How soon did your pant size go down after Tummy Tuck?
on 1/27/10 11:09 am
I am just preparing myself for the REALITY of how this goes and that even this will take some time!
Surgery Weight 317
Lowest Weight 175
Current Weight 195
Surgeon Goal 180
Personal Goal 165
Total lost since surgery 142 pounds!!
I don't anticipate losing any sizes once my swelling goes down, just hoping my pre-op jeans fit me again - and soon!
Its tough for me now because I've got a few people asking me out on dates and I have nothing to wear!! I think I can get into some pre-op dress pants, but I still have a drain to try and hide.
90+/- pounds lost BMI - 24 or so
Starting BMI between 35 and 40ish?
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on 3/23/11 3:12 am
After surgery the next day I got on the scale as was a full 20 pounds heavier.. I was just thinking OMG what did I do to myself. I am now 7 weeks post TT and went from a size 12 to a 14 with the button opened, I refuse to get into a 15 !! My hips are bigger, my lower stomach always looks like its 4 monthe pregnant.. Its depressing. My PS looked at me like an owl when I told him I never had hips before the surgery, he didnt know what to say, just that it will take 6 months. (he can see it on the before pics). I lost the extra 20 pounds im back at my pre op weight 165, but my size is driving me crazy. Its depressing seeing all the before and after pics of people who were Alot heavier than me and look better after 7 weeks. Yes im walking and doing a litle exercise since I keep sweeling. Plus my upper stomach isnt semetric, my right side is larger then my left.. Under my breasts where I specifically told him I wanted lipo I still have the fat right under my bra line.. When I bend over I have skin and fat hanging down.. I dont know what to do or believe anymore.. Never will that PS ever cut on me again.. I dont think he knows what he is doing.. Just a big talker.
I am 2.5 months out and still am swollen and I had no lipo!! i saw my PS yesterday and he said I am still swollen and in 3 months will look even beeter and at a year I will have my final results!! I told him I measure my waist every morning and once (just once!) it was 27 inches - it is usually 29-31! He said he thinks it will be smaller than the 27 once the swelling is gone. be patient!! it is hard but you need time to see the real results!
on 5/22/14 3:52 am
Hello! I just had my tummy tuck with lipo 6 months ago... I had a very good PS from PR do my surgery after evaluating several cases. I did everything that was asked and followed all post operative procedure but ended developing pneumonia and a pulmonary embolia which was very scary and had me in the hospital for 5 days - doctors were very surprised that this happen but it is a possibility with all surgeries. I have recoverd from both conditions and healing very well. I will tell you that in terms of the surgery itself I am very satisfied. As a result of the surgery and all the further complications I did lose around 15 pounds. I am down 2 pant sizes and my stomach although a little bit swollen (specially on upper level) looks quite flat. I have gone from using size 10/12 to 6/8 in a matter of 5 weeks.. I am doing 1 hr of daily walking and eating healthy to stay on my ideal weight that I just reached 131lbs.