Mel’s Blog: Getting rid of my Baby-pooch

On the days leading up to my abdominoplasty or tummy tuck surgery, I got more and more anxious.   During my pre-operative call with one of the nurses, I shared my anxious feelings.   They reassured me that it was a completely normal feeling and many patients experience the very same feeling.   The morning of my surgery was completely different – I was excited!   I was actually looking forward to NOT thinking about my baby pooch anymore!

The day of surgery was described for me in great detail prior to my surgery.   So I was well-prepared and I can honestly say that there were no surprises.   My recovery was just as they said it would be – very similar to my c-sections, but a little longer.   When I was sent home, I was in a considerable amount of pain, but as soon as I got home and got settled in my own bed, my pain improved.   Dr. Bashioum’s instructions were clear and it was imperative that I stay on top of the pain and take all of the medication prescribed.   That meant around the clock for the first few days.   Ice also helped tremendously.   Getting in and out of bed was difficult at first, but I realized that the more I tried it, the easier it got.   There was a balance that I had to strike between resting and being somewhat active.   I overdid it on post-op day 3, and did not stay hydrated enough.   However, some rest and a lot of water made me feel MUCH better.

Check back next time to follow my tummy tuck recovery.

3 Responses to “Mel’s Blog: Getting rid of my Baby-pooch”

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  2. Angie Says:

    I am having mommy makeover soon, a tummy tuck. I have been waiting to get enough money for 16 years, I am 34 and a mother of two boys, I am so scared that I may cancel my surgery, is there any advice you can give me to help alleviate some of my fears? I have not told anyone but my husband, sons and mother in law that I am having the surgeries? please help with some been there done that advice, thanks alot, Angie.

  3. nipntuck editor Says:

    Dear Angie,
    Thank you for your comment. It is normal to be anxious before surgery. I would suggest contacting your surgeon for the names of his patients that have agreed to talk with other patients considering the same surgery. I do not recommend combining surgeries at one time, as I believe that it is safer to do one surgery at a time and I find that my patients have a quicker recovery. Many of my patients have written personal blogs for contributions to our posted content. You can find them by doing a simple search for information in the subject category.

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