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Full Tummy Tuck with Lipo - United Kingdom, GB

Hi I am 23 and I have a small child I have wanted...

Hi I am 23 and I have a small child I have wanted a tummy tuck for the last few years before I was pregnant with my son I was just over 18 stone about 252 lb and when I was pregnant I didnt put and Weight on after giving birth i looked the same as I did when I was pregnant when my son was about 6 mouths I decided to lose weight and in 7 mouths I went from 18 stone to 12 stone that's about 160 lb but I didn't really feel and better as my tummy looked so so bad I am getting married next year as well and I want to look good for my wedding I will still be having another child in a few years but I no if I don't over eat when I am pregnant I will never get bk to this i am looking forward to having a flat belly but very nervous and the pain and I hope I will look good I am having it done November be nice to have tt sis to talk to who has had this done or is having it done
Thank you both of you were do u live uk or overseas ?
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Welcome!! I too plan on have my surgery in oct or nov. I'm just waiting for a quote from Dr. Duran from the DR. Good luck with your journey!
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Good luck and enjoy your new journey
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Pre op fat side really want to be on the flat side lol

No that's fine we'll I have been looking in you tube a lot and hear and blogs ect and I have found a lot of women have had this done then had kids and looking at them all most stayed the same and after 4 mouths of having baby they still look amazing then you had the odd few that still looked so gd but not %100 how they were I look on this and I see so many women and there befor pics and I think I would me happy with what u have got now but I have to much to do next year and I want to look and fill amazing I am young to be having this done but I don't see meany people have as bad tummy as I do I just don't think I can live with this any more it stops me from so much stuff x
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Sorry ment bad tummys at my age x
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I would honestly wait if kids are still in your future but it is a personal decision an with you getting married I do understand. We r all women who want that perfect body for that perfect day. Best wishes with your journey upcoming soon ;)
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9 weeks and 3 days to go

Not long to go I really can't wait but at the same time I am really worried about the pain i am due to go in for my tt on 13th nov and I was thinking will I be ok by Xmas and my sons birthday is 5 weeks after will I be ok for that I hope so
I'm at 3 weeks, driving and getting my sons at school, sitting at the park after school and feeling stronger each day!
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That is so good I think it just takes a while to feel normal again I can't wait for my op tho
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8 weeks 1 day to go

Ok my op is just over 8 weeks to go and I don't no y but I am really worried about every think now I worry I won't look as good as I think I will I worry I may not wake up after being put under I hope this is all normal :(
Thank you so much to both of u I just have a picture in my head and I hope I look like that or near it I am getting married next June I hope swelling would have gone down by then do you think it would of?
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I was terribly nervous too and now, less than 24 hours since my surgery I'm feeling awesome with only slight discomfort when moving! You're super young and should be healing very quickly. I suggest that you take high doses of both vitamin C and Turmeric capsules.
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Don't be nervous.. everything will be great look at all of us on this site :)
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recliner or not

Can anybody help me I have been looking at recliner chairs and for the ones that lay you down ect they cost over £800 and I really don't want to pay that so looking to hire one will 2 weeks be ok as some people still in them 2 mouths later :(
You can use pillows as well
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Thank you for that yes I am do that make it more painful?
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I'm not going to lie, yes getting the muscle repair makes its very painful, I've actually felt almost no pain anywhere else, around the incision will be numb. It is a little painful when you swell, but more of an achy pain. The muscle repair is necessary though, it'll help tighten your waist and make it look smaller, gotta fix those damaged muscles for best results. I'm 2 weeks PO today and already feeling much better. You'll be fine. Stay on top of your pain meds, those first 3-4 days even if you don't feel too much pain take them anyways.
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Stressing out again

