I Made It...TT and Lipo - Fayetteville, GA

I am 5 days po.I feel a lot better today.I was in...

I am 5 days po.I feel a lot better today.I was in terrible pain last night .This morning,I feel much better.I can stand up straighter.Swelling is my main concern.Ijust need to be patient .I know the results will look good.Fotta keep a positive attitude!

This afternoon I feel even better.So much easier...

This afternoon I feel even better.So much easier getting out of bed.less pressure and pain.My main complaint is swelling.i can't wait for it to subside so I can get a better look at how my final outcome will be.

6 days po.I slept great last night.My swelling has...

6 days po.I slept great last night.My swelling has gone down some.Still can't stand up straight .i am off the pain meds!i took milk of magnesia yesterday...still no bm!!!i am still worried about my final results!

I finally went to the bathroom yay!!!!I get up and...

I finally went to the bathroom yay!!!!I get up and walk around very frequently.i get exhausted just walking around for a few minutes.I guess this is normal

I have to go back to ps tomorrow.I have a large...

I have to go back to ps tomorrow.I have a large lump on my left side.Thry are gonna do an ultrasound to see if if has fluid in it.If so ,they will have to drain it with a needle.ps is 2 1/2 hrs away so we have to get up early in order to beat Atl traffic

Just got back from the ps.he has to drain fluid...

Just got back from the ps.he has to drain fluid off my tummy.i feel a lot better.He said my incision is healing beautifully!!!!i feel pretty good today.I am totally off all meds.Hope all of you ladies are doing good.oh,and the ups and downs o read about from you guys,I think it happens to everyone.Last. Ight I cried for 45 minutes.Today is a new day and I feel great!much love to you all!

I am having a really bad night.Ps drained fluid...

I am having a really bad night.Ps drained fluid off my lower abdomen this morning so that part feels better.I also have a huge bruise from the lipoon the left side of my belly button.ps said it will go away on its on.It hurts so bad.like a constant throbbing!!i took my pain med and muscle relaxer but I still have pain.my incision if fine..it's just this terrible ematoma.It is a little bigger than a golf ball!!i am wondering if this is all worth it??I went in to this so positive.now seems like all is going bad,

Great news!!!!!today,day 9,I am finally feeling...

Great news!!!!!today,day 9,I am finally feeling like myself.My swelling is slowly getting better.i can see my curves appearing slowly.I have lost 7 pounds since Tuesday!!!!So that's proof I have a ton of swelling.I am pretty much pain free except for a hematoma I got on the left side of abdomen from Lipo.ps says to massage it .It feels like a really bad stone bruise..but not too bad.I can almost stand all the way straight.I am noticing it is getting way easier to get in and out of bed without that terrible pulling and painful sensation.I have been drinking tons of water and eating tons of fresh pineapple.( I hear this helps).My husband and both kids have been so wonderful.Even my 4 yr old.She fills my water cup up.she rubs my feet.She is so precious and not once has she asked me to pick her up.She will come lay beside me for story time and we watch movies.My 14 yr old has cleaned my house..laundry dishes...everything..I couldn't ask for more.And husband....I just can praise home enough.He has really taken care of me.And he told me he has a better understanding for heat I do everyday as a stay at hom mom!!!!hHe says he don't know I do it all !!
sorry if I have been such a downer on here.I was so depressed.But I think it's gonna be nothing but good from here on out...love u guys

Today's is day 10 po.I got up early,slept very...

Today's is day 10 po.I got up early,slept very good.I noticed this morning I could get out of bed so much easier.The only thing is tightness near my incision when I first stand up.Still not standing up straight ,but almost.I still have the hematoma on the left side of abdomen,but it is slowly getting smaller,Still have swelling but i know it is going down Dailey because every morning I lose 1 to 2 pounds!!!!The swelling is mostly on the lower abdomen near incision.I go for follow up tomorrow .i drove to the grocery store yesterday,just to pick up a few things.Did great!Seatbelt was a tad uncomfortable tho.In a great mood...feeling good about all this now!!:)

Up early today..day 11 po.I have an appointment...

Up early today..day 11 po.I have an appointment with ps today.He is 2 1/2 hrs from my house and he cleared me to drive so me and my girls and gonna head that way soo.Feel great this morning.Down another pound.Swelling still but losing weight everyday is proof it is going down.my hematoma has gone down to almost nothing.still feels knotty!I have been massaging my Lipo areas ..still tender and this morning the bruising has come to the surface where I was massaging.I will post new pics soon.looking so much better.I am thinking of all of you this morning whether you are waiting to have surgery or have had your surgery.....wishing you all a WONDERFUL day!

