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My Tummy Tuck

Ive wanted a tummy tuck for the past 9 yrs. More so after I had my last 2 babies. My last baby is 2 yrs old and I got really big. I lost all my weight BUT my tummy was never the same.

I think I regret it now. I shoulda opted for some lipo 1st *SIGH* I dunno. Im about 32 days Post Op and I still feel very stiff in my abs. I havent been able to wear any of my shorts or jeans that are not stretchy material . My weight has sorta shifted, my body is just not back to normal and I am scared that it wont be. I am a very active woman. I love the gym, I love to kick box and hit the cardie hard. I don't know if I'm ever going to  get back on track.

The tummy tuck hurt sooo bad. It wasn't the incision at all that stung for about a day the most. It was the tightening of the muscles that hurt BAD. To top it off my hubby dropped me the 1st day. He was helping me off the couch, our coffee table was  in the way i said " babe push the table back with your left leg" So he lets me while on 1/2 way off the couch. It hurt so bad ..our abs are the core of our body and now I KNOW why. I couldn't hold myself up and it just hurt so bad tears came down my face and I just felt like I was going to pass out from the pain.

Anyway that didn't help. The 3rd day my 16 yr old and husband got into a physical dispute. That is the last thing that would of happened if I were able to get up and get these people straightened out. Its like my family went crazy and undone because I was down.

Another thing is ur not able to take deep breaths because ur lungs will make ur abs expand. IT HURTS TO BREATH. During the fight my husband and 16 yr old had I couldn't cry I couldn't speak loud I was loosing my breath because I was so upset that I broke down.

UGH this whole surgery was just a bad idea. I tired to finally wear some shorts on yesterday. It felt so weird. My stomach is numb, there no say if the feeling is ever going to come back. NO-ONE ever told me this was going to happen.... Ugh don't even try coughing, OH GAWD I'm a SNEEZER. I had to hold my breath so many time. Finally when I sneezed it felt like my ABS were torn apart sorta like someone took duct tape to my abs and pulled hard and all my skin tore and all I could feel is burning and wonder if everything is OK in there.

OK so does my tummy look FLAT? Sure it does. It does me no good if I cant wear my clothes cause the incision is so tender that it hurts like hell if anything rubs on it.

I still cant stand totally straight. It takes effort just to do so. Then my back lower hurts from just being hunched over. I also had lipo so it hasn't done me any good to just be laying on my back. Its tender and SUCKY ....

Cosmetic surgery hurt bad. I dint even know if I can join the police academy after this I mean wow when am I going to get better.

I have a doc appt on the 29Th. I'm tired of sitting home. Not going to the gym is killing me. I feel bloated, swollen and very unattractive. I hope he releases me to workout. I have to do something soon.

Ive also noticed that if I try to just chill I'm stiff. I do better when I move around but at the end of the day the burning kicks in and I have to wear my girdle to help with the swelling.

If anyone has more post op time than I do I would really love you for giving me some 411 ... will this get any better? anytime soon? HELP.. someone 411 PLEASE...

Bye for now

 

MedicatedWIfe MedicatedWIfe 36-40, F 25 Responses May 27, 2009

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Hi, how are you feeling now? Do you still wish you hadn't gone through with the procedure? I'm booked in for my TT in 4 weeks. I am so so scared of the pain afterwards. Also, I weigh 166lbs and 5 4 inches tall. I'm eating healthy and hope to be less before the op, but in you opinion am I still to fat for the op? My babies are now teenagers, I had 2 c-sections within 2 years of each other, 15-13 years ago. Any information will help me, thank you.

Sweetie, my heart goes out to you. I know EXACTLY how you feel! Your story is almost identical to mine! I love to workout, and i feel so nasty right now. I have three young children, my house is a mess and my relationship has been so rocky with me and my husband....he doesnt help...he doesnt understnd...and i feel pretty lonely right now. I am usaully very happy,active,a neat freak and have a strong relationship with my husband. I just feel like everything has fell apart due to something that was supppse to make me."happier" so much for that. Only two weeks out nd i feel completly hidious!