I am so made with myself for feeling this way so meany people wish they could have this chance of geting this done and all I am doing is worrying one minute I am fine next having a fit my op is less then 2 mouths then after that I will be geting married 7 mouth after and worried I Wont be feeling 100% and looking how I should I have been looking at other post and a few have said still don't say they are 100% after such a long time now I feel I have made a mistake :((((((
Thank you still not sure what I am going to do about bed recliner but thank you so much for all your help thank you to all of u x
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As long as you have someone to help you for a week or so you can probably get by without a recliner because you're very young and will heal more quickly than an older person. I've been sleeping in my bed since day one. It's painful to change positions and to get out of bed but I've been doing it without any help. It's good to move to prevent clots and even if it causes some pain to move you have to do it! I know two other "older" TT women and none of them used a recliner either.
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I think we ALL worry a lot before the surgery about the possible outcome, how we're going to feel, whether we can handle the pain etc. etc. I think you are completely normal. You're very young and will probably heal wonderfully. Remember 96% of people on this site state that this surgery is totally worth it! I'm old (62), and I'm post opp day 4 and must say that so far I have no regrets. Keep thinking positive thoughts and how great you're going to look in that wedding dress! Good luck to you!
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not long

Well the time is going very fast spoke to a nurse today about pain meds and I told her I can't take co-Codamol tablet as they make me really I'll so I said what will I take insted and she said paracetamol tablet!!! I said is that it I take that for a stomach pains I need more then that and she said maby tramadol I said I will take them as well lol on a really good note I have lost just over 14lb in 2 weeks really happy about that so hopefully I will lose another 14lb :)
Hi I am just haveing no carbs At all if u do that you won't believe how much you will lose
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What are you doing to lose weight?
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What a wonderful weight loss. You have had ...So good you're lost it before your surgery Now your surgeon . I'll be watching your progression... Today I'm three weeks. Posted lots of pictures. Oh by the way I'm 60 years old, And believe me it's just a number. I never thought I could look this good, After losing almost 60 pounds... ((Hugs)))
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So close

Well it's 3 weeks to go and I am so excited I really can't wait! Just not looking forward to the pain after but I just wish it was the day after the op now so the only way is up I go in on the 13th and come out on the 15th but I will be all on my own as my hubby to be will be with are child so I am a bit worried about that and feel a bit sorry for my self lol
Hi flowers : ) ur profile caught my eye as I'm from uk aswell... I've just had a consultation and hav totally made my mind up that I want it done... Just lookin at clinics in London... What clinic are you booked in at Hun?
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Hi Hun the hospital group they seem really nice as well and have there own hospital witch is good I am haveing full tummy tuck with lipo all over the tummy and paying 6000 witch is good but don't no what u would be as I am flabby lol when are u hoping to get yours done x
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Oh ok I'll have to check them out, I've been quoted 6400 for the same procedure as you, I'm also flabby lol..I'm looking to book just after Xmas : ) not long for you now tho... Bet your feeling a mixture of feelings right now I can only imagine, but there's so many great success stories on how it's transformed peoples lives... Will b us soon x
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7 days till my op

One week till my op and i thought I would be really excited but I am just really worried not really about the pain just about going in to the operating theatre laying there and waiting for it all to happen it sounds silly I no. All so my man has to look after are child so I will be in my own in hospital for 2 nights with no one i do fill really lucky to have this chance to have this done but I fill guilty feeling like this.
I think most of us woman feel guilty about doing anything for ourselves, we are so used to doing for everyone else that we forget about ourselves and feel guilty and selfish when we spend money and also that we will be down for a short time on the recovery, it is so worth it, you are young, appear to be in good shape and you are gonna love your results, even on my worse day after my TT I did not regret it, best of luck on your surgery and your recovery, keep us posted
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Thank you so much for that and yes u are right I really can't wait now and I will x
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How much you weighing now Hun? Have you got to your preferred preop weight?
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It's my turn :)

I am so excited and worried and the same time just about to leave for the hospital wish me luck :) x
good hope all goes good for you!
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best of luck, hope to hear from you soon, hope all goes well !
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Good luck hunny Let us know when it's all done xx
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Flat side

Will update when I am not as sleepy x
Ohh so glad your ok!! Rest now Hun xx
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So happy

My surgon is amazing went really well went down at 10 and came bk up at 12 ish the pain is ok I h8t the drains they hurt but the tummy tuck it's self is not as Pain full as I was thinking it would be it painful when u move but it is just uncomfortable reallly I saw my self laying d

