Originally Posted by julie13
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?
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.