I had a an abdomnoplasty done in 2010. I had 6 pounds of tissue removed from the abdomin. For three years I have been extremely happy with outcome. This year, 2013, I had to have a hysterectomy. Since the hysterectomy, my abdomin is no longer as tight and flat. Is it possible for the incision of the hysterectomy to have cut the internal girdle put in place by the abdomnoplasty? I've tried to call the plastic surgeon and the OB/GYN and neither has returned by call. I can't find anything on the internet about this and am now reaching out by leaving comments to see if this is possible. Would appreciate any responses.

I had a tummy tuck in Oct '12. I had soo many complicatations and thought I was going to die, I got amemia, 4 bood clots and a post operative infection that left me fighting for my life. I was in the hospital for 14 days on antibiotics and had to have a blood transfusion. Now I am in constant pain every day and wondering when this surgery is going to pay off. It has now been 5 months, and I am still on pain meds and barely able to stand for short periods of time. To top it off, I went home and had one side of my body swell with fever and it never went back to normal. I am wondering of anyone else had this happen to them. My surgeon says its scar tissue and imflammation and I just have to wait to get better. Before this, he told me I would be able to go back to work in 2 months! I am unable to stand! How can I work!???

I had my tt on Feb 1 2012. I had a full abdominalplasty. I was 5 foot 2 inch and 102lb before surgery but I carried three large babies. and after loosing all the wieght from pregnancy i checked into tt surgery to remove excess skin and tighten my abs again. I will say that the first week was horrible. the drains and tubes made getting around very hard and my back hurt from walking like egor. But I am slowly getting better. Its almost three weeks out and the only complaint I have is I am swollen alot of the time so fitting into my clothes isnt easy. Iget a little down about that but its only been 2 and half weeks so I just need time to heal. I also did a breast lift at the same time and I didnt even hardly notice the pain from the lift at all. the tummy pain took over I guess. But I was scared and confused if i should do it too and I can say I wish I could fast forward till the swelling was done but it will be worth it in the end. make sure to do your homework on the Dr. you choose and ask questions..... VERY important to be informed, and know that Rome wasnt bulit in a day and this isnt a quick fix. I would still recommend it to anyone. Good luck and keep a positive outlook and that helps healing.

Have you experienced numbing?
I am now 1 week and 1 day post op and I can say I find myself wishing I never went through with it.
I miss being able to stand up straight and also miss having feeling in my abdomen.

I had a TT as part of post BC (R breast removal), and breast reconstruction. It was not my choice, given my size and weight (122 lbs w/flat abdomen). I can honestly say that I have endured the chemotherapy, and the mastectomy much better than the TT. It has been 5 months, and the pain is rated 10! And, to make matters worst, I found out that the plastic surgeon who performed my TT knew that this was an unessecary risk (has me sign disclaimer prior to entering the OR to allow me to have the necessary skin removed from my back, buttocks or thighs because she felt that I did not have enought skin on my abds.). My stomach is so tight, I am unable to eat over 2 small meals per day. My pain is not too bad if I am moving around, however when I lay down, the pain is so bad, it wakes me all through the night, even with pain med. I would encourage all people to get as much info as possible before any cosmetic procedure. Especially women who have breast cancer and are planning on having reconstruction surgery. We all want to look, and feel our best. And, there are ways to acheive this goal through PS, but make sure you do your homework. Talk to your Drs. patient's who have shared simular history's to learn more about what to expect the ourcome to be like. I pray to God each day that I will get better. If I had this to do again, I would not have let anyone do a TT to achieve my goal. Meanwhile, God says in all things, get WISDOM. I hope this helps someone out there. Sincerely "Afroeyes/GG"

congrats my tt is the 9th of feb. im nervous to i heard the first wk is the worse

I want to get a tt at the end of the year. My best friend just had one and she loves it. its been 4wks for her and she looks great. Her scar is so low way below her panties. But the scar still scares me. She does walk slightly hunched over still after 4wks though. She said it was well worth it and would do it all over agian. Just make sure you have someone over all day to help you the first week with everything especially if you have kids. My concern is, I have a son who will turn 2 around my surgery date. Am I going to be able to lift him or hold him? if not for how long? This will probably nearly be impossible to do with a child his age. Maybe I should wait? Putting him in his crib, taking him out, then in and out of the car seat? Im not sure, has anyone did this with small kids?

