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***When I was researching this surgery, I found it very difficult to find any photos of
#1: The Inverted-T cut (AKA: Anchor cut or Fleur de Lis) tummy tuck and
#2: Photos of women over 200lbs. having this surgery. I vowed to take a lot of pictures of my surgery to help others who may be having the same problems I encountered.****

On August 9th, 2007 I had an Abdominoplasty, Massive Panniculectomy and Ventral Hernia Repair following 130lb. weight loss from Gastric Bypass Surgery. (Went from a size 30/32 to an 18/20)

I spent one night in the hospital and went home the next day. I had an anchor cut or Fleur de Lis Tummy Tuck, and I was given staples from hip to hip and up to my belly button. Around the BB and on the top part of my incision (to under my bra line) I have removable stitches.

My surgeon put me on Cephalexin for 10 days and gave me Hydrocodone 7.5's for pain.
On day 2 and 3 I ran a low-grade fever, but this passed quickly with lots of liquids and taking painkillers every 4 hours.

It's day 11 (9/20/07) and I've had no other problems as of yet. *fingers crossed*

8/21- Day 12--Drains removed. OUCH!!!!

8/29- Called surgeon's office b/c approx 6 staples on my right side are in a really bad place and are severely swollen/red/ANGRY. Was pretty much dismissed, as I have an appointment on Friday, but they finally said I could try an ice pack on it. It's still annoyed. Staples out Friday, August 31st!!

8/30- Ice pack has helped a bunch. I'm trying for 20 mins on, 40 off, but I keep falling asleep! lol
I'm pretty numb in that area, so I don't even feel the cold.

8/31- Doctor removed all my staples and stitches today. He said I was healing beautifully. I had estimated there were around 70 staples, but he said it was closer to 120!

9/2- Belly button is looking a little gross. I had a couple of large scabs that the doctor removed to take the stitches out, and the spots are kind of yellowish-green and angry looking.

9/18- Belly button is doing well. He told me to keep Neosporin on it, but I think that was inhibiting healing. I left it off for a full day to let the 2 spots form scabs, and have since been putting on a very light layer each day. MUCH improved!

9/22- I had a stitch explosion today! ha ha!! NOT as bad as it sounds!! I had a bunch of spots on my upper incision line and 6 in a row on one side of the lower one that looked almost like pimples. I also had a spot on the upper that had a HUGE scab in it, where it was keeping the sides from coming together. I did some squeezing around the areas and found that all the


Comments (14)
staticimpFrom: staticimp | 2014-03-04 13:41:08

I think you look fantastic :) I too have just had my fleur de lis done 2 weeks ago. Im healing nicely.
You take care.
sweetz_7From: sweetz_7 | 2013-02-20 04:08:29

I had one of thos too really hard! Good for you
tru2meFrom: tru2me | 2009-05-08 09:44:36

your honesty and openess is something that will take women further in their quests to find sites that are HELPFUL and informative. You look great.
tru2meFrom: tru2me | 2009-05-08 09:44:20

your honesty and openess is something that will take women further in their quests to find sites that are HELPFUL and informative. You look great.
TomiseFrom: Tomise | 2008-09-29 09:43:07

I thank you very much also, it is hard to find a bigger woman to help out. I go for mine in a week and I'm around 226 and just had a set of twins two months ago after losing from 400lbs. to 175lbs. Have alot of fat and extra skin from the twins. Thanks again
pjsparentFrom: pjsparent | 2007-10-08 13:27:16

Boy it sure seems like we went thru a lot of the same issues. I think you look absolutely wonderful. I still have an area bellow my belly button that has not healed. I see my PS surgeon next week. Thank you so much for posting your photos. It's such a tough thing to do but I think it benefits so many others. So BIG THANKS!!!
LightshinerFrom: Lightshiner | 2007-10-07 10:47:30

Thank you so much for continuing to post your pictures as it really shows the process of recovery! I am sooo pleased for you! If you are like me, who also had a Fleur de Lis cut, it is amazing the difference in buying clothes. Congrats you successful woman..WOW on the wt loss too!
stppnstnsFrom: stppnstns | 2007-09-20 07:37:15

healing nice, looks good
thanks for posting your progress.
congrats on your results
shel1From: shel1 | 2007-09-17 23:49:50

Thank you for sharing your incredible photos with us!!You must be ecstatic with your awesome results!!!
I wish you everything of the best....
Take Care
LightshinerFrom: Lightshiner | 2007-09-11 09:52:52

I am so happy for you! Hugs!
shaynamaideleFrom: shaynamaidele | 2007-09-08 14:36:19

you look great! [also thanks for sharing about the swelling-i too get very puffy-]
Congrats to you!!!!!!!
tinymorFrom: tinymor | 2007-08-23 23:32:41

D, it looks like you are progressing beautifully. Wishing you continued success.
noworneverFrom: nowornever | 2007-08-19 05:48:26

mrsquiverkidFrom: mrsquiverkid | 2007-08-10 16:57:52

Wow, you're off to a great start! here's to rapid healing! Good luck!

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Member Details

Username: mommyinNY
First Name: Dana
Location: NY, United States
Gender: F
Age: 42
Height: 5'7"
Ethnicity: Caucasian

Procedure Details

Date of Procedure: 08-09-2007
Results: 4 (Happy)
Weight: 240 lbs
Doctor Name: Dr. Subramanya Shastri My Profile
City of Procedure: Buffalo
Sate of Procedure: NY
Country: United States

Tummy Tuck, Abdominoplasty:
Pre-Op Dress Size: 20
Post-Op Dress Size: 16
Tummy Tuck Type: Full Tummy Tuck

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