Day 12 po....feeling good.When I first wake up in...

Day 12 po....feeling good.When I first wake up in the morning..my tummy looks great but as the day goes on I swell!!grrrr....my follow up appointment was good.ps says all looks well.Back on a completely normal bathroom schedule.NO PAIN ..only pulling sensation at incision.I did buy 3 new summer dresses and even with my swelling ,look so much better than before my surgery..away...so I am pleased.

13 days po...New pics added.feeling great.Juat...

13 days po...New pics added.feeling great.Juat gotta learn to deal with the swelling.each day when i get up it looks a little better.I am really starting to feel sexy!!!!love you guys

2 weeks po today!!!Nothing much new today.I do...

2 weeks po today!!!Nothing much new today.I do feel like a new feeling of self confidence is emerging.What a great feeling!!!We have a family lake house and every year I dread more and more going.I absolutely love the lake and everything about it,but,since I have had kids and my tummy looked so terrible I just hated going.I just felt I was not ready to give up my bikini!!maybe that sounds shallow .But,I just feel like this.All of my husbands cousins are tiny and look so good in their bathing suits!! I always looked like a dud!!i would always act so happy and like I was having fun.we would leave for the weekend and get home and I would just cry.Like cry hard!!!
now.....I have a fresh new outlook.I may not be as thin ,but, I am in shape and now my belly is lookin flat and fabulous.i have bought 4 new BIKINIS....we are going in 2 weeks.the whole family will be there...even through the swelling,I am gonna hold my head high and feel like a million bucks.I am gonna exhale and LIVE!!!sorry to ramble on but I just had a lot to say!!hahahahahHappy healing to all of my sweet friends out there...I am wishing you all well...

Day17 po....feeling great.incision looks...

Day17 po....feeling great.incision looks wonderful!we went to the zoo yesterday.I walked for 4 hrs.Did fine.I did notice more swelling when I got home.I am taking it easy today.The big bruise and knot on the left side of tummy is finally breaking up.getting smaller.as a result of the bruise going down ,I have a small pocket of blood pooling under my skin.it is just a little lump.ps says my body will absorb it.i will take a pic and post a new pic of how my tummy looks today

Computer will not let me upload!!grrrrrrrr

computer will not let me upload!!grrrrrrrr

Well..i have tried and tried to add my new pics...

well..i have tried and tried to add my new pics.when i click on add a photo..my computer does nothing.So i am frustrated..i cant upload from my ipad either so i guess it will have to wait!
My hematoma is finally breaking up.It was a huge ,round hard knot under the skin.now it is brusiedbelow it and the blood is pooling making a little bulge.ps says my body will absorb it and not to worry.it does take time though.feeling good .still sweeling but manageable.have a blessed day you guys!!!

New pic 18 days po

new pic 18 days po

I finally got my new pics posted.Tonight I notice...

I finally got my new pics posted.Tonight I notice my tummy is definitely swollen but not as bad.Usually by this time a night I am really swollen but tonight is the fist night I notice..it is there,but not that bad.I have had a crazy emotional day.I feel like yoyo oneday I am on clud nine then the next I am in the dumps.well..from what I have read from you guys ,seems this is normal.
idid wear a nice white very fitted tank top today..and I loved the fact that I had no roll of belly and I didn't have to suck my gut in all day!!!I do have a few issues with my tummy that I don't like but for the most part I am happy.Hopefully tomorrow will be a brighter day.

Ok..so my day started out great.I woke up with a...

Ok..so my day started out great.I woke up with a positive attitude..took the kids to the park for a picnic.NOW..I am in tears and can't stop crying.I am so disappointed.I know my swelling is going down and I am glad,but,I am really disappointed in the amount of skin ps took off my tummy.He did tell me at my very first visit that my skin had very good elasticity to it so it would be hard to pull a lot of skin.yes,I had stretchmakrs and fat on my tummy but I didn't have the loos,pizza dough skin.He advised me to lose 8 pounds before surgery to try to give more skin.I did that.well I have about the same stretchmakrs now than I did before.I know I didn't have the huge ones,but,they are there are are ugly in a bikini.with all swelling,I think my skin was pulled and they looked a lot flatter.now that the swelling is going down,they look gross and even tho I am flat I have the same ugly stretchmakrs.i feel like I am gonna throw up!!!!Also,where the hematoma is under the skin on my left side I have like a line that sinks inward with swelling above and below it.I feel this will not go away.I guess I did this to myself knowing I didn't have enough skin per say..but I really thought I would look better.I only had a maybe a half inch of stretchmakrs above my naval.all below the naval should go.I have an appointment with the ps next Friday.I feel like calling his office but I am a mess and I know they can't do anything now.I live 1 1/2 hrs away.even if I did go in early they are gonna play it off with swelling and say to wait. 6 months.sorryto be so negative but I am just sick .i am gonna go for now.I may not be back on here ladies..I can't take this anymore.best wishes to each and every one of you from the bottom of my heart!