I gained 75 pounds with my twins (pregnancy) 10 months ago and lost all the weight but my stomach didn't look good...I just had a tummy tuck lipo and breast done 12 days ago. I only took one pain killer because they make me noxious. I took all my antibiotics (10 days) and I take Xanax to relax my muscles. The pain is excruciating but it's getting a little bit better every day (or at least that's what I tell myself...) it better be worth it...<br />
You will be constipated, do not take any laxative or prune juice, you will have the worst cramps, im taking a capsule of magnesium and it's working great.<br />
If I would have know the pain I wouldn't do it again... But I guess this is the price of beauty.. <br />
This is the Most painful thing I have EVER experienced in my life. It hurts like hell! I'm so afraid to stand straight and rip my self open...

i had a tummy tuck to get rid of a vertical c-section scar (3 sections). i am 2 months post op and feel great. i had one of the drain tubes in for 4 weeks and the doctor had to remove it and then aspirate every week for 2 weeks. since i had 3 sections previously, i knew what to expect as far as pain goes so that didn't bother me. actually, i did not tell anyone i was having it done and went back to work after 12 days. the last time i saw the doctor, he made the next appointment for one month out. now, my stomach still feels and looks swollen. how long does it take for the swelling to go down or could this be fluid again? i do not regret the surgery at all and would do it again, but i am a bit concerned about the bulge in my tummy.

I had my tummy tuck on March 2010. After having two kids delivered by c-sections and loosing 100lb within last year and a half i decided to go for a tummy tuck.<br />
I wanted to have it done in the US but it was too expensive for me so I decided to go to latin America to do it. I went to Bolivia in the city of Santa Cruz, I travelled through a medical tourism operator and I am very happy for having chosen this alternative. I have paid 3800$ for my TT with abdominal and flanks liposuction. It was entirely worth the money and pain. <br />
I was in moderate pain for about a week. once my drains were removed, pain was not a problem. hard time getting muscles back in shape...always did a lot of situps and stitches would pull and hurt so had to use a ab machine at the gym so i could start doing them again. that was the only frustration. <br />
10 months later, i'm still looking good and it was money well spen… the results are still better than i ever expected and i am thrilled.

I had my tummy tuck on March 2010. After having two kids delivered by c-sections and loosing 100lb within last year and a half i decided to go for a tummy tuck.<br />
I wanted to have it done in the US but it was too expensive for me so I decided to go to latin America to do it. I went to Bolivia in the city of Santa Cruz, I travelled through a medical tourism operator and I am very happy for having chosen this alternative. I have paid 3800$ for my TT with abdominal and flanks liposuction. It was entirely worth the money and pain. <br />
I was in moderate pain for about a week. once my drains were removed, pain was not a problem. hard time getting muscles back in shape...always did a lot of situps and stitches would pull and hurt so had to use a ab machine at the gym so i could start doing them again. that was the only frustration. <br />
10 months later, i'm still looking good and it was money well spen… the results are still better than i ever expected and i am thrilled.

