Summer Girl Wants Her Surf Body Back - Virginia Beach, VA
- updated 6 months ago
I had a procendure 10 years ago that left my scar...
- 7 Apr 2013
I had a procendure 10 years ago that left my scar really high and my belly button was placed to high, found out there was no muscle repair and overall was never happy with my results. 10 years later I decided to seek a consult about the extra skin I had the too high placement of my belly button and my disappearing who ha.
I went to a plastic surgeon who was recommended by my anesthesiologist friend. He had performed an explant on me last year( same botched surgery 10 years earlier ) I was very pleased with how my breasts turned out. After the consult he told me he could lower my belly button and scar but I would have a small vertical scar under my new belly button. I wasn't thrilled with having a vertical scar but I would rather that then continue with the look I currently had. I am a very active person and surf swim ski all summer long I wanted my body on the outside to match my inside. I am 45 so I didn't expect to look 20 again but I did want to correct things I felt could be corrected.
Day of surgery was rough I threw up non stop until my husband finally got a hold of the dr who ordered phenergeon suppositories. Note ladies if you are prescribed something for nausea get a suppository because if you start throwing up you won't hold it down long enough to help. Once we got those I was fine.
Day 2 I was pretty sore from all the vomiting and took it easy i made sure to walk every 2 hours which was a circuit around my house. Lol
Day 3 I am only taking one pain pill every 4 hours instead of two. First BM stool softness area must trust me on this one. My husband took me on a walk to To the. End of our street and back. Took a shower heavenly.
Day 4 I slept almost flat, while sore it is more like I did to hard a kick boxing class then anything else. I am rotating pain meds with Tylenol and hope to be only taking pain meds at night. I saw my scar today and took photos so far so good. I hope to keep on the track I am on and continue to progress. I will walk up and down the court twice today keeping moving really helps.
2nd PO visit. One drain out yeahhhh...note to...
- 8 Apr 2013
Took binder off today am in spanx. Went to target, errands and slept like I ran a marathon....tonight my one mile loop around the neighborhood..I think excercise has helped me be in less pain. I also think my low carb diet has helped with swelling..I eat carbs but havent had any processed foods..I have been drinking water with milo in it very diluted...I am so happy I did this for me it makes ask the effort worth it. ALSO many reviewers lament about pain...but remember each of us deal with pain differently so don't let it scare you. ...to me the hanging skin was way scarier...
Find a Dr who listens and is honest... Mine was wonderful and told me about having best results and expecting a minimal vertical scar. . He never pushes anything just advises...
Finally it feels good to have my outside reflect my inside. ....
Po day 7 yesterday had my follow up got stitches...
- 12 Apr 2013
PO day12 feeling a little tired back to office day...
- 16 Apr 2013
Day 13 almost 2 weeks took it easy today working...
- 17 Apr 2013
PO day 15 my hips seems swollen if it weren't for...
- 19 Apr 2013
Day 20 I can't tell much of a difference yet my...
- 24 Apr 2013
Not seeing changes to my hips yet scar seems to high
- 25 Apr 2013
Week 4 hmmm not sure what I see
- 6 May 2013
Still not happy with vertical scar healing and...
- 10 May 2013
Five weeks tomorrow saw ps today for spitting...
- 15 May 2013
I see abs
- 17 May 2013
More week 5
- 17 May 2013
Recommendation from a doctor friend