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    Quote Originally Posted by monnie24 View Post
    My stomach has been like this since I was 16 I lost about 30 kilos from a thyroid problem in 6 weeks!!! So it's liturally all skin. Even when I do lose weight I have to wear bigger pants because it doesn't fit around my skin. VOMIT lol.

    Freezing the meals is a great idea! And even rearranging the fridge so things for you are up high and kids down low? Like snacks etc/water for them (I don't know how old they are). I keep remembering things as I post lol. My friend put her bed up higher on phone books LOL sounds funny but it worked
    You poor thing!! Having lost so much weight, at a young age too, to then be left with all the stretched skin :-( I hope it's not too long of a wait til you can have yours done :-)
    Awesome idea bout the fridge!! Just before you wrote that I was thinking about other things around the house being up high enough for me, didn't even think of the things IN the fridge!!! Lol and definitely for my kids (6,3 & 2 years)
    Not sure about my bed, I think it's high enough now... But will check it out ;-)
    Thanks for your help :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by pippi View Post
    My SIL had one done via public waiting list after loosing a lot of weight. I think she had to wait a good 1-2 years or her surgery and they did a crap job. She got a major staff infection after surgery. She hates it.

    In light of this if I ever got one done I would defiantly go private so I could choose my surgeon
    Thanks so much for this :-)
    Yeah I wouldn't go public, the wait alone puts me off. Plus I need to be very organised and it needs to be done while I'm not at uni anyway.
    And totally agree bout choosing surgeons!!!!

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    How did you choose your surgeon? How do you know if your surgeon is going to be good before you see their work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bubbles10 View Post
    How did you choose your surgeon? How do you know if your surgeon is going to be good before you see their work?
    I chose him based on friends who have been to him and a few friends who are nurses who have dealt with him/ know his work. I also 'googled' him quite a bit, looking at reviews etc and looked through his work albums at my consult... Plus the feeling I got when I met him :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by pooks View Post
    I chose him based on friends who have been to him and a few friends who are nurses who have dealt with him/ know his work. I also 'googled' him quite a bit, looking at reviews etc and looked through his work albums at my consult... Plus the feeling I got when I met him :-)
    I'm googling my surgeon or surgeons now! Eep so scary!!!

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    Have you had your surgery pooks?

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    I had app with a lady she was so rude, won't be going to her. Df said doesn't matter if she's rude she might be a good surgeon *rolls eyes*

    She told me it hurt less than a c section I surely cannot believe that!

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    Quote Originally Posted by monnie24 View Post
    I had app with a lady she was so rude, won't be going to her. Df said doesn't matter if she's rude she might be a good surgeon *rolls eyes*

    She told me it hurt less than a c section I surely cannot believe that!
    Do you mind me asking where you've been inquiring?
    I have to wait the 12 months for my PHI but still need to get down to my goal weight first.
    Am wanting to get a lift and possibly implants at the same time.
    I have only heard that it's more painful than a c-section which worries me a bit but am sure it would be worth it.

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    Yes I've had the surgery!! 5 months ago now :-)
    Honestly, don't choose your surgeon based on the assistant, while mine wasn't rude she is quite abrupt and straight to the point which could be taken as rude but my surgeon was/is a lovely man!
    However, she shouldn't be telling you that it's easier than a c-section, it's not!! Honestly having the Caesar to compare it to is helpful as a guide but the two don't really compare in my opinion. Saying that though I thought my 3 c-section were quite 'easy', meaning I recovered very fast and with minimal pain etc.
    The tummy tuck- its not the large hip-to-hip incision that causes the pain and discomfort but the sewing together of the abdominal muscles! Because of this you aren't able to stand straight which instantly makes your back KILL! You sit, lay and sleep in a V shape; legs and back propped up.
    The pain pumps and drains are awkward and uncomfortable. You can not sneeze or cough. Lucky for me this didn't happen til the second week, a sneeze got me by surprise and I literally screamed out an F-bomb and burst into tears it was that bad!!!! My DH thought one of our kids had jumped on me or something!
    I was given zofran tablets in case I felt sick so I wouldn't dry retch or vomit, that would be extremely painful!! Thank goodness that didn't happen. I also weaned myself off the strong pain meds on about day 5, and I only did 2 nights on the endone, it's way too strong for me I couldn't sleep on it.
    Happy to answer any questions :-)
    And in saying all that, I'd totally do it again!

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    I had bad separated stomach muscles after my 2 c sections (even 2 years after the last one) and looked into a TT but was turned off by the fact it was major surgery with a long recovery time. After my 2 c sections I feel like ive had enough surgeries for a while. I ended up seeing a personal trainer that specialises in post natal exercise. I have been working with her for about a year now, she does lots of exercises on strengthening my core. I have seen a huge amount of improvement (only really in the last few months even though Ive been doing it for a year) and my stomach has closed 2 finger widths and while its not model material and still seperated I certainly feel alot more confident.


 

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