Sorry

Laying down and I looked flat so very happy at the moment and I am just on paracetamol and tramadol 100g so not to much pain relief tha ks for all your support girls xxx
your welcome, remember we are here for you if you have questions, want to vent, want to share a positive story or whatever, you are not alone, glad you made it thru the surgery okay, you will be so happy you did this
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Haven't been on here in a while but remembered ur op date, hope ur ok chick, it's all done now : ))) just think a couple of weeks ull b pretty much back to norm it'll fly by! Well gone girl really pleased for ya xx
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Lovely to hear your not in too much pain..did surgeon say how much he was able to remove? Did you have lipo chick? Xx
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3rd time lucky

Hi all. Sorry about my previous post, was a bit out of it at the time. I will start at the beginning. Got to the hospital for 7 had my bloods taking ect shown to my room witch was really nice and clean the nurse told be to have a shower then in my gown it was about 9am then my surgon came in marked me all up and said he will be back up to get me in 45 min OMG I was so excited the time flew by I went in a left with the nurse then I had to wait in this lil room in till a man came in asked me for my name dob ect then I was aloud in the anaesthetist was a lady and she was so nice she said she had made me a cocktail with lots of anti-sickness drug bless her a minute later I was gone and woke up 2 hrs later it was a funny sort of pain but not as bad as I thought it would of been I needed help ounce going to the toilet it took me 4 times to pee as u wanted to go but but it was not happing apart from that I am doing well only on tramadol and paracetamol I had my drains out to day witch I was very happy about and happy to be home will keep you all updated :)
You take your time to heal Hun xx
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Congrats! Happy healing!!
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Need help info x

Not so good to day felt to sick and i am really swolen all so had no bowl movement yet so I think that is half the problem :(
Not got still have not bin and my swelling is really really bad I am massive :(
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How's u today Hun?
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I will have to get some of that to moz thanks hun just over 4 weeks till your op bet u can't wait x
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Day 2 post op

Yea I have had every think I just fill massive thank you hun i just can't wait to see how it looks next week x
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Wow hunny you look fab!!! Are you pleased? Have you tried a liquid laxitives?
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My swell hell!!!!!!!

So I finally went lol the pain of a tummy tuck is not as bad as I was thinking it would be I am taking about 4 tramdol and 6 paracetamol a day witch I think is good as I am only in day 4 but my swelling is really bad I fill like I am pregnant and ready to burst but I don't regret it at all I just wish I could skip a few weeks lol
Good luck with swelling hunny cx
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Thank you girls I have been ounce witch was really painful I no I have to be patient I just fill as big as I was witch I didn't think I would fill like that buying will keep smiling thanks again I will get myself some pineapple xx
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K swell hell will last a good while. You've gotta be mentally prepare for it. What your tummy will look like in the next few weeks and months will NOT be your final outcome. Keep that in mind. Get some smooth move tea if you haven't had a bowl movement yet and you need to take stool softeners EVERY TIME you take a narcotic/pain med….every dose. It's not enough to take a stool softener just once a day…trust me. Your first post op picture is what will give you a pretty accurate representation of your final outcome….before the swelling has set in. Any pictures from here on out until about months 4 and 5….will eb and flow tremendously. Don't get discouraged….it helps if you're mentally prepared for it. You WILL have a great outcome….just hang in there with the swelling….it can last a long while. Blessings to you! xx
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My nurse

Went to see the nurse for my week check up just over a week tho and all went really well my scar is low I think and looks like I am healing well and my bb looks really good nurse said I was really swollen witch was happy about at least I no that I will flatting down a lot so really happy for all u lady's who are waitin to have yours done don't worry u will be fine and the pain is not bad at all I am just over a week from mine and having no pain meds now apart from 2 and night xx

