Scheduled for Full Vertical Tummy Tuck & Breast Lift - Gainesville, FL
I have lost 130 lbs from my highest weight from...
Surgery is tomorrow!
Surgery is outpatient so once I'm good to travel I'll be heading to my parent's house for recovery away from my dogs. My grandmother and husband will be helping me for two weeks until my incisions are closed and I can come back home.
Here are before pics I took today. This bra is a 36DD, what I estimate I'll end up in once all the loose skin is removed from my breasts. I really hope the surgeon is able to take care of that bit that spills over the side of my bra.
Day of Surgery
My boobs were so perky when I woke up I had to drink Gatorade from the side with a straw! Yay! I won't be able to see anything until tomorrow at my post op appointment.
The anesthesiologist did a fantastic job. I've always gotten nauseous and thrown up from surgery and I had zero nausea this time. So so happy with that.
First Post Op Visit
Post op Day 4
Incisions are looking good but I am experiencing the dreaded "swell hell", especially on my right side. My drains have decreased quite a bit. I'm so ready to get them out on Monday. I didn't sleep well last night because my compression garment was pressing a safety pin into my skin so at 4:00 am I took my garment off to inspect it and found the culprit. I ended up moving the safety pins to my underwear and covering my entire body in sanitary pads then putting the garment back on. Problem solved! ????
2nd post op appointment
9 Days Post Op
I noticed a weird indentation on my vertical incision today. Posted a question here about it since I won't see my surgeon for over two weeks. I also have a little dog ear on the right hip but I know that may go away with swelling or can be easily corrected.
Swelling comes and goes. I'm still pretty swollen, especially on the left where the one remaining drain is. It measured 25cc again this morning so I don't know when it will ever go down.
Boobs are looking great but very bruised. I still have sensation in both nipples. The incisions look good and are healing well.
Last freaking drain
Little incision bleeding
I got my last drain out yesterday. SO happy about that. It was starting to make me miserable since I went off pain meds Monday. I also noticed when I got home later I had bled through my shirt a little. My tape is beginning to wear off in some areas and on my vertical incision just below my belly button is a small area that bled. So I took a shower with soap and water, dried off, put on some antibiotic ointment and gauze. This morning I removed the gauze. It had bled through about half of the gauze but not to the outside. I replaced it with a new piece of gauze but no more ointment since they said it is best to keep the incisions dry until they heal completely. I really really hope I don't have any others open. I know this is on the area with the most tension so I'm being extra careful not to put any extra tension there as it heals.
Glue finally coming off
Tape finally came off!
Follow Up Appointment
Slow healing incision
9 weeks today
Now that everything else is mostly healed I wish I could have a little more taken from the vertical area. I may consider a revision.
I would also really like to have my arms done in conjunction with removing my excess side back skin. Surgery #2? I'll have to discuss with the surgeon and see what he says.
I loved my consult with Dr. Mast. He made me extremely comfortable in his abilities and suggestions.