TT and BL - United Kingdom, GB 21.01.13 - updated pics 1 Year Post op

Hi I have been wanting a tummy tuck for over 20...

Hi I have been wanting a tummy tuck for over 20 yrs, just never had the money. Finally get to see a PS 16th October 2012, surgery pencilled in for 21st January 2013 - met few ladies who have had surgery with him (Mr Murphy - Spire Hospital Whalley Range Manchester) results are amazing. Lost 56lbs 2yrs ago with weight watchers, kept within 7 lbs of my weight for 2yrs, so time now to get rid of the belly. I walk 12 miles 4-5 times a week, eat healthy so physically cannot do anymore, I will put pictures up at a later date. x

4 Weeks today I go to see Mr Murphy on countdown...

4 Weeks today I go to see Mr Murphy on countdown now, rather excited. xx

Well folks time is ticking over nicely, 1 week on...

Well folks time is ticking over nicely, 1 week on Tues now until my PS consultation, Hubby wants me to ask about possibly doing breast implants at the same time, we will see, all depends on what the recovery will be like just with the tummy tuck alone. Getting excited now, just want to know how he will do the surgery and what he expects my results to be. Still eating healthy, and walking 6-12 miles every day, weight has stayed the same now for 2 yrs so do not really expect anymore weight loss but at least my old ticker will be getting fitter with all the walking. Will update 1 week on Tues. xx

Excited matoplexy and full tummy tuck booked for...

Excited matoplexy and full tummy tuck booked for 21st Jan 2013 with Mr Murphy at Spire Manchester - consult went great said he would not recommend implants they would look too big - said I was ideal candidate for tummy tuck on count down now x

Counting down now to surgery, Egypt for hols 17th...

Counting down now to surgery, Egypt for hols 17th Dec, then 3 weeks after we get back surgery. Trying to lose just a couple of pounds before the surgery. Was at 158 pounds 2 weeks ago, trying to get to 154 before surgery, this is the lowest I can get to. Winter nights on the way now in the UK so it will be some dark night walking for me I think x

Met my lovely Realself friend Ayshea tonight for...

Met my lovely Realself friend Ayshea tonight for the first time she brought me a wonderful gift a toilet seat riser, such a fantastic idea, can't wait to use it. She shown me her results I am amazed, counting down now to my surgery seems an age away 21st Jan 2013 x

Managed to take a kind of a picture so hard to...

Managed to take a kind of a picture so hard to take one of yourself with your phone. 7 Weeks on Monday and it will be gone, counting down the days now. Egypt 2 weeks on Monday then when we get back just over 3 weeks to my surgery date. Tummy looks absolutely awful on a picture, I now know why I am doing this even though some folk I have told have been making snide remarks. I have decided I do not have to explain myself to these negative people. xx

Oh forgot ladies down to 154 pounds so happy with...

Oh forgot ladies down to 154 pounds so happy with that xx

6 weeks today I will Hopefully be on the flat side...

6 weeks today I will Hopefully be on the flat side. All seems real now. Egypt on Monday for 11 nights. Get back pre op on the 4th January then all systems go for op on the 21st. Weigh 153 pounds so pleased with that. Trying to keep at that ready for surgery. Bag packed ready to go. Cant wait to be posting on here when I am post op. X

Yikes 5 weeks tomorrow and I will be having...

Yikes 5 weeks tomorrow and I will be having surgery. Won't be on here for 12 days now off to Egypt in the morning, wishing everyone a wonderful Christmas, see you all soon xx

Well back from Egypt on Friday, back to the cold...

Well back from Egypt on Friday, back to the cold and rain in the UK. Went to the gym everyday on holiday, so only 1 pound weight gain, just weighed myself, so I am 154 pounds now. I can live with that, 3 weeks tomorrow is my surgery date, getting excited now, pre-op 4th January. xx

Pre-op tomorrow ladies, wish me luck, and have to...

