Location: Sacramento, CA
Member since 6/11/2012


  • 109 total posts
  • 2 reviews
  • 1 question

Reviews & Stories

So Far, Not Happy - Sacramento, CA

I had an arm lift done at the same time as my extended tummy tuck. I would recommend against doing more than one procedure at a time. It was just too much for my body. I needed my arms in order to compensate for my tummy, but couldn't use them. I didn't get a vertical scar in my armpit--which is typical. The result is that I have a cave for an armpit, which makes is very difficult to shave.... READ MORE

Still Recovering, but sure now - Sacramento, CA

I had my extended tummy tuck abouit 3 weeks ago. It has been very rough so far. I'm going through the normal depression phase where I'm wondering if it was worth it. I had a very bad reaction to Norco--which landed me in the E.R. one week after surgery. That was the worst experience of my life. I'm starting to look at my new tummy (9 pounds of skin and fat were removed). It looks completely... READ MORE

Questions from SMS1978

When Should I No Longer Feel Pain in my Abs After a Tummy Tuck with Muscle Repair? (photo)

I had a tummy tuck with muscle repair on 5/17/12. My doctor said that I could not do any ab exercises until I was 8 weeks post-op. I tried to do a simple crunch around 10 weeks... READ MORE

Recent comments from SMS1978

I didn't really have a say in where the incisions were placed. They try to make it the least noticable from both sides. All stitches were the disolvable kind, so not sure if that had anything to do with it. READ COMMENT

Yay! You finally posted an update! So glad you are doing so well and that it went off without a hitch. Hugs! READ COMMENT

Hello my Revision Buddy. I will tell you that I really didn't get a good look at my revision until about 3 weeks out. By then most of the swelling had gone down. Now that I am at 7 weeks post-revision, I'm much happier about my... READ COMMENT

The changing color of the drain fluid is normal. As for the clotted bloody stuff, this is also normal. You just need to make sure you are "milking" your drains several times a day. You don't want them to get clogged up. Glad you are... READ COMMENT

Look how tiny you are!?!? And if that is swollen, just think of how much smaller you will get when it goes down. Glad you made it through ok. Happy Healing! READ COMMENT