IM THREE WEEKS FROM MY TT AND LIPO IT HURTED A LOT ..I HAD NO IDEA WHAT I WAS GOING TO GO THROUGH . I FEEL SO MUCH BETTER NOW ,,BUT TO BE HONEST IT BOTHERS ME TO SEE A SCAR IN MY TUMMY GOING THROUGH ALL THAT PAIN ONLY MAKES ME FEEL LIKE I SHOULD OF JUST STAYED THE WAY I WAS IVE LEARNED A LESSON ...YES IM NOT GOING TO DENIED HOW GOOD IT FEELS WHEN YOU ENHANCE YOUR LOOKS BUT IS IT REALLY WORTH IT AND FOR WHO OR WHOM ARE YOU DOING IT FOR. OR WHAT?.... I WAS DIZZY FOR TWO WEEKS COULDNT GET UP AFTER MY SURGERY SHORT OF BREATH BECAUSE OF THE TIGHTNESS IN THE ABS I CRIED LIKE A BABY FOR TWO WEEKS REGRETING MY TT .IVE HAD 10 SURGERIES 4 COSMETICS AND I HAD NEVER HAD FELT SO MUCH PAIN ..I COULDNT FORGIVE MY SELF FOR PUTTING MY KIDS THROUGH THIS WITH ME ....MY KIDS TAUGHT THAT I WAS GOING TO DIED ...THEN AGAIN THE QUESTION KEPT COMING TO MY MIND IS IT REALLY WORTH THE PAIN EXPOSING MY BODY MY LIFE . MY ANSWER WAS NO , MY CHILDREN MY HEALTH MY LIFE ARE WORTH WAY MORE THAN LOOKING BEAUTYFUL ...YES IT FEEL GOOD TO LOOK GOOD AND IM THANKFUL TO GOD THAT SO FAR IT LOOKS LIKE IM HEALING PERTTY GOOD .. BUT HOW MANY GIRLS SUFFER THE CONSEQUENCES OF A DECISION AT A HIGHER PRICE ... ALL I CAN SAY NOW THAT THIS EXPERIENCE HAS HELP ME LEARN TO LOVE MY SELF MORE AND APPRECIATE EVERY PART OF MY BODY AND THAT I SHOULDNT OF TRY FIXING SOMETHING THAT WAS NOT BROKEN ...GIRLS LOVE YOURSELVES! IM NOT AGAINTS COSMETIC SURGERY ..IM JUST CHARING MY EXPERINCE....I WISHED I WOULD OF MET SOMEONE WITH A TT BEFORE SURGERY .... I LL PRAY FOR EVERYONES HEALING PROCESS YOUR NOT ALONE!GOD BLESS YOU ALL!

IM THREE WEEKS FROM MY TT AND LIPO IT HURTED A LOT ..I HAD NO IDEA WHAT I WAS GOING TO GO THROUGH . I FEEL SO MUCH BETTER NOW ,,BUT TO BE HONEST IT BOTHERS ME TO SEE A SCAR IN MY TUMMY GOING THROUGH ALL THAT PAIN ONLY MAKES ME FEEL LIKE I SHOULD OF JUST STAYED THE WAY I WAS IVE LEARNED A LESSON ...YES IM NOT GOING TO DENIED HOW GOOD IT FEELS WHEN YOU ENHANCE YOUR LOOKS BUT IS IT REALLY WORTH IT AND FOR WHO OR WHOM ARE YOU DOING IT FOR. OR WHAT?.... I WAS DIZZY FOR TWO WEEKS COULDNT GET UP AFTER MY SURGERY SHORT OF BREATH BECAUSE OF THE TIGHTNESS IN THE ABS I CRIED LIKE A BABY FOR TWO WEEKS REGRETING MY TT .IVE HAD 10 SURGERIES 4 COSMETICS AND I HAD NEVER HAD FELT SO MUCH PAIN ..I COULDNT FORGIVE MY SELF FOR PUTTING MY KIDS THROUGH THIS WITH ME ....MY KIDS TAUGHT THAT I WAS GOING TO DIED ...THEN AGAIN THE QUESTION KEPT COMING TO MY MIND IS IT REALLY WORTH THE PAIN EXPOSING MY BODY MY LIFE . MY ANSWER WAS NO , MY CHILDREN MY HEALTH MY LIFE ARE WORTH WAY MORE THAN LOOKING BEAUTYFUL ...YES IT FEEL GOOD TO LOOK GOOD AND IM THANKFUL TO GOD THAT SO FAR IT LOOKS LIKE IM HEALING PERTTY GOOD .. BUT HOW MANY GIRLS SUFFER THE CONSEQUENCES OF A DECISION AT A HIGHER PRICE ... ALL I CAN SAY NOW THAT THIS EXPERIENCE HAS HELP ME LEARN TO LOVE MY SELF MORE AND APPRECIATE EVERY PART OF MY BODY AND THAT I SHOULDNT OF TRY FIXING SOMETHING THAT WAS NOT BROKEN ...GIRLS LOVE YOURSELVES! IM NOT AGAINTS COSMETIC SURGERY ..IM JUST CHARING MY EXPERINCE....I WISHED I WOULD OF MET SOMEONE WITH A TT BEFORE SURGERY .... I LL PRAY FOR EVERYONES HEALING PROCESS YOUR NOT ALONE!GOD BLESS YOU ALL!