Pre-op tomorrow ladies, wish me luck, and have to hand over the payment, yikes all seems very real now, can't wait, been having some weird dreams though about tummy tuck, good luck to all the January Tummy Tuckers. xx

Pre-op done, money paid, just this cold to get rid...

Pre-op done, money paid, just this cold to get rid off now, first on list have to be there at 7.00 am operation at 8.30 am should take 3.5 to 4hrs, getting excited now, must start on cooking and freezing meals very soon. xx

Serious countdown now beginning - 10 more sleeps,...

Serious countdown now beginning - 10 more sleeps, got antibiotics now to clear sinuses, hopefully it will be gone by the time I have surgery, been out and bought myself some knickers coudl not resist, cannot wait to wear normal one's lol. Just been out and bought the last of my stuff for hospital. Started making and freezing meals for the hubby, I will make do with w.w meals, I plan to make a weeks worth I think that should be enough, fellow Tummy Tucker Phoneix UK is visiting me again on Sunday evening so looking forward to that. Betsyblue from Look Your Best website is having surgery today, so I wish her all the best. Hopefully I will get hubby to take some proper pictures soon and I will post them. xx

Well my fellow tummy tuckers across the pond 5...

Well my fellow tummy tuckers across the pond 5 more sleeps for me and hopefully belly hang and saggy boobs will be gone for good. Excited now, nerves are not setting in which is a surprise, I am finding these past few days I am hungry more think my body wants to store food before the starvation lol. Snow for us here in the UK on Friday so will well and truly feel like Christmas day on Monday. I will keep you all posted taking my phone and they have Wi Fi in the hospital, staying 2 nights, should be home sometime on Wednesday xx

Work finished, that is me getting ready for the...

Work finished, that is me getting ready for the big day on Monday, this has come around so fast can't believe it is finally here. Here's hoping my recovery goes without a hitch, so looking forward to being on the flat side, good luck to all who are having surgery next week. xx

Fellow tummy tuckers, my day has nearly arrived,...

Fellow tummy tuckers, my day has nearly arrived, house now in order, off to hotel tonight at 4.30pm, hubby will be staying there Monday and Tuesday evening whilst I am in the hospital. I will update you all as soon as I can. Wish me luck. xx

2 days post op - no pain from boobs whatsoever and...

2 days post op - no pain from boobs whatsoever and pain from tummy tuck very manageable - maybe cause I did not need lipo. 5 pounds in fat removed picture from operation to follow - post op appointment Monday - from what I can see of tummy as it is padded up and corset over result amazing - boobs look lovely not to big just nice - no implants - good luck fellow tummy tuckers - hysterectomy was 100 times worse x x

1 weeks post op today, had dressings removed and a...

1 weeks post op today, had dressings removed and a softer binder put on, all well, healing nicely, lot's of swelling but that will ease with time.

Had an awful morning, felt so sick, cold sweats...

Had an awful morning, felt so sick, cold sweats put it down to coming off the tramadol, went back to bed until 1.30 pm, up now feel as right as rain, ate some toast and some digestive biscuits, had a good wash hubby cleaned bb, first time he has seen belly, he is amazed even with the swelling, he has not really seen the boobies, he will see them tomorrow when I have a shower xx

Hi been to see the nurse today, brown weeping from...

Hi been to see the nurse today, brown weeping from my belly button and the smell was awful. All ok no infection the blood has to come out somewhere she said and it finds a way through the tummy button. Have to leave binder off for half hour when showered and let the air get to the tummy button. Then re dress with gauze and sticky. I have posted a piccie, still in swell hell xx

2 weeks post op Finally turned a corner 5...

2 weeks post op

Finally turned a corner 5 pounds down in weight,that will be the 5 pounds that was removed, so just swelling to go now, feel much stronger and doing a little in the house, light duties, polishing and wiping kitchen surfaces. xx

18 days post op Started working at home...

18 days post op

Started working at home yesterday, all going well, managed a 2 mile walk at lunch time with Hubby, walked slow, seem to be a little more hungry today, probably because I have been out in the fresh air.

