I am 7 days post op tummy tuck breast aug and...

I am 7 days post op tummy tuck breast aug and hernia repair.... Today was the first day I finally am feeling a little relief. its hard for me to say if this is all worth it yet.I have the deep stretch mark looking things on my stomach that I really bothering me. When I went to my plastic surgeon yesterday to remove my drains he told me they were not stretch marks they were puckers.what are puckers and do they go away and can anyone tell me if to them they resemble stretch marks I hope they go away because if they don't was this worth all the pain and money?
I had puckering and still have a little bit. I can't believe how much they have gone away. I am 3 weeks post op. Each day my scar flattens out a little more! Just keep healing and you'll love it!
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I had lots of deep puckering also. It all goes away :0) happy healing!
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Hi puckering should go completely. I had really bad puckering as my PS wanted me not to have a vertical scar, so he stretched me a lot. The puckering has completely gone. My once raised, chunky puckered cut is now a flat, thin scar. I am now 6wks post op. :-) I also had a few very deep ugly looking stretch marks that are not even noticeable now. It really does all heal. I know it looks a bit scary now. When I first had a look a mine I was " what the hell have I done". Now I love the way I look. Hope this helps x
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10 days post op

Still a lil dissapointed with these so called puckers tell me what ya think? Stretchmarks or puckers??
That's not puckering...those look like stretch marks. You might have had some before surgery that you didn't know you had and because they skin is not stretched you can see them...but not sure. Hard to tell really
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picture update

Wanted to add some pic of my beast aug which i am very pleased with went from being a very small b (32bs) and got 300cc silicone implants
Hi! You look fabulous! I know what you mean about the stretch marks/puckers. We know what stretch marks are, I mean, that's a big reason why we get the TT, right?? So, yes, I have them too, I noticed right above my incision. And I didn't have them before. So I honestly think it happens when they stretch our skin as hard as they have to when they cut it and see it together with the bottom line of the incision. I give up, though, lol! I'm just glad to have a belly button and a small waist. You are looking gorgeous- and as the weeks go by, you'll be so amazed. Things become less pronounced as the fluids go away.
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Thx for your kind words makes you feel a lil better when you hear from people that actually understand what your going thru. I wish i could fast forward and See my final result. I am a lil impatient I need to work on that..lol I guess ill have to learn to love my stretch marks and hope they fade. I looked at your pictures you look amazing :-)
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See I knew it but did u see my before photo never had stretch marks that deep I wonder if that could have happened because of how my he stretch my skin to tighten it for the tt
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16 day post op

I am feeling a lot better but was feeling even better a few days ago I guess it's because I've been doing way to much which is what my doctor told me not to do like he said even if you feel well doesn't mean you are fully better yet so take it easy. but I can't stand my house getting messy and the bf hasn't been helping out in that area as much as I like and thats all I can think about is how much work it will leave for me after. I'm trying to somewhat keep up. I'm still not fully standing straight up which is really annoying but it's only been a l over 2 weeks and my Dr did say 6 weeks to feel back to normal and to do normal every day activities
I just hit 7 weeks yesterday, and the past three days have been my best, as far as moving around, cleaning, wash clothes and things like that. Just three weeks ago I remember saying "can't wait for that 6 week mark", lol! For three weeks I was hunched over, sometimes just a little bit, but it was frustrating, I know. Glad to hear your progress, and I can definitely relate to being tired of having a dirty house, lol!
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New pics

updating a couple new pics
Your belly button is super cute!
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thx... yes I'm pretty happy with it so far
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Hi girly! I just posted a pic from this morning- maybe the middle of the scar just stays a little strange for longer? I read that it gets the least blood flow after this surgery. You're not alone! Oh yeah- I got a blood blister from my tape during the first week. Have you had that happen at all?
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oozing of the belly button

does anyone know if at 18 days post op if it is still normal to be oozing out of the belly button it's not painful at all just yucky oozing...

pics!!

these pics help new keep track and organized of my recovery

pics!!

oops I hit post update to soon by accident
Very nice results!!
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3 week update and starting scar treatment for my breast

