42 Yrs Modified TT W/lipo on flanks replacement of belly button Muscle repair - Sturbridge, MA

I'm very worried after reading a lot of reviews if...

I'm very worried after reading a lot of reviews if the mini TT is the way to go :/ I work out 6 days a week but no matter how hard I do I can't seem to lose anything from my abdominal area, I'm assuming age plays a factor as well as menopause I went thru young at 39, all I want is a flat belly and less noticeable stretch marks


I completely understand what u are going thru, I had a consult and they suggested a mini tt but when I asked if after I had that done would it take ir all away and they said most of it but I don't want most I want all of it gone so now I'm seeing another surgen and geta opinion but I did post my pics and 10 out of 10 surgen said the same thing if I wanted good results I needed a full tt ....
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I know it's stressful, I already paid him ugh jumped the gun I was over excited to be thin :) at this point I have 13 days till surgery I'm trying to slim down as much as possible hoping this will further help my results. I know a full would give me all I want but I'm afraid of it the whole moving belly button kinda freaks me out as well the cost & recovery are more :( I feel so much more wiser do to this site so I'm going to make another apt with him hopefully this week I need to be clear on what I expect I know this is a one shot deal for me and hope it gives me the results I so desperately want. I hope you get your answers are you planning on booking soon?
Well my sister's full TT looks absolutely wonderful and I'm going to see the same surgen tomorrow ..what my littel sister told me was what would u rather have a better results that would run u maybe $2/4 thousand more or payless and then later regret it ..I read alot of reviews and 8out of 10 said they regret not doing the full TT and then went later and had it done...just ask ur surgen that if with the mim tt u will have a flat stomach top and bottom...

Getting excited

Doing a cleanse by jillian michaels hope it works love to loose 5lbs before surgery, trying to stop stressing so much about the results of surgery : / more stressed that the mini TT will look good than the actual procedure


Don't stress over it too much. I just had my mini tuck on Wednesday and I've already cut my pain pills in half then in half again. I didn't have lipo or need muscle repair but he took off 1.2 lbs of flesh and fat and my stomach has never been this tight before! No rolls even when sitting. Totally worth the initial pain and discomfort . Oh and it's no where near as painful as a cesarean...trust me I had one of those 15 months ago and it's still fresh in my mind lol.
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It wasn't as bad as a csection because there was no lipo or mr. That's what hurts the worst. I've had 2 csection and they were way easier for me.
Thanks needed that I so hope my results are that good. 9 days to go can't wait for it to be here & done

Saw surgeon today :)

Made & apt to speak w/surgeon feeling so much better he explained in detail what he will do and assured me I'll look great :) also he added in replacing my belly button to pull upper skin tight as well, so excited now just ready to get this over with and enjoy my new body 7 days to go!

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Surgery in the morning :)

It's that time, so nervious just wishing for the best trying to stay positive and happy can't wait to just get this over with so I can sleep again it's consumed my every thaught for long enough I hope I'm over analyzing recovery & it won't be as bad as I'm anticipateing I'll post pics a soon as I can wish me luck :)


All done :) feeling ok just real sore can't sleep ugh no idea why, I haven't seen my stomach yet he has me in a full body suit I see him today at 12 so hoping I get to see then I'll snap some pics and post. Hope I like what I see ;)
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Hope everything went great today!
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Thank you yes it did glad it's over with

So happy

Even with the swelling I am so happy no more strech marks I'm so grateful


Looking good girl! Hope u get some sleep. Dr told me I have to wait another week :(
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How was your surgery? It looks great. Hope all is well.
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Was good glad it's over recovery so far is kind of a bitch lol but I love my new tummy


My healing buddy


WOW Looking Great!
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Ty can't wait to feel like myself again, how are you doing?
I'm doing great, thanks. I have my drain out and a different body binder my ps gave me and I'm slowly feeling like my old self. I posted one pic but I post a better one soon. It's going to take you a little bit of time to feel like your self but it won't be long, it gets better each day.

Ohh the swelling :/

Day 3 phew it been rough now I know why they say it's hard I'm trying to stay positive but I am not very patcient and the swelling is brutal :( on the up side no strech marks I can't believe it I'm over whelmed with joy never thaught I'd see the day. I can't wait to see my final results. Now about these stupid drains omg I hate them can't wait for them to be out the binder my ps gave me was a full body suit no more like a ( death trap) I couldn't do it any more I had to change into the one I purchased on line so glad I did it's much more comfortable any little bit helps, I've been getting up & moving around some I definatly over did it I washed my hair and gave myself a sponge bath and changed out of the death trap and started to feel very sick & weak, but atleast I'm clean well over due. I'm anxious to feel normal and get back to some if my daily routine hopefully by next week, any advice in how to get thru this I'd be very grateful how to deal w/ the swelling such a bummer ok well that's it for now I snapped a quick pick before I almost passes out lol I'll post it

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Sorry for all the spelling issues well blame it on the drugs ;)


You look awesome by the way!!!
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Ty :)
its true, get it done all at once, instead of wishing I had. So glad you are feeling better and better. Will def post pics once I have them.

