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

August 8th, 2012

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.

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Actress Wants a Breast Lift

February 27th, 2012

41 year old Octavia Spencer reveals that she needs some “help” of her own for a breast lift.  The star was nominated and won her first Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role in  The Help.  The  84th Academy Awards  were telecast live on  Sunday  in Los Angeles.

Octavia has already started working with a trainer to tone-up and according to several interviews she looks forward to having more youthful looking breasts as a gift to herself.  She plans to take time to have the breast lift surgery after completing her next project.

Most of my patients are able to return to work after 2 days.

Next: What’s a Breast Lift

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