Tummy Tuck and Lipo Included - Sudbury, ON

I am a 29 year old woman, never had children. I...

I am a 29 year old woman, never had children. I just lost weight and gained weight for many years now and i seem to always keep the weight on my tummy!!! My stomach is the worst part i hate of my body..it prevents me from fitting into clothes and to me it looks disgusting! So now after many years of thinking of a TT i finally quit smoking and went for my 2nd consult as my fist consult was declined because #1 i was a smoker...Well now i went and he accepted to do the procedure even though i am still over weight..but i am 5'10 and have a big built to me...but he said he wasnt going to do the procedure when he saw me walk in his office but after looking what was under the clothes...he agreed to do it..i say i have 2 tummies not one...because of the big fold..I dont want this perfect body like a model..but atleast have that flat tummy and no big rolls!!! u know what im talking about?? Now im getting really nervous as my surgery is January 26th almost 2 weeks away..all these thoughts are going through my mind..on what it will look like? how much pain will i be in?

But tonight i found this site...i am so happy and greatful i did...so much needed information on here...i will be posting pre op and post op pictures...i am so ashamed to do this...its unreal the pre op pics!! but i want to share my story with everybody and if i can help anyone i will be happy! well here i go looking at the site and will post often!! thanks everyone in advance!

Ok so now im panicking.....OMG....im worrying all...

Ok so now im panicking.....OMG....im worrying all about after the surgery...My friend took 4 days off to help me out at her place while i recover..but im scared that ill be alone after and wont be able to care for myself...or have trouble..I have family that live 3 1/2 hours away from where ill be and they said they can come get me and bring me with them but i dont know when my drains will be coming out...on my paper it says 10 to 14 days!!! its all the unknown thats making me panic here! was any of you left alone after??

i been taking advil for headache and i aint suppost to but man my head is gonna fall off...hahaha!! too much thinking!!!

Ok so today i am almost 4 days PRE op!! oh my its...

ok so today i am almost 4 days PRE op!! oh my its getting closer...i find myself looking in the mirror grabbig my stomach and lifting it...and seing if this is what he will do..or how it will all look like..I guess im starting to worry if it will be what im looking for...because i have alot of fat there and i worry it will be still all flubber.but again i tell myself it cant be as bad as what i have now...all worries!!! im scared i wont be satisfied because i am overweight and wanted to loose 10 -15pds but couldnt do it...im feeling very anxious because of that..and dissapointed in myself for not loosing weight! i just cant wait for it to be all done and over with and i hope to be happy with the results...im stressing!!!

Hi everyone!! Oh My god...the hospital called and...

hi everyone!! Oh My god...the hospital called and the told me my TT is done earlier...so i am going in to the hospital in 8 hours but the surgery will take place in 11 hours!!! wooooow!!! This day has finally arrived..i was looking at my stomach and told my friend "this is the last time i will see this stomach" its weired but its like a part of me i totally hate and has made me no enjoy life what so ever..has made me so unhappy with myself and life..but at the same times its like a part of me that will be taken away..dont know if this makes sense..? .. But dont get me wrong it has to goooooo ..well it is going to be gone! U know i dont know if this is normal, but i feel IN DENIAL!!!! i know im going in soon, i get anxious and nervous when i really think of it..but its like my mind is blocking it as of now...it will most likely change when i go in the hospital (since thats where they are doing it) im just sooo scared of the pain its unbelievable..

I went out today and bought that arnica cream that Trena suggested...and i bought stool softner too..wich i started tonight. The pharmacist told me it was a natural product and well very little medication in there that cream...but i shall try it and see what it does..i hope i dont go crazy with pain!! im having back pain as usual but its more intense today because of all the travelling i had to do ..and sleeping in someone elses bed..its causing me more stiffness and muscle pain then usual! all this at once!! I just pray to god that he will be with me and everything will be alright!

One thing i been telling myself is "what am i doing to myself?" u know being fat is not easy especially when u carry it in my tummy area and now needing this to take some off..Any how...thats where im at tonight...I hope i get some sleep..wich i doubt! I am so thankful for everyone and all the kind words of encouragement...and sympathies!! Thank u so much everyone!!