Day 6

Had a follow up today with PS over all went good I'm healing good and he took the pain bag off but still have drains :( hate the drains, I was feeling discouraged because I'm still in a lot of pain & can't do much I told him I've been reserching mini TT recovery & why am I taking so long he informed me I basically had a full TT he tightened my muscles all the way up when he floated my belly button WOW was I happy to hear that honestly I had no idea I Knew he was moving belly button to tighten upper skin but was pleasantly surprised to hear he also did the muscles, well the pain is now worth it, I just can't wait for swelling to go down so I can see more improvement. I also think the lipo sites are the most painful looking forward to not needing pain meds as much and to be able to leave the house can't really do much w/the drains also trying to just lay low so fluid slows down the faster it stops the sooner there out. Over all it's not to bad but for anyone considering this definatly need to prepare & make sure you have help I'm luck I've had lots of help so far. Will add more photos soon as swelling goes down some


Looking great!
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Drains out

Day 13 finally had drains removed what a relief finally a hot shower I'm a new woman, unfortunately I'm so swollen I feel I may pop it's been a slow healing process but overall I feel good no more meds not even Tylenol I was told I can start a light exersize routine walking elliptical, I was surprised by this cause everything I've read on here said 4 weeks I guess every surgeon has their own ways of doing things. I would love to post pics but I am not to excited about how I'm looking just yet the swelling seems awful so I'm practicing patcients not easy I was so hoping for instant results I do see I'm flat so there is a light at the end of this long tunnel. From what I've read it's a day by day progress each day gets better. Hopefully the swelling will subside soon that seems to be my last obstacle

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Day 14 lots of swelling


How are u feeling? I'm still not happy w my results right now I still look lumpy. :(
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Misserable :( swollen all the time the only time I look ok is first thing in the morning. I'm sick of waiting I'm 6 weeks today & still have major discomfort are you still numb & swollen constantly? I know everyone sais it takes time but wtf this is brutal
How is your scar did it finally heal?

6 weeks

Was able to run a full mile yesterday omg was it hard but felt great to get somewhat back to my old self. It's been a long process, healing is slowwwwww! Swelling sucks but I'm starting to see some results. I have my six week check up today hopefully he sais everything is where it should be.


Lookin good girl!!!!
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Ty ;)
Im 4 weeks and have the same issue I didn't know it take this long ,I can see some difference but I am still swollen under my belly... I just hope that soon this numbness will go away and since I also had lipo my flanks also hurt.

Lipo in 19 days kinda nervious

Having touch up lipo on 8/2 kinda nervious because my ps won't lipo stomach at time of surgery I have to have it done now, kinda aggravated cause it's a extra 700.00 and I just can't handle much more discomfort. All they give is a Xanax and pain pill wth! I'm stressed love to know if anyone has had this done after surgery & how it was. I'm told by the girls at his office it's not bad at all but still not to excited


Looks awesome...feeling about more hopeful about mine :-)
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Ty, are you having surgery or have you already?
Hi! Are you getting your stomach lipoed after you've had a tummy tuck 2 mos ago! I thought that it was better to wait until 6 mos po before you can get anyting else done to your stomach. Your stomach looks great judging my the pic. I'm asking bc I might need some lipo done on my stomach and around my scar but my ps is telling me that my tummy won't like right so he's suggesting that I get abv my scar lipoed.
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Had it done today was a piece of cake nothing as I expected was not painful at all I took 3 Xanax & 2 perkoset only took hour & a half no pain was very comfortable looks like 1500cc was removed couldn't be happier I already see a big change I so hope this is it kinda tired of this whole processe getting kinda draining I'll post pics later way to sleepy right now


You look great! I am scheduled for a mini tummy tuck with full muscle repair (all the way up!) in about 4 weeks. My PS plans to floaty belly button 1-2 cm... Is that what your did?? I am also nervous about many poor mini TT reviews on this site by my PS said I'm a really good candidate. I'm very fit, but my stomach just sticks out like a beer gut since the muscles are so stretched. Not planning on any lipo. It's really nice to read about your positive experience! Hope your recovery continues to go we'll.
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Yes that's exactly what I had done. I am very happy w/my results I think your doing it at a great time of year to I definatly think my recovery was harder on me only because it was summer. Congrats & keep us updated love to see how it comes out
Are u all bruised up?
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More surgery

I wish I was more informed of the possibilities before having surgery the first time, or atleast took more time to reaserch. I'll be having yet another surgery scheduled for November 1st additional 1200.00 since liposuction I'm very pleased naked but once I put on any type of jeans I have a back muffin top! I just can't accept this I'm told there is no fat more lipo isn't the answer. What's happening is now the fat is removed I'm left with excess skin (really) wtf I can't catch a break! So I'll be getting extended abdominoplasty incision to the spine to remove excess skin my scar is now going to do a complete 360 not to excited about this, but I'm at a loss either I live w/skin or this is my only option :( so on top of this he performs this while I'm awake.


Best Wishes on your upcoming surgery.
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