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!
Dr. Vasdev Rai
Dr. Vasdev Rai has performed more than 25,000 cosmetic surgeries over his more than 30 years in practice as a Dallas plastic surgeon. He is a board-certified plastic surgeon who was first certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery in 1983. Learn More...
Dr. Surjit Rai
Dr. Surjit Rai was born and raised in Plano, Texas. Being the son of a plastic surgeon, Dr. Rai had the unique opportunity to see first-hand the impact a plastic surgeon can have. He knew at a young age that he would dedicate his life and academic career towards the goal of becoming a plastic surgeon. Learn More...