. It has made me realize that its worth it yet so much healing to go through afterwards. I'm very scared about the pain and the ps told me I was going to be in a lot of pain when I wake up due to the mr. I do pray that I heal fast and get the desired look I'm wanting. God bless u all.

I feel almost sick today. I'm so nervous about my...

I feel almost sick today. I'm so nervous about my TT and I should be so happy. Thus is a very scary thing but I just pray I can get through it. Two days away now and its so surreal to me.

Well, tomorrow is the day. I don't know if I've...

Well, tomorrow is the day. I don't know if I've ever been more nervous about a surgery. I just hope that they can give me mess when I first wake up for the pain. Wish me luck and God bless you all.

Today is the day. Um scared, nervous, excited......

Today is the day. Um scared, nervous, excited... All kinds of feelings right now. My surgery is at 8am so its coming up quickly. Wish me luck.

So, today is day two since surgery. Im still sore...

So, today is day two since surgery. Im still sore but all in all its getting better. I can get up easier but I get really stiff after laying a while. My mom,dad,boyfriend and my daughters have been awesome. When I went in for my first post op on Fri morning I noticed a dimpled bit of skin in two places in my right side. The nurse said they would go away and that they are from stitches underneath my skin. Also, I noticed some swelling on the top of where the incision is. Like a swollen ridge. I hope it all smooths out nice and pretty and tight. I love my new belly button and I love how my pubic area has been lifted up as well. It's crazy at what a difference this is already. Not sure at this point how much skin and fat was taken away. I have one drain and I dread having it removed which will take place on Monday. Maybe it won't be so bad. I love my ps and his staff. They have been great:-)

I woke up this morning in more pain than I've had...

I woke up this morning in more pain than I've had the entire time. It was horrendous to say the least. I went all night without any pain meds and my body for very stiff and sore:-( I did move around so much more yesterday. Maybe too much. I go today at 1pm to get my drain out. Hope it doesn't hurt.

Wow. It has now been almost 9 weeks since my tt...

Wow. It has now been almost 9 weeks since my tt and I'm doing wonderful. I'm down to 156 lbs and I've had no complications at all. I've been very blessed and I would recommend Dr. Crawford to everyone. He has such a good heart and has been so caring. I'm thrilled with my results. It gets better with each new day. I look at life and how I view myself so differently now. I have confidence and I'm so very happy with my choice. I still look in the mirror everyday to make sure that the old stomach isn't there anymore.LOL. I may do that forever but its a nice surprise when I do see that this is real. I went from a size 16 to a 10 since the surgery with diet and exercise.It's amazing how motivated I am now. Never have I had such positive focus in my life:-) God bless u all and I hope everyone has an experience like mine. This doctor has changed my life and I love him and will never forget what he's done for me. I thank God that I chose him to do my surgery:-)

I'm now almost 13 weeks out and still doing well....

I'm now almost 13 weeks out and still doing well. I'm at 154lbs and I want to get to 135. I still swell some and am tender near my hip bones on both sides. It still hurts some when I cough or sneeze. Or lay down and get up in the wrong way it hurts some. I love my stomach and this process has made me love myself, along of course with my weight loss. Still no seromas or anything like that, thank goodness. I'm happy:-)

Well, it has been a while and I'm still doing good...

Well, it has been a while and I'm still doing good. Just focusing on working out and waiting right to continue on my journey. I still weigh 150 so I have about 15 lbs to lose still. But, I'm focused and I believe in my self now. Before I wouldve never thought I would it could get to the point I'm at now but I'm so thankful for the new me and more than anything, my new mindset. I still get sore in some places especially around my belly button but other than that I've been great. God bless you all.

I had some questions for you guys who are 20 or...

I had some questions for you guys who are 20 or more weeks out after your tt. I recently helped to lift some very, very heavy furniture about three days ago and now I'm absolutely miserable. I'm in pain and very swollen on my left side especially. Anyone else experienced this because now I'm super worried and in agony. I'm afraid I've torn something or hurt myself very badly. I hope with rest that this will go away. Please help.

It has been a while but I'm doing well.I am at 135...

It has been a while but I'm doing well.I am at 135 lbs which is what I wanted but now I have some loose skin between my lower tummy and pelvic area. But my doctor did warn me of that pre surgery. So, anyway I'm ecstatic still. Also, I had to have my left ovary removed about 3-4 months ago so I was weary of that messing up my tt but it was ok. I'm smaller than ever but still envision myself as I was heavier. I have to work on that:) I wish all of you luck and my prayers are with you as you go through your journeys. Mine has been wonderful and life changing. It was a year on March 8th.
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Dr. Crawford has been very good to me along with his staff. He has spent so much time with me at each appointment and has answered all of my questions. I would recommend him for sure.

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How much was the total amount, the out the door price? Any hidden charges.? I have been to some in Charlotte and by the time I get a price, its, 3,000 more that what I was expecting. I have a consultation with Crawford later in the week, was wanted a heads up on what to expect. Thanks so much!
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You can do this!!!!

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I am so happy for you!   Keep up the good work with the weight loss and enjoy the new body.  

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Hi I saw your posts and wanted to see how things were going with your TT recovery. I am also going to Dr. C for a T in June. Are you still happy with the result?
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I also had the dimpling skin right after surgery on my Ab area.  The doctor told me it was the quilting stitches he uses to secure everything back down and in place.  They do go away at about 2-3 weeks post op.  Gentle massage helps a bunch.

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We will all be thinking about you tomorrow and sending happy thoughts and hugs your way.

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You are going to get through this:)  Deep breath.

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Congratulations on the weight loss.

You will come through this just beautifully!  And with a tight little tummy in the end.  The results far out weigh the temporary pain.  Fear is normal but don't let it beat you.

Keep posting and let us know how you are doing.

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