Mommy Makeover - Sarasota, FL

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Hi All! I'm scheduled for a tummy tuck Dec....

Hi All! I'm scheduled for a tummy tuck Dec. 22nd. Mine is more of an age issue- I'm 54-never had children-have worked out for years-kickboxing, spinning, weights & yet belly needs help! Apparently I will need to have a small vertical incision as well in order to pull everything tight & to keep my bb in same location... should be interesting!

I've really enjoyed reading all the posts on here the support & tips are wonderful! Getting a little nervous-I'm the world's biggest wimp when it comes to pain & really going to be hard not being able to work out for awhile-But I'm going to think positive & hope I bounce back quickly-guess I'm about to find out lol

Yay! I survived!! What a relief it is just to wake...

Yay! I survived!! What a relief it is just to wake up-until the pain kicks in! LOL No, it really was manageable-first 2-3 nights definitely were the hardest-major factor for me was the mucus in chest & the 'coughing' trying to clear it-Good Lord THAT hurt!! But at least it wouldn't last that long :)- The only other 'suprise' for me (and I knew there were commonly issues with bm's) was just WHAT an issue that was-maybe because I have never in my 54 years even been constipated? Or because I had taken everything from A-Z to prevent it? Or that my 1st one was actually OK-so I figured not a problem? 11 HOURS of what I'm sure had to be LABOR - I'm sorry to be sooo descriptive- but to date that was probably the worst part honestly...Other than that on a lighter note-I TRULY am doing GREAT-I was almost upright day 3 PO -had 1st drain removed day 4 PO- 2nd drain removed today day 6 PO. PS said things healing great & so far ahead of schedule! Have f/u appt. at 2 wks PO for suture removal. Going back to work Mon 1/2
So far so good! Thank you God & Dr.S!! :) HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OF YOU! And thanks soo much for the support/ info. - you're the best!

1/5/12-HAPPY DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN!! Just had my 2...

1/5/12-HAPPY DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN!! Just had my 2 week f/u visit-all sutures removed-steri-strips that will fall off in about a week. PS said he wishes he could clone me!! LOL!!! He said I heal REALLY fast-kind of like a lizard I guess :)Cleared for all cardio-have to wait on the weights prob 3-4 weeks-the much hated TED hose off!(Again Thank You God!) I can do any type of compression garment I want- but should wear for another month-feel AMAZING! soo happy. So far scar really really thin-hope it stays that way:p I can start scar therapy in a week after steri-strips off-he recommends kelo-cote-which is a gel you put on twice a day & kind of massage it in (dries quickly) you can get it otc at pharmacy or on-line-don't know $ yet. Next appt. 1 mo-which will be 6wk f/u...Life is good!! :)

6 wks po! PS says 0 restrictions! Have taken a...

6 wks po! PS says 0 restrictions! Have taken a couple of spin classes already-did pretty good probably 80% of normal- took my first muscle works class yesterday 2/4 and my Good Lord am I feeling it today -and I went LIGHT! I was going to attempt a kickboxing class after (that was the plan pre muscle works!) well that didn't happen-but did get on the treadmill for an hour & walked with a decent incline at 4.2-4.5 mph- I was sweating pretty good that's for sure! Feel great- go back for 3 mo. f/u & pic.'s. Still some swelling but I think maybe slightly better--ps says it will go down & is normal-so that's what I'm going with lol!
J. Scott M.D.

I can't say enough GOOD about my ps-I feel VERY fortunate to have found him! An excellent Surgeon & a Gentleman to boot-quite a combo! :)

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