Well here it goes...I had my TT Done January 26...

Well here it goes...I had my TT Done January 26 2011 at 11am! I am 1 day post op! so basicially i got to the hospital at 8am..they did my registration, did blood work, then i waited to be called in when the time had come to prep me for my TT in the operating room! Once in the operating room i was a nervous wrech. The anesthisiologist ( i think its called) asked me questions then he administered a sedative to relax me. The funny part is that while he was doing that a nurse came into the room and said "well we are doing another BREAST REDUCTION TODAY?" oh my god, i was like..dont take away whatever i have left of them..lol..thats the only part i cant afford to loose!! she thought it was funny...but afterwards i don't remember a thing...

Next thing i knew i got up in the recovery room with a high pain intensity! I didnt think to be able to handle it...they kept giving me drugs over and over again until it was controlled somewhat..Then i told them i had to go to the bathroom to urinate. They put me on a bed pan but i couldnt urinate..no matter how hard i tried...or how much it hurt me because my bladder was soo full...i was left on the pan for aprox 20 minutes and nothing..so the nurse called the doctor and he got her to put in a catheter..WOW i must say what a relief that was...the nurse replies "wow its coming out like a hose" im like yeah i really had to go it was hurting me! I guess when u are put down like that..(a sleep) this complication can happen because you are put to sleep for 3 hours..atleast i was and well the excess amount of pain afterwards and tension can cause that as well...But then my heart rate was up at 130!!! So i got medication for that but it never settled under 105. So i got admitted to a bedroom in the hospital because of those 2 complications *bladder and high pulse"

Now because i was admitted by the doctor and this was not a planned stay on my part...i didnt think i was going to be billed for this...but this morning the doctor told me yes i would be. But i will have a discusion with ohip (insurance here in canada) telling them it was due to complication i had to stay and it was the doc's descision! i cant afford this...so i stayed the night..wich was good as well cuz i got to manage my pain more then if i had went home last night! i was placed on a morphine pump. I didnt sleep much last night since i was itching and well its seems that the narcotic kept me up!!! and of course position was NOT comfortable at all...being on my back with lots of pillows, but then after i found a good position on my right side..slightly to the side i layed with pillows in my back..that was a good position for me! the night nurse was great!

Now i am 1 day post op and just released from the hospital..today was not a good day at all..the nurse i had was so uncaring and all she wanted was my discharge!!! i started having a high heart rate again , i panic it went to 155 beats/min then i got hot....so i rang my bell and i told her and she said..." i just took your vitals" i said yes but my condition has changed..my pulse is not normal and i feel odd. She gave me this look, put the bp machine on but not the oximetry..i was like " dotn i need that to see my pulse? " she so didnt want to help me at all...meanwhile in side i thought i was having a heart attack and with no help! so scary!! i wont forget that. I told her i felt like a nuisance here..and that i didnt ring the bell for nothing..that this is serious. She says "oh im not a doctor" then walks away! what kind of crap is that??? then she goes on afterwards when she comes back to the room about how she has been having heart palpitations and had a ecg test done and it came back that there was nothing...Last time i checked in nursing u dont act this was towards a patient! making me feel like i was making this all up cuz my discharge was coming! She asked me 3 times when my ride was coming...can u believe that? then i asked her if she called the doctor to warn him and she said NO...i told her i guess its normal this happening! but not long after she had called him and he prescribed a ativan for me..cuz she must of told him i was anxious..yes i was cuz she was making it worst by not doing anything..but that did help and i went home!

The first time i got up from the bed was awful..dizzy and lots of pain. i am not going to lie...it is very very painful! I am taking 2 kind of narcotics one is 1 pill every 12 hours and the other one the percocet 2 every 4 hours! i feel buzzed and all drugged up..so if some of this doesnt make sense its because of that..i just wanted to put in my first day today!

