Ready for my Tummy Tuck A Real Patient Story Days 21 1 year
This is a special guest blog from a patient who had a tummy tuck last year. If you are curious about what getting tummy tuck surgery is like, read this! Then contact us for a consultation.
Day 21 – I started exercising again. My energy level is improving. I began having strange sensations around my scars. It’s itchy, burning and tingly…like a crawling feeling. I called the Dr. Rai and he said this was a normal part of the healing process.
1 month – Healing well. Scar remains a little elevated and red in color. I’m still having the weird sensations and numbness, but he said it will continue for up to a year. I had my follow up yesterday and he said all looks good! I finally went shopping. It’s difficult to re-train my one-track mind. I’ve always bought loose, flowing tops to hide the belly bulge. It’s a habit that I’m happy to break!
3 months – The scar is improving, now smoother. I notice my stomach is looking more natural and my muscles are not uncomfortably tight.
1 year – Had my 1 year surgery follow up today. I’m very happy with the result. I wish I’d had this procedure 10 years ago! It’s nice to be able to wear fitted tops again. I’m building a new wardrobe now. I’m excited about swimsuit season! (I never thought I would say that.) LOL
Next on the agenda….a breast lift! I should have had it done with my tummy, but I was too “chicken” at the time. They are so deflated I’m thinking implants would be nice too. I’ll book my consult soon and write back when surgery time comes!