i ha a tummy tuck a year ago , cant even remember the pain here and gone , so happy i with my tummy tuck , best money spent ,

im having a tt on the 13th febuary 2011 very excited seen all vids on u tube the thing is if its not sore then its not worked the surgeon said i needed lipo instead and said i had very good skin tone only 6 streatch marks then he said in the long run lipo doesnt last so i insisted on the tt and he had another look after loosing more weight and im having the full tt and the positioning of the belly button ive had 2 children 12yr old severely disabled son and a cheely 10 yr old daughter i was scheduled on my daughters bday the 12th and the harley medical group said it was fine and they booked me for the day after her 11th bday looking so forward but i no it will be here in no time,, happy healing peeps,xx

had surgery almost 8 weeks, yes it takes time to heal, and it is painful, have a great surgeon that does mostly tt and you will be fine, would do it again, i never went online until it was over, best thing I ever did i would have chickened out

Im having surgery in 8 days and Iam starting to get really nervous as well. Does the nervousness pass. I thought id be back to work 3 weeks after am i outa of my mind! Not to sure what to think after reading many different stories.

My surgery is scheduled in 10 days and I'm getting nervous especially since reading all these stories. Does anybody regret having it done? Was it all worth it? Its something I wanted to do for myself for a long time and I really want to do it but I'm getting very nervous!!

I am having a tt on April 21st. I am very nervous about the post op healing time after reading some of the posts above. The Dr said I shouldnt feel any pain.. just tightness and soreness in the stomach muscles. She said I can start walking after 5 days and go back to the gym after 4 weeks, but nothing strenuous like running or lifting heavy.<br />
I have wanted this for 10 years but we were not done having kids. Now that my youngest is 4 I feel like I am ready for the surgery.

all will turn out fine.dont over do to soon. Im 35 days out and still having problems......it will all be fine for us both.take care

Hello I 35 days recovering from my tt. and yesterday I had a fever of 103. went to doctor had to drain my stomach.but was not Infected..thank god. will have to go back next week again to drain..swollen up to a large mass on the bottom of the stomach....Im still numb but hopeful all will turn out fine. keep taking care....

I am going to have a tt soon. I have been very excited for this but some people that I read about are so sore and unhappy, while others say it isn't that bad and are very glad they had the surgery. I am really very confused and afraid. Doesn't the pain pills help? I have had a complete hysterectomy is this surgery worse than a tummy tuck or is about the same? How does it compare does anyone have a view on this? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks,

I am going to have a tt soon. I have been very excited for this but some people that I read about are so sore and unhappy, while others say it isn't that bad and are very glad they had the surgery. I am really very confused and afraid. Doesn't the pain pills help? I have had a complete hysterectomy is this surgery worse than a tummy tuck or is about the same? How does it compare does anyone have a view on this? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks,

Thank you so much for your responce. I really really appreciate it. I hope all is well with your wife. God Bless and take care <br />
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XOXO