Good Bye Rolls - Virginia Beach, VA

So I have been thing about getting my tummy area a...

So I have been thing about getting my tummy area a lot since my third child. I went to a consult about a year ago to get lipo done and was told I would not achieve the results I wanted with lipo. PS said I would still have the hanging skin and suggested a mini TT and lipo of the flanks. I was completely taken of guard, talked it over with my husband and decided a commitment to a exercise routine would be a better option before I consider such a surgery. Since then I have been working out 4 to 5 day a week and have found a love for running in the past year. Still with my bodies changes I was not happy. So I decided to revisit the idea of a tummy tuck. Actually my mind was made up and I set the appt for the surgery and the consult. It was not turning back from here. I had my consult this Tuesday and just went over things like how long the scar would be, pain pump, how long I will be till I would be able to get around and such. Was not happy with how long the scar will be (to the middle of my hip bone) but there is not getting around that.

Still really nervous about it I like wearing string tie bikinis and I don't think that will be possible and still hide the scar. But guess I can have a scar or have my flab...so I pick scar. The other concern I have is my belly will be to flat and look really odd. With a mini you get to keep you own belly button which makes it look much more natural! I am hoping to hit the gym hard after and do like some of the other women here have done and have more cut abbs after TT! Well in 4 days I will have my new tummy and my mind will have a rest from all this! So overwhelmed with my thoughts and what if I don't like it afterwards...

It's Friday now and has surgery Monday afternoon....

It's Friday now and has surgery Monday afternoon. Yesterday I made turn, was able to use the restroom with the help of tons of stools sofeners and a enigma. Also was able to take a nice shower with help. Ended up putting a small folding chair in the stand up shower which made it very comfortable. Still fighting with the loud rumbling sounds and pain from the gas and air in my tummy, altough it's eased a lot this evening. Still tire quickly when get up and doing small tasks. I know I am progressing but getting antsy laying around. Hope to make it out of the house this weekend.

It's been a month from date of surgery. I'm...

It's been a month from date of surgery. I'm finally back in my size 29 jeans which is what I wore prior to surgery. I had so much swelling I looked 5 months pregnant (no joke). As the weeks days go on it gets better. Today I feel like I can see exciting results. My stomach is almost flat! Been very active with the kids but find once in a while a nap is good. Typically get tired and hit the bed about 8 or 9 after I put the kids to bed. I am finally able to pick up my 2 year old. I don't hold her for long periods but just enough to help her get in and out of things. Been sleeping in the bed for the last 3 weeks now. I can get comfortable but find my belly area getting stiff in the middle of the night and have to stretch in the am. Still wearing a garment faithfully. Only concern I have is belly button looks like a slit or sometimes a star (yes weird), depends on how tight the garmet is. It's pinching it shut. I assume it will find its shape again after the swelling is done and the garmet is off. Will speak to my PS about this today at my follow up. Oh and the most exciting part is my scar!!! Is almost faded in some places. have not done anything to it but plan to get the medical tape or silicone strips today.
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