Bought some new shapewear from recoverpostsurgery.com here in the UK, panties are a lot better than the normal shapewear you can buy. Been wearing them today great support, back in my binder now ready for bed later.

Fell little more tired tonight, so may be an early night watching t.v in bed, but don't you get fed up of sat on your bum all the time lol.

I am working from home all next week and my boss said I can take a further week at home if I wish so we will see how it goes. I thought that was very kind of him.

Boobies are looking good now, bruising nearly gone and just one a little bit bumpy but tons better. Hubby will take more picture tomorrow when I have a shower and remove my tapes ready for him to put new ones on. xx

19 days post op All well managed a 2 mile walk...

19 days post op

All well managed a 2 mile walk again, managed some ironing very slowly, back to cooking but only re heating meals at the minute that I had frozen. Hubby soing all the heavy work. Tired last night after working Thurs/Fri at home, so resting lots today and tomorrow. New piccie added before and after cannot believe how bad the over hang was xx

23 days post op Well 23 days post op now, doing...

23 days post op

Well 23 days post op now, doing most things around the house apart from hoovering, changing beds and any heavy stuff. Managing to walk 4 miles now outside. Tummy feels so much better today not as tight, think I am getting more feeling in the tummy too. Weighed and was 145 pounds, 6.5 pounds down from pre surgery, happy with that as PS removed 5 pounds of loose skin. Hopefully once I get back to normal exercise I may get down to 140 pounds that is my goal, I will quit the weight loss then and hopefully maintain. I am glad I have passed the 3 week mark, I think you you turn a corner at this point. Standing fully straight now so that is good. Keep trying to sleep on my side but that is not happening, does not feel comfy at the minute so still sleeping on my back. Still working from home, I will return to the office 1 week on Monday. Happy healing ladies, this it the best thing I have ever done even though the recovery can be a rollercoaster at times xx

27 days post op Had to tape the tape off my tt...

27 days post op

Had to tape the tape off my tt incision last night, it has started to irritate my skin, I will see what Mr Murphy advises when I see him on Monday. Small area between nipple and skin has not quite knitted together so I will see what he says about that too, trouble with me I notice the slightest little thing maybe I should not look into too much detail lol. Have to have a rest day today hubby said, I cleaned the house yesterday but took my time, and managed another walk last night just short of 5 miles. I slept in a little longer this morning until 9.00 am and I have been sleeping on my side a little, does start to hurt after a while so I end up back on my back, and it feels so odd I have no tummy to support me when I am on my side. I think the swelling is going down day by day. 1 more week working at home then back into the office a few days a week. Lovely sunny day here in the UK today which is nice, even though it is still cold. Happy healing ladies. xx

31 days post op Managed a 10 mile walk last...

31 days post op

Managed a 10 mile walk last night. In swell hell now, so resting up today. Had my 4 week check on Tuesday, Mr Murphy is pleased with the results, said I can go for it now with the walking. I had a slight irritation on my scar and the boobies around the nipple, nurse removed small stitch from each and all is well now.

I will try another 10 mile walk again on Saturday, freezing cold here in the UK today. I go back into the office on Monday, been working from home since post op day 17 so looking forward to having someone to chat with lol.

Hope you pre and post op ladies are all doing well.

5 weeks post op today piccdies finally up,...

5 weeks post op today
piccdies finally up, struggled taking them with i phone in mirror lol, swelling finally going and I can see light at the end of the tunnel, so pleased I spent all the moneym, results are so worth it, let me know what you think ladies xx

6 weeks 1 day post op Well recovery is going...

6 weeks 1 day post op

Well recovery is going well, up to 12 mile walks, down to 142 pounds. Still having the odd twinge in tummy from muscle repair and swelling not fully gone. Boobies still bit tender but shape is getting better.

So pleased I am now 6 weeks post op cannot believe how fast the time goes. Had my first bath today, have been taking showers and it felt good lol. Refraining from buying new clothes until tummy has stopped swelling, all my clothes are way too big including my tops and coats.