I hit my 3 week post op I'm feeling pretty good for the most part but still not fully myself since I'm not standing fully upright yet (so frustrating) it's weird I have my good days and my bad days some days I question if this is all worth this I dunno if anyone else had experienced these up and downs in there recovery I'm still alot more swollen and uncomfortable then I expected I would be this far along and some days it's just really aggravating anyways I decided to start my scar treatment on my breast today I am using scar away silicone sheets let's see how these work I'm gonna try using pics weekly to see my healing progress
Wow! You look amazing! I agree with the frustration of this recovery. I am day 15 PO and still not 100% upright either. Hoping each day gets better. It will all be worth it in a few months. Try to hang in there!
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thank you....I know I need to be patient I guess I just expected things were going to be a lil different it's hard to not be discouraged I didn't expect to see all these random new stretch marks on me which was a huge reason I did this surgery ive been reading alot about it send keep reading tummy tucks don't cause new stretch marks making me feel like I'm crazy but I know they are more noticeable now hopefully going from what I read it is because of being swollen and inflamed still :-(
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thank you...your results look outstanding!!
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belly button ??

my belly button is still oozing and its a weird color now and letting off an odor is that normal or could it be infected?
Hey my BB was infected and my doctor put me on antibiotics. I need to wash it and apply cream daily. It does look infected. X
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I need to call my ps then I have been putting on Silver sulfadiazine cream also reduce a day forgot to.mention that but I guess it's not helping..thanks for letting me know I hate not knowing if things are normal or not it's like a fishing game but I need to just call my ps so I can ease my mind
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Damn spell check lol
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1 month ( exactly 28 days) post op update!!

I am starting to feel better every day still can't wait to be fully healed, but I made it thru the toughest part. my only big Issue right now is my bb it doesn't hurt at all and I don't have a fever but it doesn't seem right. I have an appointment with my ps tomorrow the since my ps was in surgery when I called the nurse said I may need a new antibiotic so we will see...any ways wanted to update some pics since it has been a full week since I started scar treatment in my breast need to start taking better pic in the same lighting to compare better next time but this will do for now.

belly pics at 1 month po

Happy Sunday, sister! How are you? Any better? :)
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I'm doing pretty good getting ready to get back to work it's gonna be a lil weird after being out 6 weeks kinda nervous about everyone asking me a million questions
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Good luck today! I'll be thinking if you! I just explained that I had a hernia fixed which is very true and left it at that. Workplace is not supposed to ask about your health or doctors, so you don't have to say much if you don't want to. :)
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5 weeks post op!!!

Today I am exactly 5 weeks post op. I'm feeling pretty good just a lil pain on my stomach muscles which I guess seems normal since I have been doing alot more moving around I am doing almost all normal day to day things. thank goodnes!! I am recently standing fully upright. I felt like that was never gonna happen again, you don't realize how much you you actually need and use your ab muscles until you really can't. anyways I'm back to work on Saturday can't believe it's been almost 6 weeks can't wait to see me and all my other tt sisters continued progress :-)
hey cpmom12!! I guess it's normal to have bad days I still do but I keep telling myself to be patient cause really Thats all we can really do. I'm sure the swelling is normal even at 5 weeks I am still very swollen and when I do more throughout the day I definitely swell even more just take it easy as possible and I promise everything gets a whole lot better week by week
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6 week update

Omg!!!! it's been 6 weeks I can't believe it. So I went for my 6 week post op appointment yesterday my ps said I look great and I'm healing well. I got the ok to start going to the gym and pretty much everything else besides swimming since my bb in't fully healed yet... but guess what he found in there?? A stitch that never dissolved... I knew it!!! ive been reading a lot of peoples post on here about there bb not healing properly and the majority of the reasons were because there was a stitch that didn't dissolve so hopefully now that my ps removed it and and also cut away some of the other gook it will finally heal properly.
Man a little stitch caused that? It must've been hiding out of sight. Glad he found it and you're done with that. Looking great!
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Thanks for your story! I'm 6 weeks po bA/tt and had a lot of downs po. I feel great now but at the time I regretted it. U look great and going back to work will help get your mind off things. I went back at 2 weeks and had amazing coworkers that supported me. Keep calm and carry on!
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6 weeks, woot woot!! Well I'm glad he got that crazy stitch- keep healing! I just got to 10 or 11 weeks and I feel mostly normal finally- maybe that's the magic number? Keep healing, sister!
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pics!!

