I am nervous, any advice?
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.
Welcome to the forum!!!
Everyone is different, but you will probably miss a week or two of work. Some people need up to a month to recover. It will take you a few weeks to feel like yourself.
If you were in good physical health pre-op, you will feel better faster.
I believe that I am in good physical condition, I exercise and workout 3-5 days a week. Luckily I do not have to work, I am just concerned about being able to take care of my 3 year old. I am hoping to do it this summer so that my 2 older boys are home to help, but they have lots of activities of their own, I will be needing to drive them to and from places as well.
Thanks for the reply. I am hoping to be able to do everything on my own within a weeks time.
What is your height and weight, if you do not mind me asking?
Sorry I didn't reply quicker. I am 5', and 115 pounds.
I just spoke to the patient coordinator at the surgery center I think I may go with. She says a minimum of 10 days before I will be able to drive my kids to and from soccer and other events. 4 days before I will be able to stand completely upright, and to give it at least a week before I allow my 3 year old to sit on my lap. Does this sound like normal recovery time?
Oh, and I think I am going to go with Dr. McCormack, or Reno, NV. Have you heard anything about her? Thanks again for the help.
Welcome to the forum!
Hmm... well if 10 days for driving and 4 days for standing are the minimum, I would ask to find out what the maximum would be? Like they say, hope for the best but prepare for the worst!
p.s. I hope you're in a part of California that is close to the Nevada border? Long car rides to and from won't make recovery any easier.
I am 7 days post op. I had a tummy tuck, breast lift with implants, and lipo of the back and flanks. I still can't stand upright yet. I don't have any children but I tell you, I can't lift my little chihuahuas yet either. I am in good shape. I exercised 4-5 times a week, etc. I think each person is different and I think it depends on what procedures are done. I had a lot done at once and sounds like you will too. My husband has been a lifesaver. Without him, I wouldn't have been able to do it. Make sure you have plenty of support and take it easy. Good luck with your surgery.
OK, so this is kinda weird!
I just had a tummy tuck done by Dr. McCormack in Reno. I am 3 1/2 weeks into my recovery.
I am still sore. And I feel I am still swollen. (Thats why I came on this forum - to see if its normal to still be so swollen and sore.)
Anyways, I slept in entire week after my surgery. I was barely awake at all. Thank goodness my mom lives nearby and was able to help out with my kids. I just now started driving and it hurts if I twist wrong to look over my shoulder.
I was in really good shape before my surgery. I worked out for an hour almost every day. I had lots of energy. Now? Im exhausted. All the time. I have an appt with her on Thurs and will be asking her if this is normal!
Good luck with your surgery!
Wow, I was really nervous before, but now I am really scared. I was hoping to be up and around within 2 weeks, but now you guys have gotten me worried. My surgery is scheduled for this Monday, July 26. I just had my pre-op meeting yesterday, and they totally made it seem like it would just be a few weeks. Hmmm......
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