To any pre-op ladies do not be afraid of the surgery, it is not as bad as you think and is very manageable after with the correct after care and recovery time. xx

6 weeks 6 days yikes how fast has the time...

6 weeks 6 days

yikes how fast has the time gone, still getting swelling but managing to get on with most things, walking 12 miles a couple of times a week and 4-6 miles a few times per week. No heavy lifting but back doing all the housework. Still gettting the pulling sensations and tight feeling from muscle repair. Skin still feels like sandpaper to touch, but all in all doing well. xx

8 weeks 4 days post op Been to see PS Nurse...

8 weeks 4 days post op

Been to see PS Nurse today, been getting pain in upper abs, it is as I though it was a stitch irritating the muscle, so now is a waiting game for the stitches to either dissolve or behave lol. Apart from that all is well xx

9 weeks 1 day post op Wow the time sure does...

9 weeks 1 day post op

Wow the time sure does fly by, stitch in muscle seems to be ok for n ow, I have been wearing the binder again in the evening, seems to help with the swelling, shame the swelling has to appear around lunch time lol. Can't wait until it finally goes. Back to walking now, managing 11 miles so pleased with that. Need to book a walking holiday and get some serious walkign done. Hope pre and post oppers are all ok xx

Well I will be 12 weeks post op this Monday where...

Well I will be 12 weeks post op this Monday where does the time go. First day yesterday without any compresison or shapewear, swell hell by late evening but decided I will try and go without any compresssion, I think our bodies get fed up of the support wear after a while. Need to get by abdominal muscles working lol. Back to speed with most things, still watching what I am lifting. Back to walking up to 12 miles. Tiredness seems to be a killer at the moment, by 9.30 pm I am ready for bed. The recovery is certainly a rollercoaster. Down to 142.5 pounds so think this is my weight now, happy with that as in a size 10 uk size trouser. Having problems going to the toilet still, so my GP has told me to take lactulose (Stool softener) each day, she said it could be due to the muscle repair. Hope you are all well. Appointment with PS in 4 weeks time. Have 2 slight dog ears so hopefully these will be taken care of. xx

14 weeks post op yesterday. Binder ditched will...

14 weeks post op yesterday. Binder ditched will have to put up with the swelling can't get in my head the over hang has gone still feel fat some days Weight up and down few pounds either way. Still walking some nights and weekends up to 12 miles. Tiredness not getting any better for some bizarre reason. Fully back to normal work wise etc. Can't believe how fast recovery has gone. See PS in 2 weeks. Boobs fab no problem whatsoever with them. Can still feel internal stitches under tt scar. Will take new piccies at weekend x

15 weeks post op today all well swelling improving...

15 weeks post op today all well swelling improving these past few days piccie of scar on one of my Boobs uploaded - more to follow tomorrow x

16 week post op check up today. All went well PS...

16 week post op check up today. All went well PS pleased with results. Go back in Aug to get the end of tt incisions tidied up. Get before and after pics from ps on Thursday will post them once I get them. X x

pre and post op PS piccies

Hi guys photo's from PS attached. xx

6.5 months post op piccies

hi ladies, well what can I say all pretty much back to normal now, 14 pounds down since day before surgery so happy with that. Dog ears get fixed in a week, so not sure if I am looking forward to that lol. Cuba booked for 1 week in Oct, cannot wait to eventually wear the bikini xxx

7 months post op dog ear removal

7 months post op still swell arghhh PS said can take up to 12 months to subside. Dog ear removal last Tuesday all well. Never felt a thing. Watched it was very interesting. X

9 months post op

Well guys what can I say almost fully healed. Piccies taken last week in Cuba. A long process for you new girls but look at the end result. Now down to 137 pounds. Happy healing folks x x