3 weeks 1 day po.I am feeling a whole lot better.I...

3 weeks 1 day po.I am feeling a whole lot better.I had a terrible,emotional breakdown..wow!!!My wonderful husband and mother helped me get out of my slump.I went fathers day shopping today and decided to go in to Marshall's...I started not to even try on any clothes ,but,I found the cutest dresses and I couldn't control myself.I tried them on and even with the swelling looked fabulous in them.I even came out of the dressing room to look in the full length mirror!!I decided that I love my curves.with my fat tummy gone I have an hourglass figure.i personally love that!!!the dresses were formfitting bright orange and gray..the other hot pink.when I got home..hubby said...holy smokin hot!!!!!made me happy.So ladies if any of you are having a bad day ..knowit will get better.
I go see my ps Monday.i was scheduled for next Friday but I have a few concerns.I did talk to him on the phone and he was wonderful!!!I will take some more I sin the morning when I am less swollen !!!

3 weeks and 3 days po.feeling good.look alot...

3 weeks and 3 days po.feeling good.look alot better in clothes!trying to embrace the changes and be thankful for the improvemetn.added a new pic!

My oldest daughter turned 15 today so we went to...

My oldest daughter turned 15 today so we went to the Hibachi grill.Let me tell you ...I am blown up like a marshmallow!!!!It was good and I tried to eat just a little.I know that food is chock full of sodium!!!!But,it was delicious!I am feeling better everyday.My tummy skin feels extremely sensitive..almost like if you have a fever and your skin like almost hurts.But I think it is my nerves waking back up.At first I told my hubby I felt like I was rubbing a dead persons tummyor something!!!
the swelling is mostly right above my incision.I have to wear a bathing suit this weekend.I almost have anxiety about it!!!I am so used to feeling embarrassed to be seen in my suit .li just can't imagine feeling good in it.I still have the invention.ps wanted me to come back Friday.Heis 99% sure it is where the bruise is breaking up and the fluid just has to be reabsorbed.He is gonna ultrasound it.Please pray for me that this will subside on its on and I wont have to have any invasive procedure.He said sometimes when Lipo is done this can happen.Like a tunnel because a little too much fat was taken.If so,he will have to take fat from somewhere else and inject around it to even things it.crap!!so I guess my bikini will be out this weekend.Tankini it is.unless it looks a whole lot better.
Emotionally,I am doing a lot better.In my clothes,I am very comfortable.I wore a long form fitting dress tonight.got compliments!!!!yay.

4 weeks 5 days po.Wow i cant believe how much...

4 weeks 5 days po.Wow i cant believe how much better i am feeling.I do still have ups and down but i am able to control them easier.I tried on jeans yesturday and can button them.Still a little uncomfortable near incision.Still sweeling,worse at night.I have been at the lake and pool.The heat makes swelling worse.The indention that i have on the left side of tummy is almost gone today.YIIPPPEEEE!!!ps said i sit a leaning to the left and my tummy was healing that way causing the indention.That was friday.He told me to sit leaning to the right slighly.Sounds nuts i know but he is right evidently because today it is almost gone!!Isides and tummmy still tender to the touch,but getting better by the day.I am looking forward to seeing my final results ,but,patience is not something i was born with!!haha.we will see!

Added a new pic today.looking better.happy healing...

Added a new pic today.looking better.happy healing to each and every one of you!

Tomorrow I will be 5 weeks.I am sitting by the...

Tomorrow I will be 5 weeks.I am sitting by the pool in my BIKINI right now writing this!!!yay for self confidence.One thing is for sure..patience pays off because finally I can see the beautiful butter emerging ...wow...I am so happy.
You ladies who are only a few days or so out..believe me..I got depressed and could not see the life.I had several wonderful ladies on here encouraginge to be patient..believe me..they were right!so hang in there!!!xoxoxo

Almost 6 weeks po.Feeling almost back to normal...

