I am 33, 5'9" and 188 lbs. I've had 4 pregnancies....

I am 33, 5'9" and 188 lbs. I've had 4 pregnancies. I gained and lost 40-60 lbs with each so needless to say, by abdominals and skin have been through hell.

My pre-op appt is 10-23 and I am scheduled for the OR on 11-5. I'm excited and nervous. I am an at home mom and my dear husband (who isn't thrilled with the idea) is ridiculously supportive of anything that makes me happy.

My PS recommended love handle lipo, I'm opting out of that, I strongly feel like love handles can be worked away. The loose skin was my main priority. I am very self conscious about the "beer belly" over my pants or the FUPA if I have sweats on :(

I will post "before" pictures this week :)

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GUILT has taken over :( it's lessen by these words...

GUILT has taken over :( it's lessen by these words from my husband, "Look at what you put your body through to give us this beautiful family. You deserve this." I feel better already.

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What a wonderful husband!!!   He is right so keep your chin up and keep moving forward.  

You can do this and will love the new tummy.

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I just to tonight found I have an ingrown hair on...

I just to tonight found I have an ingrown hair on my csection incision. I read a review of a woman who's PS refused to do the surgery because of this. YIKES my pre-op is in 2 days. PLEASE don't let this complicate things :( I'm putting peroxide on it every hour!

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While they might refuse, it seems overly cautious to me if they're going to be cutting away the old incision anyway? But I guess they have to be overly cautious because people can die during this kind of surgery. Are you going to ask your doctor? You've got two whole weeks to heal....
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Yes I see him tomorrow for pre-op :) it's looking better already!
Great! Keep us posted :)

Pre op today easy breezy, a few pictures, a few...

Pre op today easy breezy, a few pictures, a few rx's and one HUGE billing issue!! my credit card was declined!! ugh! they were very accommodating they took 6k today and will rebill the rest when my credit card company gets their head out of their ass.
RX's: Kflex, Nusynta, Tylenol 3 and a nausea suppository (I forget the name)

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OMG. Even more real!
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Pre op testing scheduled for 10-31 just some...

Pre op testing scheduled for 10-31 just some bloodwork. The last $1300.00 of my payment hasn't cleared yet. The office is being VERY patient with me :/

I'm very nervous about my babies. My sister will be caring for them upstairs in my home and I will be downstairs for the first few days, but I'm a bit of a control freak and I will need something to relax. I'm thinking about asking for valium. We will see. Most of my anxiety is coming from not being able to care for my children.

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Good luck
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Good luck
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Hi, I am looking at physicians how......would you mind telling me what is the name of the dr u decided on??
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This time next week I will be on the flat side!...

This time next week I will be on the flat side! It's so close!
My billing issue is still all haywire but the office is very sweet about it since I paid over 75% of the fee already.

We are bracing for this frankenstorm that is about to hit us. The wind is ridiculous!
Stay safe on the east coast friends!!

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I hope you guys don't lose power!
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Hi there- Good for doing it now! I was 29 when i had my twins They are 10 now and I will be 40 next year I never felt like I shoyld dpend that kind if money on myself So worth it!! my ps prescribes Valium helps with the back soreness you will have and helps you with sleep. They even told me to take one the night before surgery for nerves and to get some rest. I opted out of lipo as well Just tt I looked at your pics and intjink you will be very happy with your result i think i would have had a bit more contour but niw that my muscles are sewn back together i can work those love handles off! My PS even daid you will be able to get mre defined now that everything is back to where it should be I am 2.5 weeks out and feel almost back to normal. Get a bit more tired and swollen the more I do. The first 5 days are the worst and then the next week gets a little better weeks 3-4 you will be so happy!! I did rent a power lift recliner that helped that first week and a toilet riser from Walmart $20. God send since you are above average height. I am 5'11 and have a low toilet. I had hair on my c- section scar they remove most of that so that should not be a problem just shave or wax 3 days before then leave alone. Ask for triple nausea cocktail it is a patch and two drugs. I get super nauseous after surgery and I was perfectly fine. I threw up for 24 hours after my c-section wish I had known this trick before! Good luck you will be do happy. Also an added bonus. My appetite is down and gave lost 10 lbs since surgery and they removed 3 lbs of skin and fat so that is something to keep in mind and I'm still swollen! I wish you the best of luck!!
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I will be posting my docs info after I confirm permission from him :)

Well we made it through the storm. We still have...

