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Old 01-27-2012, 06:53 PM   #31
 
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You can count on at least one week of rest and then a good month to get back into swing of things. You will be sore. Not too much pain because you will have pain meds. Can't lift or carry heavy things. No working out for at least a month after surgery. Then only light exercise. I took Arnica Montana for swelling and bruising. Got at http://www.amazon.com/shops/A39T96CWU5UTWY Life saver!!


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Old 02-06-2012, 07:30 AM   #32
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Hello everybody!! I'm new here and am hoping to gain some information that will make me less "afraid"

I have wanted to have a TT, Lipo and breast reduction/lift for many years but have always been too afraid of the recovery pain to actually go through with it. I have finally scheduled a consultation for Jan. 23rd and am hoping to have the surgery by the 15th of February.

I've had two c-sections, how does this compare?

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Hi Julie,

Like you, I had 2 C-sections with my kids and full abdominoplasty with flank lipo 11 days ago. I thought the pain was just plain different. My pain after my 2nd section was horrible (like 10 out of 10 on a pain scale), but mainly because they had removed my epidural without supplementing with other pain meds quickly enough. After my TT, my pain was exceptionally well-controlled post-operatively, but as I got home and tried to cut back on the pain meds, I've been pretty sore. The main differences I can share with you are with a c-section, you're movement is not so restricted. Plus you have a cute little baby to distract you. With the TT, the activity restrictions are pretty severe, you have to stay hunched over like a little old lady all the time, and you have the drains and restrictive binders to deal with.

I think it's totally normal to be nervous. But even this early out, I'm so pleased with my results. I can't even imagine how good it's going to look when I can stand up straight and all the swelling and bruising are gone.

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Old 02-23-2012, 08:52 AM   #33
 
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I am a 31 year old mother of 3, ages 14, 12 and 3. I have had a consult for a "mommy makeover" which is the TT, BA and lipo all at once. I really want to follow thru with this preceedure, because ever since have my 2nd child I have hated the way my stomach looks! I am just scared of the pain afterwards, and I really don't want to be a burden on any of my children or husband. Realistically, what is the recovery time?? I am a stay at home mom, so I am just worried about being able to care for the little one. Please feel free to give advice, or share your experiences.

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Hi I found some websites that will help you feel a little better about what to expect during your recovery. This one is for your BA recovery:
Breast Augmentation (Breast Implants) Recovery: What to Expect

This website will give you info on what to expect with your liposuction surgery:
Liposuction Recovery: What to Expect

And this website will give you any info on how to prepare and what to expect during your recovery from a tummy tuck:
Tummy Tuck (Abdominoplasty) Information-Pictures, Cost, Doctors

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Old 02-23-2012, 01:24 PM   #34
 
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hi. I'm a mother of three-18,10,8 year olds and finally got the nerve to have a tummy tuck. Have tried dr.bernstein for 2 yrs and did well then gained the lost weight plus more! Finally after discussion with my very supportive husband, decided to get a tummy tuck. He found my surgeon and scheduled the appt which was last Tuesday. Cost was just over $9000--somewhat pricier than others but he researched a lot and we both were comfortable with our choice. I was scheduled for a full tummy tuck and some lipo--all happened within the week!

So, last Friday I had my surgery-in by 8 am and left by 4(could have stayed but felt ok to come home). I had 1 drain and lots of pain meds. First couple of days slept and some pain, especially when I coughed getting up was a challenge but my husband stayed by my side 24/7 for 3 days. Tuesday we went for our appt and my drain was removed-very little leaked out. It'll be a week tomorrow and my swelling is going down. I can get up and walk short distances. Get tired and back really hurts as I can't stand straight. I've been taking plain old Tylenol extra strength at night and am worried I am missing something as I don't feel as bad as I thought I should-next follow up is march 6'

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Its definitely takes time that depends upon your weight. Its all depends upon your mood that how much you constant and want to lose. Also you can take precautions from a professional instructor.

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Its definitely takes time that depends upon your weight. Its all depends upon your mood that how much you constant and want to lose. Also you can take precautions from a professional instructor.

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Default Mini TT & Lipo.... Constipation anyone??

I had a mini tt & Lipo done 5 days ago and am finally feeling like myself again! Yesterday (day 4) was hell in the morning bc it had been almost 3 days since I had pooped. Mind you I am very regular but those pain meds really mess up your system. I recommend to anyone about have surgery to get yourself a good stool softener like Colace. And lots of fiber + liquids post surgery. I have the usual bloating and fluid build up but to really keep it down you really have to stsy confined to the bed/couch. I don't know what I would've done without the help of my mom! I'm 33 yrs old, 5'4 and 115 lbs. I already can't wait to see what my stomach will look like this summer in a bikini

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