Finally 1 year post op

Yippeee I made it what a roller coaster of a recovery, but it is so worth it, would I do it all again too right, some piccies added. What more can I say pictures say it all for me ladies, hope you all have a good recovery. xx
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Hey janeellie, you look absolutely fab! Congratulations on your anniversary, well done for posting updates. I must do mine soon X
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Looking hot J :)
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Wow lovely result
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Happy 1 year anniversary!!! You look great :)
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Congratulations on your 1 year anniversary. Mine is a week from today. Amazing road we've traveled this lady year, huh? You look great, so happy for you.
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Hey Janeellie - you continue to look fantastic! Thanks for posting your post year... I bet you are proper chuffed! xx
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Thanks for coming back and keeping us posted on your updates - I really appreciate ladies who continue to update and post update pics - it is such an encouragement for us who have jsut started on this path. So great to see wonderful transformations like yours!
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Hi Jane it has been a while, you look fab, hope you are feeling it.... Tx
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Thank you. Had dog ears fixed twice think result is as good as it will get. How are you all ok I hope. X
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You look amazing!
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Wow just read all your history and you have done so well.. What is your diet post op? Xx
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Hi protein and veg mostly ate. I do have chocolate if we have been out walking. I keep an eye on my weight at least once a week if I go up a few pounds I cut out treats for a few days. Hope my story inspires others. X x
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You have inspired me that's for sure. I truly believe that once you've had a tummy tuck then your motivation to keep slim is very positive! A piece of art I say lol x
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Hi J :) You look fab and loving you bikini's pictures. Your scarring on your boobs is barely there. God I wish I'd done more research, more than the year I did do! I'll be 9 weeks this Thursday from hysterectomy and revision is going to be March/April next year now. It'll be lipo and skin removal from tummy and dog ears. Where in Cuba did you go to and which hotel? You look GREAT :) X
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Hiya hope recovery is going well from hysterectomy. We stayed at sol cayo guillermo in cayo guillermo. Only 4 hotels on cayo guillermo. To be honest I would not go back food and accommodation poor for s 4 star. Only good thing was the beach. Hope your revision goes well I am sure it will keep me posted. X x
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Thank you for sharing! Congratulations,you have fabulous results! I am inspired, won't delay in contacting back my plastic surgeon.
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WOW - it just keeps getting better! Great to see your update Janellie! Cuba sounds fab - and yea, get the bikini on and strut your stuff! xx
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thank you, how are you ? x
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Really looking good! Janelle, is there any one or two item that you can look back now six months later...that you were thinking "really-?-why didn't s wine tell me "X"?---anything do e to mind? Any issue that came up, that you felt like you found a "shortcut to"--to make life easier? I do my surgery in just about 60days...so my mind is racing like crazy-lol! Thanks sweetie!!! Xoxo
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Hiya hun only thing I can think of is during recovery thinking OMG I will never stand straight or sleep on my sides. It is surprising how fast things get back to normal. I think 4 weeks is a massive turning point in recovery. Pain after is very manageable if you take pain meds on time. Swelling is a killer so I would say wear the binder for as long as you can. I had mine on 14 weeks. Make sure you do as your PSsays and recovery will go well. Good luck hun x x
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Thanks! You've got great results! Thx! :0)
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Wow janeellie you are looking awesome!
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Thanks hun get dog ears fixed tue yikes. How are you? X
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Glad to see that it went smoothly, your scar is healing really well. I am not too bad thanks, been keeping a low profile whilst I try to make a decision on what to do. I see Mrs Kat on 01 October to talk through my options as she says I should be healed at 10 months. To be honest I am not sure what I want to do, my emotions are all over the place! Off to Dominican Republic next week so gonna try to forget about it and enjoy myself. Will do a full update once I have seen her, fingers crossed she is receptive to my choice of action. Tx
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Have a fab time hun, your tt looks good from your piccie, mine is not as tight as I would like, but Mr Murphy said they can't over pull skin as it would lead to problems, and swelling can last 12 months he said yikes, we are off to Cuba in Oct for a week so looking forward to that. Enjoy Dominican Republic hun xxx
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