Consultation was a few weeks ago due to a coworker...
Consultation was a few weeks ago due to a coworker recommendation. She had nothing but positive things to say about her results. I am a 27 year old mom of two and I have a pretty annoying umbilical hernia that has got to go! Dr David godat was my second TT consultation due to recommendation. I did have a prior consultation with another dr that has office in the same building months ago but was skeptical of how he performed closures. I'm pretty set on Dr godat and next preop scheduled for next week! If all goes well.....I'm gonna be one hot Barbie mom! ????
I weighed myself today and I've lost 5 more pounds!!! Yippie!!! Now just over 135 pounds, which sounds very thin but I'm only 5'2 so that's about average I think.
My umbilical hernia has been painful today and I can not wait til this thing is gone, along with the excess skin and rolls. I have a large side tattoo on my stomach/flank area so it will be interesting to see how it shifts with surgery, although it's definitely undergone many changes through two pregnancies ????I'll have to upload pics soon.
My surgery date is as if now scheduled for April 04th and needing advice on most helpful vitamins and post op garments?!?
I finally uploaded pics, so now I feel like I'm apart of this crazy cyber tummy tuck world. Lol! Don't mind the boobs, I'm sure I need a lift but I'm only doing this tummy tuck hernia removal combo because it's almost necessary. With my last delivery the genius dr thought to wrap me with a compression garment in order to get my baby girl in the birth canal as she had absolutely no support from my abdominal wall and kept falling over with every contraction! That's how stripped my stomach is!!!! Well, any preop advice is happily accepted. Besos (kisses)ladies!
Another pic with clothes on preop
It's getting REAL!!!!!
Just got back from my post up and I am sooooo excited!!!! My hubby came with me so he can hear for himself what to expect as well. Dr David Godat staff is so nice and helpful. I really want to add lipo to my procedure as most if you ladies seen to be happier with results of your tummy tuck with lipo at the same time, but I'm having to convince my hubby if the extra expense soooo I have about another week to try to convince him :/ LET THE COUNTDOWN BEGIN!!!!!!!
About a week from today I will be crossing the flat side!!!! I CAN NOT wait!!!!! I spoke to my mom last night and she will be coming in from out of town Thursday night. I really need her help, but hubby and her don't get along all that well so I am praying they somehow bond during my healing process. :/ I can't wait to post pics of my new body soon ladies!!!!! If you know me personally, you know that fashion is a HUGE part of who I am and this belly won't allow me to wear certain trends sooooo my wearable fashion experience will be on overload once healed. EXCITING!!!!!!!!
Psyching myself out :(
Going through different reviews, it seems like a lot of ladies start to feel this way once surgery time creeps up. I've been researching myself crazy, and starting to completely feel beyond scared, not to mention I've seen multiple post about girls/ladies dying during or post surgery in different places of the U.S. and Central America. I have two little girls that depend on me. All I keep saying to myself is that God will be with both surgeon and I during operation and prayerfully healing process will go as smooth as ever!
Countdown!!! The flat side is just a peek away!!
Today is my last day at work until my scheduled surgery And I'm only working a few hours. Woohoo!!! Any ladies on here ever have just a hernia repair in past then undergone an entire muscle repair and abdominal plastie? I know it's a lot more extensive, but how did the pain and recovery compare? My hernia repair recovery was easy breezy and hoping I have a similar experience. (Wishful thinking) :/
Today is the day!!!!
4 Apr 2014
Day of treatment
Nerves are cray cray!!!! I'll be going under the knife in hopes of a new pretty flat and healthy belly today!!!! Prayers!!!!
I made it!!!!
I'm doing okay. I feel like I just got ran over by a train, but I'm still alive!!! Lol! The nurse said I did really well and still in hospital this afternoon. I haven't seen anything under all the compressions, but it seems flat under here. I have three drains that seem to be draining properly. All in all Ive had a great start to my road to recovery. Thanks your prayers and thoughts.
