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12 Weeks Post Op loving it : )
- posted 8 months ago
- updated 4 months ago
- Worth It
- Cost: $5,500
- South Africa, ZA
I am having an extended Tummy Tuck in 2 days time...
- 28 Oct 2012
- 2 days pre
I am having an extended Tummy Tuck in 2 days time and am so so excited yet terribly nervous ,anxious and emotional. I am very Blessed to finally have the finances to do this. My tummy has severly impacted my posture and self confidence for many years. I booked my TT about a month ago and it finally kicked in today that it is actually happening. WOW. I went shopping for a knew overnight bag for my stay in hospital and when we got home I could not hold back the tears anymore. I have a darling of a Fiance , who is incredibly supportive of my TT. My mum and inlaws are quite old scool and are not as supportive as I would like them to be. My friends and colllegues are amazingly suportive to.
Pain is not my major worry , I am so nervous about the anesthetic as well as the healing process. How was your experience ? Will post some pre op pics tomorrow.
Today is the day , just done some before pics at...
- 30 Oct 2012
- 1 day pre
Going in at 8am for an extended TT. He will do my Tummy then turn me on each side redrape and do a side tuck, estimated 6 hours in theatre , guaranteed LIFETIME of confidence thereafter....
See you later ....
Yay , its all done and I am feeling great : )
- 2 Nov 2012
- 2 days post
Hellooo Its post op Day 4. I am moving around...
- 4 Nov 2012
- 4 days post
Its post op Day 4. I am moving around and walking quite a bit. My wound is itchy and the stitches are quite "pokey". There is more swelling on the one end of the wound than the other. Pain is bearable. I have not had a Bowel movement for the last 5 days. Been to the pharmacy to get some meds and still nothing. Any reccomendations ? I have qute a few nomb spots on my tummy but I am nevertheless very impressed with the results of my TT. As it was an extended tummy tuck with removal of my ' love handles" my upper thighs are so so firm , what a bonus oh and it does not end there , my tummy was causing quite an overhang over my VJJ and even she has had a lift, haaapppppppppppppppy me.
There is quite alot of bruising around the plaster on my Belly Button.
Just had a bowel movement : ) Sorry had to share that I was stressing quite a bit until now !
I went out for the first time today. My fiance and I went to a car show and I found myself constantly pulling my top down ...only to realise that there was no tummy to cover up any more ........What an amazing feeling.
My plasters come of on Wednesday the 7th of November. I am hoping for a pretty Belly Button and a neat scar.....
Till then ....Keep well.
I spent 1 night in the clinic after my TT. My...
- 4 Nov 2012
- 4 days post
Post op day 5 and I am feeling the best I have...
- 4 Nov 2012
- 4 days post
I did not sleep to well last night , my incisions were soooooo itchy. I am popping into the office just now to get a few things done then I need to get a few pairs of new pants that are 2 sizes down. I will not buy more than 3 pairs of cheapys. I am sure there is still alot of swelling to go down and I would like to tone my thighs and bum then buy some decent stuff. My thighs and bumj are looking so big now that my tummy is gone. I gather that in USA a big bum is the in thing but here in SA it aint.....
So glad that I had a bowel movement last night. I just had a big bowl of High Fibre breakfast cereal to try and keep my tummy working.
Have a super great day . I will post some p[ost op day 5 pics this evening.
Helloooo Yesterday was post op day 6. I had my...
- 7 Nov 2012
- 7 days post
Yesterday was post op day 6. I had my plasters removed . The surgoen is extremly happy with my wound healing. OOOOH i cant tell you how much I enjoyed my first shower post op yesterday. There is Micropore over my wound. The incision is so neat. My pain levels are managable. I am officially back at work today. Oh yes and hubby got lucky last night lol.
Day 7 today , I cant believe that a week has flown by so fast. I cant stop standing in front of the mirror admiring my tummy. My flap is gone ...... So so unreal. All my clothes are way to big and falling of my waist. I dont really want to buy anything new until the swelling has gone down completly. We are going to the Linken Park concert tonight and I really fancy a new outfit to flaunt my new waistline mmmmmm. Posted more pics for you to see. Much Love xxx
Hi , day 8 post op. I pushed myself way to hard...
