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Six weeks post op is a milestone for abdominoplastly surgery. As such, I am supposed to see my surgeon for a checkup. But he is 700 miles away. So I emailed a few pix of my tummy to him along with an update on how I am doing. He reported back after reviewing my notes and photos that I am progressing normally. We did a follow-up call during which I had some additional questions answered and all was well.
I decided also to see a plastic surgeon locally for an in-person examination just for completeness, as I have been having pain in my abdominal muscles in the suture line above my naval for the last 2-3 weeks. It became very painful after I took my male Boxer dog for a walk. He is pretty good on his lead but apparently even the slight pulling was too much for me. I don’t use a compression garment so I’ve been wrapping my hospital binder tightly around my upper abdomen to provide support and relieve the pain.
So I’ll see a local plastic surgeon because I want someone who is able to physically touch where my muscles hurt and make sure I am A-OK. This is, in my opinion, second best to seeing in person the surgeon who performed my tummy tuck so that he can examine me. But I will see my surgeon back in NJ for my 3-month post op, another important milestone. Then, we will take the first set of “after” photographs. I am super excited for that!
Thinking back just 7-weeks ago when I met with my surgeon for my pre-op appointment, he showed me a "before" photo of my abdomen. Now, I was aware that I had rolls of fat and flab on my tummy and mons. But somehow seeing the sectional enlargement of my trunk on his computer screen was startling. I remarked, "That’s what I look like?!?!" He nodded yes, to which I replied, "Ewwwwwwww!" I was so ashamed of my tummy and mons pubis while he examined me.
But at my one week post op visit, just 5-weeks ago, I was flying on cloud 9 when I saw myself for the first time in the full length mirror at his office. I was super excited to see my body looking normal. You can read all about it here.
Find out what the early results are of my tummy tuck. I promise you will be amazed!
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Cheryl Ann Borne, writing as My Bariatric Life, is a contributing writer and Paleo recipe developer for HealthCentral’s Obesity Community. Cheryl is an award-winning healthcare communications professional and obesity health advocate who has overcome super obesity and it’s related diseases. She publishes the website MyBariatricLife.org and microblogs on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. Cheryl also is writing her first book and working on a second website. Watch her transformational video on Vimeo.