Location: Winston Salem NC
Member since 12/7/2012


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Reviews & Stories

Losing the Baby Weight and Finding a Whole New Self! -Hunters

Food and weight have been issues for me dating back to my teenage years. I remember starting to develop hips and curves and being completely freaked out when I was fourteen years old. I wasn't overweight at five foot eight and 135 lbs, but I panicked when I started to see breasts and curves and the way my boyfriend started to look at me. I wanted to be a skinny little girl again. I started... READ MORE

Full tummy tuck with muscle repair & lipo on Nov 19, 2012

I am 34 yrs old with 8 & 10 yr old daughters, both born via C section. I had been lifting weights, doing aerobics, and running up to five miles per day following the birth of my second daughter, and despite achieving a slender figure, I continued to be unhappy with the saggy skin and pouch above my C Section scar. Dr Kortesis felt that I was a great candidate for a full tummy tuck, and... READ MORE

Questions from NewSelfNC

Asymmetrical Waistline 12 Weeks After Lipo. Asymmetrical Swelling, Lipo, Musculoskeletal Imbalance? (photo)

I had a full tummy tuck with muscle repair and lipo to upper and lower abs on 11-19-12. I am now 12+ weeks post op and most of my swelling has gone away. I feel that my... READ MORE

Discussions started by NewSelfNC

has anyone had touch up lipo under local anesthetic ?

I am new to this forum! I had a full tummy tuck with lipo and muscle repair on Nov 19, 2012. I think my waistline is asymmetrical now and am going to ask my doctor about... READ MORE

have any tummy tuckets had touch up lipo months after surgery?

If so, what was it like? Did you have to have general anesthesia again, or could it be done under local? I have a follow up appointment next week to see if I need it, and am... READ MORE

Eighteen months post op...I think I broke my abs!

I have been working out hard with a personal trainer for seven months. We did a tough, tough core workout on Monday, and I am sore and swollen like I haven't been since five... READ MORE

Recent comments from NewSelfNC

Hey honey! I am so pleased to read your review! Glad everything turned out well. We have debated another baby (don't ya love how minds can change?), nut I seem to be less fertile @ 36 than I once was, so maybe our interest will Peter... READ COMMENT

Kimmers does a good job of describing it; the first two weeks are awful and then for me it steadily got better till about ten weeks. My pain was all gone then. I still swelled to four months post op though. READ COMMENT

For me, it was Owwwwww!!!!! My first sensation was an incredible burning pain in my upper abdomen. Apparently I don't respond to morphine so they had to load me up with something else. Then I was just sleepy and glad it was over. READ COMMENT

Would take as long as you can! I am a pharmacist and went back after 8 days which was completely idiotic and difficult. I got strep at three weeks post op which was a blessing because I had to take additional time off. I didn't feel... READ COMMENT

Mainemom, I think our muscles do swell after every workout. The way that muscles grow is that we make small tears in the muscle that repair themselves and get bigger and stronger. So my theory is that I was always swelling a little bit... READ COMMENT