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Helen Tid

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RE: Free tummy tucks by trainee surgeons

Hi,
I completely understand how you feel, I have been there. But I would strongly recommend you stay clear of anyone who is offering a free tummy tuck as a trainee. Do you really want to be practised on? An abdominoplasty is massive surgery and one where the surgeon requires great skill and experience. Think about your children, is it really worth taking the risk? You could end up in a much worse position than you feel you are in now. There are risks of infection, thrombosis and can you imagine if it went wrong you would still have to live with a stomach you are not happy with.
I know this is probably not what you wanted to hear, but I hope it rings some alarm bells for you.

RE: Aftereffect Tummy Tuck

I am now 14 months post op. Initially there is the obvious discomfort to deal with and a tigntness to the skin. These feelings are short lived. In the months that follow the area will remain swollen. Somedays not much some days quite alot. I found it very difficult to return back to exercise as everytime I did my tummy would swell up. Again this is temporary.
14 months on my tummy is flat and free of sagging skin and the only side effect I am aware of is numbness to the skin around the area of the scar. It feels stranage for a while but its something you do get used.
All these side effects are minimal to the positive outcome of having a tumy tuck.
hope this helps.

Reply to TT Recovery / 7.5.2010 7:42

Hi Laura,

I won my tummy tuck with lipo a year ago and I am the girl in the video on this website.
I had the same worries and concerns and to be honest the worrying part is probably the worst!!
If I am honest you will find returning to work difficult, mainly because of how tired you feel after the proceedure. Your body will have been through alot and its using all your energy to repair. You are probably still going to experience discomfort and feel rather stiff at the 10 day point, so you'll just have to try take it easy.
As for the wedding. I had complete rest for 7 days after my op and I was walking around the shops of Prague by the 8th day.It was a steady walk, but I am sure that the wedding reception will be no problem for you.
I was dreading the drain removal as I has heard it was very painful. To be honest it is so quick you don't even realise its happened. I seem to remember asking my surgeon "was that it?"!!!!
The pain is absolutly no where near what you are probably anticipating. You say you have had c-sections, well the same tight feeling on the scar is how you feel after the tummy tuck. For the first two days I took whatever pain medication was on offer but then realised that I didn't really need it and was just taking the odd paracetamol.
My best advice is to really rest in the first week, drink plenty of water and don't worry. Just think of that final result. Its worth it!!
As for dress sizes, everyone is different. I think you will find you self in about a 14 on your waist, but it does depend on how much skin you have to take away.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask away.
All the best
Helen

Reply to tummy tuck / 23.4.2010 4:29

Hi Kerrie,

I won a tummy tuck with this website and had my surgery carried out in Prage by Dr J Kulhanek at the LD Clinic. It was a great experience and would be happy to answer any of your questions.
Best of luck
Helen

Reply to Tummy tuck and Neck lift / 20.1.2010 6:53

Hi,
I won my surgery (tummy tuck and lipo to flanks) through this website. I had my surgery in Prague which I found to be a brilliant experience and I would definately return again if I was to have any further surgery. Please feel free to as me any questions about my experience and you can read my story and view my video on the "patient stories" and "video" tab.

Good luck
Helen
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My Surgery Diary Why?After a huge and quick weight gain from the onset of Polycysitic Ovarian Syndrome in my late teenage years I began a massive struggle with my weight. I managed to lose some before I became pregnant with my first daughter but then gained it back on more. After the births...