Thinking of going in for liposuction, after 5 1/2 months post op tummy tuck!

I am 32 and I am a mother of three. I have two...

I am 32 and I am a mother of three. I have two boys and a girl. Their ages are 9, 7 and 3. I am married and have been with my husband since I was 15 years old. When I was younger, I never reached over 100 pounds until I got pregnant with my first son. I was always tiny a size 0!! I am very short and each time I got pregnant I stretched a little more not in height but you know in my mid section area. I now weigh 130 pounds but I'm only 4' 10!!!! I've been thinking about a tt because I'm not comfortable with my saggy belly ugh. Boy does it sag. I scheduled for a tt and Mr two years ago but chickened out but I think I'm ready this time. I'm ready to look and feel sexy and to not be afraid to be naked in front of my hubby and you know I want to be able to wear cute clothes and work on being healthy. I am still scared because I have my children and I keep thinking of the what if's but I try to think positive and think of the out come. I am supposed to have my surgery this month, I'm going to my ps in two weeks to schedule and hopefully have a set date. I went to two different surgeons but I picked the one I felt was better. She is very nice and takes her time with me. Realself has really helped me out. I can't stop reading and looking at everyone's before and after pics.. I can do this!!!!!


I have my appointment scheduled for blood work etc...

I have my appointment scheduled for blood work etc for October 11th... getting closer to my new tummy.

My tummy tuck is scheduled for November 3!!

My tummy tuck is scheduled for November 3!!

I went for my blood work, ekg, etc. Getting...

I went for my blood work, ekg, etc. Getting closer! My pre op is next week. I can't believe this is for real.. I hope I'm making the right decision getting this tt!!!

Omg ... I just realized only 2 1/2 more weeks...

Omg ... I just realized only 2 1/2 more weeks until my surgery!!!!!!

October 19 pre op appt!!!

October 19 pre op appt!!!

Anyone have any advice on sleeping positions after...

Anyone have any advice on sleeping positions after surgery? I'm normally a tummy sleeper and I know I won't be able to do that for awhile but I'm worried about sleep positions.

So 8 more days until my surgery. I'm getting...

So 8 more days until my surgery. I'm getting excited. I've been reading other post on here from girls that are on the recovery side and wow... their making it seem like its not so bad!! Im hoping and praying my surgery and recovery will be as good as theirs. Keeping my fingers crossed. Tomorrow I am going to have a full body massage its my birthday gift from my sister but I'm thinking it will relax me a whole lot since I'm so tense right now . I'm getting all the clothes washed and housed cleaned. Gosh I can't believe I'm almost there I hope I will be flat and have awesome results but what if I'm not happy after... I'm scared. I guess I will keep reading for some encouragement.

Okay so I'm officially nervous!! Just two more...

Okay so I'm officially nervous!! Just two more days until my surgery!! I'm not really sure how I feel right now... its kinda strange. This whole time I've been so excited and now naturally I'm nervous, I actually have a tummy ache and have been running to the pot all morning. TMI, I know. Lol. Tonight were going trick or treating so I will be able to relax a bit. Ugh!! This morning I've been looking at so many before and after pics , I think I'm driving my hubby nuts sending him pics comparing my tummy to others and visualizing on how my tummy will be. I guess I will be forced to wait and see. Ha ha. Okay well off to wash I go..

I did it!!!! Well yesterday I had my tt I was very...

I did it!!!! Well yesterday I had my tt I was very scared when I went in. I got up at 430 am was supposed to be there by 6 half way there hubby asked where the pmt was??? Huh.!!! We left it at home . We had to turn back around to the house to get the money. The whole time I thought it was a sign for me to not do the surgery. Anyway I got to the site about 7, they called me back dressed me and started iv. The wonderful anesthesiaologist came in and talked to me , I told him how I get very nauseas with sedation and he said he would give me meds for nausea and guess what... I did throw up.

I remember telling my hubby bye and when I woke they kept telling me to stop trying to roll on my tummy!! Errr. I woke up and didn't realize it was over, I was done!!. It went quick for me . I didn't have any pain when I woke I did have a hard time waking up though. I think it was 3 when I got home. Doctor said everything went great she took 6 lbs of skin and fat we were thinking more like 3 do I was surprised. I have two drains and they seem to be a bother the most. She did do lipo on my flanks and that too bothers.

When I got home I just slept. When my hubby emptied drains I got real dizzy and almost threw up. Thank god that subsided. I ate soup and crackers and a sprite. Got up walked around a bit and that's hard. Not hunched too bad. Only taking one Vicoden every 4 to 6,hours. Slept on the couch with pillows behind me and didn't wake at all. my pain level is pretty good right now... ladybug and Shaila your next....

I wanted to correct my post I said I threw up well...

I wanted to correct my post I said I threw up well I DIDN'T THROW up!!!!!!!!!!!!