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Also lavender oil organic one helps fight bacteria since is a natural antiseptic and also helps with scarring uu can get it from whole foods and also try to drink coconut water helps with swelling and inflation make sure is organic good luck I hope it helps!
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belly button update

so it's only been 4 days since my ps removed the stitch that never dissolved in my bb already noticing such a nice improvement in the appearance yay me!! recently I have been having this weird stretching pulling tingling feeling in the left size of my belly though anyone know what this might be or even have a clue what I'm talking about?? keep thinking I'm going to lift up my shirt and see a ton of extra new stretch marks since that's what it kinda feels like and I would die if that was the case I hate stretch marks.
Woohoooo! Sexy belly, lol! Your belly button looks sooooo much better! :)
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thx rubix....I am so happy I was getting worried about that bb for a minute guess it was that darn stitch I've seen a huge improvement in just the party few days but still not confident to go out in public with a two piece hopefully soon enough. How is everything going with you?
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Your belly looks great! What ever happened with those puckers?
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7 week update

today I am 7 weeks post op feeling pretty good I'm back to work but during the end of my shift I am still so swollen I hate that feeling its like I just ate so much I'm gonna explode can't wait for that feeling to be totally gone...I went away this past weekend and put a swim suit on didn't take my cover up off four long cause I still feel uncomfortable thinking I'm being stared at hopefully when my scars are fully healed I will feel differently about it.. also think if I hit the tanning bed I would feel a little better but my ps said it's not good for my scars may make them darker so I guess there's always next summer. I need to start getting back to the gym but in sure allot of people know one you get outta the swing of things it is hard to get back any suggestions how to start and where to begin I would love to know need a lil push and support
Hello! So, when you tan a scar in early stages, it doesn't get lighter. I am 7 weeks today too and I couldn't imagine putting a suit on yet:) id be like 'they all can tell!'
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lovinme...I know the tan won't lighten the scar I was worried that tanning would darken the scar I just feel a l better about myself when I have a tan in general. soon enough we will feel great in our swimsuits :-)
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Hi again! What I meant to say was within the first year if u get tan and get darker, then winter comes and we all lighten up...your scar will stay dark an wont lighten up ever again. I know what u mean about wanting to be tan in a suit!
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8 week update!!

I'm 8 weeks today and for the past few daysI have been feeling extremely swollen more then ever kinda buying me out but I go to see my ps in a couple weeks so gonna try to wait it out hopefully it subsides I wonder if it is normal to have these ups and downs with the swelling this fat along
Wow! You look amazing!
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thank you pam21
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Woah, your ba scars look amazing! They look really faint in the pictures. I'm glad your stitch is out and I hope you heal quickly and can start enjoying your results more. :).
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update!!

it's been a while since I've updated. I am feeling alright I guess I'm still in swell hell it's totally frustrating I keep asking myself if this tummy tuck was worth it for me I swear I've become a miserable bitch cause I still don't feel back to myself and my results are not what I was hoping for I have way more stretch marks then I expected i be left with and my t scar is just fugly and unattractive also my belly button seems to be closing more then I'd like. I've been putting a topical steroid cream on that my ps has prescribed let's hope it helps. my ps seems like a nice guy but since after my surgery I don't feel like he takes enough time with me to feel at ease...sorry about all this bitching but it actually feels better to get it out...lol

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I think you look great. I can't really see stretch marks in your photos. Quite often we are our own worst critics. You look tiny and flat from where I sit! up to a year to see the final results. Hang in there ;)
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I think you have great results! Wish my scar was that low. I have been a miserable bitch for at least a month and I hate everyone at my doctors office! Lol. You are normal and I have thought everything you mentioned including if this surgery was actually worth it too. I swear I have new stretch marks showing up too. Clearly we are prone to them otherwise we all wound 't be here in the first place :-(
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my Dr is a nice guy he's just all business kinda monotone type of personality maybe it's just that I don't know how to talk to him in a way I feel comfortable it does feel good to know that I'm not the only one feeling this way sometimes I just think I'm crazy
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tomorrow makes 17 weeks po

I thought i would update with a few new pics still very swollen. When is this going to end?

5 months po

I am 5 months po still feeling very swollen. I haven't got to the point were I can say I'm so happy I did this but ican't wait for that day to come hopefully soon. This whole swollen all day is really getting to me. I Wanda start working out but I but feel so uncomfortable. Anyone else having these issues this far along?

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You look amazing. We are days apart from each other. It is nice to find someone so close to my TT surgery.
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Thank you. I check out your recent pics you look awesome. Can't wait for this swelling to be gone its driving me crazy I did have muscle repair so who's knows how long it will take
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I think that has everything to do with your swelling. One day this will all be a distant memory.Happy healing!!
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23 weeks

23 weeks still not feeling 100% I have a conStant bloating feeling and when I Wear tight pants or leggings I see a buldge I don't remember having before this surgery. please tell me this will go Away
Has your swollen belly finally subsided? You look great!
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I think you look great!!!
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Hi your scar looks like it is fading well :) why did you have to get a t scar, my ps told me it would b best for me to get one as I don't have much loose skin above my bb. This was only last week, still digestion info, other option was a raised bit above my pubic area, did your ps give you other options ? Xxx
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