Well we made it through the storm. We still have power. I am so thankful.

I am on the second to last day of my period so I will not be bothered with it until 3 weeks PO yay! Super thankful for that too!!!

Working on securing a power recliner. I heard they are a Godsend.

6 more sleeps!!

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I am feeling so thin before surgery, I am by no...

I am feeling so thin before surgery, I am by no means thin. I feel like my belly roll is next to nothing. My mind is trying to talk me out of this. Almost as if I can live with the way I look today. I never look or feel like I have for the past three days. What's going on with me??

I WILL NOT BE FOOLED. I am certain as the days pass I would regret not jumping on this opportunity.

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That whole feeling thin thing has been happening to me, too! I didn't connect it with the surgery at all, though it makes sense. I keep being surprised by how fat and flabby I look.
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So glad to hear you are well and with power!
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yea good to hear about you having power and ole flo is almost gone
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I had my bloodwork today :) they gave me two...

I had my bloodwork today :) they gave me two packages that look like travel baby wipes. They are called 2% Chlorhexidine Gluconate Cloths (patient pre-op skin preparation) I have to shower the night before and use one cloth afterward, then in the morning do not shower just use the second package of wipes, then make my way to the hospital!!!

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Just noticed you are in Philly! Who is your PS? I'm in the Lehigh Valley. :)
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Woohoo!! Closer and closer.... I wish I could see my doctor prior to the day before. You'll be in surgery when I meet him for the first time. And then I'll be in surgery the next day....assuming I don't have to have a biopsy. Has the billing been sorted out yet?
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Gah! No the billing isn't resolved. I have a last resort backup plan I'm just hoping not to have to use it. Oh my that must be nerve racking not to meet him prior :/

YAY! Billing issue finally resolved. Carecredit...

YAY! Billing issue finally resolved. Carecredit has been less than accommodating. They kept giving me the option to "extend my credit line" to cover the payment that hasn't posted yet. How convenient for them...NO THANKS! Happy we waited it out.

My PS office is amazingly helpful. If the aftercare is as good as the pre care, I will be extremely satisfied!!

4 more sleeps!

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Good luck! Getting so close! Can't wait to hear how everything went :)
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My PS list of things said they dont want you to have any lotion/soap/deoderant/anything on you when you show up for surgery. Good luck on you upcoming journey to the flat side.
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I'm actually in scranton :P

So I'm sitting here waitin for my power lift...

So I'm sitting here waitin for my power lift recliner to be delivered and I decided to take more "before" photos. I was aware it was a lot of extra but I never took a picture of myself sitting before. I literally have stomach resting on my lap. GROSS! I am so grateful to be getting rid of it. This is an awful realization.

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The chair is here, it's super cool. I wish I could...

The chair is here, it's super cool. I wish I could keep it forever!

I put together my chair side cubby today:
pain meds
bottled water
chapstick
eye drops
phone charger
laptop
magazines
a jar of peanut butter
a bag of apples
a plastic spoon
baby wipes
special K protein bars
dum dum lollipops
a compact mirror
hair ties
a pen
a notebook

I'm sure I will add to it, but thats what I have so far. I did my final food shopping for my kids and my sister so she doesn't have to do too much running around.
I am spending all day Sunday at a toy bingo. It's my annual mom's day out lol EVERYONE knows don't bother me on toy bingo day. C'mon it's once a year, I don't go to the bar or on "alone" shopping trips so I am extremely selfish with this one day lol I am thrilled that I will be distracted all day!