Swollen but I like my scar

Hi flowers2010, your pictures show that you are doing great. I'm done too now17 days post. You said you have swollen since surgery and I did too.about the 5th day I started to feel very swollen and tight....like a balloon! In fact I was as fat looking as before the op. I hope by now you are feeling better , I find I'm having good days and not so good. Rest ,rest and more rest and lots of water or at least liquids. X
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Hi has you swollen gone down yet I no what u mean it really upset me how swollen I got as I felt I payed so much money out for this lol but I am ok about it now I just hope I go down soon
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Lovely scar and your doing well X
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Feeling down

A bit fed up at the moment not sure why just think I am fed up of staying in but going out for a meal tomorrow's night so that will cheer me up I really like my new tummy still swelling a lot but I hope it will go down more soon
Hi Hun glad your going out tomos as that will make you feel better Hun
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yes time to get out of the house, you will be tired but it will make you feel lots better !
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Really not good

I stoped my last 2 pain pills last night witchwe're tramdol omg!!! I was awake all night did not sleep at all when I say at all I mean not as all I was and still am shivering all over fill sick I kept jumping ever time I neary went to sleep going to the docs later as really worried it is because I have came of the tremadol and my body wants it :(( any help plz I fill really bad
Ohh Hun what a shame I am worried also about tramadol as when I had them for hysterectomy they were great for pain but very addictive for our bodies.. What you taking instead?
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Just paracetamol now hun can't you take co-Codamol tablet? If you can go for them they way I felt last night and the way I fill to say is like nothing I have ever felt befor xxx
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Yes I can take co-coda mol but tramadol more effective for severe pain so I may just take them for first few days home then have codiene Hun.. 2weeks weds for me chick.. How is pain now? Was it worth it? Xx
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Pics

Your looking great
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So I went out today all day from 10 to 5 and went really well I got my self a new top what was really short and tight fiting and fitted me so good so really happy I would say I am about %60 of my self again I am in no pain really I can sleep in my bed I can sit on the floor and get up again with ease I am into pain meds at all I only thing Is still swollen really bad but apart from that I am one happy girl :)
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Sooo flat Hun Your looking lovely
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4 weeks how time flys

Well it's been 4 weeks now and feeling so much better I can cook now every night I can clean the kitchen and front room lol the heeling time for me seems to have gone really good still can't over do it tho not because of the pain but the bloting witch is really really bad by the end of the night I look pregnant witch is geting me down a bit in the morning I look better I still hope I don't stay the way I look as I feel that every ones looks more flat then I do I will post pics soon
Ur doing great! I'm n swell hell myself and I cant wait to see my results! Happy healing
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You look really good u are only just really out of it I am 4 weeks and bigger then I was befor buy u look really good
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Good/bad day :(

I went out shoping all day from about 10 to 6 I tried lots of different things on and got some skirts and short top with I could never put on be for so was very happy about that then had lunch then went some more shoping and nothing fitted me so I ended up in the middle of clothes shop crying asI just look so big and my tummy looks really wide then I worry that I won't ever look as good as I was thinking I will I don't no if it's the swelling or fat just hope it get better soon I was always used to my over hang but now I just stick out
it will go down, it is just a very long recovery which I don't think any of us realize not matter what we hear, but it will go down and you will end up loving it...........if it were not true I wouldn't say it
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Thank you you are right no one can imagine the long recovery the pain was fine and it really didn't hurt me as much as I was thinking the swelling is the worst of it all get you down but thank you x
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Ahh hunny its swelling and once this subsides you will be lookim ng back thinking why was I so hard on myself. You are a fantastic lady and you have inspired me immensly. Huge HUG for you flower xx
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Pic

Still not happy with my tummy still look really big my bb look like a tear so really upset about it I hope I look flatter soon
I think you are looking great hun x
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10 weeks have flown by

Well I have had ups and downs downs but so happy I did this I was worried about my bob but my surgeon said it will all be fine and thinks I look amazing so very happy some picks to follow of the last few weeks :)

7 weeks

Before after

10 weeks

Hey how are you now that is a year or so later?
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Super hun Your turning a corner on this crazy roller coaster x
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Thanks hunny I am going to the gym and going to start pole dancing lessons lol it's really good to tone up Xx
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