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I've always had a muffin top, and upper pelvic...

I've always had a muffin top, and upper pelvic flap. FUPR Fat upper pubic region. I have two kids, I'm 42 and have never worn a two piece in public. I weigh 175 and weighed 215 18 months ago. Exercise has become part of my life as well as clean eating. I am comfortable with spending the money, but the time it takes to recover makes me sad. I want to recover fast. From what I've read recovery cannot be rushed and I should relax. I'm going to try.

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Oh yes there is no rushing this recovery process.  Just go into this telling yourself you will do well and with a positive attitude.  It's a small price to pay for the final results.  

If you are a super good patient the first 6 weeks post op this will help you greatly.  You can do this!!

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I'm going to pre op soon, and am working on the...

I'm going to pre op soon, and am working on the questions for the dr. I've decided to spend the next couple weeks getting things in order.Some of the great ideas I've learned for this site, get the big things done. Stock up on dog food, pop, make ahead a few dinners. I have two boys 20 and 18. I have a very understanding husband who is happy to help me while I recuperate.My mom lives close by, and only one of my boys lives with us. I've stood in front of the mirror for the last 20 years and pulled my stomach up. I've looked at pictures that show the huge roll around my middle and dieted. Oh I've dieted. I'm at my plateau weight of 180. I'm 5'9'. I'm big through my gut but thin legs and arms. I run 5ks and have done a Warrior Dash. I've weighed 215. So I hope the surgery spurs me on to loose another 20. But even if I don't I think this will help the way my body looks. I'm looking at dresses for next summer, lots of weddings to go to!!

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My tt and lIpo pre op appointment Is the second....

My tt and lIpo pre op appointment Is the second. My sweet husband is going. He says he wants to know what to do. yea! He is a fantastic guy!! I'll report right away what happens on 2nd. I'm trying to work up the courage to post pictures if my rolls! so gross.

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Met with Dr. on Wednesday. Told my sons about...

Met with Dr. on Wednesday. Told my sons about surgery and they were very very supportive. Dr. was inforrmative, but didn't do any tests til the day of my surgery, he said that was because I'm in good health. He supplies the suportive garments, and I will be taking pain meds in pill form. He says i will be having flank back and front side lipo in addition to my tummy tuck. I'm getting very excited to have this done. Oh and Hubby bought me an Ipad to keep me on the couch. lol 11 days to go!!!

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U r gonna look great I am sure! My lipo is just now starting to show and in at 6 weeks!
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I had my surgery on Wednesday. Everything went...

I had my surgery on Wednesday. Everything went really well. Dr. came in before and drew lines on me. I'm feeling pretty good. Dr said i could shower after 24 hours. so I did that tonight. Hubby has been so good to me. I will be wearing binder for four weeks.We had a two hour drive back home, we were home a couple hours and the Dr called to make sure everything was ok! I have a nausia patch behind my ear, so havent been sick at all. Very good anethesia Dr. numb my hand before starting iv. I'm so impressed with the clean office and very nice people that work there.I really must say, I worried my self silly and now that i'm recovering, I feel pretty good!!

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Photos!? :) congrats between!
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These are at 7 days po. Today is 14 days post op. ...

these are at 7 days po. Today is 14 days post op. I did a stupid thing to day after i finally got my tubes out, and when I got home i tried to try on my jeans. I mean really its been fourteen days! My body dismorfiia is so bad, I can't tell. they were so small. I:m just sitting her crying. I don't why I'm posting on here. It doesn't seem like anyone has the same feelings about this as i do. I've been through all this and joined here hoping someone would talk to me. but as always. no. I don"t understand, what have i said t wrong that none cares here.

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I wish I knew you have to be thin and pretty and...

I wish I knew you have to be thin and pretty and young for it matter that you had a tummy tuck surgery on this site.

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For one reason or another some reviews are more popular than others but ALL of them are important. There is something to be learned from everyone's experience! You've got at least one symptom that we all share...swelling, it can be a killer for some. Keep your head up sweetie you look great for this stage in the game, it'll just get better and better! Looking forward to following your progress!
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you look wonderful, the swelling will pass, I am 9 days post op today and have a huge amount of swelling too, hang in there, I too post on here and do not get many comments, not sure why but I love reading the posts too. Happy healing xx
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I am at 4 1/2 weeks PO and I still can't wear jeans I am so swollen. We are all here for support girl! And, I say wear what's comfortable until you're ready! Congrats on your life changing surgery. Just wait, it gets better. Promise!!
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Thanks girls for all your support!! I think having...

Thanks girls for all your support!! I think having my tubes in 14 days amped up the sadness!. I am totally off meds, and feeling more myself. Stil soso swollen! I'll take a picture tonight at shower and post this weekend. Thanks girls again it really helped, and i got my key board all wet crying over the support. .Again Meds anyone?? hugs and happy healing....

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Hey, I am 8 days po and Dr Robbins performed my surgery. you look great.I read your post about trying jeans on. i was dumb and tried on jeans yesterday and about cried so I totally feel you. How are liking your tummy tuck. How are you doing? I feel like I cant see the light at the end of the tunnel.
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Hiya hun I am 11 days post op and very swollen too, but we have to see beyond the swelling and see the final result in weeks to come xx
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Hi missfixit! I just returned from my 3 days po appointment. I was shocked at how swollen I am!!! I know everyone on here comments about the misery of swell hell, but it is still shocking when it happens to you. I have planned on hanging inside until 2 weeks pass. If I can't get jeans on by week 3, I will be so depressed! Hang in there, you're not alone in your journey.
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