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All the best to you on your big day. Hope to hear from you down the road.
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lol! have a great time at Bingo! hope you win big :) Best Wishes to you for Monday! I have had sporadic use of the internet (at this point i have hijacked my work computer and mifi so that I can catch up on RS and do all of my well wishing!) I got the same chair. Mine comes on Tuesday. I have not set up my 'den' of healing...will work on that tomorrow. It's coming so quick!
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The chair is here, it's super cool. I wish I could keep it forever! I put together my chair side cubby today: pain meds bottled water chapstick eye drops phone charger laptop magazines a jar of peanut butter a bag of apples a plastic spoon baby wipes special K protein bars dum dum lollipops a compact mirror hair ties a pen a notebook I'm sure I will add to it, but thats what I have so far. I did my final food shopping for my kids and my sister so she doesn't have to do too much running around. I am spending all day sunday at a toy bingo. It's my annual mom's day out lol EVERYONE knows don't bother me on toy bingo day. C'mon it's once a year, I don't go to the bar or on "alone" shopping trips so I am extremely selfish with this one day lol I am thrilled that I will be distracted all day!
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Er-Mah-Gerd... I'm so hungry...can't eat until I'm...

Er-Mah-Gerd... I'm so hungry...can't eat until I'm on the flat side! I'll update in the morning or after surgery XOXO

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Sending my best wishes and hoping it went well. Happy healing vibes sent your way !! looking forward to reading your update when you feel up to it. Suzi
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Good luck!! Wishing you an unremarkable surgery and quick recovery!
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Hello my sweet support team! I made it to the flat...

Hello my sweet support team! I made it to the flat side! I was out like a light the whole procedure seemed to take seconds! I woke up sore with burning sensations at my incision site any verrrrry nauseas. I am a 23 hour observe so I am still here with a pain pump :)
I wonder what the reality of this pain is without the pump.

I cannot see any results yet as I am stuffed with padding and a binder. I know that I have two drains in my pubic mound. I'm very anxious to see what's going on down there!

I'll update more when I get home!!

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I'm home now. Nothing new to report yet. I have a...

I'm home now. Nothing new to report yet. I have a major headache, sipping on a small cup of coffee hoping its a lack of caffeine.

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Oh holy hell! I thought I had it made yesterday. I must have been well and long under the influence of the morphine drip they had me on. Because...Ouch! I'm in a lot of pain I didn't wake up to take a pain pill. I feel like I'm going to bust at the seams literally!! Nucynta the pain medication made me itchy all over so the doctors office rx'ed Percocet, they seem to be take the edge off. I still have that nasty headache. I still have no clue what my results look like but I'm sure I can sneak a peek at my post op appt on Thursday!!!
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You did it! Congrats! I got my chair delivered today and each of my 3 monkeys took turns riding it...I know I will be hating that thing by this time next week, but at the same time I cannot wait to get in it and ride away (when I am on the flat side that is!!!) Happy healing and I wish you a fast recovery. So happy for you!
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Glad all went well...... Good healing....
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Oh holy hell! I thought I had it made yesterday. I...

Oh holy hell! I thought I had it made yesterday. I must have been well and long under the influence of the morphine drip they had me on. Because...Ouch! I'm in a lot of pain I didn't wake up to take a pain pill. I feel like I'm going to bust at the seams literally!! Nucynta the pain medication made me itchy all over so the doctors office rx'ed Percocet, they seem to be take the edge off. I still have that nasty headache. I still have no clue what my results look like but I'm sure I can sneak a peek at my post op appt on Thursday!!!

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No sooner am I awake again and now the pain has...

No sooner am I awake again and now the pain has doubled oh Lordy! On the bright side my drains aren't very annoying! Yay!!

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Oh my. Using the ladies room has become a chore....

Oh my. Using the ladies room has become a chore. The pain is intense. I've been walking but when I sit on the commode I get a burning/stinging sensation at the incision site that is excruciating. I'm sure this will pass, yikes I'm very ready for it to pass.

Post op appt tomorrow maybe I can sneak a peek!