End of day 1 post op
My dr came in and told me about my previous mesh and how it was rolled into a ball just sitting around the hernia area. YUCK!!! I got a sneak peak of my belly and it looks amaze so far. My Incision seems super low from what I can tell. Once I attempt to shower I'll try to get a quick snap shot in, but it's coverd in lots of tape. The pain SUCKS!!!! I'm hoping it gets better. The thing that bothers me the most is my throat and feels like mucous in it, but coughing it up feels like my inside is exploding. Other than that, the pain is manageable with meds.
Post op day 3
As of today I feel a lot better! I no longer have that mucous in my throat and the nurses in the hospital gave me this breathing tool to use in order to help me cough and it worked tremendously! I took a shower yesterday and the warm water hitting my back felt amaze. I am also a lot more mobile and able to get in and out of the recliner on my own pretty much. The first day I felt light headed even with help so my progress is moving along. My drains have to be emptied once a day still and hopefully I'll be able to get one or two of the three removed on my Thursday post op visit. Results as of now are looking great even with the swelling. I haven't seen my bb or scar yet, but I'm pretty confident in my surgeon and how well and healthy he said it looked during operation!!!! All smiles about my decision so far!! :)
I finally did it! I had a bowel movement post op!!! I'll spare you the details, but I'm glad I had one. Lol!
1st post op visit
Ok, so as you guys already may know my Dr. uses this special medical grade tape that promotes healing and keeping infection out so today was my first time seeing my bb, scar, and lower belly area. I'm not gonna lie, Dr Godat's bedside manner is not the best but his confidence in his work, plus his nurses, assistant nurse, and administration team more than make up for it to me, as they are all wonderful and knowledgeable.
As far as the revealing of my results, I am amazed and love what I saw so far. Only things is my bb is kinda flat and one side of the scar is a little high, to avoid dog ears per dr. Of course there was swelling and I got two of the three drains out!!! Happy, flat girl here!!!!
Road to recovery
Been a roller coaster of emotions the past few weeks but here's an updated pic. I had a huge hernia where my previous bb was and my PS saved it instead of creating a new one hence very shallow inset.
New me debut!!!
Today was my first day out and since surgery and complication issue last weekend and IT WAS GREAT!!! I'm starting to feel good now! I also was able to put my faja on today (has to be put on in first thing in the morning with minimal swelling or it won't fit) and I love that thing. I got the one with butt lift support and it does make a great difference to enhance and lift the bootay. Lol! The kids had a blast at church and a great lunch afterwards.
I don't know if this is TMI, but my husband gets turned on by the faja, I'm guessing because it crotchless. Lmbo!!!! And I'm too scared to have intercouse especially with complication issue recently resolving itself. My paperwork from PS says 4-6 weeks so he has a few more weeks to go :(
Hope you ladies had a great weekend as well :)
Another post op visit
Quick update. All is well, very mild swelling and one side of my belly is harder than the other, but my PS said it will even over time. My belly button still looks kinda funny to me, but when I look at my kids belly buttons there's kinda do to, so maybe we just have naturally odd shaped bb? Lol! I start back to work Monday and kinda ready to back to normal. My hubby has been my angel through this whole process so I agreed we could get another newer car so here's a pic of me by the car :)
I think I like it even better than the faja. It's sturdier and I have thick thighs and the one I ordered has nice butt lift but uncomfortable on my legs. The squeem is comfortable with no rolling and has improved my swelling!!!
Long time since update
13 Jul 2014
3 months post
Hi there ladies!!! I hope everyone is healing and looking fab this summer! I'm in the process of moving and found some pants from freshman year of high school. Guess what? They fit!!!!!
It's been a while since last update. But I'm fully recovered now, but still wearing my squeem under clothes because Im still self conscious about by side rolls and back since I got absolutely no lipo, therefore considering a Brazilian butt lift now to transfer unwanted fat to the RIGHT place. I defenitely don't want to use the same dr as he was not bad, but I just think my tummy tuck results could have been better based on cost and others I know and what their cost got them. Well, any feedback on BBL is welcomed. Happy holidays!!!!