37 yrs old, Tummy Tuck Plus Breast Lift with Implant (Mentor Smooth Round 400cc) - Thailand, TH
Realself really helped me in thinking through...
another pic to show the garments the hospital give you
More mobile, and starting to see some shape!
I saw my TT scar for the first time yesterday (pic attached) and was thrilled to see it is super thin! Once it has healed more and the puckering goes down it will be good. My only disappointment is i can still see some lose skin on my upper mid section, but you can see from the before photos just how much loose skin I had on the front, so I guess its to be expected, and I didn't want the extra scar up the middle, so a little bit of skin left I guess is ok with me. Am almost 40, and I wasn't expecting miracles. So i guess its about expectations and I am still overall happy and recovering ok!
One month update!
I had my one month check up today. All ok. But the "wow what a difference!" glow is starting to wear off as I notice the less than perfect results! So not to sound too negative, but I thought I would document these points here....
Tummy tuck: I am still super swollen. Some days so tight, sore and bloated. But i've been told thats to be expected because I had so much skin and fat removed, it can last for months and i am fine with that because i know it is temporary. But. I can now see that on one side i still have some overhang. (see photos). the doctor acknowledged it today and said ok, in a years time if it still needs correcting i can have a bit more lipo done. But for now i need to get on and recover and heal. it could take up to 6 months to see the final result! So yeah, disappointed to hear its not perfect, but the incision is good, the scar is thin, no infections. so for that its a good result.
Breast lift/augmentation: The right boob is a joy! nice and soft natural shape, healing well. I almost forget about it! However, the left is a problem child. it is bigger, but always has been so i expected some asymmetry, but in this case the implant is too far over to the side. I can feel it under the skin sometimes and some days i can actually see a lump on the side where it is resting. Eeesh! I hate it! i asked the Dr whether we could do revision, but he said he will not do a revision within a year of surgery. not good practice. gotta heal and recover first. medically he said it is fine, and he said if i wear a supportive bra day and night, it might correct itself. patience, breast massage, time etc. if after one year i am still not happy then we can look to revise. So yeah, i gotta live with it for now! But again he reminded me it is a LOT better than what I had before! Also on the left i have a couple of openings on my incisions. But he stuck a couple of plasters over and said they should heal quick. Fingers crossed!!
So there you go. one month. Ok! not perfect. am feeling a little blue as reality sets in on the limitations of surgery... but hoping that the results get better with time. I still have no regrets about going for it though!
As with all doctors in Thailand, you don't get massive amounts of conversation and consultations tend to be short. However once you have accepted this as a cultural difference, and find a surgeon you have faith in, it is fine and DR. Teerasit is a lovely, genuine, patient and sympathetic man. He doesn't rush you and seems to genuinely care about the outcome of your surgery, wanting to see you multiple times in aftercare. He seems to tell the truth and doesn't sugarcoat things but isn't judgemental. He is an older man so a lot of experience. I liked him instantly and had glowing references of his work from a couple of people (in regard to breast surgery). The surgery itself went without a hitch. smooth, as expected, and so far great results. have had two aftercare appointments where he is very pleased with results. I have another appointment for check up in 3 days.