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hi jjisott, I had my surgery on Tuesday. full TT and breast lift, and my pain from the TT is also really bad. I'm on day 2 and so thankful for the pain meds. my back gets so sore from lying on it all the time. still happy I had it done though, think these first few days will be the hardest .
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Hi there, we r practically neighbors, I'm I'm Stroudsburg. I had my.surgery on the 5 th of November, and like u, day one felt great. I have.had a.Freaking headache every day, I'm swollen to the max, and my.back is killing me from walking over hunched. Can u tell me when to take milk of magnesia, I haven't had a hm since my.surgery
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I had hemmoriod surgery this time last year. The pain was worse than having an emergency C-Section (no locals, no meds). I learned in the first 24 hours that missing a pain pill while sleeping was unacceptable!!! I set an alarm clock to take the pain meds during periods of sleep. It's on my list of items for my cubby. I won't let that happen again !
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Post-op appomitnt went great! They changed my...

Post-op appomitnt went great! They changed my dressings and I got to sneak a peak! I am so happy with the results, despite the swelling it's way neater than I had imagined it would be. The incision is not jagged or uneven.

The drains are scheduled to come out on Monday (fingers crossed!)

The pain is still ever present but doc said I can add some ibuprofen to the mix and see if that helps any.

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You sound like me, painwise. I hope it goes away soon!
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You look great! Just had my surgery today and it so nice to read updates from others who have had theirs also! Hope your pain gets much better.
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I'm going to take mine today and see what happens :)

I have a bit more energy today but my body keeps...

I have a bit more energy today but my body keeps reminding me that I don't have the stamina to keep up with my mind.

I hung out with my babies for a little while this morning, it was so nice to hold them and play with their hair. (It's the little things) one at a time they say next to me, they weren't as wiggly as usual so it wasn't uncomfortable.

I had a delivery today and the delivery guy was taking his sweet time fiddling with the truck and the lift it took him 25 minutes to drop off the box which meant I was standing for about 20 minutes, that exhausted me. Thankfully my sister is still here to pickup my slack lol without her, this would have been impossible. She is so intune with my children.

Now I'm super sore and tired gonna take a nap hopefully I will wake up rested and pain free!!

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hey i saw your post in the oct tt i had my tummy tuck oct 22 and i am swollen you look very swollen as well dont worry give it some time.
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Glad to know you are doing well!!! Take it easy don't try to over do it. Hopefully you can get some rest. Happy healing...keep us posted.
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I too am surprised at how much pain there is when i get up and walk around. Everyone is different, I know, but I sure wish I could say...ah, it isn't really that bad! lol. No such luck. Thank God for percocet!
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Extreme pain today. My sister reminded me I may...

Extreme pain today. My sister reminded me I may have tried to do to much today and I should just go relax. The drains are hurting from the inside. They are scheduled to come out on Monday, hopefully that will alleviate some discomfort. My pubic area is swollen and leaking at the drain site :( ugh. I took the binder off for about 2minutes to change my dressings and I liked what I saw so far :)

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My drains are annoying now. Painful and bulky,...

My drains are annoying now. Painful and bulky, they seem to always be in the way.

I gave my children a bath and changed their diapers tonight. It was so nice to have special time with them. I am exhausted now and will be calling it a night ASAP.

2nd post op appt tomorrow, hopefully to have my drains removed!!

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I will keep my fingers crossed that the drains come out this week!!

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Drains are OUT! I had a bout of nausea afterward...

Drains are OUT! I had a bout of nausea afterward so I am laying down with an icepack and some ibuprofen :(

Doc said because I opted out of the lipo there is still work to be done, I need to lose 5-10 lbs to get rid of the spare tire look :(

I am still just thrilled that the skin is gone. I will post more pics after my fabulous shower tonight!!

Also, he said I can switch to a flexees girdle type garment and stop wearing the binder. I'll look for one this week!!

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Thank you for posting your "cubby" list. I have written down most of it for my "cubby" list as well.
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Yahoo!!!   Another step down...stay focused and you will drop the few pounds.  You can do this!!!

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Congratulations! Those drains gone must be fantastic! So jealous :)
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So sore, so swollen ( hope it's swelling). I miss...

So sore, so swollen ( hope it's swelling). I miss taking care of my kids. I'm alert and mobile enough to be in their company, but not strong enough to lift them or really do much. :(

I don't regret it. I just wish I was back to normal.

