Topic: RE: Advice about a tummy tuck
Yes it is horrible pain but it is worth it. You have to keep your eye on the prize!
Diet: No special diet. You might want to up your protein just to help with healing. I was not hungry for several days after surgery.
Exercise: I couldn't exercise for 6 weeks after.
WOrk: I took off 3 1/2 weeks. i am a RN and part of my work is desk work and the other part patient care. I could not go back to the patient care part until 6 weeks.
Pain: I agree..the worst I have ever had. The first week was horrible..and then each day gets better.
Drainage: I did not have any drains...yeh! My doc does a special technique so he doesn't use them.
Size; I went down a size in pants
from a size 10 to a size 8
I am 3 months out and I can honestly say it was totally worth it. but be prepared for a tough week. Remember no pain, no gain..or loss that is!
please let me know if you have any other questions.