Time to Get my Body Back - Miami, FL

I flew to Miami on August 1st had my surgery the...

I flew to Miami on August 1st had my surgery the next day with Dr Ortega never met him before so I was very nervous and concern cause I had a C-section with my son many years ago and I bad two stomach separated by my belly button make a long story short I told him concern and he gave me his advice and told me not to worry mark me for my surgery the next thing I new I was complaining for pain and I am freezing the nurse came over took care of me next thing am heading to the elevator to meet Claudia

My journey

Still in pain but it's as before more discomfort moving around more will try to post more photos

One day at a time

Today is my 5th day felt great during the day but now am full up with gas drinking lots of hot tea and that is making me pee pee a lot and am also very swollen and I finally had a BM all I could of said thank you Lord

10 days post up

Hello everyone sorry for not keeping my updated I am doing better off pain medication still taking my my muscle relaxer on antibiotic am still very swollen and I have a spot on my tape that is bleeding a little should I be worried and when do you take the tape off otherwise am okay walking around more upright day by day any any suggestions I'd be happy to take thanks and sorry I haven't been taking pictures will start be today

Twelve days post op

Sorry for not udating reregularly I just took some pictures on my twelve day still swollen but not as before am sleeping much better stop taking pain medication finishing up my antibiotics and my muscles pills am very happy so far never had pain in my breast no pain in the lower abdomen just some discomfort not standing a hundred percent as yet but overall doing very good thanks for all the well wishes and prayers thanks a million.

15 days post up

Good morning doll today is my 15th day and going to see my doctor am a little worried about the draining at my incision site so called up Spectrum yesterday spoke with the aftercare Nurse explained my concern and she told me it's normal just as long it's not green,thick yellow pus or smelling I also sent a picture she said am fine did anyone had that problem so am happy that am seeing my doctor today otherwise am healing fine had some discomfort yesterday where my side felt like it was on fire buning sensation but they said that the muscle healing will add some pictures later feeling good this morning thanking God for life

16 days post op Dr visit

Well I must say am so happy at this moment I went to my doctor had my drains removed she was very impressed with my healing still have some stitchs that need to dissolve she said that the draining have no oder and everything is going well am sorry I didn't take any pictures but take some tomorrow after my shower

Well today is 18 days post op

Am 18 days post op feeling better but not a 100 percent still have some swelling and a lot of tightness still not standing 100 percent straight but overall am doing great

Question dolls

How long does it take to stand up straight after a mmo and the tightness to leave otherwise am healing fine thanks to the Almighty

Three weeks post op

Well today am three weeks on the flat side loving my new body but I still have swelling and some discomfort yesterday was a little rough had lots of gas feet and stomach was very swollen and on top of that acid reflux but today I felt much better stomach still hard in few places and started to wear a faja which I think is helping and the one I bought is for tummy tuck so I don't have to take it off and on I love it incision is healing well draining a little still not puss and it doesn't smell the DR said that was okay and it's normal but overall am doing great walking 90 percent upright and the tightness is getting better

22 days post op

Drove for the first time since my surgery and took my grandson to the movies felt good but am tired now

Still healing one month

I made it to a month yesterday the struggle is real have some great days and some horrible nights am healing good expect for two places not healing fast enough called and left several messages for the nurse at Spectrum with no luck so am doing my own thing cleaning it with wound cleaner and putting! Triple antibiotic on it I will be going for a follow up with my Dr in two weeks so I'll hear what she have to say any advice please share other than that am taking it one day at a time some swelling and discomfort mostly at night still can't sleep on my side too uncomfortable so I still sleep on my back my breast lift are great never had any problems with them no pain but still wearing surgical bra

One month later

Sorry I pressed update instead of more photos so here are the rest of my pictures if you look closely you can see the opening

One month and two weeks later

Hi dolls I have not post any updates am doing better back to work but I have one little opening on my right side will be seeing my doctor on Thursday hope she recommen something I can heal quickly. Every one posted their progress and thank you for sharing but no one said how uncomfortable it is when you first menstrual cycle after your surgery a month after the swelling is double the breast are so swollen the discomfort is out of this world the cramps but happy with my progress still have a way to go but one day at a time.

Seven Weeks Post Up

Hi dolls I have not post any updates lately doing better besides having an opening on my right side incision and on my left side the sutures is poking my skin discomfort to the highest level I saw my doctor last Thursday she said to give it time and if it doesn't go I will need to see a surgeon who need this just wanted to get back to normal life with no discomfort otherwise am healing good

On the Happy Side

Healing slowly but but am really happy with my results here is the proof

Just happy

2 months

Hi dolls I am two months post op today am still swollen every evening still struggling with some discomfort and my opening is closing nicely otherwise I am doing better thanks for all the support on this website and my family especially my husband he rose above the occasion thanks again no pictures haven't taken any today as yet

Two months and two days

Hi everyone better days got to be coming am waiting for the light at the end of Tunnel am very happy with my results nowadays am just loving all the compliments from family and friends

2 months and 17 days

I am progressing very good day by day the discomfort and swelling is getting better and I am loving myself more every day haven't been back to the gym as yet will be going back soon my opening is closing up pretty good and I started to use scar away strip and gel I brought from Amazon can wait until I am 100% me with a new body lol still watching what I eat want to lose more weight hope everyone is doing well

Just me

I forgot to put a picture

Still healing

Hi everyone Inot been on here for a minute but all is well and I am feeling better and still healing I have a question when does the numbness go away in your stomach area mines is still numb still get swollen in the evening how long does it take to get back to normal otherwise I am doing better and feeling great

Four months

Hi everyone I haven't been on this site in a while well let me update you on my progress am healing great went back to the gym still have a little swelling sometimes and numbness and still trying to lose weight but am happy overall
Miami Plastic Surgeon

Dr Ortega is very good at what he does he explain everything to me made me feel comfortable no regrets choosing him any more procedure he's my guy when I look at my before and after I can see the difference thank you Dr Ortega you are the best and may God continue to bless you richly so you can keep doing the great work he put you here to do I feel amazing can wait to see the final result

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 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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