Day 6 - Duluth, GA

I made it to Day 6. My advice for anyone looking...

I made it to Day 6. My advice for anyone looking to get a Tummy Tuck with muscle repair and lipo, accept all the help that's offered to you. Oh and if your doctor offers pay the extra for the Exparel. I promise you when it wears off you will know and see how it was worth it. This procedure is something I had been wanting to do since 2003 after the birth of my last child in 2001. I had many people including my husband who was against me having this surgery. I would hear you are tiny, you exercise, you eat right and you look great. But none of those people gained almost 100 pounds doing each pregnancy. Yes I lost the weight but the skin was still there. My biggest child was 9 pounds 14ozs and before pregnancy with her I was 5'3" and 99lbs. My birth weight with her was 195 poinds. Believe me they ran ever test possible, it's just how my body react to being pregnant. My loose skin on my stomach became my kids security blanket. They would lay and my lap and rub my tummy. My kids are now 20, 19, and 15. I just decided about three weeks ago, it's my time.

1 week

Today makes a week since I had my TT, muscle repair and lipo. I am starting to get excited about my results. My post op is scheduled for tomorrow. I am still swollen but understand with surgery that takes time. Recovering at home has been a challenge because I am so use to being able to do what I want to. I feel this week will be great.

Still no regrets

I am a woman of few words so that's why I haven't posted any updates. Today has been one of those days were I am happy I had my tummy tuck but I am wondering did I rush it.
So it's week 4 I believe and I am still having issues with my incision. I currently have one side that's healing well but the left side is not. My incision ripped open a few days ago. When I saw my PS today he said it will be okay gave me positive words to encourage me because I know he felt my frustration. So now I am basically taking care of a wound. I have to pack and clean it two times a day. He said it should be good in 3 weeks and that I can still continue to do my normal activities. I am trying to be as positive as possible because I know things could be worst. This year of healing need to fly by. Oh and whomever suggested the back brace, THANK YOU a million times.

Forgot my pic

My belly button is going through somethings. It's a few colors waiting for it to be one.

7 weeks

Its been 7 weeks and I am still trying to get a feel of what I shouldn't be doing so that I can heal right. Now that I am in full speed back at work I notice a lot of swelling at the end of the day. I feel a lot better when I am wearing my back brace and body shaper. My opening in my incision is healing very well. The biggest positive is I am trying to get back in the gym and the pavement. But in baby steps.

Dr Whiteman and his office are very professional and nice.

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
4 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
4 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
4 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
4 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
4 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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