- 9 Nov 2012
- 9 days post
Hubby just said said to me I look great and he can see a massive difference in my confidence levels , he said I look so much more comfortable in my clothes. He has always made me feel like a princess and always made me feel perfect even before the TT. He is so supportive , I could never have done this without him.
Hey ... Its been a while.... I am doing well. I am...
- 20 Nov 2012
- 20 days post
Hubby has always made me feel like a princess even before my TT. After my TT he just seems so much more interested in intimacy and is so much more touchy feely. He says its because I am so much more comfortable with myself , around him. He is soooo right. We have slowly picked up on being intimate again , I cant tell you how much more enjoyable it is for me because I no longer need to be shy about my tummy ......
My Doc says I can start doing some Pilates and begin the toning process. My goal now is to loose some weight on my bum and thighs and tone my tummy. I have become quite stiff after my surgery and need to start Yoga again to loosen up.
I am still keeping my scar covered with Micropore and will continue to do so for a while. The Doc said I can stop when my current role of Micropore is finished but I think I will buy a few more rolls and continue , it is said to lighten the scar tissue.
I was thinking that I will like to have a Belly Ring put in for Christmas ..... Will see how I feel by then.....
I have posted a few more pics for you all to see......
Here is some month post op TT pictures .... I am...
- 29 Nov 2012
- 29 days post
I am feeling sore today , no idea why .... Is...
- 2 Dec 2012
- 2 months post
Hellooooo , I am just over 7 weeks post op. I am...
- 14 Dec 2012
- 2 months post
My local Family Planning sister at my local Pharmacy was very generous and gave me a scar management pack. It is called Scarscience . I am hoping that it will reduce the appearence of my scar. I must say however that my scar does not really bother me. I would much rater have my scar than my horrible tummy that once was .....
I live in Cape Town , South Africa , we have hit summer full on and I cant wait to go to the beach in a Bikini. I do not have one yet and am definitly going to but one this weekend. My PS has told me to wear lots of SPF 50 + sunscreen and to make sure my scar is always covered as it will sun burn very easily.
Happy Healing , Much Love from South Africa.....
Happy Healing , Much Love from South Africa
Hi , I am 2 months P/O and loving my results. I...
- 1 Jan 2013
- 3 months post
I am on annual leave from work and go back to work next Monday. I have enjoyed being home and having the oppurtunity to rest whenever I needed to. I still have some pain around my BB . As far as my numb spots go , well they are regaining feeling little by little. My fiance is loving the new me too , not that he complained about the old tummy. I still rely on my elastic waist support as it helps with the occasinal paina and most definitly reduces my swelling.
Christmas and New Year have been lovely and I have been nibbling way to much. I plan to get into a serious exercise plan as of next week. I have been following our fellow friends on Real Self and I feel so so sad for a few ladies that have not had a good experience. My advise is to visit a few Plastic Surgoens before making your final decision on a surgoen. Do background checks too. If something does not feel or sound right is probably is not. I am very pleased with my surgoen. I am lucky as South Africa has a generally good reputation for successful plastic surgery. I have been looking at what patients pay overseas and its very expensive when exchanged into Rands. My other advice would be to make certain that you do not need an extended TT as I did. I planned only a hip to hip or standard TT but the surgoen that I chose was not willing to do that. He was convinced that I needed an extended TT and would not have operated on me if I did not take his advice as he said I would be very dissapointed with my results. He said with me only having a hip to hip or standard TT it would look as if I had wings on my sides. The reason that I mention this to you is because on alot of the patients on here that are dissapointed with their results , it looks as though the side skin has been pulled to the front and stitched into the standard TT wound. I am by no means a proffessional at this and this is just my opinion.....
I wish you all happy healing and the best of luck to all considering a TT . It is the best gift you could give yourself. I would do it all over again in the blink of an eye , it has been a truely rewarding experience for me and my fiance.
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