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    Chocmumof2 reacted to Miss_teach in Finally had my TT !   
    Choc mum of 2, no pain bubble ? I dont know guess i just didnt need it.
    My incision are from hip to hip and originally i was told i was having lipo with it but apparently my surgeon said the skin to fat ratio didnt warrant it ? I was very suprised at this . Five kilos of skin removed from my tummy.  On wednesday all my dressings cam be removed according to my surgeon and then i need to find out what happens next
     
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    Chocmumof2 reacted to Kel1987 in Finally had my TT !   
    After seeing the bruising from my lipo - it gives me more incentive to work out my legs 'naturally' with hard work to improve my tone and definition!
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    Chocmumof2 got a reaction from Cline88 in Finally had my TT !   
    Hi ladies,
    I was the same... 
    I had extensive lipo removing every since chocolate bar...  (the lipo apparently the reason for the drains being in for 3 weeks apparently).
    Weirdly - I have gone off red meat since my surgery. I just couldn't eat it in hospital and have chosen not to order / buy it since. I have eaten a lot of fish and chicken.
    I have lost 5 kilos post surgery.
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    Chocmumof2 got a reaction from Kel1987 in Finally had my TT !   
    Hi ladies,
    I was the same... 
    I had extensive lipo removing every since chocolate bar...  (the lipo apparently the reason for the drains being in for 3 weeks apparently).
    Weirdly - I have gone off red meat since my surgery. I just couldn't eat it in hospital and have chosen not to order / buy it since. I have eaten a lot of fish and chicken.
    I have lost 5 kilos post surgery.
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    Chocmumof2 got a reaction from Kel1987 in Finally had my TT !   
    Hi Kel1987
    Unfortunately the brand is not on my binder that I got from hospital. But what I can tell you is that since hospital I always wear a tank top underneath it for comfort.
    I don't wear the binder to bed (I wear it all day until bedtime)... a lot of people do but I just don't like it.
    My swelling has certainly gone down heaps but if I am active during the day, I am bloated at night  - which I was thinking this morning is a pain as I know this will get me frustrated on what I will be able to wear whilst this is still healing... 
    I have become very good with my routine of scar management. Bio Oil massaged in when I wake up. Every morning I have a shower I put the (Cica Care) silicone sheets on and take them off after dinner. I find that they start to hurt on my skin when I am bloated at night so I take them off. I have a shower every night so that I can massage my stomach in the shower and then I put on another layer of bio oil for bedtime. I always massage the bio oil in - in circles.
    I had a pretty ugly keliode scar forming at the front / centre of my scar which is gone since I have done this daily routine. The only thing I have left is puckering on the left hand (end) of my scar. I have been told this will go down when the swelling goes down. The rest of my scar is already pencil thin.
    Hi mumo5 
    Don't panic ! No doubt you have done your research of your PS and are more prepared than you think.
    I would recommend that you stop researching the actual procedure. I remember having to stop myself too as you have to reach a point that you are being kind to yourself. 
    I would recommend you get busy with preparing your house, pantry, packing for hospital, organise playdates etc. 
    Having my kids not impacted too much on their mums recovery was important to me. So I told a handful of my kids friends parents that I was having major 'womans' surgery. Not one parent has asked me what I had done (which is good as I am not telling hahaha), but all have been so so supportive with playdates etc. 
    Thanks to this and other forums, we can see that everyone's surgery is different - so prepare for the worst length of downtime just in case, but you may be on the road to recovery quicker which will be easy for you then as you were prepared.
    All the best !
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    Chocmumof2 got a reaction from mumO5 in Finally had my TT !   
    Hi Kel1987
    Unfortunately the brand is not on my binder that I got from hospital. But what I can tell you is that since hospital I always wear a tank top underneath it for comfort.
    I don't wear the binder to bed (I wear it all day until bedtime)... a lot of people do but I just don't like it.
    My swelling has certainly gone down heaps but if I am active during the day, I am bloated at night  - which I was thinking this morning is a pain as I know this will get me frustrated on what I will be able to wear whilst this is still healing... 
    I have become very good with my routine of scar management. Bio Oil massaged in when I wake up. Every morning I have a shower I put the (Cica Care) silicone sheets on and take them off after dinner. I find that they start to hurt on my skin when I am bloated at night so I take them off. I have a shower every night so that I can massage my stomach in the shower and then I put on another layer of bio oil for bedtime. I always massage the bio oil in - in circles.
    I had a pretty ugly keliode scar forming at the front / centre of my scar which is gone since I have done this daily routine. The only thing I have left is puckering on the left hand (end) of my scar. I have been told this will go down when the swelling goes down. The rest of my scar is already pencil thin.
    Hi mumo5 
    Don't panic ! No doubt you have done your research of your PS and are more prepared than you think.
    I would recommend that you stop researching the actual procedure. I remember having to stop myself too as you have to reach a point that you are being kind to yourself. 
    I would recommend you get busy with preparing your house, pantry, packing for hospital, organise playdates etc. 
    Having my kids not impacted too much on their mums recovery was important to me. So I told a handful of my kids friends parents that I was having major 'womans' surgery. Not one parent has asked me what I had done (which is good as I am not telling hahaha), but all have been so so supportive with playdates etc. 
