Scheduled for January 5th - Mt. Pleasant, SC
- Mount Pleasant6706
- updated 1 year ago
So I am now scheduled for a mini tummy tuck with...
- 21 Dec 2011
- 14 days pre
So I am now scheduled for a mini tummy tuck with lower ab muscle repair. I've had four consultations and have decided on a doctor. I've been advised by one doctor to have a full tummy tuck but have decided on a mini because I think (hope) I will be able to get the benefits that I desire. I've also opted against lipo... seems everything I've read about it is negative. I'm not expecting to be a super model just a loss of the excess skin. I excercise often but like most can't lose the weight around my belly. I have two children 3 and 7...both c sections and now have the sagging skin and the "shelf".
I have ITP (low platelets) so I have been working with my hemotologist also to manage any blood treatments prior to my date. I have an appointment with them on December 23 to obtain my clearance.
I'm feeling a whole range of emotions... scared about the surgery, guilty for time away from my family, and anticipation of feeling better about myself.
I will be 40 in April and hope to have a better body than when I was 20! :)
I'm so thankful for this site. I've learned so much on here. I will post some pictures soon.
Two days pre-op. Really nervous. Just posted...
- 3 Jan 2012
- 2 days pre
So it really is true when they say it gets better...
- 10 Jan 2012
- 5 days post
Day 12: feeling really well. Still have soreness...
- 18 Jan 2012
- 13 days post
I went out and got several new pairs of leggings because that seems to be the most comfortable thing to wear. I did managed to squeeze into a pair of jeans one day but took them off as soon as I got home!
I got my stitches out at my one week appointment. I wish I had known because I would have taken some advil beforehand. That hurt! But it was quick.
2+ weeks out: So I have been feeling pretty well...
- 23 Jan 2012
- 18 days post
So I have been feeling pretty well overall although I've had a cold for about 5 days now that is driving me crazy! I talk to the nurse today and she said that I don't need to put antibiotic ointment on my incision anymore but can put any lotion with vitamin e. I asked her about scar cream and she said that the doctor doesn't advise it and says that she will show me how to "massage" the scar next time I am there and that proves to be more effectively. I go back in two weeks so I'll keep you posted more on that. I'm going to post some more pics today. A lot of the bruising is gone but I'm still pretty swollen. I had read someone else's post that said that they saw a significant decrease in swelling at two weeks and I have seen the same. It seemed around the two week mark there was a big difference. I just started my period so I suspect some of the swelling is associated with that too. Good news.... in the past weekend I've worn jeans twice and it wasn't too bad! Of course I didn't wear any shirts that were too tight but they fit! I'm still wearing the binder religiously every day and will continue to... even though it is not comfortable... blah!
Week 5: Sorry I haven't posted in so long. I've...
- 16 Feb 2012
- 1 month post
Dr Hagerty was great. I also loved his staff. Very professional and answered all my questions. He even sent me a transcript of our consultation. Also on the day of surgery he personally called me at home to see how I was doing. I also really like that he was conservative.