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WOW! My Belly is Gone!
- posted 4 years ago
- updated 3 years ago
- Worth It
- Cost: $10,000
- Daryl K. Hoffman, MD (San Jose, CA)
I had Full Tummy Tuck with Muscle Repair and Lipo...
- 18 Mar 2009
I had Full Tummy Tuck with Muscle Repair and Lipo to the flanks.I"m only 6 days post op but i can tell there is going to be a big difference. i had lots of stretch marks almost up to my rib cage but now they're down by my belly button. i'm really swollen too. i was so scared and worried about this surgery. thinking something could go wrong. but i'm a 25 year old mother of 3 and i wanted to enjoy my body again. and i wanted the confidence to do things with my kids again. my belly made me so self conscious though. and it's gone now!
went in for surgery at 7:45am on Thursday March 12th. i woke up fully dressed before i even realized i fell asleep. i felt zero pain. when i had to get up to walk i could tell something had been done to me, but it was just very weird. i felt a burning sensation in my belly kind of.
i slept the first 4 days away. stopped taking percocet on Sunday night. and now i'm only taking extra strength tylenol when needed.
Day 4 cabin fever and depression hit. i regretted the whole thing. i hate being helpless and useless. i hate not being able to clean my house, i hate not being able to hold my kids. i have a 7 year old, 3 year old, and 10 month old. my husband will be home for 2 weeks with me but i still wish i could do more.
i have my first post op appointment tomorrow and will update again!
Update: yesterday was my one week mark. went to my...
- 20 Mar 2009
Update: yesterday was my one week mark. went to my first post op. doctor said everything was great and i got my drains out. i went to my in laws and hung out on the couch and watched tv and it made me feel soooo much better!
I"m soooo happy i did this!
My Doctor: Daryl K. Hoffman, MD
the staff is excellent. The dr makes you feel so comfortable in your own skin and tells you the truth and what your realistic expectations should be. the nurse was an angel and so was the anesthesiaologist. I"ve never been in any surgery and i was fine!