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BOO! My pics are upside down :( Kimmers HELP!!!

BOO! My pics are upside down :( Kimmers HELP!!!

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Hi Did you have to leave hospital straight after your procedure and id you find your lift chair of any help? I have been told I will be in hospital until my drains are taken out which could be between 3 and 5 days. I'm in Australia.
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I hope you feel better soon! Nanny's right, maybe your doing too much and still need more time to heal. Do you still have pain medicine?
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No more pain meds. I will be speaking to my doctor tomorrow about maybe something else to help :/

Had my third post op appt today. Dr removed my...

Had my third post op appt today. Dr removed my belly button stitches. Told me to lose a few pounds.
Pretty uneventful. I'm sore. My muscle repair is very uncomfortable.
I'm returning my lift chair tomorrow. I haven't used it in about 5 days.

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sorry to hear you are still sore, the lift chair sounds like a good idea. A few pounds shouldn't be hard, look what you have gone through already. You can do this!
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I'm feeling you, girl! I'm a day behind you but look about the same. Except my tape is still on, so I haven't had to look at the incision yet! Got BB stitches out yesterday. Flew home today. I have that exact same Shelf-O-Flesh right above the incision. You look like you're already standing up straight...? The only pain I feel at all is muscle repair and the muscle sutures he did laterally that pull on my back. Aaargh! Hang in there--we'll get through it!
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I left the hospital 23 hours after my procedure and I was home with drains for one week. That's a really long stay fedup :/

Thank you Kimmers25 for fixing my pictures!

Thank you Kimmers25 for fixing my pictures!

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Thankfully my PCP was very understanding. She gave me a temporary Rx to get me through.

14 days PO and I am still sore, I have a...

14 days PO and I am still sore, I have a ridiculous pain underneath my left rib. The feeling is similar to a pulled muscle. I asked my PS about the tenderness at mY last appointment he made I seem normal. This is not normal I am hoping to address it again on Monday at my 4th post op appt. They are very thorough with seeing me multiple times and making sure the incision is healing properly. I am a little nervous because I have surgical tape that the doctor said would come off in two weeks and they edges are just now starting to peel...weird.

I added new pics of my two week belly. The swelling is hit or miss, today was a good day. I took two pics. One natural and one sucking it in.
Are you ladies sucking it in??

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I'm 12 days po. My tape is still very much on. I also have pain in my rib area when i stand to long and do too much. I am still taking muscle relaxers and some pain killers in the evening and at times in the am depending on how sore i feel when i wake up. Give it more time, you will be ok!
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at two weeks your belly will still be swollen I would imagine. When the swelling goes down you shouldn't have to suck it in. The ladies who have had it done should be able to say but if i have to suck my belly in after going through all of this I will be pretty upset.
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My tape will be two weeks PO tomorrow and isn't peeling yet. I still het horrible, tearing pains when I eat too much (ie every night). the good news is that I was able to flex my belly muscles a little today. I do not think the location of your pain sounds normal, especially since it's not bilateral. I do not suck in my belly in my pictures.
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Yay! It doesn't hurt to sneeze anymore!! My son...

Yay! It doesn't hurt to sneeze anymore!! My son kicked me along my incision and it hurts like crazy!! He's a baby he didn't mean it, but OUCH!!! :/

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I'm still very numb along my incisions and I'm just one day behind you. My sneezes are only mildly uncomfortable. Have you had feeling at your incision the entire time?
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3 weeks PO today. Went to my PS started scar...

3 weeks PO today. Went to my PS started scar therapy on my belly button. A silicone square that I am to wear 12 hours on 12 hours off. He mentioned the "swelling" above my incision is not swelling. It is fat!

WHAT!?!?

According to the chart I need to lose 21lbs. I'm afraid I will wither away to nothing! I am happy with my body and my weight :/ he requested I lose 3lbs a month for 7 months.

I also have huge bumps under my skin along the I incision line. Doctor said they are normal healing bumps and they will go away, I'm just happy they aren't seromas.

Feeling defeated today.

