Tummy tuck and boobs in 3weeks and starting to panic!
I have talked to some people on here and in real life about their recovery. I know it will be difficult, especially at first. I know there will be MUCH mor pain than my VSG.
I am EXCITED!
Not because I am a masochist love love pain, but because it will mark a transition for me. I will finally be losing this skin that makes it hard for me to live my life the way I want to. I won't feel my butt foldin on itself when I sit, or my back fold double if I lay down or lean back. I won't have to layer my stomach in bed as if it were glue or icing.
The VSG may be the birth of a new me, the plastics is my chrysalis.
160 lbs lost. Surgeons Goal Reached in 33 weeks. My Goal in 37 Weeks.
VSG: 11/2/2011; LBL+Thigh Lift+BL: 10/3/2012; Brach+Mastopexy: 7/22/2013
I think many more people do fine with their Plastics recovery than have complications.
You know the risks of what could happen so you are informed.
Rest your mind and think positive.
Mikimi in Israel
The best advice, make sure you have help, you will need help doing all chores and cooking. Another must is a comfortable recliner, I slept in mine for 3 weeks because my bed killed me.The actual incisions do not hurt, you are numb pretty much on them and around them, it takes several weeks to months to get feeling back, be prepared for that. The muscle repair is the must painful part, I still am sore when coughing, sneezing, and over stretching, it will take weeks, but it isn't unbearable, just annoying.
Here are the pro's that everyday I think about:
It is an amazing experience to lay on your side and not have your tummy shape shift. it is an amzinging feeling to button your pants and not muffin top and be able to wear a fitted short and have it look like it really fits. it is amazing to look down and your bood stick out further than your belly.
Only positive thoughts, it aids in healing :)
on 9/19/12 1:21 am