So the procedure went well..i saw my stomach during the dressing change...the tummy is GONE AND ALL GONE as what i can see...lots of swelling and lots of bruising. he wanted to do more liposuction but he said he had to stop cuz the fat was too hard to suction out...but he told me that he took out 14 pds!!!!!! the sides of my tummy where my flanks are is very swollen and doesnt look smooth right now...there are rolls still..but he said that may stay cuz he couldnt do it all but i dont think it will be that bad...but i know that it will make atleast 3 months for the swelling to go down and see some good results...so im gonna wait patiently!! I can actually see a BELLY BUTTON lol..which i never saw on me in sooooo many years because it was all hidden!!! But i am wearing a garment at all times! I have one drain that will be taken out february 8th! I shall stop here for now..as i am sleepy and in pain. I shall post pics the pre and post when i can do it...

Today i am 5 days post op..i took my second shower...

Today i am 5 days post op..i took my second shower...was very exhausting!! but i managed to get clean...haha! i looked in the mirror again today and WOW...the tummy is gone!! i cant believe it..its almost like i am not looking at my body! the swelling has come down on my flanks i have noticed..as where i was worried before where the stitches are ..i can actually see now...so im getting less worried about that area...I am sitting a little longer in a chair..but then i get exhausted and lay down again..my back is hurting right in the middle since i am bent over still....but i placed a ice pack there today for support and coldness...and it seemed to have helped a bit! Im actually taking less painkillers, meaning less often now...every 6 hours abouts instead of every 4 hours!! its amazing what a day can make in a recovery period!!! This are going well for me so far...and pray that it keeps going like this....Oh yeah..when i eat i get nausea..so i eat less..which is good for me, more weight to loose!!! lol..I have posted pictures now of my pre and post op!!!

Hello everyone! well today i am 12 days post op!!!...

hello everyone! well today i am 12 days post op!!! i can get in and out of bed smoothly now..but just cant sleep in any other position but my back as of now..i sleep in a 30 degree angle with 2 pillows under my knees!! The thoracic part of my back is what is killing me..i guess because i am still bend over forward when standing. But it does get very annoying! Up to date i have lost 18 pds in total...the ps told me to be patient because more will come off as the swelling comes down!! But im amazed by when i put on my lazy pants how they fit now...no more tummy in the way and my tshirts well no more rolls buldging :) i hated that sooooo much!!! On sathurday, 9 days post op 2 of my steri strip fell off from the bottom of my insicion and that caused me to have some leaking from the incision and well the incision opened a little about 1/2 a inch aprox. But today i went to see my PS and he did confirm it was open but to keep a close eye on it...for increase redness or pus. He has me on a second dose of antibiotiques again..he was happy he started me on them last week when i saw him!!!! He said this is common in plp that are not at the goal weight at surgery because for me he had to make the incision longer more towards the hips and blood flow is poor at the bottom of the incision *pubic area* wich makes infection more prone or opening of incision! and of course it goes with gravity as well...he has told me that the next 2 weeks will be very important to determine if my incision will get worst or better!!! i hope it will get better and close up!!! but he told me to keep washing everyday and let the water run on it slightly then put the dressing and garment back on and to rest still!!! Today he was suppost to take out the ONE drain that i have but he didnt, because im still draining alot of fluid...more then 30cc a day! He said the down fall to keep a drain longer is the risk for infection..but i hope that wont get infected! This surgery TT is soooo costing me alot of money with medication afterwards eg antibiotiques and pain killers!! :(
I also have my grand ma with me helping me since i am not home since the surgery i am staying at a friends house since the surgery was 6 hours away...and well i got to support her in food too..and im getting discouraged at times because i have alot of bills to pay at home and EI hasnt kicked in yet and it wont even pay my rent!! i tell myself that this is what i wanted soooo i got to be patient till i get better and get back to work.
One very good thing my ps told me today was that he was amazed how under the abdominal fat how great my figure looked...he said Julie if you loose all your weight you will have such a beautiful figure..he said he was surprised to see that and he showed the medical staff there my abdomen...i was surprised but very motivated when im better to get that hour glass figure...but if i dont its ok...my goal was not to be in a bikini..it was too look good with clothes!!thats my update so far...hopefully this incision closes up soon!!!