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Firstly, I am truly shocked that they left fat there. I mean, WTF? And why is it so uneven?? I mean so much above and not below? It looks just like my swelling! As for the weight loss, you should not fear that amount would be unhealthy to lose. 131 pounds would be a perfectly safe and justifiable weight for your height. I'm an inch shorter than you and hover around 128-130. But in any case, there are plenty of people on here heavier than you without the shelf. Did he really mean it was all fat?? I mean, you _should_ be swelling at only 3 weeks! * Baffled* It all just sounds unreasonable to me.
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I agree! He even said that that area is un-lipo able so if I would have opted for lipo I would still have that. I'm going to be patient I've seen a lot of women on here worse off than I am. I truly believe a good portion is swelling and I am happy with the results this far. I just hope to continue to see improvement. As for the weight loss numbers. I am just happy with my cheeks, boobs, butt and thighs I don't want to lose them trying to get rid of something I paid to lose. GRRRR. Thanks for taking the time to write all of that. It's very reassuring!!

YAY my tape came off today whoo hoo!!! new pics...

YAY my tape came off today whoo hoo!!! new pics tomorrow!!

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Sorry about the delay in pictures! Tomorrow for...

Sorry about the delay in pictures! Tomorrow for sure! It keeps getting better everyday!
The compliments from my husband are amazing. He was always generous with endearment but now I feel like how he says I look :)

I feel rejuvenated like I've been given a second chance at my youth. It might sound shallow but my self esteem is through the roof.

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What a difference! You look really good!
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Wow, I see a big difference, your swelling has gone down alot. I think you look really good, just think, it will only get better:)
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You look great!!!
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Hey all! Feeling great today! Minor set back......

Hey all! Feeling great today! Minor set back... Stitch spitting :/ I added a photo, it literally looks like someone took a hole puncher to my stomach!!

I cannot stress enough how happy I am to have had this procedure done. It is so nice to be confident in my clothes. I am not a size 2. My size didn't even change. I don't have the "overhang" anymore and I am just smitten with the idea that I can shop at Banana Republic again or any store for that matter, I know I will find my size!!!

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Ouch! Still, I'm loving your scar. Talk about unobtrusive! I went shopping this weekend and was really upset that I still couldn't find clothes to fit me in the stores I first tried. The store whose stuff fit was the same store whose stuff fit before the MM. *sigh*. At least one store's stuff does fit, though. :) I spit a stitch from my boob this morning, but it didn't leave a big hole. We'll get through this, lady. I agree with you that it's sooo worth it!
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I have to say, my confidence is through the roof!...

I have to say, my confidence is through the roof! I cannot say it enough! I feel like I look like I should (hope that makes sense to you)

I held my 10 month old on my hip for about an hour yesterday. I am so sore and I am swelling in the one area :/

I have upper abdominal soreness is still prominent every other day or so, but still totallllllllly worth it!!

DO this for YOURSELF!!!!

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You look great ( except stitch spitting), glad you are enjoying your results. I am still sore too, especially with extra activity.
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OK so I have a basketball shaped belly now. I...

OK so I have a basketball shaped belly now. I think it might be menstrual bloat and I've always just had too much skin to notice? My belly button is even poking out...Weird. I hope it goes away ASAP!!!

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I feel the same way....its right before my period. You look good though. Your swelling has gone down a lot!
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That maybe just due to swelling. Looking great:-)
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Sounds odd...are you feeling all right otherwise?
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HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! HAPPY NEW ME!!!! What a great...

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! HAPPY NEW ME!!!!

What a great Christmas season! I wore clothes that fit! I ate in moderation. I feel fantastic!

I went to see my PS today and asked about my c-section scar. He said it just wasn't do-able :(
I wish he would have just told me instead of me "finding" out myself. I'm over it. It's an amazing job and I am thrilled!

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Pooch looks much smaller! At least some of it is swelling after all! Happy New Year to you, JJ!
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U sound so happy, I am glad u r feeling and looking better. Can u imagine this summer, wowza!
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well i think you look great i hope to have mine at least by the spring so i can have a summer full of fun glad that you enjoyed your holidays look forward to more updates
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Hey all! Almost 3 months out and my results are,...

