53 Yr. Old, Four Kids, in Need of Tummy Tuck. Miami, FL
Well, I've finally decided to have a tummy tuck!...
Extended Tummy Tuck w/ lipo on flanks
Tummy Tuck 29 days and counting!
29 days til surgery! My surgery is scheduled for June 29th. I can't wait. I'm definitely nervous and have had some pretty weird dreams so for now, I try not to think about it. When the day gets closer, I'll probably be a mess, but I am not turning back. This procedure is long overdue. I workout regularly and could do stomach exercises til the cows come home and never have a flat stomach. Four kids later, it's time!! Support, words of wisdom, advice, I'm open to it all. Thanks in advance!
Can't wait! I am 53 years old with four grown...
Can't wait! I am 53 years old with four grown children. I have contemplated this procedure for years and am finally taking the plunge! Looking forward to more figure flattering clothing. I'm too self conscious of my stomach right now. Will keep updating as my date approaches and will follow up with before and after pics!
15 days and Counting!
FOUR Days and counting!
In just four short days I will be having my TT surgery. I am so excited to be getting back to my pre baby shape. I'm not too nervous. I will be meeting with Dr. Ortega on Tuesday for my own piece of mind. Stay tuned for updates! Woo hoo!!!
Tummy tuck one day post op
Just a quick update. One day past op. I definitely feel better than yesterday. And looking forward to Friday, two.days post op. Going to sleep now, rest works wonders,
5 days post op Tummy tuck
I still have much swelling but it already looks a amazing and I can't believe it's actually my stomach that I'm looking at! Finally, here are some pics. I will post more recovery pics later.
11 Days Post op
17 days post op
26 days PO
Am finally posting some updated pics. Things are moving along great. I went kayaking on Saturday, relax, I didn't actually paddle, well I did a little just to see how I felt but I was in a double and my husband did almost all the work. went to a concert on Sunday and was totally fine. Shopped for a few hours today and no problems. At 3 weeks I started wearing spanx type undergarment with my binder over them and although snug, I feel so good with them on. It's even helping the puffiness in my scar. The binder is like a security blanket (even tho u should be wearing it) because it gives me confidence as far as accidentally bumping my stomach. I just bought scar away strips which I will be trying for the first time. I like the idea of them because you are not putting clothing over the wet gel. Does anybody have any comments good or bad about it?
Dr. Mel Ortega is the bomb! I did so much research on Drs and tummy tucks. I new for sure that I would def have the surgery, I just had to find the right dr. I conversed with quite a few folks on real self, and that sealed the deal on my choice of Dr. Ortega. I couldn't be happier with my results and I'm only 11 days post op. Dr. Ortega has a wonderful bedside manner. He made me feel completely at ease and his staff is super friendly if not a bit disorganized. The only criticism I will make is: I wish the website was more organized or that after your surgery they gave you a packet containing home care for after surgery and what you could typically expect. I was told many things of which I knew I wouldn't remember and could not find my answers on his website. If you want to save paper, it would be helpful to have a link for all patients post op, with answers to all questions per your type of surgery. Just saying. One other comment, I called his office twice over the weekend after surgery and nobody returned my calls. I was in his office on Tuesday for a follow up and when I got back to my hotel, I received a return phone call from my weekend message. Not cool! I would wholeheartedly recommend Dr. Ortega as your dr of choice!