Fleur De Lis, Anchor Tummy Tuck (Bozeman, MT)

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I gave birth to twins 25 years ago, they were...

I gave birth to twins 25 years ago, they were large and I had stretch marks up to my rib cage. 3 years go I lost 130 pounds and this year I decided I wasn't going to spend another year tucking my stomach into my pants. After consulting with my surgeon he recommended a fleur de lis tummy tuck because of the amount of excess skin I have above my belly button. Fortunately, my abdomen muscles were very tight so I didn't need to have my muscles tightened. I am planning on adding pictures of my recovery as I progress.
Day one was spent in bed with the exception of my doctor's visit.
Day 2 most of the day in bed but I was up walking around the house quite a lot
Day 3 went to Home Depot and lunch it was only a couple of hours. On this day I was on Tylenol during the day and pain killers at night
Day 4 was busy all day and went to dinner with friends and saw my surgeon there. My next appt he asked he saw me at a restaurant and I said yes. He said he was surprised to see me out.
Day 5 went out shopping with friends but needed a nap in the afternoon
Day 6 on I feel pretty good, I have to be careful getting in and out of the car but other than wearing a binder in 90 degree heat I am doing well.
July 18 Dr. Appt he is concerned the skin above the belly button may not be tighted enough and may need to be excised more. I guess we will see in a few days. I will add a before picture as soon as I get one from the Dr. Office

I think not having to have my muscles repaired has made a huge difference in my recovery.

Wow Almost a month!

Time flies when you are recovering! Everything seems to be healing well and I'm back to pretty much normal activity with the exception of lifting things. We are still waiting to see how the skin above the belly button flattens out but over all I am very pleased. I am astounded at how flat my tummy is!

5 weeks +

Things are rolling right along! I'm feeling great and healing well.

2 years

Nearly two years have passed. My dr offered to fix the loose skin above my belly button last summer but I became to busy. This summer I will take him up on the offer. You can see the top of my tummy is saggy. The scars are improving all the time. The ends are barely visible. The Fluer de Lis was the right choice for me. My skin was very damaged from having a set of fairly large twins.
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