    Thanks to this and other forums, we can see that everyone's surgery is different - so prepare for the worst length of downtime just in case, but you may be on the road to recovery quicker which will be easy for you then as you were prepared.
    All the best !
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    Chocmumof2 got a reaction from mumO5 in Finally had my TT !   
    Hi ladies,
    I was the same... 
    I had extensive lipo removing every since chocolate bar...  (the lipo apparently the reason for the drains being in for 3 weeks apparently).
    Weirdly - I have gone off red meat since my surgery. I just couldn't eat it in hospital and have chosen not to order / buy it since. I have eaten a lot of fish and chicken.
    I have lost 5 kilos post surgery.
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    Chocmumof2 reacted to MMO..DD! in Finally had my TT !   
    Its amazing how everyones stories are so different.  I had a TT with BL & BA, stayed one night, drains were taken out day two.  By night 10 I was laying flat, maybe night 11.  Yes the first 4-5 days were painful, vomiting coughing and sneezing are extremely painful but I did have muscle repair also.  Worst pain ever!!!  I still have swelling after I have been at work all day, I am 2 months post op.  I went back to work week 3 (work from home at a desk and my second job is on my feet at a café), to be honest I should of taken 4 weeks of from café but I didn't do any heavy lifting so it was okay, just tired.  Its very hard to try and prepare for it when everyone stories are so different.  My surgeon did say I would only need 2-3 nights in hospital if all went well and it did so I only stayed the one, and my drains were barely getting any fluid so I was very happy.  All the best for everyone else and their ops!!! xox
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    Chocmumof2 reacted to Kel1987 in Finally had my TT !   
    I think so! I know my surgeon discussed that lipo was included in consultation, but then in pre-op he marked up where he was going to do it, and I told him to suck out as much as he needed to and to make me skinny hah! 
    I was pretty confident he knew how much he needed to take to give me 'shape' in addition to the tummy tuck.
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    Chocmumof2 reacted to Kel1987 in 23 days left & all payed for...   
    Goodluck!
    Just remember generally, you will be bigger than you are currently - so it will take a few weeks to see results! 
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    Chocmumof2 got a reaction from jessegirl85 in TT by Dr Miroshnik   
    Hi jessegirl85
    Everyone's recovery is very different so I can only speak for myself....
    I had my TT on 2 Sept. I still have 2 drains in and a daily visit from a community nurse. I will be so happy when the drains come out !!
    I had terrible muscle separation fixed and he also did some lipo. 
    Some people on this forum have been able to do things after a couple of weeks. I have trouble standing for more than a couple of hours (like making dinner) and then I am back in my hired recliner having a sleep/rest!
    What is recovery time like? everyone is different - depends on how much you  have done to you. My surgeon has told me I should be able to start working again after 4 weeks. I have hired a recliner and a table on wheels that goes over it Cost? for me it was close to $6K and as I had a medicare item number I will get back a small amount  What are you being charged? Restrictions on everyday things? (Cleaning, lifting kids etc) 17 days post op, I  am making meals and doing the washing and nothing else.  Definitely no heavy lifting like kids etc as I do not want to mess with the surgeons work until it has recovered. To do the washing, I have to have the different piles on the floor and I crouch down to the ground and pass it in. To take washing out, I crouch down and lift it up to the bench. There is no way that I can bend down and up to do it normally yet.  How long until i can have sex? No idea. Not on my mind as any sharp movement is still painful haha Any additional requirements (garments, dressings etc) Buy yourself singlets with bra type inserts for comfort (I got mine from Peter Alexander 2 for $40). Then the binder can go over the top and it will not irritate your skin. I also bought night shirts like this one http://www.sussan.com.au/sleepwear/clover-nightie-blue-iris as they are comfortable and easy to wear around hospital / at home. The hospital provides you with the socks, binders, dressings etc.
    Also, FYI some drs want their patients to stay in hospital until the drains come out and some want their patients to use home nursing service.  Do i need to do any preparation pre-op? If you can cook extra meals for the freezer before you go in and if you have kids organise play dates for when you come hope (where they pick up and drop off your kids), and try to get your house in order so your husband/family can find stuff it will be really helpful. Also do a shop of stuff that you should stock up on for the next months use e.g. sauce, flour, canned tomatoes, butter etc - so that only fresh items need to be purchased whilst you are out of action. Download some new movies on your iPad before you go into hospital. You usually have 30 days to watch them. I downloaded 3 which was enough. Also make sure your iPad has Fox Go on it as normal television is super duper boring ! The hospital I had allowed you to use their wireless, you might want to check if this is available otherwise get the internet working on your iPad. I also bought a new pair of $8 Target slid on slippers for the hospital that I threw out when I left  On day 2 they had me out of bed. By day 3 I was walking around the ward doing a lap. By day 5 I would take a magazine outside in the garden in the sun. What complications can occur? I wasn't aware of anything other than the normal of going into theatre. After the operation though, I have experienced all sorts of pain - as the dr will cut through nerves, I have found this to be the most unusual pain, like pins and needs with a chinese burn all in one! I also at times feel very very tight across the scar line (that goes from hip to hip) All the best!
     
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    Chocmumof2 reacted to imperfectly_lou in Finally had my TT !   
    Wow that sounds intense..... You're a tougher woman than I! Glad to hear you are on the road to recovery 
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