Petite Mom - Full TT, BA & Lipo in 2015 - revision 11 months later
After years of debating, I finally decided to get...
Realized this is actually happening
Various size long pads (my period starts the day of my surgery. awesome.)
extra strength tylenol
arnica cream (DR gave me arnic pills for pre-surgery)
wedge pillow things - one for the head / one for my legs
3 compression garments - total gamble since I'm short and don't know what will fit
femal urinal (so I can pee standing up)
enema - I had terrible constipation after my c-sections, so now I'm cautious LOL!
A big plastic tub to keep it all in. I call it my Beauty Box ;)
Thanks Walgreens and Amazon!
1 day post op - not too bad!
I AM THRILLED!
Just over 3 weeks post op
Six weeks and three days!
Revision (oh joy) - Mini TT AFTER a Full TT
I started out 4'8" tall and fit, just with a "mom bod" - lol!
So I had a mommy makeover with aboard certified PS with full TT, BA, and Lipo of thighs and love handles on 11/2/15. I ended up with a vertical TT scar as well as the horizontal one, both which I expected. At first I loved my results.
But... by around 3 or 4 months I noticed my belly button was becoming hypertrophic as was my vertcial TT scar. This was despite 24/7 compression garments and silicone sheets. Also the vertical scar was almost 3" long (not the 1" I was told), and my old navel piercing had not been removed which left a super weird puckered appearance. (ew) My lower abdomen was still poochy. I could also still grab handfuls of skin on my upper abdomen while standing up straight. Not cute.
So I met with the original PS a couple of times to go over my concerns. I also met with other PSs for second opinions. More months passed. I decided I did want a revision, and I also decided not to use my original PS even though he is board certified and he did a GREAT job on my BA and Lipo.
So almost 11 months after my full TT, I had basically a mini TT witha BB revision on 9/21/17 with a new PS, Dr. Juan GIachino.
Before my revision my BB had developed into a big, round circle with a red, raised perimeter around most of it. It was a perfect circle, I'll give it that lol! (not natural looking at all) My vertical scar was almost 3" long and had gotten to almost 1/2" wide and was raised and red, with what looked like a vein or long black thread? inside it. My horizontal scar was starting to become hypertophic as well.
The revision was done under local. First Dr. GIachino cut out my old BB and made a new heart-shaped one. Then he opened my horizontal scar (not as wide as the first time), lifted the lower abdomen skin up, cut out scar tissue, pulled the flap down to eliminate a lot of the old vertical scar, and closed the horizontal incision. Somewhere in there he also cut out the entire old vertical scar and restitched it. Again it was all done just under local which was a smidge uncomfortable so I may not be recalling everything correctly :)
Bottom line I left with a newly shaped BB, a flat lower abdomen, and MUCH shorter vertical scar. It's about 1" The final stitches came out today. I am so glad I did the revision - even though it's only been about 2 weeks. I can't wait to see it all when the redness fades to white and the swelling goes down. I am most excited to have a PS who cares so much about keeping an eye on my scars.
I'll post updates as the healing process continues but Dr. Giachino is just fabulous.
I had a TT with MR, BA and Lipo with Dr. Fasano in 2015 and a revision of the TT about 11 months later with another surgeon, Dr. Juan Giachino. Dr. Fasano's work on my BA and Lipo were wonderful, and I also REALLY recommend Dr. Juan Giachino for any tummy work (his belly buttons are amazing). Both surgeons did a very nice job and I am glad I went through all the procedures.