So the hardest part for me is when my husband...

So the hardest part for me is when my husband empties my drains! Also my doctor wants me to shower today, well as soon as,my hubby started taking my gauze and binder off I felt weak got light headed just felt like I was gonna pass out.. I'm not ready for shower yet!! I still haven't really seen my tummy so I'm not sure what it looks like.

2 days post op. Feeling pretty good. Not very...

2 days post op. Feeling pretty good. Not very hungry. Haven't had intolerable pain. Most pain I get is a burning sensation from the drains. Not hunched over and walking pretty good. Hope everything keeps flowing smooth..

So far so good!! Go to my post op today.

So far so good!! Go to my post op today.

Anyone know how long I have to sleep in a sitting...

Anyone know how long I have to sleep in a sitting position?

Okay so I'm 9 days post op. Feeling pretty...

Okay so I'm 9 days post op. Feeling pretty good energy level goes up and down. I've had no big problems but the drains are a bother and they've been leaking. That's about it. I'm feeling skinner lol. I went in at 135 and now I weigh 123!!!! Anyways good luck to all.

Well today Im 12 days post op. I'm home alone...

Well today Im 12 days post op. I'm home alone and so tired of just sitting around . I have had 0 appetite and therefore I've lost about 14 pounds since surgery. I think I've had no appetite because I have come down with a cold and fever , so now I'm on antibiotics. Doc said I got sick because of the stress my body has gone through. I can't wait to feel better. I hope everyone else is doing okay.. peace.

Anyone know what to do for a very swollen lady...

Anyone know what to do for a very swollen lady part?? Mine is so big.. sorry tmi but I'm worried its very hard and swollen???????

I had to call the doc again. I'm gonna have to go...

I had to call the doc again. I'm gonna have to go in . I still have an awful cough I've coughed so much my tummy is so sore. The doctor is going to check my lungs tomorrow to make sure all is clear. I hope I didn't POP my inside stitches!! I'm a little run down from feeling under the weather ready to bounce back! I've also still have a fever low grade 100. So everyone plz send healing vibes..

Well... I had to go back to the doctor. I still...

Well... I had to go back to the doctor. I still have an infection.. my drains have been out but a day ago I started pouring out fluids from my drain site. I went back to the doctor and we are having the fluid tested. Im getting tested to make sure its not the bad staph. :( I'm actually feeling okay today and my fever is gone and swelling is down so praying all is well.

Well turns out I have a type of staph infection on...

Well turns out I have a type of staph infection on my pubic area. Doctor is keeping me on antibiotics (augmentin). Hoping this will kill the infection. I'm not running a fever anymore and the swelling and redness has gone down. I know this staph stuff is nothing to mess around with so I'm hoping being on meds is the right thing to do. I didn't get it surgically cleaned the doctor just did a culture on it... I'm feeling ok just scared.

So I'm Six weeks post op today!!! Yay, I thought I...

So I'm Six weeks post op today!!! Yay, I thought I would never reach this point. Well My infection is gone and I am off antibiotics. My pubic area is still swollen and looks funny but not nearly as bad as it was. Doctor said it will go down more. I sure hope it does because it does stick out. At this point in recovery, I weigh 121 pounds when I went in for surgery I weighed 135, so happy with that. Seems like every time I eat I swell really bad. I haven't started working out of any kind still waiting for doctors okay. My healing is a bit slower because of my infection I had during week 2 of post op. I can finally sleep on my side.. which is good. I am now wearing a flexee garment all the time and my binder at night. Now... my results seem to vary some days I look flatter than other days. I am larger and not as flat on top as I hoped for. My doctor did say I will get flatter once I stop swelling and I can get smaller on top once I start exercising. Other than my infection every thing seems to be okay.I can say this healing process is very very slow...

Ok so I am 8 weeks post op. I feel really good. I...

Ok so I am 8 weeks post op. I feel really good. I have one problem that I am concerned about... My tummy seems to be a lot rounder than it was two weeks ago!! I would wake up flat in the morning and get swollen towards the end of the day and now seems like I am swollen 24/7 for two weeks now. I have not gained any weight since surgery, I actually lost 15 pounds since then. I have seen my doctor and she said my muscle repair seems fine and for me to start exercising slowly and wear a compression garment. Ugh. I hope this isn't how my tummy will remain. Has anyone recovering out there gone through this?? Any help will be greatly appreciated.

It's been a while since I've been on here. I'm 5...

It's been a while since I've been on here. I'm 5 1/2 months post op! After having a bumpy road to recovery I'm actually feeling great! I had a problem with my upper abdomen protruding , and diet and exercise has not helped. At a follow up appointment my ps had mentioned doing liposuction. I went in for a consultation and I got a quote of 4300! Errrr, I was hoping for less but I'm thinking of going through with the liposuction. Has anyone else had to go back in for a revision? Hope everyone is healing well.
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