Album Description***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
First Name: Dana
Location: NY, United States
Procedure DetailsDate of Procedure: 08-09-2007
Results: 4 (Happy)
Weight: 240 lbs
Doctor Name: Dr. Subramanya Shastri
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