Almost 6 weeks po.Feeling almost back to normal.still having soreness.Mostly from Lipo in my sides.Incision looks great!!!Still swollen but getting better by the day.I spent 4 days at the lake this past weekend.The heat definitely increased my swelling.I wore my bikinis this weekend.got tons of compliments.It felt good!Overall very happy with my tummy.i noticed when I hopped off the front of the boat onto the ground ..no fat jiggled..felt wonderful.Happy healeing tummy Tucker's!!!hope all of you are doing great!Mremember patience and time!!!

I am 6 weeks 3 days po today.I just got back from...

i am 6 weeks 3 days po today.I just got back from the lake.I did good thru the awful heat.By the end of the day,i was puffy but not terrible.feeling so good.got the ok to excercise today!!!My soreness is so much better too.Almost non existant.I added a new pic i took a few minutes ago!hope all of you are doing great!

2 month po.I have been out of town for 2 weeks so...

2 month po.I have been out of town for 2 weeks so I haven't been on here since I left.No wifi.kind of enjoyed not having it!M
I am doing really well.I still have tenderness especially right above my scar.My scar looks good.it is flattening out nicely.I have been wearing my bathing suit and the scar is well hid.I still wake up looking great ,but by the end of the day I am puffy.I can lay n my tummy in certain positions.It still feels like a pulling sensation.overall still very pleased with the flatness.Still feel self conscious about my stretchmarks.But,overall I am a lot more confident and I am wearing things I would never wear before.I am gonna read up on here and catch up with you guys!Hope all is well!!!!

Added a new pic 8 weeks 3 days po

added a new pic 8 weeks 3 days po

Hello ladies! I have not been on here in forever!...

hello ladies! I have not been on here in forever! I will be 11 weeks on friday.I feel great.My soreness is almost gone.I still feel it in the center of my belly.I do still notics swelling in the evening no matter what i do.It is definately not terrible!!
That is the good news/Well this is not really bad news ,but, i have to go back in to see ps in about a month.That indention on left side of tummy got alot better.Almost gone but still a lil noticable.ps wants to take a small amount of fat from my backside and inject it across the indention.He said that by now this should have healed if it was going to and he feels we need to do this to make it look smoother.I am so pleased with him.I know this is something that happens sometimes.He originally thought the way i was sitting was affecting the healing..now he thinks this is fat necrosis.the fat dies inderneath the skin where the lipo probe has gone.he says this little fat injection will correct this.This will be no extra cost to me at all.Over all , i am very happy.I posted a pic that was taken 3 days ago at the beach.hope you all are going great!!!

NEW PIC....i am almost 14 weeks post op.Feeling...

NEW PIC....i am almost 14 weeks post op.Feeling great.I have bought several pair of jeans size 5!!!It feels like a dream.I love the way i look in my jeans now.I also love riding in the car without looking down and seeing all that fat belly hanging over the seatbelt.I just feelso great.14 pound total weightloss since the surgery.Down 2 sizes.I hope all you ladies are doing wonderful and i hope you are as happy as i am.Best decision ever!

NEW PIC...15 weeks po.I can finally lay on my...

NEW PIC...15 weeks po.I can finally lay on my tummy comfortably!My scar is flattened out and is fading .When almost gone.I have got to say this is the best thing i have ever done for myself.I feel comfortable.Like i dont have to hide anymore.Trying on clothes is so fun now.I actually like what i see!!Getting ready to go somewhere is a brezze.No more trying on a million outfits and changing because my tummy is poking out!So glad i went thru with this and even tho it hasnt been easy.So worth it!

I have not been on here in forever! Next month...

I have not been on here in forever! Next month will be one year since I had my tummy tuck with muscle repair and lipo. I had to have anther procedure because of a " dented" area on my tummy. I was wide awake . They plumbed up the tissue on my right buttock and sucked fat out!( lipo) and injected it into the area that was by even. Looks better, but , it's still there. It is caused from the dr going too deep with the cannula during the lipo part of the surgery. surgeon wants me to wait a few more months . If I'm nt happy , he will do it again. It's a fat graft so he said it continues to fill in. Don't want to overfill, then we would have another issue . Hoping all ends up well. I'm still overall happy. Clothes fit like a dream now. No belly hanging at all! I might post a pic . It's been a while! Hope all is well. I have missed you!

Next month will be one year since my tummy tuck ,...

Next month will be one year since my tummy tuck , lipo and muscle repair. I am overall happy and loving my body. Clothes fit like a dream! If you want to do it... Do it!!i am posting 2 pics that I just took!
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