Hey all! Almost 3 months out and my results are, well...awesome because its a heck of a lot better than pre op. but I'm not losing weight I have and inch or more of overhang and a fat bubble centered below my incision which you can see from the picture. I am feeling discouraged.

Nerve sensations are weird!!!
My muscle repair is still sore at the end of the night. I surely believed it would all be simmered down by now.

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Good to hear from you! From your BB, it looks like you are still swelling. I am swelling more than ever, a week behind you, and I eat really clean and drink lots of water. Still, the fat bubble is weird. Are you sure that's what it is? If your PS is consistently giving you answers you are not satisfied with, you can always try the doctor forum here. My muscle repairs are not sore, even though I'm exercising. They do still hurt when I work my abs directly, though.
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you look good.
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Feeling great! No significant changes PICS SOON!...

Feeling great! No significant changes PICS SOON!
Did I mention how nice it is to shower without lifting my stomach??
TMI I know!

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I think it's a fantastic idea for you to get a second opinion. Someone maybe with a stellar reputation on here for their work and honesty. Some of these PSs just dis other people's work automatically. But I've seen PLENTY of women carrying more weight than you not have a shelf like that. Check out a bunch of Dr. Tattelbaum's patients. I'm glad that you're feeling well and healing well. I just wish you'd gotten the results you'd hoped for, without all of this hopelessness. Good luck....
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That was great :D.
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I am so glad you are doing good!! I'm there with you on the belly thing!
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Quick update, super annoyed at this whole process....

Quick update, super annoyed at this whole process. It's clearly not done to standard and my PS is blaming me and not taking responsibility for his work, instead he is giving me unattainable weight goals to push me off. I have no choice but to finish up with this dr and deal with it or repay and more downtime. I'm stuck with it. That said I still am super thrilled to have LESS skin on my abdomen, I just wish I felt better about the process as I seem to have a lower self esteem now than before the procedure, thanks to my PS calling me fat every opportunity he gets. I need to refocus.

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HI LADIES! I have been unable to locate a doctor willing to consult so early on, I found lawyers hungry for it though. I need to wait a few more months. My weight is still the same, so are my results. I will try to post a picture later.
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hi, how are you doing now. i think i have the same concern as you. from flap to pooch/bulge, was told i need to lose 20 or more pounds. but i feel like I've seen ladies bigger than me with excellent results within the first month. did you get the second opinion?
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Thank You Ladies for all of your support and advice. I have a second opinion scheduled in two weeks. I still have gained and lost zero pounds my results are the same. I will try to update with photos ASAP

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That doesn't look like a "weight gain" problem that looks like a surgery problem! I would get a second opinion a lawyer and maybe a big goon to jack him up in the parking lot!! Good luck! And I think when you find a good DR he will be able to fix this for you!
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Can't come soon enough.

My second opinion is on Wednesday August 14th. I cannot wait to hear what they have to say. In the meantime, I went back to my PS for follow up are only to be berated for not losing (or gaining) any weight. I was told to cut my portions in half and lose all of my "fluff" and in 8 months I will have a nice body. I was also told that I had so much body volume they took all of the skin they possible could safely take with the skin measurer (seriously). This is a partnership he did his best now it's my turn to lose this weight. I asked when I should come back and he replied, "when you lose weight."

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I had a TT almost one year ago. I was close to your weight but I am only 5'4" and over the age of 60! I had lipo also of the flanks with a great result. I feel so bad for you but it looks like you needed some lipo, even if you chose not to have it when you went back he should have offered it to make your result better. Other than that I think you look wonderful so let's see what your second opinion says....best wishes
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So excited for you to finally get that second opinion! I have no idea who is right, but I've noticed that when I gain weight, it makes my belly a little shelfy above the scar. My ideal weight seems to be 125, in order to lose the shelf. At 130 it comes back. I'm 5'8". But every body is different and, like I've said before, I've seen lots of heavier girls on here that don't have a shelf. So yeah, really curious abt the second opinion. Good luck!!!
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