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Tummy Tuck Was the Best Thing I Have Done for Myself.
- jewels daughter
- posted 4 years ago
- updated 3 years ago
- Worth It
- Cost: $7,000
- Melinda Haws, MD (Nashville, Tennessee)
I had my TT along with a breast reduction and lift...
- 12 May 2009
I had my TT along with a breast reduction and lift as well as lipo on my back, upper arms,and under my chin. The cost above is only for the TT.
One of my surg nurses told me that my doc had been her doc and showed me her scar and I was so impressed and excited. You really had to look to see her scar it was so tiny. She told me that one year to the day it looked like that after her surgery.
My procedure was on April 28th at 8:30 A.M. and lasted for approx 5 hrs. Due to complications, the doctor had to go back in because I began bleeding internally then clotting so much that another surgery was necessary. Seven units of whole blood and two of plasma later and I am just fine. Apparently I have a underlying blood condition that has never been caught before and i almost died from a simple procedure that most would have breezed through. If not for my excellent doctor and nurses that were caring for me this could have turned out much different.
Anyway, back to the TT. It has been 2 weeks and I am doing fine. I was very tired and in some pain at first. I spent 5 days in the hospital because of the complications and came home with 1 drain tube in my left breast (the right one came out the day I left) and 2 in my lower tummy. I think they are the worst part. Trying to find something to wear over them to go to the doctors so no one can see them is impossible. But I guess I am not the only person visiting my doctor with drain tubes.
My scars look bad but it is only two weeks and I am also still swelled a lot. I hope that is better soon. That's all for now. I will update as I progress and will put my before and progressive after pics soon.
OK I will try this again. A new update...
- 26 May 2009
OK I will try this again. A new update. It has been almost a month since my tt and I still have 3 places on my incision that has not healed. They are , in fact, holes. Deep holes that are slowly filling in from the sides and bottom up. one is now very tiny and almost ready for just tape. My feeling is already coming back which makes cleaning and packing these with gauze very painful. Doc says these are not healed because the skin died when she had to open me back up to get out the blood clots to save my life so I am not complaining too much. Yes it is painful and looks bad right now but I am alive and looking better every day. I am waiting to put pictures until I am better healed as am sure no one wants to see the open wounds. Although we did make pictures to look and see the progress as I heal. I am also a little sad because I do not have a waist yet. My doc says that it may take another 2 to 3 months for the rest of the swelling to go down enough so that my waist will look better. I am much flatter but straight from under my breasts to my hips. I want some curve please. A lot would be great but right now I would settle for anything as a beginning. Did anyone else have that problem? That's it for now, more later.
It's time for another update. I am almost...
- 25 Jun 2009
It's time for another update. I am almost completely healed now. I just have 2 small places that are still open from my surgery. I want to wait till they are closed before I post any pictures. These should be closed within the next week or so. I will post a few that show them but not many because they are ugly, but part of my recovery. I still do not have a waist yet. I think I look like sponge bob square pants. I am much smaller than before buy not to where I want to be. I am mostly happy with my breast reduction. They look better every day. I am undecided on whether I will post pics of them or not as they are a little more personal. I continue to have little flashes of pain in various parts of my body where I've had either surgery of lipo and am told that is normal. Normal or not, it is sometimes very unpleasant. Does anyone else have those?
December 8 Update time. It has...
- 8 Dec 2009
December 8 Update time. It has been quite some time since my last update and I have news. I am going to have some revisions done and that is why no pictures yet. neither my Doc nor I am happy with some issues so she is going to make a few changes. At no xtra charge to me I might add, so whoo hoo. Anyway, on Jan 5 I will be having a little more lipo on my sides because what we thought was swelling, wasn't and I still have no waist. She is also going to minimize a few of my scars while she is at it and do some more work on my breasts. Wish me luck and hopefully I will be able to post pics after this.
My Doctor: Melinda Haws, MD
I looked for several years and her "after" pics were better than anyone's. She makes you feel very confident in her as soon as you meet her. I am still so impressed with the work on me and everyone I have talked with.