Hello everyone..i am now 3 weeks post op tommorrow...

hello everyone..i am now 3 weeks post op tommorrow...My drain was taken out yesterday and it went well...pinched a little didnt tickle thats for sure..but..im ok!|! Im still dealing with this open wound :( its draining a bit less..but its still very open..about 2 inches with one and one inch with the other wound..im so discouraged today..I cant take this laying down anymore..im sooo sore everywhere..i can never get comfortable anywhere i sit or lay down. Im getting irritable and frustrated! at times i wonder why did i do this? but again i hated my tummy sooo much and it had stopped me from living a life...I like the look im getting from my tummy now even though im still very swollen..because its much better then what i had before..but in my mind its this long recovery process now for theses wounds to close up that is frustrating me as well...how long will this take? i took 2 months off work returning march 25..is that possible? to me its not right now..i can barely shower or anything...no energy..and tired mentally and physically! I just pray to GOD that he gives me the endurance and strengh to pull through this...because right now im seing no end to this self inflicted pain i did to myself. if i only knew how long it will take for the wholes to close up...oh well im done for now...

Hi everyone, i am now 9 weeks post op...I am still...

Hi everyone, i am now 9 weeks post op...I am still dealing with the open wound at the bottom of my tummy where the pubic area is and one little hole on my side..i thought by now everything would of been closed up..but its not!! :-( Ive been off work now for over 2 months..I am just dying to get back to the gym and loose some weight...i hate my legs (since the TT i find my legs look bigger now) and i got to work out the rest of the fat off...Im feeling a bit depressed because i cant do any exercise really..and when i get depressed i tend to want to over eat..im so scared to gain any weight..i get mad and sad...i guess ill have to stick to making salads and meat to try to loose weight without exercise till these wounds are closed up...Im telling u dealing with weight is not fun at all..it affects u in all ways posible..But i am reading a book on..you can heal your life...it helps you build your self esteem and how to love yourself...because im finding alot of my old patterns before the TT are coming back..where i start to hate other parts of my body...Oh well..i hope things get better...other then that..things are good..not really any pain or discomfort..i still cant sleep on my tummy, on my back it is since the TT..grrr i cant wait to be able to sleep normal...U know i never had children yet and i got this done because i wanted to enjoy life right now and look good right now...now im debating if ill ever want to have that child i always wanted..im sooo scared to gain weight and have very loose skin...i wouldnt want to get a TT again thats for sure!!!! all different thoughts are going through my mind right now..i guess because i am not working and have all this lonely time to myself...ha ha ha! hope all of you's are good...

Hello everyone!! i am now 4 months post op...guess...

hello everyone!! i am now 4 months post op...guess what?? my wounds are finally closed...just 1/2 inch left from the big one in the front..of about 5 inches horizontally!! yahoo!! after what 3 months and some of being opened...took soooo long to close! but now i can sleep on my tummy can u believe it? much better!! I still feel tighteness in my abdomen when i get up from the bed or simply try to tighten my tummy...but i can do all activities now..will be finally going back to work after 16 weeks off!!!! never thought it would be this long! I am not 100 percent satisfied with the results because i still have fat and a roll on the sides...but its to be expected i guess since i didnt have the full circumference TT..and i wasnt at my ideal weight either! but he did what he could i guess? now its up to me to do my part and loose 30-40 pds! its sooooo hard and stressful..as i been trying to loose but..nothing is loosing! As for the swelling i get some at times...when i sit too long..when i come to get up it pulls on my incision line i noticed! ive got to take new pics soon! i hope all is well with everyone!


WOO HOO....the wounds are all closed 100 percent...

WOO HOO....the wounds are all closed 100 percent now...:-) finally after all this time...cant believe that a big hole like i had and so deep is actually closed now...that means..back to work i go now...after being off since january!!! The gym here i come...lol...

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