Caribbean Chick

Location: Trinidad
Member since 5/18/2009


  • 14 total posts
  • 1 review
  • 1 question

Reviews & Stories

Afraid to Look!!!

Hi guys, I had a full tummy tuck done on 5/19. Today is my second day post op. I feel good but I don't know what it looks like yet. I am somewhat scared to see it with the bandages off for fear of it not looking the way I wanted it to be. I have swelling in the feet. Did anyone else have that? I haven't had any pain at all, just the tightness of the bandaging and the compression garment... READ MORE

Questions from Caribbean Chick

Changing Micropore Tape over Tummy Tuck Incision?

I have been wearing micropore tape over my Tummy Tuck scar since the stitches came out. How often should I change this tape? My PS said that it should start coming off after 10... READ MORE

Recent comments from Caribbean Chick

I bought my own garments. I used a brand called Body Wrap. They're very firm. I loved them and so did my Dr. READ COMMENT

The best advice I can give you is follow your PS's instructions to a T and don't go in with unrealistic expectations. If you have a question for your Dr. or would like things done a certain way, don't hold back. Make sure he is aware of... READ COMMENT

It is. At least for the first 2 weeks. I was afraid I would pop some stitches so I probably went only once or twice per week. That passes with time. I drank a lot of water and prune juice and ate lots of fruits. I only told my close... READ COMMENT

I love how I feel in my clothes. I just had a baby too (he is 9 months). I needed a lot of help the first week post-op especially with the baby. Getting out of bed and changing my compression garment were the areas I needed help. My... READ COMMENT

I forgot to mention the constipation. It drove me crazy. I was only able to go about 2x per week. Beside that, I was afraid to push for fear of popping my stitches. I still have a phobia of poppping stitches when I go. I usually put a... READ COMMENT