My story...I was 105 lbs before having children. I gained 55 lbs. with my first daughter. She stretched me out quite a bit. A few years after my second daughter I lost most of my extra weight with diet and exercise. I was not happy with the sagging skin in my abs. I was tired of not feeling comfortable in my clothing. I was only 116 lbs. pre-surgery but I would often get comments asking if I was pregnant due to my little pooch in my abs.
I finally decided to get a tummy tuck. I wish I new about this site prior to TT it would of been nice to read about other peoples journey w/TT.
April 30, 2010, I had my TT surgery. As soon as I opened my eyes the pain began. I was on oxychodine for pain and antibiotics. They didn't really help much for me. The first day, I did vomit...OUCH!!!! That was painful on the tummy.
I had 2 drains. 1st one was out 3 day PO and the 2nd 4 days PO. I've heard others say they don't feel it when they pull them out. I sure did!! I had to breathe in on count 1 and 2 and exhale with all my force on 3 and that's when they pulled out the drain fast. I am now 11 days PO TT and I'm still having a hard time sleeping comfortably at night. This is when I usually feel my abdominal pain and discomfort.
Other than that I'm doing well. I'm back to work. I still can't stand up straight. I'm going to post some pictures. I wish I had the pre-op pics from the doctor.